At a Glance
Florence is expected to crawl near or along the coast of the Carolinas through Friday.
This will produce catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding.
Life-threatening storm surge is likely occurring in eastern North Carolina.
Hurricane-force winds are occurring in eastern North Carolina.
Hurricane and storm surge warnings have been issued.
Florence's remnant will linger in parts of the East into early next week.
Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, Friday morning and continues to spread heavy rain and strong winds into the Carolinas, before kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.
Florence made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, at 7:15 a.m. EDT with maximum sustained winds around 90 mph.
The eyewall, the worst part of Florence, near the coast of southeastern North Carolina and is only the beginning of what could be a record-wet siege from a tropical cyclone in parts of the Tar Heel State.