On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges were expected to spread inland.
By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster asked people to remain patient during a last-minute news conference before Hurricane Florence begins to impact the state.
As of 1 p.m. ET, more than a foot of rain had fallen in many towns in southeastern North Carolina. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave".
"And since we're already on high ground, those two things together kind of help insulate us a little more than, I would say, others", she said.
Storm surge was as high as 10 feet on the Neuse River, he said.
Parts of the Carolinas are expected to see 20 to 30 inches of rain over the next seven days. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline".
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest Florence update at 10am BST that a storm surge warning remained in effect for Myrtle Beach in SC to the Ocracoke Inlet in North Carolina, and for Pamlico Sound. Robert Faircloth has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina, for 62 years. "Not only that, but the wind field actually expands as the center of circulation starts to lose some intensity, you'll start to get hurricane force winds further out from the storm".
The center of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 7:15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
The US National Weather Service has released a flash flood warning as authorities were scrambling to reach almost 150 people now stranded.
Authorities warned, too, of risks of mudslides and environmental disasters from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.
Forecasters are predicting that the storm will continue to weaken but still dump potentially record-breaking amounts of rain as it moves slowly inland.
Coastal towns in the Carolinas were largely empty, and schools and businesses closed as far south as Georgia.
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The storm surge along the coast alone is expected to flood thousands of homes and businesses, Cooper said. Downpours and flooding would be especially severe, lasting for days, if the storm stalls over land.
The hurricane was moving northwest in the Atlantic at 15 miles per hour and was packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour . More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the "life-threatening" storm's path.
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He showed off all of his court-covering, foe-frustrating, defense-to-offense skills down the stretch on the way to his third U.S. I think that was one of the most important, so to say, moments and periods of my life, my tennis career, my development.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz tweeted to the president on Thursday: "Shame on you", including a picture of his tweet.
Outer rain bands approaching N. Carolina coast
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm.
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