Now a tropical storm, Florence spreads watery mayhem across Carolina

'It Looks Like a Battlefield': Man Trapped in Home By Florence Speaks With 'Fox & Friends'

At least five people have died as Tropical Storm Florence slowly crept westward over the Carolinas Saturday, dumping massive amounts of water on the region.

The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington, North Carolina. The child's father was taken to a hospital.

At least four people have died, and authorities fear the toll will go higher. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man perished when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said.

"This storm is relentless and excruciating", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told CNN late last Friday. Wilmington International Airport and Fort Macon suffered gusts of 105 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

Florence was packing 120mph winds (193km/h) on Thursday but weakened from a Category 3 hurricane to Category 1 before it hit the coastline on Friday.

"These rainfall amounts will produce catastrophic flash flooding, prolonged significant river flooding and an elevated risk for landslides in western North Carolina and far southwest Virginia", the hurricane center warned.

The center of the storm is hovering over eastern SC, after making landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday.

In North Carolina, rivers rose to record levels and more people have been asked to evacuate as authorities worry another round of flooding could come in the next few days. New Bern spokeswoman Colleen Roberts said 455 people had been rescued in the town of 30,000 residents without any serious injuries or deaths.

Calls for help multiplied as the wind picked up and the tide rolled in.


The Navy says nearly 30 Virginia-based ships and 128 aircraft sent away from their bases in the Hampton Roads-area because of now-Tropical Storm Florence have been given the go-ahead to return. "Don't make yourself someone who needs to be rescued".

A 40-foot yacht lies in the yard of a storm-damaged home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. They ventured out in life jackets into the waste-deep water to tie the boat and another floating by to a tree.

Eudy said his family stayed in their home partly to protect their house.

A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 90 miles per hour winds, more than 2 feet of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 1½ feet by the end of the weekend.

As Florence lingers over east SC, officials are keeping an eye on areas prone to flooding. Numerous evacuees took their pets. "But with the storm still moving across northern SC, numerous main rain bands are at or to the east even of Fayetteville, so we've got a while yet before it moves out of there". Trump planned a visit to the region next week.

Duke said it has 20,000 workers, including workers from utilities in other states and Canada, ready to restore power when it is safe to do so.

Duke had estimated between 1 million and 3 million of its 4 million residential and business customers across North and SC could lose power due to the storm.

It is expected to weaken gradually as it moves inland, heading northwards through the OH valley by Monday.

New Bern has been one of the hardest hit areas by Florence, experiencing a 10-and-a-half-foot storm surge.

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