Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina with dangerous storm surge, destructive winds

By Associated Press

By JONATHAN DREW

The Associated Press

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. Pieces of buildings ripped apart by the storm flew through the air.

Most ominously, forecasters said the terrifying onslaught would last for hours and hours because Florence was barely creeping along at 6 mph and still drawing [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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