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Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

Unrelated to Florence, Conowingo Dam owner Exelon Corp. opened more than a dozen of the structure's floodgates Wednesday night and into Thursday.

"We expected it to strengthen and then as it approached the coast to weaken somewhat", Abrams says.

The storm surge - often the most perilous risk to life posed by any hurricane - is expected to inundate areas along the coast with saltwater that's 9-13 feet deep, from Cape Fear, N.C., to Cape Lookout, N.C.

"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves".

"Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to any potential impacts", the company said in a statement.

Florence is becoming more of a threat to more people - now including some in Georgia - in more ways.

Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm, but don't be fooled, it's still incredibly unsafe.

If the European model is true or the overall trend persists, University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said it "is exceptionally bad news, as it smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge". The Weather Channel reported the storm is likely to make landfall either tonight or Friday, after which it will stall over the Southeast, producing buckets of rain that could accumulate to risky amounts.

Florence's center will approach the North and SC coasts late Thursday and Friday.

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Heavy bands of rain and tropical storm force winds are sweeping across the barrier islands off North Carolina and along the southeastern coast of the state.

Storm surge is deadly. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers). "Your time is running out". The National Weather Service said about 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches.

"Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland", the briefing said.

Maryland's largest natural gas and electric company, BGE, said it was also preparing for the storm.

The storm is also predicted to bring historic rainfall of up to 35 inches to the Wilmington region. In some counties, almost 1 in 3 people live below the poverty line.

Calling the storm surge prediction "incredible", Graham said that because Florence will likely nudge its way onto the coast, giving its hurricane winds lots of time to force water inland, he wouldn't be surprised "to see storm surge a mile, a mile and a half inland - maybe even two miles or more, in some cases". "We're about to be in the thick of it".

Preceded first by the storm surge and the winds, heavy rains were picking up as of late Thursday afternoon, the beginning of an onslaught that for some areas may not relent for days.

To put the rain in perspective, Wilmington's three-day rainfall record was 19.66 inches set in 2010, said Jordan Baker, a meteorologist with the NWS Wilmington office.


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