Florence is an unusual storm | Register

Katie Ramirez
September 17, 2018

The child´s injured father was taken to a hospital.

Two people died in Lenoir County.

Florence will crawl across SC overnight. "And since we're already on high ground, those two things together kind of help insulate us a little more than, I would say, others", she said.

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 storm in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, after stalking the Carolina coast for days.

As of 11:00 pm (0300 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to 65 miles (104 kilometers) per hour but the NHC warned residents to be alert for life-threatening storm surges and "catastrophic freshwater flooding".

Hurricane Florence is bringing widespread flooding, heavy rains and strong winds to many coastal areas of North and SC. NEW BERN OVERWHELMEDIn New Bern, North Carolina, the storm surge "overwhelmed" the town, located at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, Cooper said.

Hundreds of people in North Carolina have been rescued from rising water.

12 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas
Officials have warned against entering attics, unless people have a means to cut through to the roof to avoid drowning. The Weather Channel estimated that up to 3 million customers might lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence.

Calls for help multiplied as the wind picked up and the tide rolled in.

Emergency crews are asking people to stay inside and not go out in the storm. We don't know who they are, but they've touched our hearts. Some areas are grappling with intense flooding, while many in the city of New Bern required rescue in the early hours of the day. Areas from Wilmington through Fayetteville to Charlotte will experience 500-year to 1,000-year flood events, he said. His mom remembers Hurricane Hazel, when the water did not rise as high as his fifth step, where it was Thursday night.

CBS News reported that meteorologist Ryan Maue at weathermodels.com calculates Florence will dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain throughout the week in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland.

The city awoke Friday to the sound of exploding electrical transformers with strong gusts of wind throwing street signs and other debris as well as water in all directions. Numerous evacuees took their pets. "America is proud of you", Trump tweeted on Friday, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responds to disasters in the United States.

Trump visited all three areas a year ago. Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas early on Friday, utility officials said. Restoring power to all customers could take weeks, it said. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move farther inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina this evening, and across extreme eastern SC tonight and Saturday. Significant weakening was expected over the weekend.

In the latest advisory, NOAA said: "Florence's winds should continue to slowly decay as the centre ambles farther inland".

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