WILMINGTON, N.C. - Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across SC as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat.
There was particular concern about the storm lingering once it nears the coast and moves onshore, allowing it to dump torrential amounts of rain in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and will make its "violent grind across our state for days", calling the storm an event that comes along only once every 1,000 years.
The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.
"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves, " it said.
Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of an environmental disaster from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.
Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long warned on Thursday that inland flooding could be deadly and the cleanup will take time and patience. Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.
Anxious about how the government will respond to Hurricane Florence's devastation? Parts of buildings ripped apart by the storm flew through the air.
Surges could reach 9' to 13' on the southeast North Carolina coast between Cape Fear and Cape Lookout, including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and their rivers, and 6' to 9' on the adjacent stretches of coast. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.
The damage occurred even though Sandy spun ashore as the equivalent of only a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of about 80 miles per hour, and was downgraded below hurricane status shortly thereafter.
In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull dozens of people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse. Nationwide, airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday.
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Boat teams including volunteers rescued some 360 residents, including Sadie Marie Holt, 67, who first tried to row out of her neighborhood during Florence's assault. The downtown area was underwater.Calls for help multiplied as the wind picked up and tide rolled in, city public information officer Colleen Roberts said.
Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry says "we've done this many times before".
Ashley Warren and boyfriend Chris Smith managed to paddle away from their home in a boat with their two dogs and were left her shaken. "I'm a little bit scared right now", she said, "but I have my iPad and I'm watching Netflix".
The ocean is moving inland ahead of Florence as storm surge begins to flood the Carolinas coast, according to the NHC. There are now two more tropical storms in the Atlantic - Joyce and Isaac - and a category 1 hurricane named Helen.
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Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea.
Government weather satellites captured this image of Hurricane Florence shortly after its landfall September 14, 2018 . A gust of 169km/h was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago.
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Predicting hurricane tracks is a hard science, and the NHC said there are still uncertainties about the storm's track. The storm has 115 mph winds and is located 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at 13 mph.