Here's the very latest on Hurricane Florence which made landfall in the Carolinas just after 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Florence is just inland near Cape Fear in North Carolina -- continuing to bring life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force wind gusts.
The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. It is currently meandering WSW. Meteorologist Corey Simma says Florence will potentially maintain hurricane strength through the evening Friday.
A major concern: life-threatening storm surge and flash flooding.
Forecasters said conditions will deteriorate as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and makes its way slowly inland.
The outer bands, wind and rain have been lashing the coast since Thursday -- including life-threatening storm surge.
Cox Media Group