12/09/2018 3:09 AM AEST | Updated 12/09/2018 3:09 AM AEST

Photos Show Residents Preparing For Monster Hurricane Florence

Massive evacuations on the Eastern Seaboard have been ordered.

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Jay Schwartz (L) and Michael Schwartz secure plywood over the windows of their business ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 11, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Residents of the eastern seaboard of the United States made preparations ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is projected to make landfall Friday morning.

The storm is tracking toward North Carolina, which is suspected to take the brunt of the impact. Surrounding states will also be affected by wind and flooding. The hurricane, which was upgraded to a Category 4 storm on Monday, has clocked maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, according to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. 

See images of the preparations below and check back often for updates.

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