Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Weatherman forced to bail during live Hurricane Florence coverage

Weatherman forced to bail during live Hurricane Florence coverage

"Florence will then move generally northward across the western Carolinas and the central Appalachian Mountains early next week".

But 20 minutes later Cox explained that the water levels in the building continued to rise, and the New Bern-based WCTI was tossing coverage to its sister station in Myrtle Beach.

Organizer Clyde Cain told CNN the Cajun Navy was staged in New Bern and had received more than 500 calls for assistance. "People who live in New Bern have experienced hurricanes before, but it has been a long time since we have experienced something like this". By midnight, his rain gauge showed that he'd gotten 9 inches of rain since mid-afternoon.

In this photo released by the City of New Bern, N.C., a bear statue floats in flood waters on South Front street in New Bern, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

"The tide came up really strong - five to eight feet, they're saying - and a lot of the people did not get out ... got stuck in conditions on the roads", Todd Terrell, the founder of the Cajun Navy, told ABC News. "Little rough but we're all out", a tweet said. The water never made it to his home. "We've planned for this". With this happening now, an upper ridge is strengthening overhead, which will keep us basking in late summer heat! "The building has been evacuated, just so that you know", he said. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh.

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 miles per hour winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. Although a category 1 hurricane (less winds) the major, devastating, threat remains flooding and storm surge.

Residents reached out for help through the night by phone and on social media.

"We aren't going to try to restore power for quite some time, probably", Outlaw, the mayor, said. "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth".

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