Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall On North Carolina Coast

NEW BERN, N.C. — Rescue operations are underway this morning in New Bern after Hurricane Florence made landfall along the coast.

More than 100 people are trapped in their homes because of the flooding.

The Neuse River flooding has gotten worse since yesterday. Parts of New Bern are already underwater.

People needing to be rescued are sharing their address on social media. Some say they are trapped in their attics or on the roofs of their homes.

Two hundred people have already been rescued so far.

More than 400,000 people across North Carolina are without power.

New Hanover County where Florence came ashore is the worst. Just over 94,000 people are in the dark in the county. Carteret County also has more than 20,000 outages.

Hurricane Florence even took out a gas station one of the busiest streets in Wilmington. Crews are on scene trying to secure the pumps.

Hurricane Florence officially made landfall on Wrightsville Beach around 6:30 a.m. Friday with wind gusts over 90 mph. Rainfall has totaled already to 20 inches and more is expected.