Photos and videos show the flooding and devastation as Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina

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Hurricane Florence has arrived in the US, lashing the East Coast with torrential rain, high winds, and massive floods.

Almost 300,000 people in North Carolina and South Carolina have lost power, with power companies expecting millions more to do so.

One hundred and fifty people in New Bern, North Carolina, are also trapped and awaiting government assistance.

Scroll down to see what the hurricane’s impact looks like on the ground.

This was Wilmington, North Carolina, as the most ferocious part of the storm passed over on Friday morning.

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#Wilmington currently in the eyewall of #Florence – winds gusting 90+ mph

The canopy of this BP petrol station in Topsail Beach, NC, was completely blown away.

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Gas station canopy goes flying as Hurricane #Florence nears landfall along the Carolina coast.

This video, taken in Belhaven, NC on Thursday, shows water levels from the Pungo River reaching as high as people’s windows.

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Hurricane Florence @ midnight 9.13.18
Pungo River is raging across Belhaven, NC
Stay safe y’all!

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Source:: Businessinsider – Life


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