Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Blowing ashore with howling 155km/h winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster.

No storm-related deaths or serious injuries were reported in the hours immediately after Florence hit.

"The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said.

Forecasters say the center of Hurricane Florence is hovering just inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina.

"The sun rose this morning on an extremely risky situation and it's going to get worse", he said at a news conference in Raleigh.

The brunt of Hurricane Florence slammed North Carolina this morning with winds raging an astonishing 90 miles per hour (150 km/h), according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The newsroom of ABC affiliate WCTI12 in New Bern, North Carolina was evacuated while meteorologists were live on air covering Hurricane Florence.

Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and knocked out power to more than 840,000 homes and businesses, and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over, with the siege in the Carolinas expected to last all weekend. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh. More are on the way to help us.

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Florence's forward movement during the day slowed to a near-standstill - sometimes it was going no faster than a human can walk - and that enabled it to pile on the rain.

The outer bands of wind and rain caused by the storm were already lashing North Carolina on Thursday morning.

Twenty inches were reported by early Friday afternoon in the town of Oriental. We will have tropical storm force winds and rain and storm surge continues to be our main concern with extreme flooding.

Video reports from several towns in the Carolinas showed emergency personnel wading through rippling thigh-high floodwaters in residential neighborhoods.

Police said 150 to 200 residents have been rescued earlier on Friday and 150 or more were still awaiting rescue.

Hurricane Florence continues to drop category, but not unsafe, while hundreds of thousands of people try to get away from the coasts of the two Carolinas and Virginia. Restoring power to all customers could take weeks, it said.

Neighbour Adam Sparks said he noticed emergency responders arrive at the house across the street right around when his power went out and the storm was intensifying.

"The time to leave is running out, there will come a time when it will be too late and the rescue teams will not be able to come because they will also have to take refuge", warned South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

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