Hurricane Florence: Sea Levels Rise By 3 Metres In North Carolina

The center of Hurricane Florence has smashed into North Carolina with a storm surge of up to 10 feet that has pushed miles inland and screaming winds of 90 mph.

At least 12,000 people sought refuge in shelters in North Carolina and nearly 300,000 customers were reported to be without power as the outer band of the storm approached.

Even before Florence hit land, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported ‘life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds’ along the coast of the Carolinas leaving coastal streets inundated with ocean water.

A resident in New Bern, North Carolina, filmed the inside of their flooded home showing ocean water lapping at their feet as Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday