Hurricane Florence: See photos of the East Coast as storm strikes region
Posted: 7:38 AM, Sep 13, 2018
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<p>Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home September 14, 2018 in James City, United States. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers. </p>
People along the East Coast have prepared for Hurricane Florence's arrival — buildings are boarded up, gasoline pumps are secured, boats are out of the water ... the region has braced.
The massive storm is expected to make landfall in the early morning hours on Friday. But high winds and waves are already lashing the coast.
As of 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, the hurricane was a Category 2, with winds at 110 miles per hour.