Key warnings published by the NHC at 5 a.m. EDT on Friday Sept. 14 2018
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Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and knocked out power to more than 700,000 homes and businesses, and the assault wasn't anywhere near an end.
Rains and surging seas have already inundated coastal areas. More than 60 others had to be rescued as a cinderblock motel collapsed. The storm is expected to lumber into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area with rain and damaging winds.
"Florence is an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told NPR's Morning Edition.
The state's transportation secretary, James Trogdon, said the state may see "flood events" that normally only occur once every 1,000 years.
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.
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Florence is now a tropical storm sitting over the Carolina coasts and moving slowly inland and south, causing life-threatening storm surges and potentially "catastrophic freshwater flooding" according to the National Weather Service. The large size of the tree made it hard, Wilmington Fire Department Chief Jon Mason said during a Friday afternoon press conference.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland.
Hurricane Harvey previous year dumped some 33 trillion gallons of rainwater in the US. Hundreds of thousands of customers had already lost power east of Charlotte.
Officials have warned restoring electricity could take days or even weeks.
Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this video was recorded on the night of September 13.
Emergency workers arrived to find the Triangle Motor Inn's structure crumbling, with many guests still in their rooms.
North Carolina Emergency Management warned residents on Friday to stay indoors, avoid stagnant or moving flood waters and have their emergency kits ready.
At least 200 householders in the riverfront city had to be plucked to safety by authorities.
Local resident Peggy Perry told CNN she was "stuck in the attic" along with three relatives.
"I saw two 20-foot sections getting busted up because the winds are so strong and powerful", she added. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia.
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As the climate warms, the way air moves through the atmosphere can become disrupted, possibly blocking these types of storms in place more often.
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President Trump has declared an emergency in the three states and says the government is " as ready as anybody has ever been ". The wide storm weakened to a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday and forecasters expect it to weaken further as it nears the shore.
Over the years, Perry has been open about his health, even discussing his past battle with alcohol and Vicodin addiction. We love you man - you have that special way of bringing the laughs & the world needs you!" one fan wrote .
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However, the position was a bit better than previous year , when 92.4 per cent of the target was hit this time around. The fiscal deficit is the gap between revenues and spending and is a key measure of the state of public finances.
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Then it is likely to hover along the coast Saturday, pushing up to 4m of storm surge and unloading water on both states. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said.
She then called 911. "This was an intent to come after this young man's character, which is impeccable by the way". Jean was in his apartment - one floor above - on September 6 when Amber Guyger fatally shot him.
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More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Though Florence did not arrive with winds as violent as once feared, forecasters got the storm surge and rainfall correct.
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