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Mapping Florence’s Impact: Rainfall, Wind, and Power Failures

Record amounts of rain have fallen in North Carolina since the outer edges of Hurricane Florence first reached the coast. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall on Friday. For the latest updates on the storm, see our live briefing.

Source: National Weather Service

Where Winds Hit the Hardest

6 a.m. Friday

Est. wind speed


60 m.p.h.


60 m.p.h.

Wilmington, N.C.

Wind speed, m.p.h.

Source: Map data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; visualization based on code by Cameron Beccario. Chart data from National Weather Service.

Power Outages Across the Region

Hundreds of thousands of customers lost power in North Carolina by Friday morning.

Customers without power, by county


Customers without power, over time

The Scale of the Storm

The storm brought an area of hurricane-force winds that stretched for 100 miles along the coast.

Composites of satellite imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Charlie Loyd, Mapbox.

Where the Storm Is Headed

The storm weakened as it moved inland across the Carolinas.

Strength Tropical Storm Max. Wind Speed 90 m.p.h.


4 130-156 m.p.h. 3 111-129 m.p.h. 2 96-110 m.p.h. 1 74-95 m.p.h. Tropical storm

Note: Wind forecast is of areas likely to experience tropical storm-force winds. Source: National Weather Service

View earlier maps showing the storm’s expected rainfall, evacuation zones and predicted storm surge.