More than 620,000 customers in North and South Carolina are now without power. Here are the latest numbers:
557,793 power outages statewide in North Carolina
64,813 power outages statewide in South Carolina
622,606 total customers without power in both states
12:28 p.m. ET, September 14, 2018
Here's how much rain North Carolina cities have gotten so far
Hurricane Florence is pounding North Carolina with rain, and it's not expected to stop any time soon. One forecaster even suggested the state could see 10 TRILLION gallons of rain before this is all over with.
Some cities have already seen more than a foot of rain. Here are some of the heaviest rainfall reports we've gotten so far:
18.53 inches in Oriental
14.07 inches in Surf City
13.81 inches in Morehead City
13.07 inches in Jacksonville
12:17 p.m. ET, September 14, 2018
FEMA's hurricane response, by the numbers
From CNN’s Gregory Wallace
FEMA released updated figures regarding response to Hurricane Florence this morning.
Here are the top takeaways:
The Defense Logistics Agency has 281,000 gallons of fuel, 60 generators and transformers. (Yesterday, Army Corps of Engineers said it also has more than 100 generators in the region and 15 more on the way.)
14,000 people spent the night in 205 Red Cross shelters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
4,500 meals and snacks have been served by the Red Cross.
60 mobile feeding units from the Salvation Army in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
40,000 electric workers from 17 states have been mobilized.
4,000 National Guard soldiers and air men are on duty. 10 states are mobilizing support. 40 rotary wing aircraft are available for search and rescue.
3,000 flood-certified insurance adjusters are on standby.
American Red Cross has deployed 1,500 employees and volunteers, 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and supplies.
500 HHS medical personnel have been pre-positioned, including from the US Public Health Service-commissioned corps, National Disaster Medical System and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
500 members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team have been activated, and more are standing by.
Storm-tide sensors and 25 rapid deployment gauges have been installed by the US Geological Survey to assist with weather monitoring and forecasting. (In addition to 231 stream gages in North Carolina and 112 gages in South Carolina, as usual.)
12:08 p.m. ET, September 14, 2018
Myrtle Beach will have curfew again tonight
The city manager for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, John Pedersen, just signed a proclamation implementing a overnight curfew tonight. It will go into effect at 7 p.m. ET and stay in place until 7 a.m. ET tomorrow.
This is the third night in a row Myrtle Beach will be on curfew. On Wednesday night, there was one from 10 p.m. ET until 6 a.m. ET Thursday.
A second curfew went into effect at 7 p.m. ET yesterday and lasted until 7 a.m. ET today, Mayor Brenda Bethune said.
11:57 a.m. ET, September 14, 2018
Florence washed this city's signature bear statue into the middle of the road
The city of New Bern, North Carolina, is known for its artistic bear statues decorating downtown.