Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

We are more inland from the coast.

Government weather satellites captured this image of Hurricane Florence shortly after its landfall September 14, 2018.

Family members, like other residents, expect to be bombarded with torrential rain possibly for days.

"In a matter of seconds, my house was flooded up to the waist, and now it is to the chest", said Peggy Perry, who along with three relatives, was trapped early Friday in her New Bern home. Later in the day, trees could be seen on top of roofs, driveways and parked cars. "It doesn't get any worse".

Elsewhere in the storm-ravaged state a man died plugging in a power cord, and a woman died from a heart attack after rescuers were unable to reach her home past downed trees.

The city of Wilmington experienced wind gusts of 105mph, the strongest for 60 years, as its 220,000 residents were plunged into darkness.

There are about 150 people waiting to be rescued.

Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday evening with peak winds of 90 miles per hour (150 km/h).

Its top sustained winds have dropped to 70km/h and it's at a near standstill, moving west at just 6 km/h.

Hurricane Florence has barrelled into the Carolina coast and moved inland, knocking down trees, overflowing rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leading to the death of five people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.

The tropical storm-force winds from Helene should begin impacting the Azores around 8 a.m. Monday. Seventy people had to be pulled from a collapsing hotel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. "Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions", the hurricane center briefing said.

Forecasters said "catastrophic" freshwater flooding was expected along waterways far from the coast of North and SC.

The town of Oriental had gotten more than 457mm of rain just a few hours into the deluge, while Surf City had 355mm and it was still coming down. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed declarations of emergency for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, freeing up federal resources for storm response.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned people: "Today the threat becomes a reality".

The outer bands of wind and rain caused by the storm were already lashing North Carolina on Thursday morning.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., according to the National Hurricane Center. Significant weakening is expected over the weekend.

New Bern is experiencing devastating flooding, as it sits at the confluence of two rivers, which are swollen as a result of the heavy rainfall.

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