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Hurricane Florence strikes Carolinas(108 images)

The Carolina coast saw major storm surges, strong winds and fierce rain early Friday as Hurricane Florence arrived on land at Category 1 strength.

Ignacio (L) and Sylvia Bautista hold hands after checking out their property following Hurricane Florence, now tropical depression on Wednesday in Beulaville, N.C. Florence, is continuing to dump rain on North and South Carolina and the Cape Fear River Valley and other rivers will rise breaking record flood levels. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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Ignacio Bautista stands in the front door of his damaged home. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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Alissa Lowery, 20, stands in her living room examining the aftermath in Beulaville, N.C. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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A building sits flooded in Chinquapin, N.C. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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