WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC- SEPTEMBER 11: Windows are boarded up as local shops prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach, United States. Hurricane Florence is expected on Friday possibly as a category 4 storm along the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coastline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As Hurricane Florence draws close to the Carolinas, people are preparing for the category 4 storm.

Florence is a mammoth, storm with sustained winds of up to 140 mph and is expected to reach the Carolinas early overnight Thursday. There have been more than a million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas and twenty inches of rain or more in some areas.

Stay safe out there Carolinas.