Nearly 800,000 people are reported to be without power already in North Carolina, and officials have warned restoring electricity could take days or even weeks.
The US National Weather Service has released a flash flood warning as authorities were scrambling to reach almost 150 people now stranded. And a 77-year-old man died when he was knocked over by wind, he said.
"Our hearts go out to the families of those who died in this storm", Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press release. The destination for the crews is Camp McCrady, a National Guard training center in SC. A husband and wife died in a house fire linked to the storm, officials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate.
As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and surging seas, rescue crews used boats to reach scores of people besieged by rising waters along a river.
Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are hunkering down as the storm pummels North and SC, bringing catastrophic flooding and forceful, destructive winds. On the opposite hand, some salvage been peaceable of their properties when Florence struck on Friday.
The National Hurricane Center reported Florence had sustained winds of more than 144 km/h at landfall and was moving slowly westward.
At 5 p.m., Florence had been downgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.
Picture the entire state of Texas covered with roughly 4 inches of water: that's Florence's rainfall forecast over a week.
In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse.
The storm originally made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning as a category one hurricane. When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. That, in turn, could trigger epic flooding well inland.
"There is going to be a lot of rain". He said he had trimmed his own trees before the storm. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC.
Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled.
In some areas of southeastern North Carolina officials had measured rainfall totals exceeding 16 inches (41 centimeters), warning that some areas could see totals up to 40 inches.
It has now been downgraded to a tropical storm but continues to wreak havoc as heavy rain is flooding several areas in the south-west and winds continue to pull infrastructure apart.
Five deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people have been staying in emergency shelters.
The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Washington D.C., declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.
Crews from the city and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were working with citizen volunteers to get people to dry ground, Roberts said.
Still big: tropical-force winds extending out up to 175 miles from the center. But with half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it onshore.
Video below shows huge waves and storm surge crashing into a structure in North Topsail Beach. The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to overrun their banks, possibly flooding cities and towns.
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The National Hurricane Center said Monday that Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm and continuing to intensify. State government offices, including schools and medical facilities, will be closed in 26 counties , McMaster said.
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Hurricane Hazel came ashore at the South Carolina-North Carolina state line with winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) in 1954. The other storms Tropical Storm Isaac and Tropical Storm Helene are both expected to become hurricanes Sunday or Monday.
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