by | September 15, 2018 | 09:56

A long stretch of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard remained vulnerable to hurricane and tropical storm conditions, from Georgia north through the Carolinas into Virginia. Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarps.

by | September 15, 2018 | 07:29

Late Friday, a CBS News crew in Wilmington learned his family and his house were just as he left them. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave", said North Carolina Gov. 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.

by | September 15, 2018 | 06:43

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man perished when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. He called the rain an event that comes along only once every 1,000 years. "The sun rose this morning on an extremely unsafe situation and it's going to get worse", he said at a news conference in Raleigh.

by | September 15, 2018 | 05:28

The hurricane will also bring a storm surge carrying huge waves of 10 feet or more, which experts have said is more than enough to destroy building walls. briefing. IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 12: In this satellite image provided by the National Aeronatics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA), Hurricane Florence churns through the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S.

by | September 15, 2018 | 05:06

Florence is expected to crawl to the west - battering everything in its path with 80mph winds - before smashing into neighbouring SC. "Surviving this storm with be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience". The tree's massive size required special equipment from rescuers also battling whipping winds and pelting rain to extricate them . "Nothing's hit the house yet, but it's still blowing".

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:30

As of the 7:45 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm's center made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina . "If this thing comes inland and stops in eastern North Carolina like they forecast it, and we get two days of continuous rain, the rain will be our biggest damage", he said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:05

If the two systems become tropical storms, it would be the first time the Atlantic has had five named storms at once, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said. Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. On the right side of this view is Helene, a Category 2 hurricane that will likely peter out in the Atlantic without making landfall, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a division of NOAA.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:44

However, the Centre adds warns Hurricane Florence could still produce "a life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions over portions of eastern North Carolina . Winds and waves began battering the Carolinas on Thursday as officials warned that Hurricane Florence - while weakening slightly - remains a "very unsafe storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the US East Coast.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:11

Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast on Thursday, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 miles per hour winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend. As of 8am local time, it was centred about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 220 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , moving north west at 12mph.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:36

Response teams had already "brought in busloads" of rescued people from areas including Fairfield Harbor, New Bern, Adams Creek and Township 7, she said . Friday when he was "blown down by the wind" while tending dogs. After appearing headed toward the North Carolina-Virginia border at one point, Florence shifted south and is now taking aim at the Carolinas .

by | September 14, 2018 | 23:15

There were no immediate reports of any deaths. It added the greatest threats to life came from storm-surges while "catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding" was expected, with some areas receiving up to 40 inches of rainfall.

by | September 14, 2018 | 22:01

Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that it would bring "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". Florence is now heading for ocean water with surface temperatures of around 85 degrees, meaning it will likely strengthen on its way to the East Coast.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:14

The storm has sustained wind speeds of 90 miles per hour, and 40 inches of rain could fall over the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center . "I should stay in my house, where I have water and food". There's still a threat from rising tides, Risty-Davis says. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will not carry out enforcement initiatives in regions affected by Hurricane Florence, the agency said Friday.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:25

Some store shelves were picked clean. NOAA Hurricane Hunters have been flying constantly from Lakeland Linder International Airport, right into Hurricane Florence. "This storm is going to be a direct hit", he added. It's going to destroy infrastructure. The city said two Federal Emergency Management Agency teams were working on swift-water rescues, and more were on the way.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:16

It was located farther north in the Atlantic than any other storm to ever hit the Carolinas, so what we're forecasting is unprecedented. He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina , "bringing days and days of rain".

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:24

Not the most ideal of weather-situations and apparently it's only about to get worse because the tail-end of a hurricane is about to hit Ireland and it's not going to be pretty. Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days.

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:14

Don't be fooled by the fact that Florence has weakened slightly to a Category 2 hurricane; categories only denote the speed of sustained winds - and these are still ferocious. "Even inland it's not just going to be a coastal event here, along rivers in the Greenville and Simpson area we could be talking about six up to potentially nine feet of storm surge , given how that high tide comes in with that storm".

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:43

In response Musk mysteriously tweeted an emoji of the Japanese flag. In a tweet late Thursday, the company proclaimed a deal has been struck with a "private passenger" to fly around the moon in its Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR-an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".

by | September 14, 2018 | 17:59

The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958, the weather service said. CNN's not the only media outlet with reporters in the way of Florence, delivering scoops on what rain and wind look like. The powerful storm inundated coastal streets and left tens of thousands without power.

by | September 14, 2018 | 17:40

Given that the forward speed of Florence will slow to a crawl today and tonight, coastal areas in the Carolinas will have to withstand these destructive winds for a very long period of time. Body surfer Andrew Vanotteren, of Savannah, Georgia, crashes into waves in the surf bolstered by the incoming Hurricane Florence on the south beach of Tybee Island, Georgia.