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Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

Storm surges and heavy rains are already hitting the Carolinas, with residents in the coastal city of New Bern awaiting evacuation after the Neuse River's banks flooded.

Forecasters said Florence's surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 meters) of sea water.

Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night. Hurricane Florence's path is hitting many counties where fewer than 5% of people have flood insurance.

"Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're about to see", Long added.

Hurricane #Florence is here.

Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he planned to ride out the worst of the weather with his dog Canelo.

"Don't relax, don't get complacent".

Hurricane Florence is a real, ongoing threat.

More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Here's why this storm threatens not only the coast but millions of people inland.

"That's the second story of a house", he said.

CNN's not the only media outlet with reporters in the way of Florence, delivering scoops on what rain and wind look like.

Across the state, more than 100 shelters have opened.

The hotelier lifted its ban on pets and eliminated cancellation penalties this week, joining other chains such as Motel 6 and Marriott International, which also waived parking costs in the affected areas.




"We live in a mobile home so we were just like 'No way, '" she said.

Tens of thousands are without power in North Carolina. "They pulled out all the furniture out of the yard".

The zoo planned to be closed through Friday.

"The weather is a visceral, physical thing, and we're trying to recreate that in the most realistic way possible", The Weather Channel'svice president of design Michael Potts told The Verge.

Scientists said it is too soon to say what role, if any, global warming played in the storm. Steve Goldstein with NOAA said the Pamlico Sound and the Pamlico and Neuse rivers were particular areas of concern.

Several of the images were taken when the ISS was directly over the eye of the hurricane.

Since issuing a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday, nearly all of the more than 2500 residents left the island.

Jet Blue has canceled all of its flights today out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

"You put your life at risk by staying", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said.

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.

Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Florence's forward motion had slowed and it was not expected to make landfall in the Carolinas until "some time Friday afternoon, Friday evening or Saturday morning". "One family has two birds, another one has a turtle". Overall, the storm is 400 miles wide.

'The building has been evacuated, just so that you know.


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