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Photos and videos show the flooding and devastation as Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina – Tech – Pulselive.co.ke

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Hurricane Florence has arrived in the US, lashing the East Coast with torrential rain, high winds, and massive floods.

Almost 300,000 people in North Carolina and South Carolina have lost power, with power companies expecting millions more to do so.

One hundred and fifty people in New Bern, North Carolina, are also trapped and awaiting government assistance.

Scroll down to see what the hurricane’s impact looks like on the ground.

This was Wilmington, North Carolina, as the most ferocious part of the storm passed over on Friday morning.

The canopy of this BP petrol station in Topsail Beach, NC, was completely blown away.

This video, taken in Belhaven, NC on Thursday, shows water levels from the Pungo River reaching as high as people’s windows.

Journalists reporting on the hurricane were also lashed by the winds and rain.

Water from the Neuse River has toppled the banks and swallowed up multiple streets in New Bern, North Carolina.


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Water from the Neuse River has toppled the banks and swallowed up multiple streets in New Bern, North Carolina.

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

New Bern has been hit hard. As of 3:30 a.m. local time Friday, some 150 people in the city were trapped and waiting for help.


The Trent Court public housing apartments in New Bern are flooded after the Neuse River topped its banks during Hurricane Florence.play

The Trent Court public housing apartments in New Bern are flooded after the Neuse River topped its banks during Hurricane Florence.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Read more: Hurricane Florence has 150 trapped, stranded as flood waters swallow small North Carolina town

This basketball court in New Bern was completely flooded.


A flooded basketball court in New Bern, North Carolina, on September 13.play

A flooded basketball court in New Bern, North Carolina, on September 13.

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Floods around the city have come up to people’s hips.


Floods around the city have come up to people's hips.play

Floods around the city have come up to people’s hips.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Michael Nelson, who lives in New Bern, is floating in a makeshift boat of metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River flooded his street.


Michael Nelson, who lives in New Bern, is floating in a makeshift boat of metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River flooded his street.play

Michael Nelson, who lives in New Bern, is floating in a makeshift boat of metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River flooded his street.

(Getty)

You can see his makeshift boat a little clearer here as he wades through his street late Thursday night.


You can see his makeshift boat a little clearer here as he wades through his street late Thursday night.play

You can see his makeshift boat a little clearer here as he wades through his street late Thursday night.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Some people are evacuating their houses. This man loads his belongings in his car as he evacuates his house in New Bern.


Some people are evacuating their houses. This man loads his belongings in his car as he evacuates his house in New Bern.play

Some people are evacuating their houses. This man loads his belongings in his car as he evacuates his house in New Bern.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Others around the state are taking shelter. As of Friday morning, some 12,000 North Carolinians have gone to stay in shelters as they brace for Florence to make landfall.


People at a Red Cross shelter before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13.play

People at a Red Cross shelter before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13.

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

At least 280,000 people are without power in North Carolina and South Carolina. Power companies expect millions more to lose power, and say restoration could take weeks.

Source: WRAL-TV

The armed forces are also on hand to help out.


A US serviceman walks by a flooded park in New Bern, North Carolina, on Thursday.play

A US serviceman walks by a flooded park in New Bern, North Carolina, on Thursday.

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

The Alaska Air National Guard has also sent pararescuers to help out. Here they are waiting to be dispatched earlier this week.


Pararescue personnel from the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, and California ANG's 131st Rescue Squadron, 129th Rescue Wing, settle into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Florence rescue efforts on September 12.play

Pararescue personnel from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, and California ANG’s 131st Rescue Squadron, 129th Rescue Wing, settle into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Florence rescue efforts on September 12.

(Staff Sgt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel/U.S. Army National Guard/Handout via REUTERS)

Store owners have boarded up their windows and left sandbags in front of door frames to limit the damage.


A store on the Washington, North Carolina, on Thursday. Graffiti on the board of this store in Washington, North Carolina, says: "Just go with the Flo."play

A store on the Washington, North Carolina, on Thursday. Graffiti on the board of this store in Washington, North Carolina, says: “Just go with the Flo.”

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


A store in Washington, North Carolina, put dozens of sandbags in front of its doors and windows.play

A store in Washington, North Carolina, put dozens of sandbags in front of its doors and windows.

(Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)



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