Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

Hurricane Florence’s ‘life-threatening’ storm surge pours over Outer Banks’ NC 12 | Charlotte Observer

A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and at least two other storm-related deaths were reported as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, dousing the eastern U.S. states with torrential rain and causing rivers to burst their banks. The child's father was taken to a hospital. Local media said she had suffered a heart attack.

The centre of the hurricane's eye came ashore close to Wilmington, with sustained winds of 150km/h the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Flooding and a strong storm surge prompted more than 90 calls to the emergency operation center in Craven County, N.C., for residents trapped in vehicles and homes, spokeswoman Amber Parker said.

Top winds were holding at 90 miles per hour - that's just a Category 1 hurricane - but some communities were already submerged in more than six feet of water as the storm drenched the coast.

On Thursday evening, the Neuse River burst its banks which caused rapid flooding in New Bern, North Carolina, forcing residents to flee as the entire city lost power. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh.

The hurricane was "wreaking havoc" and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days", the governor said.

Parts of North Carolina could see enough torrential rain to qualify as a thousand-year flood, said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines. Parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 3 metres, he said.

In a hurricane, as Live Science has reported, the most significant threat is flooding, not the high winds.

Here is the newest information on Tropical Storm Florence as it lands on the East Coast.

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Officials in New Bern, which dates to the early 18th century, said over 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon.

Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland". According to forecasters, the center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday.

The National Hurricane Center said a gauge north of Wilmington in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, reported 1.92 metres of inundation.

"This storm is going to continue its violent grind across our state for days", Cooper said.

These types of slow-moving storms - like Hurricane Harvey - can be particularly risky because of the rain and flooding they can bring.

More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.

In terms of store closures, Food Lion is most affected by Florence.

Dana Outlaw, the mayor of New Bern, North Carolina, said on Fox News Channel Friday that about 150 residents will need to be rescued after severe flooding from Hurricane Florence. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

"WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington".

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