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In photos: Hurricane Florence hammers the Carolinas

A sign for New Bern, North Carolina, almost under water.
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

North and South Carolina were hammered by Hurricane Florence after it made landfall on Friday. As of Saturday morning, at least seven have been killed as the storm continues its crawl along the coast.

The big picture: Axios' Andrew Freedman explains that the danger of Florence lies in "the surge and inland flooding from what is likely to be the worst tropical cyclone-related rainstorm in North Carolina history."

A volunteer carries a child through the water.
Volunteer Amber Hersel from the Civilian Crisis Response Team helps rescue 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie and her family. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
An abandoned mini van in North Carolina. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
A flooded street.
The Neuse River floods a street in North Carolina. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
A man and woman hold each other.
A father and daughter after learning friends were injured and later died when a tree fell on their house. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
An angel statue halfway under water.
Neighborhoods are flooded by Hurricane Florence. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Fire rescue workers wading through water.
Members of the Boone County Fire Rescue team check for occupants in a home surrounded by flood waters. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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