- Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Florence officially makes landfall as Category 1 storm – Hurricane Florence makes landfall as a Category 1 storm
The center of Hurricane Florence crossed over the North Carolina shoreline Friday morning, continuing its lumbering barrage against the Eastern Seaboard.
The Category 1 storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., near Wilmington at 7:15 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.
Wilmington is getting wind gusts of 105 mph — the second-highest wind gust ever recorded there, Channel 2 Action News reported.