Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.

Hurricane Florence continues to assault North and SC in the USA, with five persons reported dead on Friday night due to powerful, gusting winds and extremely heavy rain. A woman in Pender County, North Carolina, died from a heart attack after calling emergency services, as paramedics could not reach her because of fallen trees.

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords, while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said.

Firefighters and rescue crews pray in front of a home after removing a resident trapped inside during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.

The storm's movement, not its strength, has forecasters and officials anxious. On the mainland in New Bern, authorities said more than 100 people had to be saved from floods and that the downtown area was underwater.

The town's public information officer, Colleen Roberts, told CNN that 150 more people were awaiting rescue and that citizens were going out in their boats to help.

New Bern resident Latasha Jones is one of the more fortunate ones.

"The way our house sits, it's elevated".

More than 4,40,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said.

Forecasters say Florence is now a tropical storm but will continue to threaten North and SC with powerful winds and catastrophic freshwater flooding.

Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving five people dead before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.

Related News:

  • Typhoon Mangkhut Death Toll Mounts As Dozens Of Bodies Pulled From Landslide

    Typhoon Mangkhut Death Toll Mounts As Dozens Of Bodies Pulled From Landslide

    The storm made landfall in the Guangdong city of Taishan at 5 p.m., packing wind speeds of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour. In nearby Macau, severe flooding was reported and the enclave's casinos shuttered for the first time in history.
    Apple scrubs most references to AirPower from its website

    Apple scrubs most references to AirPower from its website

    Apple is rumoured to have gone back to the drawing board with the AirPower, and the charging mat may not see a launch very soon. The wireless charger emits too much heat which affects the charging rates of the devices placed on top of it.
    Josh Gordon rumors: Patriots reportedly close to deal for troubled wide receiver

    Josh Gordon rumors: Patriots reportedly close to deal for troubled wide receiver

    If Gordon lands in New England and can stay on the field - and that's a big "if" - he could be an instant threat for the Patriots. Later, various reports indicated the team hoped to trade the talented but troubled wide receiver sooner rather than later.
  • America needs to hear from Christine Blasey Ford

    America needs to hear from Christine Blasey Ford

    The Republican leader criticized Democrats for sitting on the information during weeks of debate on Kavanaugh's nomination. Tillis, a member of the Judiciary Committee, told CBS on Sunday that Republicans will "take a look" at Ford's allegation.
    Chris Smalling England snub for World Cup motivates me at Manchester United

    Chris Smalling England snub for World Cup motivates me at Manchester United

    They have got a Superman in goal but with the guys in front of him there are inconsistencies in terms of personnel every week. When asked about the team's mentality, Chris said: "I think it has definitely come together in the last couple of games".
    Leaders of two Koreas parade through Pyongyang ahead of nuclear talks

    Leaders of two Koreas parade through Pyongyang ahead of nuclear talks

    But no details were agreed and Washington and Pyongyang have sparred since over what that means and how it will be achieved. Other issues on Moon's agenda will be improving inter-Korean ties and easing military tensions on the peninsula.
  • Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

    Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

    China has vowed to retaliate further against any new USA tariffs, with state-run media arguing for an aggressive "counterattack". But the adjustments did little to appease technology and retail groups who argued that the tariffs would hit consumers hard.
    Flood waters rise, 13 kills in Carolina

    Flood waters rise, 13 kills in Carolina

    In Goldsboro, home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, roads that frequently flood were already closed Saturday by rushing water. The White House said President Donald Trump approved making federal funding available in some affected counties.
    Apple releases iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12

    Apple releases iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12

    It's really up to the developers to maintain and update their apps, so there is nothing you can do directly to fix the issue. To add to that, the company is making it possible to schedule Do Not Disturb, with added controls to the feature.
  • Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

    Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

    Government officials said 54 people died and 42 were missing, including 33 miners who were killed in a landslide at a mining site. More than 60 people have been killed , mostly in landslides triggered by heavy rains, with the majority in Benguet province.
    Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    The restaurant owner told him personally he was no longer allowed to eat there due to his appetite. He added: "I myself am dead after 13 plates, but he always took five or seven plates at a time".
    Brett Cullen Cast as Thomas Wayne in 'The Joker'

    Brett Cullen Cast as Thomas Wayne in 'The Joker'

    ComicBook.com broke the story about Cullen's casting, but the news has not yet been officially verified by Warner Bros. Early word suggests that Joker's tone is being compared to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy .


Most liked

USA imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China
American businesses have come out strongly against the tariffs, saying they have the potential of raising retail prices. Canada , for instance, imposes high tariffs on some imported dairy products as part of price supports for its farmers.

Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' after husband Les Moonves exits CBS
Moonves, CBS' longtime CEO, was sacked on September 9 after a second wave of sexual misconduct allegations came to light. Chen has been a moderator of The Talk since it made its debut as part of CBS' daytime programming block in October 2010.

U.S. imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China
By imposing such a tariff, the official said, the USA is not trying to constrain China's growth. China wants talks based on 'mutual trust, ' said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang.

The Conners Spoilers: Roseanne Barr Reveals Roseanne With Die From an Overdose
Now, the actress/comedian has revealed how she thinks the studio may go about putting the nail in her character's coffin, as well. That being said, Barr chose to spoil it for everybody by revealing what happens to her character. 'Oh ya, they killed her.

Trump orders Justice Dept
The declassification of the documents was quickly praised by Trump allies in Congress and attacked by Democrats. It's not yet clear when and how the declassified documents and texts will be released .

The Walk to End Alzheimers comes to Ardmore
The event is not just about raising money for Alzheimer's research and programs... it's about building a community of support. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is sponsored nationally by Edward Jones Investments and locally by Piqua Manor and Garbry Ridge.

Sinemia's $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole
When you get to the movie, you have to check in using the app to confirm that you are actually the one using that purchased ticket.

Emmy Winner Glenn Weiss Proposes To Girlfriend During Acceptance Speech
On Monday, at the 2018 Emmys , Glenn Weiss won the award for Directing for a Variety Special for his work on the Oscars . It was, well, an award-winning moment. "This is the ring that my dad put on my mom's finger 67 years ago", said Weiss.

'Syria intercepts missiles attacking Latakia from sea'
The Observatory said at the time that the September 4 attacks were believed aimed at Iranian military posts. Local media have reported the large explosion and a power outage in the surrounding area.

Benoit Paire, Lucas Pouille give France control in Davis Cup semis
Carreno Busta was completely unsettled and started to make too many unforced errors in the second set as Paire jumped to 5-0. Paire held his serve then produced aggressive returns and converted his first set point with a drop-shot volley.

Born Afghan refugees to be granted nationality
The allegations are at the center of bilateral political tensions. "Nothing has come from the government's (Pakistan) side". We continue to subject these people to unfair treatment", he said.

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay
Mr Kavanaugh, 53, was questioned during four days of hearings at the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, which are now complete. The letter's contents leaked last week and Ford identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday.

Meghan Markle backs Grenfell fire charity cookbook
It's clear the woman and their cookbook means a great deal to the now-Duchess of Sussex. Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Chrissy Teigen Finally Reveals How To Say Her Last Name
And now Chrissy's gotten so used to the new incorrect pronunciation that she's started believing it's actually her name. In case you need a second opinion, Chrissy's mom Vilailuck can be heard bellowing her confirmation off-camera.

Seahawks final injury report for Chicago Bears game
The Seahawks conducted plenty of research before signing Mychal Kendricks , according to coach Pete Carroll. Mack led the attack with one sack, a quarterback hit and a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown.