At least 6 killed in southeastern NC due to Hurricane Florence
At least 6 killed in southeastern NC due to Hurricane Florence
Key warnings published by the NHC at 5 a.m. EDT on Friday Sept. 14 2018
16 September, 2018, 19:41
A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. "The father was transported to (New Hanover Regional Medical Center) with injuries".
She went to say that she did not start to get anxious until about 3 a.m. when the power went out and she wasn't able to get the generator restarted.
The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm late Friday.
"I built this house myself, so I'm not anxious at all, I know it's solid", he said. It's the sheer volume of water, in the form of tidal surges, rain, and anticipated flash flooding that make this Category 1 storm unusually risky. Forecasters said catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected well inland in the Carolinas over the next few days.
Craven County, where New Bern is located, had logged more than 100 service calls from residents trapped on their roofs or in their cars, county spokeswoman Amber Parker said.
A mother and infant in North Carolina died when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington amid heavy winds from Hurricane Florence.
New Bern Police Lt. David Daniels said early Friday morning that between 150 and 200 people had been rescued so far, with others still waiting for help.
Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods
It was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina. The casualties include a mother and baby who were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina .
North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, delivered a message to his state this morning.
There were no immediate reports of any deaths.
In Belhaven, the Pungo River roared into town, crashing up against homes at a waist-high level and higher late Thursday and early Friday, video from Amy Johnson showed.
The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually make a right hook to the northeast over the southern Appalachians, moving into the Mid-Atlantic states and New England as a tropical depression by the middle of next week. In South and North Carolina evacuated residents of coastal areas is just over 1.5 million people. River flooding may be worse than Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Forecasters are predicting that the storm will continue to weaken but still dump potentially record-breaking amounts of rain as it moves slowly inland.
It is expected to move across parts of south-eastern 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.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters).
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Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA previous year . He is now overseeing the preparations for Hurricane Florence , which is expected to hit the Southeast hard.
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