“This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”
As people dashed to get out of danger when Hurricane Florence hit eastern parts of the United States, some animals were sadly left behind.
US officials are about to begin distributing food, water and other supplies to the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, which remains mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.
Flood waters are continuing to rise and rain is still falling in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in the US.
Officials in the US plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.
Catastrophic flooding from Florence has spread across parts of the US, with roads cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighbourhoods miles inland.
A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house in North Carolina are among several deaths caused by Florence, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Florence has killed a mother and child in North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence is “wreaking havoc” along the US coast and could wipe out entire communities, North Carolina’s governor has warned.
Hurricane Florence has hit the US coast leaving streets inundated with ocean water and tens of thousands of homes without power.
Hurricane Florence has brought turbulent weather, power outages and flooding to the US east coast – but it’s also proved an opportunity for one weather station to show off a little bit.
Hurricane Florence has already inundated streets on the US east coast with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power amid fears the storm will bring “catastrophic” freshwater flooding over parts of the Carolinas.
US authorities have warned of “catastrophic” freshwater flooding as Hurricane Florence hits America’s east coast. Forecasters say the combination of a life-threatening storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland.
Hurricane Florence has inundated US coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulking storm slogs inland.
Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast on Thursday, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 mph winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.
US emergency officials have warned “time is running out” for people to escape from Hurricane Florence as outer bands of wind and rain began lashing North Carolina.
Outer bands of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence have begun lashing North Carolina as the monster storm moves nearer to the coast.
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm, US officials said.
Hurricane Florence has more than 10 million people in its crosshairs as the monster storm closes in on the US East Coast with uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swathe of the country.
Residents along a large swathe of the US coastline have fled their homes as forecasters warned Hurricane Florence could stay just offshore for days before pushing inland.
Americans have been invited to shoot “guns at Hurricane Florence” in a bizarre event designed to scare the storm away.
Hurricane Florence is expected to strengthen into a near-Category 5 storm as it approaches the US where 1.7 million people have been warned to get out of the way.
The rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States later this week, possibly as a category 4.