tv Fox and Friends First FOX News September 14, 2018 2:00am-3:00am PDT
jillian: we start with "fox and friends" right now. steve: the fury of hurricane florence in full effect and it will get worse, current category one storm, powerful high wall starting to reach the coast of the carolinas. ainsley: winds reaching 90 mph turning businesses into debris. steve: catastrophic flooding trapping people who are forced to wait for help on their rooftops, live fox news coverage. griff jenkins and jonathan siri on the carolina coast in north carolina. ainsley: in myrtle beach, todd pyro. mike: tracking the storm in the weather center, we begin with chris just south of the outer
banks. we see what you are seeing, talk to us. >> let me reset things. if you're waking up the conditions are bad, just north of where the eye wall is expected. conditions are deteriorating. the seawall, this is the bay, atlantic beach, yesterday, the chief of police over there, the fire chief, the wind and the surge, the texture of the surge and high tide comes around noon and the water surge in this area is only going to get worse, this continues at the chief of police in atlantic beach, in morehead city, difficult for law enforcement to get around, when authorities tell you they need to evacuate, and power lines,
and power lines littering it and the real story we are talking about is inland, 40 miles northwest of here in new bern, 200 rescues have taken place. and talking to authorities all night long and people saying we need help, we are up to our chests in the living room and authorities telling them to get on their rooftops. just be patient, trying to get there, two cases they are working seriously on to get to them to help renew, the new bern fire rescue unit to do what they have got to do. the oldest fire rescue unit in the state of north carolina. my hats off to them, talking to them they are working hard but
the situation is the noose river has crested already at 9 or 10 feet. the contexts when hurricane irene devastated the area and crested at eight feet, they surpassed that and we are on the front end of what is going to be the bad stuff. you have four rivers, the tar river, they lost speed down here. this looks crazy, you are going to get storm surge that will devastate coastal areas, to have somewhere to go. the inland areas, those are communities that are likely underwater for days and it will unfold, and in houston, no one is going anywhere. checking other communities as
well as jacksonville, trying to find out what their situation is. they are doing what they can to respond to many calls that are coming in. rob: it is hard for you to hear with the wind blowing so hard but what are the situations for people who didn't evacuate? do they still have electricity? a lot of people were unable to buy gas because they waited until the end. how many people are out of juice? >> reporter: there is no gas station open now. all of them shut down. that happened. we have been out of power since early afternoon yesterday, many of the other ones in this area in the same situation. those who hundred are without power, the storm is starting to kick in in the early morning hours, they will be out there for a long time. we have a few residents who got
generators running like we do for power and that will run out and the challenge and it is a good question, getting fuel past flooded areas into coastal areas, that won't be possible in many locations. jillian: when we woke up, 185,000 people were without power, now 280,000 without power in north carolina. we will see that number increase as we watch this storm hit where you are and the sun will start coming up and we will have more answers. describe where you are, your honor seawall. is that appear -- is that a year and is it supposed to crest where you are standing? >> reporter: that is a dock behind me to morehead city, just across the bay from the barrier island of atlantic beach. it is a scenario where the
capital of the sure boat industry in north carolina is located. they are trying to get their boats out here. if you look at this doc you don't see any boats. everyone is trying to get their boats out here because they knew the surge would come, this surge over this wall, they flowed into the streets. the main thoroughfare in raleigh, north carolina is already flooding in some areas. of this water and this surge when the high tide crests gets into the streets it is going to be significantly more devastating than it already is. rob: what are the authorities telling you about timing? when will it be at its worst? i am watching you this morning? seems to be getting worse? that water is going to rise. for our viewers what is the timeline you are aware of? >> reporter: the chief of police told me he has to wait at least until 7:00 am.
