Florence started hitting the Carolina coast yesterday afternoon, but there were power outages and floods before she hit land. New Bern was experiencing flooding it had never seen before, forcing anyone left in the town to run for safety. Almost 100,000 people in North Carolina were without power, with the highest number of outages reported in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow and Pamlico counties with the number constantly growing. The storm is making landfall this morning and moving down to South Carolina on Saturday. We will continue to get rain throughout the weekend with a likely chance of high winds. More than 12,000 people have been evacuated and are chilling at 126 shelters scattered throughout the state. We have a tropical storm warning in motion now and the Triangle could see up to 7 inches of rain. Stay off the roads, and stay safe y’all!
By: The Point Staff
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