Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

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As of the 7:45 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the storm's center made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Tomorrow, forecasters expect it to climb over nine feet.

"Some say North Carolina is getting a break, but we are on the wrong side of this story", he said.

In New Bern, North Carolina, where the Neuse and Trent rivers intersect, around 200 people were rescued after being stranded in their homes overnight, according to Mayor Dana Outlaw.

The surge left the pier in tatters and damage across town.

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Roy Cooper said another person was killed in Lenoir County, reports WTVD. "It's been occurring all night".

Journalist Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) tweeted: "This @weatherchannel visualization of storm surge is an unbelievable and sobering use of technology to show what hurricanes like Florence can do".

Florence will likely weaken as it moves inland, especially on Saturday (Sept. 15) as it moves over SC, according to National Hurricane Center predictions.

For more on Hurricane Florence, visit the FOX 46 Resource Center. Ken Graham, the NHC's director, warned the slow pace of the storm exacerbated its danger even to areas outside its immediate path.

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Hurricane Florence won't just leave fallen trees and flooded streets in its wake.

During the day a faulty rain gauge briefly caused inaccurate rain estimates - some as high as 30 inches - which the National Weather Service quickly corrected.

Some ignored warnings, choosing instead to hunker down at home and take their chances. More than 1.7 million were ordered to evacuate in advance of the storm. Before daybreak, resident Mitchell Foor arrived with a generator, cranking up the hotels ice and coffee machines.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", New Bern city officials said on Twitter.
Over 60 people had to be pulled out of a collapsing motel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and hundreds were saved as water levels rose. Water rescues were also underway, although it was hard to know how many had occurred.

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Rainfall also is swelling waterways: Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculated that 34 million people in the US are forecast to get at least 3 inches of rain from Hurricane Florence, with more than 5.7 million people probably getting at least a foot of rain. On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges were expected to spread inland.

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