Hurricane Florence Comes Ashore As Category 1 Storm

 Friday, September 14, 2018


Hurricane Florence is making landfall in North Carolina, creeping ashore at 6 mph — but bringing winds of 90 mph, a massive storm surge, and a rain system that will soak much of the state and South Carolina for days. Forecasters warn of "life —threatening, catastrophic flash flooding." Florence’s eyewall reached shore near Wilmington, N.C., just before 6 a.m. ET Friday morning; more than an hour and a half later, the National Hurricane Center announced that it had "finally" made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, with 7:15 the official time of arrival. The news came more than 10 hours after the storm began punishing the coastal area with sustained hurricane force winds, the hurricane center said.