Video: High winds in Wrightsboro, N.C. send trees falling and pull shingles from rooves

LIVE STROMS MEDA: Gary Schmitt , Brian Emfinger, Gary Schmitt / LSM

WASHINGTON (Circa/AP) - A church in the Wrightsboro, North Carolina had a tree partially hanging over the sign on its front lawn.

High winds caused shingle to fly off the rooves of homes in the area and knocked over street lamps. At a sports complex nearby, waters flooded the parking lot.

In Kings Grant, a tree smashed through a roof of a building and cars were covered with debris.

Some of the larger trees just rested across the top of homes.

At 2 p.m., Florence was centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east-northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was crawling west at 5 mph

The National Hurricane Center said Florence was forecast to keep moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 170 miles (280 kilometers).

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