Hurricane Florence Reeking Major Havoc on North Carolina Coast

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence came in like a lion as it reached the North Carolina Coast.

enter site Storm surge waters from Hurricane Florence were spotted damaging beachfront homes north of Wilmington, North Carolina in Topsail Thursday evening.

According to weather experts, this is just the beginning of what could reach 9 to 11 feet of surges.

Police have suspended service in Morehead City and other coastal cities, warning any residents who remain in the evacuation zone that they will be without emergency services until the storm passes.

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  • Hurricane Florence Facts by the Numbers
  • 400 miles: the storm’s diameter, which is approximately the size of four Ohios put together
  • 110 mph: top expected wind speed when it makes landfall
  • 12 mph: speed the storm is moving
  • 40 inches: rainfall expected in hardest hit areas
  • 13 feet: predicted storm surge height
  • 1.7 million: people in evacuation zones
  • 5.25 million: people who live in affected areas
  • 4: number of category 3 of higher hurricanes that have made landfall between Norfolk, Va., and Savannah, Ga., since 1950
  • $10 million: amount recently diverted from FEMA to pay for ICE detention centers and deportation efforts
  • $30 billion: projected damages according to AccuWeather’s Joel Myers
  • $15-$20 billion: expected losses covered by insurance
  • 1,000: number of commercial flights canceled (with more expected)
Hurricane Florence Information
Virginia Department of Emergency Management on Twitter
North Carolina hurricane information
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
South Carolina hurricane information
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Georgia hurricane information
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Hurricane Florence shelter information
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