Hurricane Florence Live Stream: Watch as Storm Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence was poised to make landfall in North Carolina early Friday morning. The eyewall of the storm reached the coast by 6 a.m. Eastern time, the National Hurricane Center said in an update.

WSMV-TV offered a live stream of the storm from the South Carolina coast. WKYC offered a number of live streams from various places on the Carolina coasts. The Charlotte Observer also offered a number of ways to watch the storm as it approached, as did WJHL-TV.

See the latest updates on Hurricane Florence’s track and more here.

Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, packing winds of 90 miles per hour as it approached land. Despite the weakening winds, authorities warned the storm still had the potential to bring life-threatening and catastrophic flooding and storm surges.

More than 320,000 people in North Carolina were without power before landfall on Friday. Storm surges of up to 10 feet were reported in Morehead City, North Carolina. In addition, some 150 people were awaiting rescue in New Bern after a storm surge in the area. 

In a 6 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said the landfall of the center would occur “very soon.” A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site had already measured sustained winds of 59 miles per hour in Cape Lookout, North Carolina, with gusts of up to 79 miles per hour. 

“The water levels in Pamlico Sound and Emerald Isle remain elevated,” the Hurricane Center said. “These waters are expected to rise as the tides come back in.”

Hurricane Florence Approach This NASA image captured from aboard the International Space Station, shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west on the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. coast on September 12. NASA/Getty Images

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