Hurricane Florence is a monster-sized storm. Winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and catastrophic flood potential. This photo overlay show her incredible size.

Hurricane Florence will have a life-threatening impact on the southeastern United States  though the entire weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Florence will bring life threatening storm surge, flash flooding, and destructive winds to much of the North and South Carolina coastline over the next several days. Florence is expected to stall or move very slowly along the coast bringing a prolonged period of dangerous conditions to the region.

To give you a better idea of how much of the southeastern coast will be affected, we've used a photo of Hurricane Florence taken at 8:00 a.m. CDT, and superimposed it onto a to scale map of Illinois.

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