Florence Makes Landfall Over North Carolina Sep 14, 2018

Early Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Cat-1 hurricane over the N Carolina coast. The storm’s eye passed right over Topsail Beach, that’s between Wilmington and Jacksonville, with 90 mph winds and heavy rain.

 

Flooding is a huge concern with this slow moving storm. Heavy rain continues to fall over the Carolinas along with a threat for continued storm surge.

Florence Makes Landfall Over North Carolina

Wave heights remain high along the N Carolina coast today, forecast to reach up to around 25′. They subside and turn a focus to the S Carolina coast Saturday with forecast heights of about 15′.

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The storm will continue to slowly move inland this weekend bringing heavy rain and a flood threat into the start of the work week. Totals will be measured in feet for many areas after this storm is done.

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For Weather Nation: Meteorologist Emily Roehler

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