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See photos related to Hurricane Florence as the powerful storm slams into the Carolinas.

Powerful Hurricane Florence headed toward the East Coast on Tuesday, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate. President Donald Trump warned on Twitter Sept. 10 that "this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years. Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!"

Shenae Thurston carries her baby as her family cuts short their vacation and evacuates the South Bay Inn and Suites hotel ahead of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Preston Guiher carries a sheet of plywood as he prepares to board up a Wells Fargo bank in preparation for Hurricane Florence in downtown Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday.

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Jacob Whitehead, left, and Matt Jones hit golf balls into the surf as Hurricane Florence approaches on Sept. 11 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

Windows are boarded up as local shops prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about Hurricane Florence after arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday.

Workers board up the Wrightsville Beach Art Co. while preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Tuesday.

Jim Carter and Rob Quinn board up Lagerheads Tavern in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Monday as they prepare for Hurricane Florence.

Chris Brace from Charleston, S.C. lowers hurricane shutters on a client's house on Monday in preparation for Hurricane Florence at Sullivan's Island, S.C. Brace said that after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered an evacuation the property owner asked for the house to be boarded up.

Doug Lewis, left, and Chris Williams use plywood with the words, 'Looters will be shot,' to cover the windows of Knuckleheads bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday as they try to protect the business ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

A normally busy Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is desolate on Wednesday as people vacated the area ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Gasoline pumps are wrapped in plastic to prevent people from using them at a closed station on Wednesday in Morehead City, N.C.

Korean War veteran Ed Coddington, 83, second from right, and wife Esther, 78, right, wait with Markia McCleod, rear, her aunt Ernestine McCleod and daughter Keymoni, 4, in a shelter on Wednesday for Hurricane Florence to pass after evacuating from their nearby homes in Conway, S.C.

Businesses are boarded up and scrawled with messages before the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday in Morehead City, N.C.

Stand-up paddle surfer Travis Storey, center, rides a wave on Wednesday, ahead of the approaching Hurricane Florence, on the south beach of Tybee Island, Ga.

People and pets evacuate ahead of the forecasted landfall of Hurricane Florence and seek shelter at Burgaw Middle School on Wednesday in Burgaw, N.C.

Boats sit on racks at the Wrightsville Yacht Club as Hurricane Florence approaches the area on Wednesday in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

A man moves a large tree limb that downed power lines as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence hit the Cherry Grove community in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday.

Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence on Friday in New Bern, N.C.

Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Hurricane Florence flooded the Neuse River on Friday in New Bern, N.C.

Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence on Friday in New Bern, N.C.

An open Waffle House sits deserted as the center of Florence blows through on Friday in Florence, S.C.

Breaches in the dune line on Highway 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., created by Hurricane Florence's storm surge, are filled in on Friday.

A speedboat sits wedged in the parking lot of a waterfront hotel in New Bern, N.C., on Friday.

The mast of a sunken boat sits at a dock at the Grand View Marina in New Bern, N.C., on Friday.

The Neuse River floods the waterfront in New Bern, N.C., on Friday.

High waters flood Market Street as Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wilmington, N.C., on Friday.

Authorities evacuate a family from rising waters caused by Florence on Saturday in New Bern, N.C. 

Debris lies on the ground at a gas station damaged during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Saturday. 

People wait in line to fill gas cans Saturday at a station that was damaged when Hurricane Florence hit Wilmington, N.C.

A convoy of utility trucks heading east to assist with damage makes its way through a stretch of U.S. 70 east of Kinston, N.C., on Saturday The road was closed to the public.

People wait in line to fill gas cans at a station Satrurday in Wilmington, N.C.

A neighbor photographs a boat smashed against a garage, deposited there by the high winds and storm surge from Florence along the Neuse River Saturday in New Bern, N.C.

Members of a swift water rescue team check a submerged vehicle stranded by floodwaters Saturday in New Bern, N.C.

Kim Adams makes her way to her home Saturday in Southport, N.C. 

A sailboat lies against a house Saturday in New Bern, N.C.

Rescue personnel use a small boat as they go house to house checking for flood victims in New Bern, N.C., on Saturday.

High winds uprooted a tree, crushing a car, and toppled a wall surrounding a baseball diamond in New Bern, N.C. 

A boat lies smashed against a garage Saturday, deposited there by the high winds and storm surge along the Neuse River in New Bern, N.C.