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The Cape Fear River was expected to crest at 62 feet early Wednesday at Fayetteville, North Carolina, prompting officials to close a bridge leading out of the city after asking people to evacuate. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late Tuesday evening carrying fuel, transportation workers and supplies to the Wilmington area.

SOURCE: Topix.com

A crew from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia conducted a “familiarization” flight over the Myrtle Beach area on Sunday, September 16, to prepare for any rescue missions for which they may be called to. Eugene Tomlinson and his son Bert talk about why they chose to ride out Hurricane Florence in their Southport, NC home, Sept.

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Duke Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel. The plant has declared an “unusual event,” the lowest level of nuclear emergency, as required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said NRC spokesman Joey Ledford.

SOURCE: Topix.com

Customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities in all of Boiling Spring Lakes, all of St. James, all of Southport, all of Caswell Beach, along George II Highway area and along all of the Long Beach Road need to boil all water for human consumption until further notice. The utility said main line breaks and flooding from Hurricane Florence was causing a low-pressure in these areas, potentially leading to back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

SOURCE: Topix.com

Florence made landfall Friday morning over Wrightsville Beach and has since slowed down to a crawl – literally – at 2 mph you can walk faster than Florence was moving Saturday morning. It's that slow movement that is making Florence such an intense and prolonged threat to the Carolinas, despite having weakened slightly to a tropical storm by Friday afternoon.

SOURCE: Topix.com

Hurricane Florence, a potentially devastating Category 2 hurricane is on track to make landfall in the Carolinas sometime within 24 hours after this morning, Thursday, September 13. With winds up to 130 miles per hour, Florence could be the most powerful storm to hit so far north in the United States – ever. Tropical Storm Isaac, and Hurricane Helene are fast on her heels .

SOURCE: Topix.com

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