Hurricane Florence has made landfall— here is where and when it struck

Google; Business InsiderGoogle’s Crisis Map, showing Hurricane Florence over Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina — the point where it made landfall at 7:15 a.m. on Friday September 14.

Hurricane Florence is made landfall after days of advancing ominously on the East Coast of the US, crossing over land at 7:15 a.m. on Friday September 14, 2018.

National Hurricane Center officials confirmed the moment of landfall around half an hour after it happened, and said the location was Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel recorded this video early Friday showing the intense conditions in Wilmington shortly before landfall.^tfw

The point of landfall moved some distance in the days before Florence hit. Though predictions centered around Wilmington, at one point they veered as far south as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 130 miles away.

As of Friday morning, the storm was predicted to move slowly inland over South Carolina.

It is then due to drift northward, by which time it will likely be a depression rather than a full-fledged storm. The map shows the likely route:

Florence Track 5 am Friday September 14National Hurricane CenterThe predicted track of Hurricane Florence as of 5 a.m. Friday September 14, shortly before it was expected to make landfall.

Read more from Business Insider on Hurricane Florence.

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