3 ((toss to jade)) 3 this morning - the hurricane florence has begun to make landfall in the carolinas.
That as we take a live look at (location) at (time) the effects of florence began to be felt in the area - thursday morning - since then - we have been recieving reports of flooding and power outages throughout the atlantic coast of that region.
Those reports coming as breaking overnight -florence - which now sits at category 1 statusis storm making its presence known dumping rain - bring high winds and even overflowing rivers and now we are learning of people - just in the town of new bern - home of 30 - thousand people - first responders received more than 150 calls for help as people who did not heed authorities warnings to get out - became standed in their homes.
Many of those homes actually flooded by overflowing rivers - rather than storm surge in that town.
Now we are recieving reports that folks inland in that region so prepare for "catastropic flooding" as the massive storm makes it their way.
Those reports coming as we get the first images of the impact florence into the kapp - kvew kapp - kvew newsroom.
Our chief meteroliost been tracking florence overnight and has the latest.
Our chief meteroliost kristin walls has been tracking florence overnight and has the latest.