TS Florence weakend but continues to wreck havoc

Hurricane Central

Florence has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but continues to wreck havoc.

The center of Tropical Storm Florence has moved into South Carolina, and both it and North Carolina continue to face powerful winds and catastrophic flooding.

Florence is a slow moving storm with top sustained winds remaining at 70 mph as it crawls west at just 3 mph.

At 8 p.m. Friday, Florence was centered about 15 miles north-northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and about 55 miles east-southeast of Florence, South Carolina.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from its center. The National Hurricane Center says a sustained wind of 55 mph (89 kph) and a gust to 68 mph were reported in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

The winds are causing massive waves in oceans, lakes and other waterways like this video sent to us by News 2 viewer Christie White. It was shot this evening at Harry’s Fish Camp on Lake Marion in Eadytown.

And this footage, shot today at Bonneau Beach by News 2’s own Raymond Owens.

Poweroutage.us tracks outages across the country. The service says more than 107,000 outages were reported in South Carolina.

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