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Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

Florence, a strong Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, is causing life-threatening storm surges and pounding the coast with hurricane-force winds, the advisory said.

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. "It's not the middle of a hurricane yet, so why not come for a beer?" said Waters, 54.

Organizer Clyde Cain, told CNN the Cajun Navy was staged in New Bern and had received more than 500 calls for assistance.

"You can't get over till we have power and we have sewer up and running", said the retired teacher and real estate agent, who rode out the hurricane in an inland hotel.

Hurricane Florence claimed its first victims Friday, after a mother and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina. But the hurricane had slowed to a crawl, drenching coastal communities for hours on end.

This next video below, taken by Mark Cogdell, shows a gas station on Market St.in Wilmington, North Carolina collapsing in Hurricane Florence's winds.

Another Wilmington resident said she does not want to leave because she is afraid to see what she would be coming back to. The National Hurricane Center, in its latest advisory, said that Hurricane Florence was about to make landfall in North Carolina.

Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3½ feet as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.

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Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of environmental havoc from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

Florence's forward movement during the day slowed to a near-standstill - sometimes it was going no faster than a human can walk - and that enabled it to pile on the rain.

Hundreds of people had to be rescued in New Bern, North Carolina, as they called for help overnight, city officials said. Pieces of ripped-apart buildings flew through the air.

Massive power outages were reported, and downtown streets had fallen trees, broken storefront windows and damaged street signs. Gusty winds will send the ocean and rivers spilling into neighborhoods. Roof shingles were peeled off a hotel.

At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph.

In total, more than 10 million people face "life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds" from Florence, the NHC said.

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 21 miles per hour on Friday morning in Columbia.

Farther up the coast, in New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River trapped people.

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New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw said about 200 people have been rescued so far.

"(It's) very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and fears splintering trees will pummel her house.

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.

Roads and intersections on North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands were already inundated with water.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Wind gusts paired with historic rainfall totals brought down trees in almost every area of the Cape Fear region.

"There is still time, but not a lot of time", said Derrec Becker of the South Carolina Department of Emergency Management.

More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters.

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But there are still untold numbers of people who are still in their homes - and they may need help soon. WXII-TV reported that 150 people were waiting to be rescued from rising waters in the city New Bern.


At least one million people have been ordered to evacuate from coastal towns in the direct path of Florence in North Carolina.

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