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Monster storm's new path poses greater danger

How are you preparing for Hurricane Florence? Text, iMessage or WhatsApp your videos, photos and stories to CNN: 347-322-0415Carolina Beach, North Carolina (CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 2:16 p.m. ET]Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 3 storm over the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph -- but the size of its wind field has increased, the National Hurricane Center says.Some fluctuations in strength are expected through Thursday, and Florence still is expected to be "an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears" the US coast late Thursday and Friday, the hurricane center says.[Original story, published at 1:50 p.m. ET]Hurricane Florence is forecast to crawl up to the North Carolina coast late this we ...