Florence pummels the Carolinas
CNN's John Berman is reporting on Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina. While giving an update on the storm while standing in the rain, his audio suddenly cut out.
When he got his mic back, he explained what happened:
"My cord just literally split in two," Berman said. "Some duct tape might be helpful."
Watch the moment:
Wrightsville Beach police officers went out driving around while inside the eye of Hurricane Florence.
Some scattered debris can be seen throughout the live stream, but weather conditions are relatively calm and clear.
Watch the footage:
Looters be warned: You're not welcome at the Knuckleheads Bar and Grill in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The restaurant’s boarded-up windows have a spray painted sign stating “LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT”
The National Hurricane Center just released it's updated forecast for Hurricane Florence.
The storm made landfall at 7:15 a.m. near North Carolina's Wrightsville Beach, just east of Wilmington. The storm is projected to travel westward through South Carolina. Later, this weekend, the storm will turn north.
The next update will drop at 11 a.m. ET. You can also track Hurricane Florence's path with CNN's storm tracker.
Hurricane Florence made landfall at 7:15 a.m. ET just east of Wilmington, North Carolina. The storm is dumping rain and lashing Wilmington with hurricane-force winds.
CNN's John Berman is reporting from the city. Check out what it's like there:
Amy Johnson took video of flooding in Belhaven, North Carolina.
Her footage shows floodwaters up to a building's windows:
Bill Saffo, the mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina, has lived in the city his whole life, and he said he's never seen a hurricane like the slow-moving Florence.
"I have never seen a hurricane that is literally going to be with us for two days," he cold CNN.
Saffo said the entire city is out of power and many trees are down.
CNN's John Berman is reporting from Wilmington. Video showed him drenched in the rain as wind whipped around him.