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Florence restrengthens into hurricane as it targets the East Coast

Hurricane Florence is visible in the center of this image. Photo via NOAA

Florence has regained hurricane strength and is set to "rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday" before targeting the East Coast later this week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The big picture: As Axios science editor Andrew Freedman reported yesterday, "Depending on the storm's intensity and exact path, both of which are considerably uncertain, the storm could pose a devastating threat to areas that have not seen a major hurricane make landfall in decades."

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