Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm

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Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale on Thursday evening.

It was forecast to hit Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday.

At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina, according to the state’s emergency management agency. Millions of people were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks.

 

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