Florence strikes Carolina coast with life-threatening storm surge, flooding, power outages

Wilmington North Carolina is almost completely without power, as it endures the strongest wind gusts since 1958, which were measured around 105 miles per hour. Hurricane Florence officially made landfall Friday near Wrightsville Beach as a category one storm, moving gradually with sustained winds of around 90 miles per hour. The coast guard clarified both Wilmington and Virginia ports remain closed, but it stands ready to conduct search and rescue missions.

Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Hurricane Florence is already being called the storm of a lifetime in certain parts of the Carolinas and officials throughout the southeast corridor are warning residents if they don’t evacuate now — they are on their own.

WATCH: ‘Unite the Right 2’ Rally Held in D.C.

It’s been a year since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where ‘Unite the Right’ activists protested the taking-down of that’s city’s statue of General Robert Lee. The group held a rally in the park across from the White House Sunday. One America’s Neil W. McCabe was at that event and has more from D.C.