Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

Florence remains a Category 1 storm, and it's spinning hurricane-force winds up to 35 miles from its center. A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house.

"WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington".

The hospital said it has received three injured patients. "We've been watching trees being torn down and our backyard fence get ripped apart all morning from the winds", Cellucci said, describing what she's seen the category storm due just around her own property. As Cooper said, "There's nowhere for the water to go".

Hurricane Florence has barrelled into the Carolina coast and moved inland, knocking down trees, overflowing rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leading to the death of five people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.

The Weather Channel reported a 10.1-foot storm surge in New Bern on Friday morning.

The governor said half a million people in North Carolina were without power and the Neuse River had seen storm surge as high as 10 feet. In South and North Carolina evacuated residents of coastal areas is just over 1.5 million people. "You're going to have flooding miles and miles inland", the center's director, Ken Graham, said. A nuclear power plant in Brunswick, NC, has shut operations.

Duke said it has 20,000 workers, including workers from utilities in other states and Canada, ready to restore power when it is safe to do so.

"The only difference is, back then it was within 14 days", he said.

The rainfall is forecast to reach up to 40 inches in some areas over the next several days.

One of the rescuers in New Bern was Jason Weinmann, a retired Marine who has a military troop transport vehicle he bought at a government auction.

Saturday night, state and county officials confirmed more deaths, including three people in Duplin County, who died in floodwaters.

"It was pretty bad".

At 2:30 a.m. ET on Friday, the City of New Bern tweeted out: "Currently ~ 150 awaiting rescue in New Bern". "We are stuck in the attic".

The water was as high as street signs, and "we have no way to get to them", Dunn told ABC News Friday morning.

Videos on social media show the water reaching the windows of some houses in the Belhaven area.

She estimated 441,000 people have already evacuated because of the storm.

She succeeded - staying awake all night, retying broken dock lines in howling winds.

Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.

Flash flood warnings are posted across North Carolina and the worst is yet to come.

North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers were sent to a home along the 100 block of El Nora Lane in Otway, North Carolina, on Friday in reference to two deaths there.

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