Tropical Storm Florence, which made landfall as a hurricane Friday morning and later became a tropical storm, is slamming the shores of North Carolina and South Carolina, bringing potentially catastrophic flooding to the region. According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at about 7:15 a.m.
Through 90 mph winds and pelting rain, social media users continue to live stream coverage of views outside their homes and businesses. Here are some of the live cams from around the internet and their views of the storm.
Additional Tropical Storm Florence coverage:
Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina coast
Explore Oceans - Frying Pan Tower
Frying Pan Tower is a former light station for the U.S. Coast Guard located 34 miles off the North Carolina coast. Now privately owned, the tower hosts visitors for diving and even overnight visits.
Several news networks and hundreds of thousands of viewers on YouTube watched scenes of the tower's flag being battered and ripped to shreds as Hurricane Florence moved in Thursday.
The tower cameras were knocked offline from Hurricane Florence for a time Friday morning, but appear to be back online.
North Carolina coast
Via YouTube user StormChasingVideo
The YouTube user behind this video feed says the shots rotate every few minutes to different camera locations in North Carolina.
North Carolina's Outer Banks
Via YouTube user Twiddy & Company Vacation Rentals
This oceanfront webcam provides views of the beach from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
North Carolina coast
Via YouTube user BroadwaveLiveCams
According to the description, this live broadcast switches between various cameras along the North Carolina coastline.
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Via YouTube user CG Webcam Streaming
This webcam provides views from Salty's Surf Shop, next to the Ocean Isle Beach Pier.
Charleston, South Carolina
Via YouTube user South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League maintains this webcam on Charleston Harbor.
Apex, North Carolina
Via YouTube user Town of Apex
The town of Apex, near Raleigh, is about 150 miles inland from the coast.
Flooding map: Hurricane Florence rainfall totals
The preliminary rainfall total in the North Carolina town of Swansboro stood at 30.58 inches as of noon Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Newport, Morehead City and Emerald Isle have gotten more than 23 inches of rain.
The National Weather Service tweeted a graphic that showed preliminary rainfall totals as of midday Saturday. The data are plotted on the embedded map. Some mobile users may have to click the link provided to view the map.