Video Extra: Florence makes landfall

Posted at 7:17 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 09:17:48-04

Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power.

The center of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about 7:15 a.m. EDT near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover almost all of the state in several feet of water.

National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear predicted Florence would drop up to eight months of rain in two or three days.