As Hurricane Florence continues its path toward the east coast, the people of The West Ohio Conference are asked to pray for those who will be impacted by the storm. At present, the Category 4 hurricane is expected to strike land late Thursday or early Friday, with strong winds and rain coming as early as Wednesday evening. Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued, and major inland and river flooding is also expected. More than one million people have been ordered to evacuate from the South Carolina coast, and portions of the North Carolina coast are also under mandatory evacuation. Additional information about impact and ways to respond will be available later this week on the West Ohio website and Facebook page.