Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina


Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning (US time) with wind speeds reaching a vicious 90 miles per hour (144kmph), according to local media reports.

The category 1 storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, east of Wilmington.

CNN reported that extremely heavy rainfall has persisted for most parts of Thursday and Friday with three inches of rain being dumped every hour across the American state. It also reported that many people are still waiting to be rescued as officials brace for enormous destruction and possible human tragedy.

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