5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

"You come with what you can carry, and you're welcome".

A friend later tweeted that the woman and her family had been rescued.

Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, delivered enough of a punch to SC that Myrtle Beach is expected to be cut off from the rest of the state indefinitely, MSNBC reported Friday.

The hurricane was also deadly, killing four people.

A mother and infant were killed by a fallen tree on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to local police. The father was also home, and he was taken to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Preliminary reports show more than 30 inches of rain in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

Soon afterwards, the administration of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said that a 78-year-old man died of electrocution as he was attempting to connect a power generator, while media reported that a 77-year-old man was killed after a gust of wind knocked him to the ground. At that time, Florence was a Category 1 storm but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.

The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning.

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic inland flooding.

A woman named Bree tweeted: "If anybody could help. our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic".

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus predicted that Florence will be a 1,000-year rainfall event for portions of North Carolina and that it could pan out to be the heaviest rainstorm to hit the East Coast in history.

"Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

Power outages increased throughout Friday. It's since slowed down even more than it had been - moving west at just 2 miles per hour.

Emergency officials warned residents that the peril had probably not passed, as the storm continued to dump torrential rain.

"It's a very tough morning for the first responders here in Wilmington and a sad story to start off this hurricane situation", said Pruitt.

He urged residents not to return to their homes to check the damage to their property. During the course of Hurricane Florence the ministry plans to feed the neighborhood three meals a day until it runs out of food or power.

"It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". The crews tried to move the debris with a front loader, but a tree went through the windshield, causing further delays, the officials said. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington.

"Our hearts go out to the families of those who died in this storm", Cooper said in a statement.

Hurricanes usually drive people away from Florida, but Florence is making the Sunshine State into a refuge for people from the Carolinas.

The personnel combined with other agencies to form the Tennessee EMS Ambulance Strike Team and the TEMA-Middle Tennessee Fire Chiefs swift-water rescue team.

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