Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina

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Hurricane Florence arrived on North Carolina’s Atlantic coast early Friday, triggering a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and tearing apart buildings with strong winds and heavy downpours.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence made landfall near the town of Wrightsville Beach, nearly 10 kilometers east of the city of Wilmington, with maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 150 kilometers per hour.