First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

15 September, 2018, 07:14 | Author: Tara Reeves
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The mother and her baby were killed in New Hanover County when a tree fell on their house, the governor said, and one person died in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator. The father was taken to hospital with unspecified injuries. No other information was given.

Florence is about 25 miles (45 km) north-east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded it to a tropical storm, but warned that life-threatening storm surges - in which water is pushed by a storm over land that would normally be dry - and catastrophic freshwater flooding were still expected. "I'm going to get killed on the road, '" Bradley said. "The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said.

When all is said and done, Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons along its path, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue.

Several million people could lose power by the time Florence sloshes its way through the state.

"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said.

More than 722,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said.

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Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space. It is expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.

Downed trees, branches on the hurricane-lashed streets of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull dozens of people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse.

Keith Acre of North Carolina's Department of Emergency Management said: "This has been a really large evacuation and sheltering operation, probably the largest we've done, so that has not been an east lift".

He warned residents to be prepared for mass power outages that could last for days or weeks, echoing the sentiments shared by Duke Energy on Wednesday. About 4,300 homes were damaged, she said, affecting a third of the small town's population.

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