Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast
Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast
NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall
16 September, 2018, 19:38
Authorities have confirmed those storm-related deaths, including a mother and her infant child who died after a tree fell on their home in New Hanover County, where the storm hit Friday morning with a 105 miles per hour wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.
The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.
"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", said Ballance, owner of a seafood restaurant that was flooded. It's the sheer volume of water, in the form of tidal surges, rain, and anticipated flash flooding that make this Category 1 storm unusually risky.
Craven County, where New Bern is located, had logged more than 100 service calls from residents trapped on their roofs or in their cars, county spokeswoman Amber Parker said.
The Wilmington Police Department confirms Hurricane Florence has killed two after a tree falls on a mother and infant in Wilmington, NC. "Hurricane Florence is going to continue its violent grind across our state for days".
In New Bern, where rescuers removed more than 100 people from rising waters, Sarah Risty-Davis is one of the residents who made a decision to ignore a mandatory evacuation order issued three days ago.
Almost 3,000 people died in the aftermath of the storm, according to an estimate from researchers at Georgetown University that was adopted by the Puerto Rican government as the official death toll for the storm.
A 78-year-old man was electrocuted at a home on Silver Smith Circle in Kinston early Friday morning while trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain.
Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.
Florence is expected to dump several feet of rain on the Carolinas as she makes a slow push inland over the next few days. The storm is expected to lumber into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area with rain and damaging winds. River flooding may be worse than Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave since the water was dropping by then.
North Carolina Emergency Management warned residents on Friday to stay indoors, avoid stagnant or moving flood waters and have their emergency kits ready.
More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
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A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington. "The shelters are not taking dogs", Ramirez said. Another Wilmington resident said she does not want to leave because she is afraid to see what she would be coming back to.
Waffle House has always been a popular spot for round-the-clock comfort food for locals and travelers alike throughout the South. But if they're served at Waffle House, those hash browns are a key signal of how badly a hurricane has affected a community.
Sutton was mothballed in 2013 and the company has been excavating ash to remove to safer lined landfills. The figure for SC was 170,000. "As rivers keep rising and rain keeps falling, the flooding will spread".
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Olivia is the first tropical cyclone to make landfall on Maui in modern history, National Weather Service forecasters said. People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm.
The agency said it is prepared for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit North and SC , and Virginia on Thursday or Friday. The department has the authority to move funds around internally with the approval of Congress and transfers are not unusual.
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