in these conditions you cannot go out in the dark even if you are law enforcement unless it is absolutely critical because of the danger of debris flying and you can see where you're going, there are power lines, so the authorities are saying they are not going to be up to get out of this and shouldn't try to get out until they get sunlight so they can see and assess the damage. you can see the seawall coming up. it is not diminishing where we have been standing most of the night. steve: for people worried about your personal safety, yesterday you were actually on the beach, atlantic beach which is across the bay from you. you have moved to where you are on firm ground a distance from the beach. would that explain why you are not wearing goggles? in the stores normally griff jenkins were goggles because there is so much flying sand and debris. >> reporter: that's right. we are not on the beach so you
don't need the goggles. the wind and rain certainly whipping you. what you are seeing, we are safe, we are inland along the bay. we want you to see the seawall because this surge is a big part of the story but not wearing glasses, not getting hit by sand, the real danger in land is the debris and things that fly around and hit you but the wind is dramatic, and this is what they call the dirty side. coming down from morehead, it is like a funnel accelerating, on the north part of atlantic
beach. they have a steady wind of 30 miles an hour. he says since 2:00 pm because it has been getting whipped and whipped over there and he figures the surge, before this started, the coastal communities were worried about the surge because of the size of florence. it is diminished in category, the size and scope of the water has not diminished. whether you are taking that out of water at 70 miles an hour or 120 it is the same amount of water damage and it continues to rain and we get heavy rainfall, we are talking about a real bad recipe for days of prolonged devastating situations. steve: griff jenkins in morehead city, winds at 90 miles an hour, sustained gusts at 115.
ainsley: janice was talking how slow it is moving, it will have her in the area. mike: a los of power will go up quickly. steve: for griff who has electricity via generator the worry is running out of gas. when you run out of gas you run out of power and he won't be on tv. ainsley: he said the gas stations are closed. they need to make sure they conserve. let's move down the coast a little south of where griff was, jonathan siri picks up live team coverage in wrightsville beach, north carolina, where they are seeing wind gusts of 90 miles an hour. what is the latest? >> reporter: right now we are experiencing the worst of the storm we have seen so far, heavy gusts buffeting us and heavy rains coming down as the eye wall gets closer and closer. wrightsville beach, most of the island lost power just after 1:30 in the morning.
at last check, statewide, 180,000 customers in the dark. those numbers expected to go up as we go further into the storm. the most frustrating thing about this storm is how slow-moving it is going. these heavy winds will be sticking around. they will get a little worse, they will stick around a while, battering buildings and unprotected windows and the other concern, storm surge and heavy rain. the potential for flooding and that potential goes far inland because this storm system moving across the carolinas is going to pump huge amounts of rain in all parts of north carolina into south carolina. officials say that will cause flash flooding in areas that are not used to seeing these amounts of water. state officials estimate anywhere between 750,000, and 1
million people have evacuated. from the silent many went to the mainland and are hunkering down in wilmington but some on the coast have gone as far inland as charlotte, not wanting to take chances. even officials in charlotte are worried they are going to be suffering the effects of this far-reaching storm. steve: on the beach in north carolina, thank you very much. the slow moving storm sparking fears of widespread flooding as it lashes the east coast. what can we expect? janice dean monitoring it's every move. >> 20 inches of rainfall in and around the atlantic beach area. last night, eight hours ago they reported a foot and now we hear reports of 20 inches and the storm is not made landfall. the worst of the wind is making its way on shore, the core of the strongest wind around the wilmington area.
we think landfall around parkdale, north carolina in the next couple hours but it is slow-moving. that will cause the flooding disaster and surge disaster, 10 foot storm surge in new bern where people had to be rescued, 150 were rescued and we have 100 waiting for rescue on their roofs of their homes. that is what we are dealing with. there is new bern where we had a report of a 10 foot storm surge. the storm surges that wall of atlantic water that comes with the counterclockwise wind and because the storm is so wide and strong, it has been a category 4 for days so it still has the energy of a major hurricane. all that water is being pushed on shore and because it is slow-moving it will be relentless wind, relentless rain and relentless storm surge for
these areas and that is why we are concerned and had all those evacuation orders. already 20 inches reported in parts of north carolina, 20 inches plus possible. it is likely we will see four feet of rain around this area because of the slow movement of the storm. flash flood warnings in effect, the worst part of the storm is the northeast quadrant where you get the worst of the storm surge, the worst of the rain, the worst of the wind. the eye wall, the strongest winds coming on shore in wilmington, the reports of wind gusts of 100 miles an hour, certainly going to feel the effects of at least a category one hurricane in the next couple hours. there is the latest track at 5 am. the problem is you can see the slow movement of this storm for days. that is why this is going to be
