The eye of the storm and its outer edges pushed a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripped apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.
"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", New Bern city officials said on Twitter.
More than 440,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said. The storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains had Gov. Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster.
As of 8am ET on Thursday, Florence was driving maximum sustained winds of 110mph (177km/h), according to an updated forecast from the National Hurricane Center.
Baker said the rain will bring damaging flash flooding to all areas of the Wilmington region, not just low-lying areas that are particularly vulnerable.
The National looks at the science behind Hurricane Florence and why it's being called a once-in-a-generation storm.
As the climate warms, the way air moves through the atmosphere can become disrupted, possibly blocking these types of storms in place more often.
A warming climate also means that the atmosphere can hold more and more water vapor, fueling hurricanes with even more water that can fall on coastal areas.
Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.
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Photo/Julio CortezChair umpire Carlos Ramos is led off court after the US Open final, which Serena Williams lost. She added, "He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief .' For me it blows my mind".
"We know we're in for a long haul here", he said of the forecast for the coming days.
Will Epperson, a 36-year-old golf course assistant superintendent, said he and his wife had planned to ride out the storm at their home in Hampstead, North Carolina, but then reconsidered.
Nearly 20,000 people had taken refuge in 157 emergency shelters, Cooper said.
The drugstore closed about 100 locations in mandatory evacuation areas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The bulk of the three media briefings held by police chief Dan House surrounded how they were still anticipating the serious and catastrophic storm surge as well as hurricane force winds.
The powerful Category 1 storm is making its way south along the Carolina coast hours after making technical landfall early Friday morning.
The tropical storm-force winds from Helene should begin impacting the Azores around 8 a.m. Monday.
What damage will it cause?
"We have two boats and all our worldly possessions", said Susan Patchkofsky, who refused her family's pleas to evacuate and stayed at Emerald Isle with her husband.
On Friday, September 7, rapper and recording artist Mac Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose at the age of 26. They both start giggling as he says, "Baby, stop", and reaches for the camera, but she tells him, "Make me happy".
Heartbreakingly, their "fairy tale" wedding is now featured as the cover story of the summer-fall issue of Southern Bride . Mattie and Ben had recently tied the knot, making his tragic death even more heartbreaking.
She urged the Mnangagwa administration to "learn from its predecessor's mistakes" and act urgently before more lives are lost. In December 2008, the Zimbabwean government declared the outbreak a national emergency and requested global aid.
She even posted a photo in one of the brand's bodysuits on September 12, just two days after her date with the 31-year-old. Bella, whose father is legendary producer Jimmy Jam, has modeled for Calvin Klein, Guess, and Forever 21.
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In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. At 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) on Wednesday the storm was located about 530 miles (855 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.
Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a communication protocol between multiple mobile carriers and between the phone and carrier. The group's effort comes a year after the three firms, along with several major global carriers, formed a Blockchain Study Group.
Those app developers and early adopters already running the iOS 12 beta have reported great improvements on older devices. Clicking on it will bring up an install box and the user will subsequently be asked to type in their iOS device passcode.
We're still trying to figure that out. "I've been racing most of my life and I'm not ready to give it up". Kahne announced in August his retirement from full-time NASCAR competition, effective at the end of 2018.
Justice and Homeland Security would have 45 days to make a determination and notify the president to trigger the sanctions. Coats said intelligence agencies were working around the clock to protect the midterm elections.
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Both handsets have the highest pixel density of any iPhone and also support HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and a wide colour gamut. The phone has a glass body and aluminium frame and it is IP67 certified against water and dust.
Ailing killer whale is declared dead off Northwest US coast
The whales are in such bad shape that experts prepared last-ditch efforts to save the emaciated almost 4-year-old known as J50. Debate swirled over whether the agency should act, or why it hadn't acted sooner, and the ethics of such extreme intervention.
York Region reports first human case of West Nile virus
Although the cases have been reported throughout Serbia , most incidents have been registered in Belgrade (141). Symptoms range from slight headache and low-grade fever to welling of the brain tissue and in rare case, death.
'Heartbreak' over leaked cervical cancer report
The scathing report is highly critical of governance and structures across the screening programme and within the HSE. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was "disgusted" that people who were ill or bereaved had to hear about it in this way.
BMW Motorrad develops a self-driving R 1200 GS adventure bike
If a critical situation does arise, the system will warn, inform the rider, and if need be, directly intervene in the scenario. Autonomous, or driverless, cars are a concept most of us are familiar with and testing has been taking place on public roads.
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Netflix will release the film in the USA and select global territories later this year. Parton penned and recorded the song originally for 1971's Coat of Many Colors album.