At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

"Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days".

The hurricane center predicts as much as 101 centimeters (40 inches) of rain for some parts of North Carolina. Although the storm is now a Category 1 hurricane, it is still dumping feet of rain over coastal communities.

A reporter for CNN Wilmington affiliate WWAY said firefighters where shaken up by what they encountered at the home.

"While the weather conditions have improved, motorists should be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines, and standing water in and around roadways". "More than likely it's maybe a mindset of 'we've been through this before, '" he said. The flooding began on barrier islands in North Carolina and then spread into coastal and river communities there and in SC, swamping the white sands and golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.

By Friday night the center of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

Dolphins have been seen swimming close to the shoreline in high water caused by Hurricane Florence.

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There were no immediate reports of storm-related deaths or serious injuries. Water rescues were also underway, although it was hard to know how many had occurred.

"Please be safe and be smart and use your common sense", Cooper added.

By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center.

The Wilmington Police Department said that the mother and her infant were killed on September 14, when the tree fell on their house; the infant's father was rushed to the hospital with injuries.

"Very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and feared splintering trees would pummel her house. Craven County officials said they responded to 200 calls for help. Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain. Hundreds of people needed to be rescued after becoming trapped in their homes by a storm surge of up to 10 feet (three meters) in New Bern, a town of 30,000 in North Carolina at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers.

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Though Florence's shrieking winds diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, forecasters said the sheer size of the 350-mile-wide storm and its painfully slow progress across North and SC in the coming days could leave much of the region under water. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

Some local residents described a harrowing retreat as the storm hit 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.

There were 974,000 homes in the Carolinas without power on Saturday morning.

The flooding soon spread into SC. Few people had ventured out - most were heeding warnings from officials to stay inside.

The White House said President Trump will tour areas affected by Florence next week, once it is determined that his visit will not disrupt rescue and recovery operations.

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Residents at Trent Court Apartments wait out the weather as rising water gets closer to their doors in New Bern, North Carolina . It's expected to move slowly over eastern SC on Friday night through Saturday night. "The storm is wreaking havoc on our state".

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