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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.

National Hurricane Center


NEW: has made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 AM EDT (1115 UTC) with estimated maximum winds of 90 mph (150 km/h), and a minimum central pressure estimate of 958 mb (28.29″).

Wilmington is getting wind gusts of 105 mph — the second-highest wind gust ever recorded there, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Katie Walls


105 mph gust at Wilmington Intl Airport, the 2nd highest wind gust ever recorded there. The highest gust recorded in Wilmington was 135 mph from Hurricane Helene in 1958. officially made landfall at 7:15am near Wrightsville Beach.