Hurricane Florence has made landfall along the U.S. East Coast, bringing with it heavy rains and battering winds.
The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm Friday evening, and has prompted more than a million people to flee the Carolinas and Virgina as residents heed dire warnings from officials.
“This storm is a monster. It’s big and it’s vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.
Global News was on the ground in storm-impacted areas — below is an archived blog with developments as Florence made landfall.