Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast
Sep 17, 2018, 00:52
The pair died after a tree fell on their home Friday, according to a tweet from Wilmington Police. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted at his home while attempting to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, Dail said.
A woman in Hampstead, in Pender County, died of an apparent heart attack after emergency crews could not clear debris to get to her. It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast.
Local resident Peggy Perry told CNN she was "stuck in the attic" along with three relatives. The city tweeted early September 14 that 150 people were awaiting rescue.
She estimated 441,000 people have already evacuated because of the storm. By late afternoon, Beaufort County Manager Brian Alligood hoped the worst was over. We see it happen in New Orleans and other areas.
The National Hurricane Centre in Miami says more than 16 inches of rain have fallen at locations in southeast North Carolina and another 20 to 25 inches is on the way.
The parts of the country still in the storm's path have been saturated by summer rains and can not soak up any surplus from Florence.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 170 miles (280 kilometers).
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Its storm surge and the prospect of 1 to 3½ feet of rain were considered a bigger threat than its winds, which had dropped off from an alarming 140 miles per hour - Category 4 - earlier in the week.
By 2 p.m. Saturday, the storm won't even be halfway across SC, forecasters say.
The hurricane has darkened the skies and homes of hundreds of thousands of residents of both North & South Carolina.
The Triangle is under a flash flood warning until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Hurricanes usually drive people away from Florida, but Florence is making the Sunshine State into a refuge for people from the Carolinas.
Video reports from several towns in the Carolinas showed emergency personnel wading through rippling thigh-high floodwaters in residential neighborhoods.
"It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave", said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
"A USGS gauge in Emerald Isle, N.C., recently recorded 6.1 feet above normal water levels", the National Hurricane Center said of the storm surge early Friday. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington. The storm is expected to turn west and then north moving through the Carolinas and the Ohio Valley by Monday, the NHC said early on Saturday. "For overall damage, it would be hard, at the end of the day, I think, to find a rival for this storm". State Sen. Danny Britt, R, put out a call on Facebook for volunteers to fill the sandbags and, with the help of 40 members of the National Guard, dam a railway channel that has been problematic during floods.
Travel on the state's roads has grown "extremely hazardous" and will get worse, said Jim Trogdon, the North Carolina transportation secretary. He added that there would be no mercy for those who try to steal from others' homes during the storm.
In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River left 500 people in peril.
Pleasant was one of the few people out walking Friday morning on Market Street, where downtown shops typically teeming with tourists were boarded up and fortified with sandbags. Additional swiftwater rescue teams were on the way.
"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted around 2 a.m.
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