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AURORA, Colo. -- While Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall hundreds of miles from Colorado, the impact is still felt as friends and family of those along the Carolina coast worry about their loved ones.

Greenville, North Carolina, is between the state's capital of Raleigh and the coast.

It's a city that's bracing for the worst as Florence make its way West.

“I’m extremely concerned," said Adeea Rogers, who lives in Colorado. “My mother is a pastor of a church in Greenville. They literally have just come out of a meeting with 25 local and state agencies including the United Way, the Red Cross.”

Pictures showed an eerie sky in Greenville on Tuesday. Folks have boarded up homes and businesses.

“We are prepared to be the hands and feet of Jesus in terms of being able to provide for those in their time of need," Rogers said.

New Dimensions Church is the congregation Rogers' mom leads. The church is geared up to help with the aftermath of the storm, just like they do with every natural disaster.

“We just ask for people to send positive thoughts, positive energy, prayers to our community that again the storm won’t be as bad as they’re predicting right now," Rogers said.