Watch storm conditions on these livestreams of North and South Carolina beaches in Hurricane Florence's path

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesThe Edwards family boards up the windows of their beach cottage while preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Surf City, North Carolina.
  • Hurricane Florence is expected to start hitting the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday.
  • The storm is expected to being heavy rain, powerful winds, and a strong storm surge.
  • Many coastal communities that are expected to be impacted by the storm provide live streams of the surf.

Hurricane Florence is expected to being heavy rain and strong winds to the coasts of North and South Carolina as early as Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting.

Experts predict that the storm could bring rainfall up to 40 inches and up to 13 feet of floodwater in some areas.

The Category 2 storm is expected to make landfall around Wilmington, North Carolina, but the massive hurricane will have a major impact along a long stretch of the North and South Carolina coasts.

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Here are the areas that could get hit by Hurricane Florence

The National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and both the governors of North and South Carolina have warned that the storm could be extremely dangerous and mandatory evacuations are underway in many parts of the Carolinas.

“This is not going to be a tropical storm … this is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast,” Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery, said on Wednesday.

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Here’s the latest forecast on Florence

Many of the beach communities expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence have livestreams to monitor the surf conditions.

We’ve collected a few of those streams below, ranging from beaches just above Wilmington, North Carolina down to areas just below Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

As conditions get worse, the livestreams may become inoperable.

Here are a few resources to watch the storm live:

North Carolina

The video feed from Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned lighthouse roughly 39 miles off the coast of Southport, is really loud, so you may want to adjust your volume before tuning in.

South Carolina

Read our full coverage of Hurricane Florence here »

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