Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence,US coast,Carolina

Hurricane Florence,US coast,Carolina

The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Two people were killed in Lenoir County, according to Emergency Services Director Roger Dail during the storm.

"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard, that trying to get out we got thrown into trailers".

Hurricane Florence hit the coasts of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing 90 miles per hour winds and at least three and a half inches of rain.

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the coast.

It has now been downgraded to a tropical storm but continues to wreak havoc as heavy rain is flooding several areas in the south-west and winds continue to pull infrastructure apart.

With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, around 50 stranded people had been airlifted out by helicopter in North Carolina, said Petty Officer Michael Himes of the U.S. Coast Guard. So far there have been no reports of casualties or major damage in the affected region.

It is slowly grinding over the eastern states, with winds of 65mph (105km/h). "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise". They ventured out in life jackets into the waste-deep water to tie the boat and another floating by to a tree. Emergency crews also rescued an Onslow family from their home where a tree fell through the roof, Jordan said.

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"As a state, we have put our head in the sand", Representative Pricey Harrison said. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event".

"It was pitch black and I was just scared out of my mind", said Tracy Singleton, who with her family later drove through torrential rain and high winds from her home near New Bern. NASA is using its various high-flying tools to monitor the storm, taking precipitations measurements and NOAA's National Hurricane Center is using that data to forecast the storm's progress.

Meteorologists are projecting that Hurricane Florence will "dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland".

Members of Indiana Task Force 1 hadn't even been officially cleared to go out into the hurricane conditions yet when they responded to a tragic scene in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Tom Ballance said his wife went to Atlanta and he stayed behind in their New Bern home with their three dogs and a cat.

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump would travel to the region next week unless his trip would disrupt clean-up and rescue efforts. She died Friday morning. The Weather Channel estimated that up to 3 million customers might lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence.

After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 mph (225 kph) earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles (kilometers) east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line. Significant weakening was expected over the weekend. The Carteret Country Sheriff's Department confirmed that these two deaths initially reported as a result of Florence were a result of an apparent murder-suicide.

Meanwhile, Super Typhoon Mangkhut has begun pummelling northern areas of the Philippines carrying wind gusts reaching 270kph.

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