I am not sure if you anyone is in the path of these five storms heading for the US Eastern seaboard, but if your local authorities feel it’s best leave. Please evacuate.
Florence is a category 2 the last I checked the weather channel. I have lived through several storms and I can tell you, it’s better to leave, take what’s most precious-life, and come back and scavenge what you can than to stay and try to ride it out. Storms often get worse once they make landfall.
Hurricane Sandy hit here shortly before Halloween in 2012 . It was such a storm that got worse after landfall. It hit the shore with so forceful it flooded the subways of downtown NYC, and many other districts, stripped the sands from the Jersey beaches. The devastating effect was pushed all the way across the state to Lake Erie. It produced flooding rainfall and gusty winds throughout the state, from the southern Hudson Valley to the Lake Champlain area. The flood waters damaged multiple roads and forced residents to evacuate from certain locations. Strong winds left as many as 100,000 people without power and brought down a high number of trees due to the saturated ground.