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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Storm clouds over Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina around 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning. The storm's eye crossed the coast near Wrightsville Beach.

What's next: Florence is expected to move further inland across southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina today and Saturday. Heavy rain, inland flooding and storm surge flooding will continue through the weekend. Axios' Andrew Freedman reported that there "are no historical analogs for Florence. Its forecast track is unprecedented, and its array and magnitude of threats are as well."

The latest:

  • More than 430,000 North and South Carolina residents had lost power by Friday morning, per CNN.
  • More than 100 people in New Bern, North Carolina, were in need of rescue after Florence hit, the Washington Post reports.

Go deeper: The ties between Hurricane Florence and climate change

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