Up to 1.7m residents on the eastern seaboard have been scrambling to evacuate their homes as government officials warned the hurricane would deliver a "Mike Tyson punch" to South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Roy Cooper urged residents in evacuation areas of his state to get out while they still can.
The powerful hurricane bearing down on the east coast of the United States has led airlines to cancel more than 1,245 flights and waive change fees for travellers affected by the storm, USA Today reports. We are more inland from the coast.
Storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski tweeted at around 1:30 p.m. that storm surge slammed North Topsail beach.
Kaplan has been working with emergency managers in North Carolina and school administrators in Boston and Charlotte to coordinate the university's response. But the restaurant had locked its doors only to comply with a police order.
"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said.
As of 10am Thursday (local time), Florence's top winds were 177km/h, and it was marching northwest at16km/h, about 257km east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 329km east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 miles per hour (155 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.
On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. Noting the heavy bands on the hurricane's northeast quadrant, he added, "We are on the bad side of this storm".
As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Florence packs sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.
Nevertheless, torrential rain will be moving ashore Thursday, continuing into Friday, and dumping one or perhaps even two feet of rain in some areas.
Salvo, NC to North Carolina/Virginia Border: 2-4′. When Hurricane Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear in 1999 as a Category 2 storm, bloated carcasses of hundreds of thousands of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a nose-stinging soup of fecal matter, pesticides, fertilizer and gasoline so toxic that fish flopped helplessly to escape it.
Cramer says they are expecting ocean water to flow over the sand dunes and bring sand into the town.
In addition, the threat of storm surges looms for areas in the path of the storm, meaning life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland is possible. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath.
While most have left, House said that a few remained and that there were some "incidents" overnight.
According to a report by the news agency Associated Press, Hurricane Florence threatens to cause historic flooding and blow catastrophic winds.
"This time it's important. We are totally prepared", Trump said at the White House. "Gracious heavenly father God, just with those in the flood zone, may the damage not be so much", they prayed.
Bird was ordered to not have any contact with the alleged victim or any witnesses, and he must stay away from her college. Before the arraignment, Bird had been in custody in a hospital, where he received a psychological evaluation.
Under the Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act of 2006, cellphone users can not opt out of the presidential alerts. The new system was ordered by former President Barack Obama to alert citizens about extreme weather events and terrorism.
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In North Carolina , at least five deaths are related to the storm - but "several others are under investigation", Cooper said. Ocean water flowed between homes and on to streets on the Outer Banks; waves crashed against wooden fishing piers.
Front St!" The White House said yesterday President Donald Trump had approved making federal funding available in some counties. The operations were made more perilous by fallen trees and power lines; officials didn't expect power to be restored for weeks.
Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon . He had been ruled out for their Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury.
When: While Florence's wind speeds have dropped to 105 miles per hour Thursday morning, it remains a massive and powerful storm. Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says.
If the goal is to restrict e-cigarettes, he said, then one option is to make them more expensive. "They're now on notice". Vaping - much like any new technology - tends to drive people insane , especially if they don't understand it.
Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound. Saffo said it could be longer than two weeks before power is fully restored. "We all know that".
When a storm is completely devastating, Waffle House will close, usually because the building has been destroyed. The sooner restaurants, grocery stores, and banks re-open - the sooner the local economy and recovery restart.
However, Mr Coats said the order is also aimed at other countries, which pose the biggest cyber threats. Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation .
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The storm has fueled concern about Guangdong's sugar output, with China sugar futures rising last week on fears for the cane crop. In Fujian province and elsewhere, tens of thousands of fishing boats returned to port and construction work came to a stop.
Forecasters say the storm is likely to remain constant in strength, weakening only after the center of the storm moves inland. Ireland is expected to endure the worst of the storm, while Wales and the Cornish peninsula will bear its brunt in England.
Cueller did say that authorities have "very strong evidence" to link Ortiz to the crimes, and called him a "serial killer". All five women worked as prostitutes. "I extend my condolences to the families of the victims during this hard time".
We don't know exactly in the moment. "This type of game shows you that we need to improve if we want to contend for the title". However, Liverpool preserved their ideal start with five wins from five after coming through arguably their biggest test yet.
It depends on how I feel physically and mentally. "But we will see how thing go in two years and take it all from there". Apart from Manchester City , clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea are strongly challenging for the trophy this season.
OPEC member states joined other countries by cutting oil production almost two years ago in an effort to push prices back up. It expects demand growth of 1.41 million barrels a day in 2019, revising downwards previous projections by 20,000 bpd.
General view of a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria , in San Juan , Puerto Rico , on September 23, 2017. Ryan added: "This was a devastating storm that hit an isolated island and that's really no one's fault".
Six percent said they remain undecided, while 7 percent said they would not vote for either candidate from the two major parties. Even so, Republican lawmakers and strategists hope a new tax debate will amplify the party's upbeat economic message.
People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. On top of the potentially destructive hurricane, forecasters also put parts of North Carolina on tornado watch.