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Tropical Storm Florence: Watch webcams from along the East Coast

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.

Frying Pan Ocean Cam powered by EXPLORE.org by Explore Oceans on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.

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.

LIVE Hurricane Florence North Carolina Coast by StormChasingVideo on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.


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.

Live Outer Banks, NC Webcam from Twiddy & Company Realtors by Twiddy & Company Vacation Rentals on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.


North Carolina coast

Via YouTube user BroadwaveLiveCams

According to the description, this live broadcast switches between various cameras along the North Carolina coastline.

Mobile app users can watch the video here.


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. 

Salty's Surf Shop Ocean Isle Beach Webcam by CG Webcam Streaming on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.


Charleston, South Carolina

Via YouTube user South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League maintains this webcam on Charleston Harbor.

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Live PELICAM from Charleston Harbor by South Carolina Coastal Conservation League on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.


Apex, North Carolina

Via YouTube user Town of Apex

The town of Apex, near Raleigh, is about 150 miles inland from the coast.

Town of Apex NC Downtown Camera by Town of Apex on YouTube

Mobile app users can watch the video here.

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.