THE life-threatening hurricane, Florence, is expected to hover the Carolinas in the United States with torrential rains, high winds and massive coastal erosion.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 36 trillion litres, enough to cover the North Carolina to a depth of about 25 cm.
Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this video was recorded on the night of September 13.
One report was of a 10-foot surge in New Bern, North Carolina, the National Weather Service said. Their predictions call for moderate flooding at 43 rivers in North Carolina and SC within the next 12 hours.
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Coastal streets were inundated with ocean water, causing damage to dozens of homes and businesses, officials said.
The enduring Tropical Storm Helene is picking up speed and accelerating northward at 23 miles per hour with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.
WXII-TV reported that 150 people were waiting to be rescued from rising waters in the city New Bern.
The US National Hurricane Center described how winds of up to 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour were pummeling the state of North Carolina.
According to radar images as of 7 a.m., the storm's eye was drawing near the New Hanover-Pender County line. Six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave since the water was dropping by then.
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"We call them disasters because they break things", FEMA Administrator Brock Long told reporters while Florence was bearing down on the coastline.
Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the electricity went out.
More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
Corps staff worked with Army officials to review dams at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Jackson in SC to "ensure any effects of Florence on those dams are mitigated", said Ray Alexander, the Corps' inter-agency services chief. Fortunately for House, he says this storm should not be a devastating event for the beach town in terms of loss of life.
Unlike the island of Puerto Rico, where there was no land access, convoys of electrical fix vehicles from all over the country are driving into various points in the Southeastern U.S. - just outside where the "hurricane will have the most impact, ready to go in", Rapuano told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon.
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