Hurricane Florence is now on day 3 of causing flash floods and damaging winds across the Carolinas.
The downgraded category 2 storm (currently a tropical storm) first made landfall late Thursday night near Wrightsville Beach. While the storm hasn’t been as dramatic in terms of wind speed and structural damage as Hurricane Hugo or Matthew, it has already taken 5 lives, and over 360 people have had to be rescued from the town of New Bern, NC.
We put together this video from some of the most intense footage we found from around the Wilmington area;
Gov. Roy Cooper is still urging residents to be causious. In a recent statement, he said the worst might be yet to come and urged residents who had evacuated not to return home yet. He said forecasts predicted that the Cape Fear and Lumber rivers would rise “as high or even higher as in Hurricane Matthew,” which flooded similar parts of the state two years ago. “If the storm hasn’t reached you yet, it’s coming,” he said.