a potentially historic storm like harvey because harvey when it went to southeast texas wasn't even a hurricane and it dumped 50 inches of rain. take the focus off of the category. you don't need a hurricane to bring 50 inches of rain. >> can i ask about the folks that are inland? my family is in the middle of south carolina. we heard evacuate if you are on the coast. what is your advice to people who are inland? it is amazing will go that slowly, not even hit the middle of south carolina until sunday at 2:00 am. >> and we will still feel tropical storm force winds in parts of north carolina and now south carolina. that track is a tropical storm, tropical storm force winds will be relentless from the coast of north carolina through south carolina and parts of central south carolina will receive 6 to 12 inches of rainfall. i don't think it will be a dire situation but we will have
damage as far east as western south carolina, across the tennessee river valley and up to the northeast as well. the ground is saturated. we had a summer of rain across the mid-atlantic. streams and rivers can't take anymore and this will be a catastrophic situation. rob: i know you want to gather more data. 1.7 million people were told to evacuate but many did not and some got in trouble because first responders have rescued 150 people who were stranded in the coastal city of new bern, north carolina. ainsley: the storm surge ten feet high already. steve: mayor dana outlaw joins us, thank you for joining us. your community, all eyes on your community this morning. some have been rescued, some residents remain on their rooftop. what are the conditions in your city for first responders and those still waiting to be
rescued? >> very unsafe right now. quite a bit of debris on the roadways, power lines down. we are concerned one of those power lines, some people could be hurt so please stay off the roads until we can get power restored and get all the debris off the roadways. we are working hard with first responders, we have a group from houston, texas that have come in and we will get each of the citizens rescued so bear with us and we will get you out. mike: you have a storm surge of ten feet. there was a mandatory evacuation but so many people thought they would hunker down and ride it out. you have been sending out on twitter that if people, their houses are getting flooded they may need to go to the second floor. how many situations of you have that? >> i can't give an exact number but there have been quite a few. we had a lady who is in her
attic waiting to be rescued. mike: what about first responders? that is incredible. for those first responders battling the elements, are you having to monitor whether it is safe to go out? how do you make the call? are they actively rescuing people? >> we are doing everything we can. yesterday morning i was out, there was a fire truck going around, national guard truck behind the fire truck, recreational buses and i witnessed the police department going door-to-door leaving flyers and getting folks to get on those buses. we have done everything we can. residents have done everything to get folks that don't have a ride to a shelter. we will continue until the last person is rescued.
ainsley: it must be frustrating you ask for a mandatory evacuation and you put your people in harms way to rescue individuals but thank you for saving the lives. can you give us more stories? one trapped in the attic. what else are you seeing? >> nobody, this is one of those lifetime hurricanes for north carolina. last we had was hurricane hazel in 1954 and irene a couple years ago, 7 feet of water, we thought that was quite a bit of water and this one is 101/2 feet. folks are not used to this type of rain. irene came in, half an hour, everybody cleaned up and got back to their lives. this is much different and all the prediction said it was going to be. from the 20 to 40 inches of rain, saturation of the soil,
double jeopardy of water coming down, the news and the trend rivers, areas with a lot of rainfall, we are going to get that, saturate soil conditions, a little bit of wind these trees will come down. please stay inside unless you have to be out. we are concerned about power lines. >> your parents talked about hazel and he will talk to your kids about this storm. thanks for being with us this morning. steve: new bern is a beautiful town. mike: one of those hurricanes, the water rose so fast they went into their attic's, they -- nobody came. they had a hatchet. moving into survival mode. steve: the u.s. army is out in full force as hurricane florence lashes the carolina coast. the commanding general of the us
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florence? >> most important thing is to say to everybody on behalf of the dod team our thoughts and prayers go to those in need, we have been watching the tv the last couple hours, a lot of people without power, a lot of people -- it goes back to safety. the most important thing is to let everybody know the entire department of defense is on standby. i had a meeting with the secretary of defense, the north, commander had the senior leaders and it was all about anticipate the requirements. 7000 people ready to respond on search and rescue. the chief of staff of the army brought the army leadership in 2 anticipate where we would be needed to step up. we have 4000 soldiers next to fort bragg, 83 helicopters, the
army is ready to jump in and respond and it is a little early to understand what the requirements will be but i want to reinforce to the american public and people who are in need that the purpose of the fence is ready to go in. mike: i think of infrastructure, critical infrastructure. are you monitoring dams, levees, things that could further exacerbate the situation on the ground? >> that is the most important thing, we have teams deployed on the ground who are able to flex, you talk about the dams. that is what we are most concerned about. might not happen in the next couple hours but we have 8000 dams in the carolinas. there is a percentage of those, not necessarily corps of engineers dams but local and state dams that we go in and flex. we have assessment teams ready to go if a local mayor think the have a problem. we can go in and inspect those dams. a lot of technical knowledge.
