US nuclear plants in several Southeastern states are readying for Hurricane Florence and may have to shut ahead of the arrival of hurricane-force winds, utilities said Tuesday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Category 4 hurricane is on track to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday, and if it retains current wind speeds, it would be the most powerful storm to hit that far north in the US ever, Accuweather said in a statement early Tuesday. The storm may slow and stall around the coast, increasing potential rainfall and wind damage, its forecasters said. Hurricane-force winds could extend along much of the coast of North Carolina and parts of Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia depending on the exact track of the storm, it said. Duke Energy’s nuclear plants in the Carolinas would be required to shut in advance of […]