Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Florence on September 14 at 7:41 a.m. EDT minutes after the storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina packing winds of 90 miles an hour", NASA said in a video description.

Craven County Emergency Services has reported impassible roads due to flooding; downed power lines; and trees on cars.

Morehead City resident Rebecca Marson decided not to evacuate because her surgeon husband wanted to remain behind with other first responders.

The Weather Channel produced a terrifying Hurricane Florence weather forecast using a visualization to show the horrifying reality of what 9-foot flood waters might look like in North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence remains a significant storm surge and flash flood event, according to the latest public advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Even though the one-time Category 4 tempest has been downgraded to a Category 2, it's still packing lethal 100-mph winds and the potential for 13-foot storm surges and 40 inches of rain, officials warned. The storm is massive and was a Category 4 hurricane at its worst that will devastate anything it encounters. We probably will be getting heavy winds and rain for the next few days.

More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports. "We have Hurricane Florence just sort of hovering over the area right now and we expect expect it to continue doing that for some time". She plans to continue to ride out the storm.

Some local shelters are ready to help take in animals left homeless by the storm, which was projected to make landfall on the Carolina coast Saturday morning. She said a hurricane has a way of bringing everyone to the same level.

The impact of the storm is already being felt by those caught in its path.

Trump urged people to take seriously the threat of what may be the biggest storm to hit the East Coast in decades.

In Morehead City, an NWS Meteorologist captured dramatic footage of rain water sweeping through a parking lot.

Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog-manure ponds.

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Carolinas and Virginia have been forced to evacuate as Hurricane Florence battered the eastern coast of the United States, including more than 3,000 prisoners who have been relocated from jails in the path of Florence.

As of Wednesday night, Florence's tropical storm force winds were almost 400 miles wide - or the roughly the equivalent of driving from Washington, D.C, to Charlotte, North Carolina; or from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to St. Louis; or from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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