Hurricane Florence: storm downgraded but Carolinas brace for inundation – live updates

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Despite category 1 status, residents are still expecting ‘life-threatening’ rains and flooding as Florence lashes central seaboard with damaging winds and storm surge

The National Weather Service (NWS) has been warning people that Florence will not just affect coastal communities, as warnings come that very few parts of North Carolina will escape torrential rainfall, and that surges will occur along rivers and other bodies of water.

An example of the impact on inland communities is seen in this tweet from the NWS in Greenville, which is in the north-west corner of South Carolina, about as far from the coast as you can get in the state.

While the rain from #Florence remains to our east, its outer bands of high cloud have begun to spin across our area. You can see one such band over us right now in this infrared satellite imagery from #GOES16. Rain from #Florence could begin late tomorrow in the Charlotte area. pic.twitter.com/bXDsd3NAQq

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