WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

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Its maximum sustained winds slackened slightly to 125 mph, qualifying it as a Category 3 storm, but its wind field has grown, with hurricane-force winds extending out 70 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds stretching as far as 175 miles from the storm's center.

According to the National Weather Service, even though Florence is moving swiftly to the northwest, it is believed that the hurricane will stall and meander near the Carolina coast from Thursday night to Saturday.

An updated track at 5 a.m. Wednesday update shows the storm changing course and moving more into SC after the hurricane would make landfall.

Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 90 miles per hour (135 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... Tidal creeks throughout Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties will also be at risk.

The Davis' say they're not nervous about their choice to not evacuate because they've fared well during four previous storms, including Hurricane Matthew.

A view of Hurricane Florence is shown churning in the Atlantic Ocean in a west, north-westerly direction heading for the eastern coastline of the United States, taken by cameras outside the International Space Station on Wednesday. For comparison, Hurricane Irene caused a 7-foot surge in 2011, and Hurricane Hazel caused an 18-foot surge in Calabash and Carolina Shores in 1954.

"But, if things change it'll be too late to do it tomorrow in the wind and rain".

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Florence is becoming more of a threat to more people - now including some in Georgia - in more ways with a giant dose of uncertainty on top.

The Weather Prediction Center's latest rainfall forecast indicates that 20+ inches of rain will fall along and just inland from the southern North Carolina/northern SC coasts.

The latest flash flood predictions for Friday and Saturday.

"Precautionary preparations for major flooding are advised", Kottlowski said. The National Hurricane Center is calling for 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain in North Carolina, with spots up to 40 inches (100 centimeters).

An area from Virginia Beach to Charleston can also expect closer to 6 inches.

Elder relatives carry as much weight as meteorologists in a tight-knit community of slave descendants on the SC coast.

More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Most of the North and SC coastlines are under storm surge and hurricane warnings or watches.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

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