if in fact we see a rift or degradation of a structure, reaction teams can go in and help local officials. we work for fema wherever fema sees a requirement, the core is ready to respond. ainsley: the news rivers sweeping the town. what is your response when there is flooding? as the sun comes up we will see more sites like we saw in the video. >> this particular flooding, low-level flooding, there is not enough a lot the corps of engineers can do if there are not structures there. if we have a type of structure that is at risk, we can beat that up. we have to see how the water receives and then be able to react. if there is a seawall problem. the other big thing is temporary power. you talk about 280,000 people without power, a massive amount
of work by power companies on standby to reinforce local officials to get up and running. we have a critical hospital or nursing home, point location, 100 generals ready to flex and with hundreds on standby. we don't anticipate a problem with that point generation but monitor how to look at the infrastructure and get this electricity up and running and the other thing is debris. there is a time in a couple days we have to go in and haul the debris back out so these people can get back to their way of life. steve: lieutenant general summer night of the army corps of engineers. thanks for your service. >> glad to be here. mike: reassuring of your local mayor to pick up the phone and call the us army corps of engineers and someone will be there. steve: they are interfacing with fema and local and state officials, the power company.
we have a live look at morehead city, north carolina, where conditions are worsening, deteriorating, a live report with griff jenkins coming up. ainsley: they rescued thousands during hurricane harvey. now the cajun navy has sent more than 1000 volunteers to the carolinas. a member of the volunteer group will tell us about the recovery effort. insurance that won't replace the full value of your new car? you'd be better off throwing your money right into the harbor. i'm gonna regret that. with liberty mutual new car replacement we'll replace the full value of your car. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty ♪
steve: hurricane florence is pulling the east coast with a 90 mile an hour winds, 300,000 customers in north carolina now in the dark. firefighters working to save hundreds trapped in flooded homes. in morehead city, life-threatening storm surge tearing apart businesses, some areas on the coast could see 40 inches of rain. ainsley: water levels rising to
record levels causing boats in raleigh, north carolina to crash into a bridge. >> we dispatched griff jenkins to morehead city, north carolina. yesterday was across the bay in atlantic beach. it is not safe right now. he is on top of a seawall. tell us about the conditions which are degrading significantly in the last hour. >> reporter: near wilmington which is south of us we are really feeling the brunt of the northeast side of the wind. to show you this is a single, this happens to debris in this kind of wins, it is unbelievably treacherous. let me get to a story, i have been calling around after we got news of the rescue that are taking place, the situation in land, in jacksonville, north carolina, i was talking to the
pio seconds ago, he told me the motor triangle hotel on wilmington highway had collapsed partially and there were 70 people jacksonville fire and rescue had to go in and take out. fortunately no one has been hurt. they were able to get all 70 out. one was an infant. some had pets. they had been sheltered there. they are feeling the brunt in jacksonville, southwest of me. the brunt of this wind, the outer band of the eyeball. the new river basin is flooding but they are worried about storm surge, they got surge down there according to jacksonville city officials of 7 feet in the new river. the situation again, these little inland communities where you're mixing unbelievable wind with storm surge along with
excessive rain and we are just getting started. because we wanted you to see how rough and angry the ocean is, look behind me, this is a fishing area, capital of the shrimp boat fishing industry in north carolina. the boats are in a bag, it is unimaginable what the surge is like on atlantic beach where we were yesterday along that. in atlantic beach. he has to wait until the sun comes up to get out. when you add this up, when you look at the rescues taking place because of the flooding, it may be unprecedented flooding because officials are worried about what they are seeing this early into it. that collapsed because of the wind in jacksonville, the sum of
all parts which add up to a bad storm. this is a big one. whether it comes on 120 miles an hour or 90 miles an hour it is the same amount of water. if it keeps dumping this, we are into this for hours, this is going to be a very long day in the history of north carolina and this surge is expected to only grow because high tide is around noon. steve: surge on top of high tide is a worst-case scenario. stay safe. ainsley: that seawall he is standing on will probably be underwater around noon. steve: it will only rise. you see this in the dry weather, people on the field and during what residents are enduring. before the satellite images janice is showing us, it is hitting where our individuals are.
