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Several dead, hundreds rescued as Florence pounds Carolinas

15 September, 2018, 12:30 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach N.C. on Thursday

Firefighters pray at an operation to remove a tree that fell on a house injuring resident during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.

Wilmington police tweeted that the father was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

On Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing extreme winds, surging seas, and huge amounts of rain to the coast.

"Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience".

Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas early on Friday, utility officials said.

But forecasters say Florence's biggest threat, as with all hurricanes, lies in its water: a storm surge of up to 11 feet and rainfall that will trigger catastrophic flooding.

With Hurricane Florence pummeling the Eastern Seaboard, reporters are shooting outdoors in storm-drenched areas to show viewers at home just how serious the storm is. Federal officials had said midweek they weren't concerned about that facility or five other nuclear plants in the storm's path, calling them "hardened". "This one is set to linger right where it is for at least 48 hours".

Florence was moving west-southwest at about 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), with its center located over eastern SC.

One resident, restaurant owner Tom Ballance, told the Associated Press he now thinks he should have evacuated.

The rising sea crept towards the two-storey home of Tom Copeland, who lives on a spit of land surrounded by water in Swansboro.

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Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge moved in for an extended stay along the coast.

"Trees are blowing down in the wind".

Officials in New Bern, which dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon.

All night, rescue crews worked to pull more than 360 people who didn't evacuate from their homes.

Roy Cooper, governor for North Carolina, said: "The sun rose this morning on an extremely unsafe situation and it's going to get worse". The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

Kroger said it has shut down four stores in SC and suspended grocery pickup and/or delivery in six SC stores, eight Georgia stores and five Virginia stores.

Kevin Reed, co-author of the paper and a professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, said the team wanted to see if there was a way to forecast the effects climate change was having on a hurricane, in this case, Florence.

The Category 1 hurricane began to throttle the Carolinas Thursday with a heavy storm surge that burst inland, causing major flooding in New Bern, N.C., where WCTI, the city's ABC affiliate, is located, The Weather Channel reported.

In Wilmington, near where the eye of the hurricane touched down, trees and power lines were down and many windows had been broken.


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