As Hurricane Florence continues steadily marching toward the U.S. East Coast, homeowners outside its projected path might feel relief.
Not so fast. They should probably check their insurance coverage.
The massive storm, upgraded at noon on Monday to a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph, is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy rainfall and life-threatening storm surges when it begins pounding the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coastlines on Thursday.
While it's too late for homeowners in its path to make insurance changes, people in other hurricane-prone areas should take it as a reminder that the next big storm could be headed their way.