i hope they are staying safe. let's turn to todd pyro who is on the coast in south carolina, myrtle beach, on the cusp of where north carolina and south carolina meet, strong winds are picking up. >> reporter: they really are. the main focus in our area in north myrtle beach, power outages. five minutes ago the night sky lit up turquoise blue because a transformer blue and that was earlier from a different location, power lines started to go making our area too dangerous. we had to leave the area because if that powerball had fallen with lines on the ground we would have been trapped. the wind definitely picking up. the rain has started but the rain isn't our main issue. that said over the next 24 to 36, maybe 48 hours, rain is going to be the issue because this is a low-lying area. you can't see because the power
is out but right behind these buildings these homes, sorry about that, getting a little windy. those homes, there is the ocean. the storm surge combined with whatever rain this area gets, some projections up to 30 inches, could wreak havoc on this area. in addition just behind us, 5-minute drive, a lot of rivers, tributaries, things like that that could flood when the ocean tries to meet it, water tries to meet itself, that is what we are concerned about. we expect the wind to die down over the next 24 hours, maybe 36 hours. the rain and the rain effects are what is concerning. if you look at the track of the storm there is a worry that it could go 140 miles west of where we are right now blazing a new set of issues, landslides, that is where the mountains are. when you have mountains and rain you have met, you get mudslides.
steve: we don't want that. ainsley: todd is in myrtle beach, 30, 40 minutes from there is a town called florence. florence the hurricane will roll through the town of florence and give them a lot of rain. mike: how much rain? janice dean has been telling us. you were right, the storm is coming ashore and it is stalling, going very slow and this will bring so much water to so many areas that it is not good. >> that is the legacy of the storm. people are focused on the category, it is not about the category. this is always a surge issue and the rainfall issue because the storm is going to slow down. it will be very similar to what the experienced in southeast texas with harvey. we are going to have a landfall in the next hour or so. taking a look at the eye wall, the strong winds moving ashore in kirkland, orange and red
showing heaviest rainfall, the northeast quadrant of the storm getting the worst of the rain and the surgeon the eye wall as we expect landfall, the center of the storm, the lowest pressure coming on shore in the next couple hours on "fox and friends". we will report that. the current wind gusts, 110 mph and some of these areas, new bern being one of them, reported ten feet of storm surge and i have heard reports of people on top of the roofs waiting to be saved in 60 to 80 mile-per-hour winds. people are trying to get rescued right now in the midst of a hurricane in 80 to 90 mile-per-hour winds. storm surge a huge deal. this will be catastrophic. we have not even seen what is going to happen. we won't know the difference until next week. we could have a new carving of the landscape.
steve: the lights are literally and figuratively not on yet. >> it is going to be devastating. 230,000 without electricity so far. steve: they rescued many people in texas, now the cajun navy center thousand volunteers to the carolinas. a member of the volunteer group joins us to tell us about their efforts in the carolinas coming up. - the best part is i don't have to worry about losing my hair anymore. - i just feel more confident. i feel more alive. i feel attractive. - i wanted a full head of hair as soon as possible, and they gave it to me. - by far, the most common cause of hair loss is genetics. - when you see the old photos of me, you can see i had no hair right here. and look, now i have hair, right? it's there. - this is my own hair. i mean, this is my actual hair that's regrowing on my head. so, it's there. it's there again.
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you are right in the middle of it. >> reporter: we certainly are. the wind picking up. we are getting 70 mile an hour winds, the rain coming down. transformers blowing and even here, standing here, i have counted 4 or 5 times the sky lit up with. colors of blue and stir guys diminish turquoise as it comes into this area, duke energy expecting 1 to 3 million people in the carolinas. power outages approaching 300,000 more or bring the power back on. this storm is not to be messed with. do not go out in this. the situation is only going to
be getting worse. steve: reminds you how vulnerable our electric grid is. >> the flights in wilmington, no flights going in or out. charlotte airport is open, 200 flights today have been canceled. if you live in that area, go to the airport, there's a chance -- >> nobody is going in or out right now. some are going in. help is on the way. ainsley: the cajun navy sent its crews to the carolinas for search, rescue and recovery. steve: jordan joins us live from lumberton, north carolina. good morning. why do you do it? we heard the president of the united states give your group a shout out during the state of the union address. why do you do it?
