Hurricane Florence Leaves More Than 400,000 Without Power In North Carolina

Boarded up storefronts preparing for Hurricane Florence

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The child's father was transported to a hospital with injuries, according to Wilmington police. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said.

FEMA Associate Administrator Jeffrey Byard told All Things Considered host Audie Cornish that Florence "presents a lot of challenges", citing the expected storm surge of 9 to 13 feet in some areas in particular.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect for South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. "We're going to make it through this because we're going to stick together and we're going to work together".

A woman named Bree tweeted: "If anybody could help. our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic".

Florence's storm surge and the prospect of 1 to 3½ feet of rain were considered a bigger threat than its winds, which dropped off from an alarming 140 miles per hour earlier in the week. In the Philippines, evacuations were under way with Super Typhoon Mangkhut expected to hit on Saturday in an area impacting an estimated 5.2 million people. "We have started to see the water recede".

The National Weather Service said 14 to 15 inches of rain has already fallen north of Swansboro, North Carolina. Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from its center.

By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 193km/h, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 225km/h earlier in the week.

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Besides federal and state emergency crews, they were being helped by volunteers from the so-called "Cajun Navy" who also turned up in Houston during Hurricane Harvey to carry out water rescues.

North Carolina's governor's office said a third person was killed while plugging in a generator. Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by the slow-moving storm is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland". At 5:30 a.m. a reporter in a downtown hotel here in Wilmington heard the signature hurricane sound - a low, heavy humming combined with an nearly musical high note.

Wind speeds are kicking up far from the coast in central SC as Hurricane Florence slowly makes its way along the coast.

More than a dozen other federal agencies are involved in the preparation efforts, underscoring what's at stake for the region's residents and the Trump administration.

"Very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and feared splintering trees would pummel her house.

"This is an uninvited brute that just won't leave", he told NBC.

They have made clear that this event is all about the water - which the storm has delivered in devastating quantity. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington.

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". "For overall damage, it would be hard, at the end of the day, I think, to find a rival for this storm". Five hundred National Guard troops had responded to calls by 11 a.m. Friday.

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