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TAKE A LOOK: Hurricane Florence lashes the Carolinas

Published: Sep. 14, 2018 at 6:38 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM EDT
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(WIS) - Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 storm with devastating rain, wind and a terrifying storm surge.

The storm slammed North Carolina's coast first hitting New Bern and Wilmington.  Seven people were killed during the storm's arrival to the Carolinas, including a mother and her infant in Wilmington, NC.

The storm flattened trees, buckled buildings and roads. Power is out for almost a million people.

The National Weather Service said Morehead City, NC has received more than 23 inches of rain in two days from Florence.

In West Columbia, a tree fell on a man's home in the 700 block of Violet Street just after midnight Saturday. He is expected to be OK according to County of Lexington spokesperson Harrison Cahill.

He says the county has received about 17 storm-related 911 calls since Friday.

Florence was a Category 4 with winds of 140 mph earlier in the week, before it made landfall as a Category 1.

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Take a look at the devastation the storm has caused so far.

And in a stunning Facebook video, a Belhaven, NC resident showed fast-rising water.

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