MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):
Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph).
The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a life-threatening storm surge. It says the threat of freshwater flooding will increase in coming hours and days from the storm’s heavy rains.