The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.
Utility companies said millions were expected to lose power and restoration could take weeks.
"It's important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted", the network said. "The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said. "If the number seems really insane high, you always have to have some suspicion until we can actually get out and verify it".
New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw told The Durham Herald-Sun around 5am that about 200 people had been rescued so far.
Hurricane Florence, weakened but still unsafe, has crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a days-long deluge.
Another person died in a storm-related death in Pender County, North Carolina, according to a spokesperson, when downed trees prevented emergency units from reaching a woman with a medical condition who called for help. The storm was a unsafe Category 4 hurricane Wednesday but was downgraded Thursday night to a Category 1 storm.
More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
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The NHC described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rainfall on North and SC, as much as 40 inches (one meter) in some places. And she has seen reports of people fleeing to rooftops to escape high floodwaters.
By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh.
New Bern resident Dan Eudy said he and his brother were awakened on Thursday night by the sound of a boat ramming against his front porch. The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.
Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3 1/2 feet (30 centimetres to 1 metre) as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. The unsafe storm surge caused damage and flooding.
Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the electricity went out.
In New Bern, where a curfew was in place, city authorities said hundreds of people had been rescued from homes inundated with water. Local media said she had suffered a heart attack.
More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.
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On the other hand, if the company and fire officials do have a good idea of what happened, residents should be told that as well. ET on Thursday, and the Massachusetts State Police said it had received at least 70 reports of fires and natural gas odors.
Marson said they'd lost power and the winds were howling outside, but they had enough food and water to last them for days. The National Hurricane Center described Florence's path as a wobble around southeastern North Carolina.
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New Bern is a city along the Neuse River and is near the Atlantic coast, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Wilmington. Hurricane-force winds , which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night.
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The outer bands of Hurricane Florence began battering the coast of North and South Carolina Thursday with strong winds and rain. A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia.
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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina
Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.
Hurricane Florence to hit North Carolina, flooding rains ahead
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. According to NHC: "A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in US
When all is said and done, Florence could pour 40 inches of rain along some parts of the North Carolina coast, according to CNN . Ken Graham, the director of the National Hurricane Center, said: "It truly is really about the whole size of this storm".
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