Hurricane Florence eye 10 miles from Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) —National Hurricane Center: Florence about to make landfall in N. Carolina causing life-threatening storm surge.
The National Hurricane Center says Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surges and hurricane force winds.
As of 6 a.m., Florence was 10 miles (20 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina. Its forward movement was 6 mph (9 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).
The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas.