Another woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. "The storm is wreaking havoc on our state".
The White House said on Friday President Donald Trump had spoken with state and local officials, assuring them the federal government was prepared to help.
"We're deeply concerned for whole communities which could be wiped away".
In New Bern, North Carolina, the storm surge overwhelmed the town of 30,000, located at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers.
"Hurricanes normally come in and they go inland, which sucks the power out of them as they go over the land", he said. "And we had no belief it would be as significant an event as it was", he said.
The National Hurricane Center said Florence came ashore near the town of Wrightsville Beach, almost 10 kilometers east of the city of Wilmington, and is now inland near Cape Fear packing sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour with higher gusts. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm will travel through the SC upstate, be downgraded to a tropical depression then turn north toward Ohio.
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"Florence may be weakening but will have a large storm surge". In Craven County, authorities say they received more than 150 telephone calls to rescue people in the historic town of New Bern because water had entered their homes.
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North Carolina emergency management officials said more than 600,000 customers in North Carolina were without power.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned people: "Today the threat becomes a reality". "We got thrown into mailboxes, houses, trees", said Holt, who had stayed at home because of a doctor's appointment that was later cancelled.
"I imagine the cost all depends on who is in the family", said York County spokeswoman Gail Whitaker. "I wonder how it would have been with a Category 4 or 5".
"Our house is on high ground so we're not anxious about the flooding", he said. Over 1 million people are under evacuation warnings, with 10 million more under storm watches and warnings, CBS News reports.
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