Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas on Friday with 90-mph (144 kph) winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge before slowing to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding.

"It truly is really about the whole size of this storm", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told The Associated Press.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse.

At least 188,000 people were without power in North Carolina and SC early on Friday.

But forecasters said its extreme size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day.

Florence will crawl along the coast through Friday bringing a relentless period of winds gusting over 100mph along with heavy rainfall.

"And when the tide comes back up around noon, we will be inundated with additional storm surge", she said. It's expected to move slowly over eastern SC on Friday night through Saturday night.

At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.

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Saturday "upon any public street, alley or roadway or upon public property". The city of New Bern issued a curfew Friday morning, effective from 7 a.m.

The drugstore closed about 100 locations in mandatory evacuation areas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

North Carolina Emergency Management warned residents on Friday to stay indoors, avoid stagnant or moving flood waters and have their emergency kits ready.

Hurricane Florence's strong wind tore apart this gas pump in Wilimington, North Carolina. To fully drive this point home, before the storm arrived on Thursday, Weather Channel meteorologist Erika L. Navarro delivered the following report using green-screen technology to illustrate just what upwards of nine feet of water could actually look like.

Will Epperson, a 36-year-old golf course assistant superintendent, said he and his wife had planned to ride out the storm at their home in Hampstead, North Carolina, but then reconsidered.

Regarding the possibility of a storm surge, Jones said, "Everyone has to be on the lookout for that, however, the way our house sits, it's elevated".

"This is a life-threatening situation".

Hurricane-force winds extended 130km from its centre, and tropical storm-force winds reached out to 315km. The vivid presentation - powered by the Unreal Engine, most commonly used in video games - seems likely to serve as a more pressing demonstration of the storm's threat than a mere written warning, and that's vitally important for folks in impacted areas. "So if you're on the beach the time to go is now".

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