Hurricane Florence Close To Landfall In N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Up to 11 trillion gallons of rain forecast as storm arrives

The storm was downgraded late Thursday to a Category 1, as the North Carolina coast was battered by hurricane-force winds and a life-threatening storm surge.

Hurricane Florence, now a Category 2 storm, is slowly approaching the USA coast, and the storm's massive fury is on full display in video footage taken from the International Space Station.

In all, an estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center.

Farther up the coast, in New Bern, about 150 people waited to be rescued from floods on the Neuse River, WXII-TV reported.

Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night.

She tweeted: "Wind Gusts at Wilmington Intl Airport reached 92 miles per hour, the highest wind gust since Hurricane Donna hit September 11, 1960".

Although Florence has been downgraded from a category four to a category two storm, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent".

Still, a storm surge can overwhelm the animals, as it did in 2003 when Hurricane Isabel killed five horses and swept three others a few miles away. "Today the threat becomes a reality".

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'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets USA east coast
The NHC says tornadoes within hurricanes are usually "relatively weak and short-lived, but they still pose a significant threat". Sixteen kilometres away in the city of Wilmington , wind gusts were stirring up frothy white caps into the Cape Fear River.

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 1 storm
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 miles per hour (144 kph) by nightfall. Municipal power agencies, including New Bern and Southport, have not reported any outages yet.

Don't relax, don't get complacent.

One resident, 67-year-old Linda Smith, told the MailOnline: "We're a little anxious about the storm surge so we came down to see what the river is doing now". "I am frightened about what's coming. We just want prayers from everyone".

North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water. The main highway in the Outer Banks was closed in parts as seawater pushed in.

Residents wade through deep floodwater to retrieve belongings from the Trent Court public housing apartments after the Neuse River went over its banks during Hurricane Florence September 13, 2018 in New Bern, US.

At least 188,000 people were without power in North Carolina and SC early on Friday. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service's Wilmington office are waiting for the National Hurricane Center to confirm the track of the eyeball, which typically has the storm's strongest winds.

Forecasters said this onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. An additional 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

Florence was seen as a major test for FEMA, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared a year ago for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which was blamed for almost 3,000 deaths.

"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump said on Twitter. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000". Anyone in an evacuation zone in the Carolinas and Virginia must leave NOW if they haven't yet. The biggest problem will likely be mass power outages, he says.

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