The coastal area of SC features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland. Emerald Isle is about 84 miles (135 kilometers) north of Wilmington. The highest numbers are being reported in New Hanover County.
Federal emergency management officials warned that Florence - while weakening slightly - remains a "very risky storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the coast.
Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.
"Its slow movement will allow rain to continue to pile up in areas from Jacksonville to Wilmington seeing as much as 10" to 20" of rainfall.
"I came to video it so I can remember what it looked like before the storm because I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here (after Florence)", she said. "Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience".
At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Governor Cooper said, with more facilities being opened. An additional 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.
Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage, Abrams says. More than 1 million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said.
The next concern for airlines is Tropical Storm Isaac, which threatens to hammer vacation destinations in the Caribbean, as Hurricanes Irma and Maria did a year ago.
About midday on Thursday (local time), Spanish moss blew sideways in the trees as the winds increased in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
Roads and intersections on North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands were already inundated with water.
Airlines have cancelled more than 1,200 flights and some of the largest airports on the coast of the Carolinas are closed through September 14. Its forward movement increased slightly to 6 miles per hour (9 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 130 kilometres from its centre, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 315 kilometres.
A camera at the Frying Pan Tower located 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina has been livestreaming a view of the Atlantic Ocean since May, and is powering through the storm to dutifully record an American flag over the rising waves.
The center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Wednesday night, and approach the coast of North Carolina or SC in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday, NHC said. Its surge of ocean water could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 13 feet, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet of rain, touching off severe flooding.
As Hurricane Florence bore down on the Carolinas this week, airlines cancelled more than 1,200 flights.
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Hurricane Florence will be one of the biggest storms to make landfall along the United States eastern seaboard in decades. The Carolinas will bear the brunt of the storm, but as it moves inland, Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland will also be hit.
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A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore. It is the storm's movement and not its strength that has forecasters and officials anxious .
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The photo shows the churning storm, which according to Arnold, was later joined by Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches more than 200 kilometers per hour.
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President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid. Forecasters expected some strengthening in the next 36 hours, as Florence marched west-northwest at 20kmh.
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The latter had to be relocated back to the reserve after the storm. "There definitely is a risk, but the horses are smart". Her team manages 32 wild horses living in the Rachel Carson Reserve near Beaufort, North Carolina.