WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

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WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued.

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