Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a powerful storm. Even if direct landfall is projected north, Charleston will be heavily impacted, along with all of SC's coast.

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Many remember South Carolina’s last direct hit from a major hurricane with 1989's Hugo. But Hurricane Florence’s more northerly approach that may take a more direct aim at the Myrtle Beach area tracks closer to another, less-often recalled major South Carolina storm — 1954's destructive Hurricane Hazel the reshaped South Carolina's top tourist draw.