If you have been near a tv or internet the last 72 hours, you have probably heard about Hurricane Florence.
The category 1 Hurricane hit the coast of North Carolina around 7 AM Eastern Time on Friday Morning. Immediately the storm impacted the NC Coast. The storm first hit in New Bern immediately causing flooding and damage from the storm surges. Later in the afternoon, the storm headed towards Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. Later that night the storm headed south towards Myrtle Beach then went inland very slowly at 2 mph. As the storm moved slowly several of NC's main roads were cut off and cities were flooding. Later into the weekend, the storm was heading through The Carolinas heading towards the west to Charlotte. So far the death toll in The Carolinas is 23 people. Wilmington is completely cut off from the rest of the state as most of the major roads including Interstate 95 and Interstate 40 are flooded in areas. Military, civilian rescue groups and rescuers are still working to save trapped people and start recovery. People trying to reenter NC are being advised to detour around the state through Tennessee and Georgia as those are the
two border states that were not affected majorly by the storm.
This picture right here is one of the saddest. At this house, a tree fell killing a mother and baby and seriously injuring the father.
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Like I said. I understand when people can't leave but seriously go. I'm tired of people saying, "oh Irma was a 4 and it wasn't bad so I'm not leaving" Or, "fake news because the hurricane didn't affect me". You cannot tell what a storm is gonna do and just because one wasn't bad or didn't hurt you it doesn't mean the next won't be bad or that it didn't hurt someone else.
Exactly even people 200 miles inland were affected, got flooded, lost power, and 2 children who lived inland died from a falling tree and being swept away by flood waters. In fact the train derailment photo happened near Charlotte which is exactly 200 miles inland.