Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are parking cars in service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Carolina could lose power for weeks.
"These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for them to recover," said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics.
The Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads was closed Wednesday (9/12) but planned to reopen today (9/13) on news that Florence had veered south. The port in Charleston, South Carolina, though, was suspending operations from today through Saturday and possibly on Sunday.
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