September 14, 2018 / 11:58 AM / 2 months ago

Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach North Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Friday.

The category 1 hurricane is located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina packing maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 km/h), the NHC added.

Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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