Hurricane Florence seen from the International Space Station. (Source: NASA)

Florence Makes Landfall in Carolina With Destructive Force

(Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, battering the region with water and wind, threatening to unleash widespread destruction and stranding some people.

The Category 1 storm carried maximum sustained winds of 90 miles (145 kilometers) an hour, menacing the coast with life-threatening storm surges and heavy rains. Landfall occurred at 7:15 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said in a bulletin at 7:35 a.m. local time.

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