Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall

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BBC reporter Paul Blake has an update from North Carolina. Millions of people are expected to lose power and it could take weeks to resolve the outages.

At least 150 people were waiting to be rescued in New Bern, N.C., officials tweeted Thursday evening. Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them.

"But that's not going to be until Monday", Eliasen said". "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

North Carolina emergency management officials said more than 600,000 customers in North Carolina were without power.

Police in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday afternoon said that a woman and an infant were killed in that city when a tree fell on their home.

"I'm not going to put our personnel in harm's way, especially for people that we've already told to evacuate", Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said.

Though Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a category 2 storm over the last 24 hours, it's still predicted to cause significant damage, particularly in relation to flooding along the coast and further inland.

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The result could be what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago: catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, farms and industrial sites.

After the storm makes landfall, it will slow down and begin to crawl to the west and southwest along the coast into SC on Saturday.

Florence is anticipated to move slowly over eastern South Carolina Friday night through Saturday night. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". "This is an extremely risky situation".

The company is also lifting speed caps restrictions for first responders in Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, according to a statement.

South Carolina Henry McMaster warned residents on Thursday conditions "will not be normal for many days".

Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence September 13, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina.

Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and the rain and storm surge will make Florence extremely risky.

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With South Carolinas beach towns more in the bulls-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.

As of 8 p.m., Florence was centered about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, its forward movement slowed to 5 mph (7 kph).

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center continues to track Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to move west in the Caribbean.

"The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving very slowly to the west at only 6 miles an hour, then is expected to turn to the southwest, increasing the threat for historic storm surge and catastrophic flooding to coastline areas and inland cities in North Carolina and SC".

With South Carolina's beach towns now more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.

Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters.

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