Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of an environmental disaster from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.
While Florence's winds won't be as intense as first feared, the storm could dump as much as 3 feet of rain and generate storm surges as high as 13 feet in coastal areas, the weather service said.
Hurricane Florence slowed dramatically as it approached shallower waters along the coast, dropping from a Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour (209 km/h) winds on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to a Category 2 Thursday.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.
Donald Trump was to visit hurricane-hit zones "early to the middle of next week", the White House said, "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts". The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.
"You need to be prepared to be without power for weeks", Holding said, pointing out that Hurricane Fran knocked out power for two weeks and Hurricane Matthew left him without power for five days.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water.
Richmond, Va. -based Dominion Energy, which provides power in the northeastern corner of North Carolina, was reporting over 1,900 scattered outages.
Another moving photograph captured a K-9 handler giving his dog, Tag, fluids through an IV bag to keep him healthy while conducting important search and rescue work in Pembroke, North Carolina.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 36 trillion litres, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 25 centimetres.
Some of the worst flooding was in New Bern, where authorities were enforcing a curfew. More than 1.7 million were ordered to evacuate in advance of the storm. Almost 2,100 flights have been canceled through Saturday.
More than 60 people, including many children, were evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after strong winds collapsed part of the roof. "We got thrown into mailboxes, houses, trees", said Holt, who had stayed at home because of a doctor's appointment that was later cancelled.
Called "A Galaxy Event" and held on 11 October, the only official clue to what the device might be is the strapline " 4x fun ". Of course, we're talking about mid-range Samsung smartphones, which usually don't get confirmed for major Android OS updates.
Some of them have criticized Trump's tactics but many echo US complaints about Chinese market barriers and industrial strategy. Ultimately, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will likely need to haggle personally over any settlement, he said.
The decision brings the total to three games involving ranked teams that won't be played this weekend due to the Category 4 storm. Isaac became a tropical storm again approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene was veering northward, no threat to land.
Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. "A giant wave hit the small boats and debris hit people on the beach ", she said. O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach .
Five deaths in North Carolina have been linked to Hurricane Florence Friday, including a mother and baby who died in Wilmington . Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.
Hours before the storm made landfall September 14, workers at New Bern's WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 had to abandon their studio. At the Wilmington airport, the wind was measured at 105 miles per hour - the highest since 1958, Cooper said.
On Twitter on August 22, Trump wrote: "Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal ". While the president could free his former aide from federal convictions, the power does not extend to state crimes.
Weekly and daily "contracts" will be handed out, and players will have to track down an epic mercenary or ship to defeat. Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be released on October 5th with post launch content set to begin shortly after.
Coincidentally, Hoffman and Karlsson have an alleged connection that may have a played a role in their trades. In 627 career regular season games over nine seasons with Ottawa, he has tallied 126 goals and 518 points.
Osaka, now ranked seventh in the world, is aiming to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore at the end of the season. As Williams fell apart, Osaka showed maturity by staying cool to close out her maiden Grand Slam title.
The game announcements will be particularly poignant announcement for fans of the series' 16-bit golden age, back in the 1990s. As well as World of Final Fantasy Maxima , the Xbox One is getting Final Fantasy VII , IX, X, X-2 and XII.
If the project is successful, it would mark the first time someone has been to the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Musk announced the BFR in 2017 and has since gone on to state that it could be used for a wide array of purposes.
Tech giant unveils 3 new iPhone X versions, new Apple Watch
Similar to the iPhone X , the XR gets a notch which also houses the same advance sensors which enable Face ID authentication. The Cupertino-based company has positioned the iPhone XR as its budget offering and it comes with toned down specifications.
Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence
The city said early Friday that two out-of-state FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more teams were on the way. The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 miles per hour (144 kph) by nightfall.
Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge
Hurricanes and typhoons not only bring severe coastal flooding via storm surge-they create awful inland flooding as well. Almost 1.7m people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.
Tropical Storm Helene to pass near the Azores
While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland. Meteorologists are also keeping an eye on yet another tropical disturbance that's spinning in the western Gulf of Mexico.
70 fires and explosions erupt in MA
Teams of firefighters, police, and gas company workers were out in force overnight, shutting off gas to the 8,000 impacted homes. Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said that there were so many fires at a particular time that you could not even see the sky.
Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone Xr will start at $749
The thicker, less flexible LCD display panel results in slightly larger bezels all around the XR than on the OLED iPhones. The device kills the 3D touch feature but added some haptic feedback, so the screen vibrates a bit in response to touch.
Putin: Peace treaty first, N. islands later
Russian and Japanese foreign ministry officials said work on the future agreement would continue as usual. In September, 1951, the Soviet Union refused to sign the Peace Treaty of San Francisco with Japan.