>> we have the resources and health available, to help save lives, going to be a little easier. >> we are familiar with the cajun navy because what happened in texas but is it a formal organization? do you train for these things? how do you organize for this deployment to this location? >> every year it gets more formal. there are new groups in the cajun navy that come up every year. i'm with the louisiana cajun navy and been around since katrina but since 2015 from the back roots. throughout the off-season we stayed together and try to come up with a plan and put resources together and network all year long at times like this.
ainsley: we think of louisiana, your group is from baton rouge and hurricane katrina and you hear the word navy and think military and training. do you go through a certain type of training to join your group? >> no, ma'am. we have as much as we can come up with. a lot of experience, a little bit of know-how helping each other and everyone in the group to make sure we can stay safe. we put stuff in each year in off-season, it doesn't always happen. there is really nothing required. steve: you say it is volunteers, you're taking your time and resources, going to north carolina, how do you know where
to go and when will you be going in? when do you get the go-ahead to coordinate with local officials? >> we use like you guys do, facebook and things like that, using match, radio, we use everything that comes together, social media helps us a lot. between a couple cell phones it is easy to find areas that need help the most. we get everybody together to go. ainsley: they are doing rescues in new bern, north carolina, 200 rescued in that area, 150 waiting to be rescued, thanks for your service. steve: post what you're doing for us to follow. >> i'm about to leave this room and go to new bern. we have a couple guys right now checking it out first. i will be getting in the truck
and doing that. ainsley: your focus is on rescue but if you have video we would love to see it. mike: skype back into report what you can. >> we will try what we can. ainsley: thank you. mike: great people helping other americans. steve: saves a lot of americans. as hurricane florence crashes into the carolina coastline many people are still in the impact own. kurt the cyber guy here with the apps you need to stay up-to-date as the storm moves through. mike: jordan told us he uses the apps jordan is going to show us.
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steve: we heard the guy from the cajun navy talk about zillow. that is a walkie-talkie you can have on your phone. >> take the word hello and put is the conference. we are toy around with it and you can dial into this and find other channels around the hurricane florence area, there are hundreds of people online sharing information. this is great for an emergency during a storm. you can say where are you right now? you could say i am up in the attic, let's get out of here. steve: you listen to these conversations. >> and participate as well. it becomes a walkie-talkie. you are stuck in your home and your power is out but the cell phone signals are still working you can have a conversation with the cajun navy saying i'm at this latitude and longitude according to my maps, come get me.
steve: how long are the cell phone towers? >> 48-72 hours on average. look at this apps called weather radio, one of my favorites, janice dean loves it and spot on is what she is saying. what this does when you get weather radio is the ability to hear direct warnings related to your community. it goes through your phone and give you a warning, we have a flash flood warning or a tornado warning because during a hurricane you will not necessarily get tornado warnings. it is hard to see the tornadoes. ainsley: what about our company's? 280,000 are without power. >> whatever your area is, look at the company, download their apps or go to the website. you are looking at a live map, read, your power is out. in these counties, substantial
outages and also you can dial your zip code and get further to find out where those outages are and as we get to recovery mode you will start to use that providing cell phones come back up or power surge comes up in that area to the chemical infrastructure and then tell you when that outage for your neighborhood will be so they resolve it. steve: 300,000 so far outages. for more information about the apps go to cyberguide.com. jillian: using social media to get out of the storm. steve: live coverage from the carolina coast as hurricane florence unleashes devastating rain and substantial wind. fema administrator brought long joins us with the latest on rescue efforts. . . any element.
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♪ ainsley: monster hurricane florence bearing down now on the east coast. the powerful eye wall beginning to reach north carolina. pete: that's right. life-threatening storm surges flooding communities trapping and forcing undreads of people at this moment in their homes. steve: hundreds of thousands of transformers exploding many don't have power. ainsley: jonathan serrie and griff jenkins on the north carolina border. steve: janice dean is in the weather center. we start with griff just out of the outer bank in