By the numbers: Learn more about Hurricane Florence and other storms
East Coast residents are bracing for the first major hurricane of 2018.
The center of Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall near the border of the Carolinas Friday, The Washington Post reported.
"We're ready. FEMA is ready. Everybody is ready," President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
Learn some fast facts about Florence and other historical storms below.
1 million: More than a million residents of both North and South Carolina have already been ordered to evacuate due to Florence, NPR reported Tuesday afternoon.
1847: America’s first hurricane warning display system was established in this year, according to the National Hurricane Center.
9: Gallons of water a family of three should have on hand during a hurricane as an emergency supply. Food and Wine also recommends stocking up on non-perishable food items, like some forms of peanut butter and canned fish, if you’re riding out the storm at home.
95: The highest sustained mile-per-hour wind speed of a category one hurricane as classified on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A storm is labeled with the highest classification, category five, if winds clock in at 157 mph or higher.
$160 billion: First making landfall in Miami before hitting the coasts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, 2005’s Hurricane Katrina cost billions in damages. It’s the country’s most expensive hurricane in history, the Weather Channel reported.
150: Amount of gas cans North Carolina Ace Hardware manager Tom Roberts told CBS News he sold in two hours on Monday. "I've been doing this since 1983," he said. "This is the craziest one."
$200: It can typically cost travelers hundreds to rebook a flight on American Airlines. But as CNBC reports, many airlines are waiving fees for travelers looking to reschedule plans that may be impacted by the storm.
13: CNN estimates Florence’s storm surge, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines as “the rise in sea water level caused solely by a storm,” could clock in at the 13-foot range.
90 minutes: Amount of time Wilmington, N.C. resident Anita Harrell told CNN she waited in line at a Home Depot to buy pieces of plywood to secure her properties. She added that the store was capping the amount of wood shoppers could purchase at 12 pieces per person.