Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Storm as Rescue Teams Work to Save the Trapped

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PEOPLE.com—The center of Hurricane Florence‘s eye made landfall around 7:15 a.m. EST Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach on the North Carolina coastline, leaving first responders rushing to rescue residents stranded by relentless rains, dangerous 10-foot storm surges, and 90-mph winds. The slow-moving storm, which was originally projected as a Category 4 hurricane, hit as Category 1 storm, CNN reported — just like Hurricane Sandy did back in 2012. More than 100 people have already been saved from the...

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina as Category 1 storm. Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, early Friday morning, as the Category 1 storm battered the coast with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains that officials warned could trigger catastrophic floods.