Hur­ri­cane wreaks havoc as it hits U.S. coast

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Hur­ri­cane Florence lum­bered ashore in North Carolina with howl­ing 145 km/h winds and ter­ri­fy­ing storm surge early Fri­day, splin­ter­ing build­ings and trap­ping hun­dreds of peo­ple in high wa­ter as it set­tled in for what could be an ex­traor­di­nar­ily de­struc­tive drench­ing.


More than 60 peo­ple had to be pulled from a col­laps­ing cin­derblock mo­tel at the height of the storm. Hun­dreds more had to be res­cued else­where from ris­ing wa­ters. Oth­ers could only wait and hope some­one would come for them. “WE ARE COM­ING TO GET YOU,” the city of New Bern tweeted around 2 a.m. “You may need to move up to the sec­ond story, or to your at­tic, but WE ARE COM­ING TO GET YOU.”


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