VIDEO: Eyewall of Hurricane Florence reaches Wilmington, North Carolina

VIDEO: Eyewall of Hurricane Florence reaches Wilmington, North Carolina (Credit: Aaron Rigsby / LIVE STORM MEDIA)

WASHINGTON (Circa) - The eyewall has reached Wilmington, North Carolina bringing with it high winds.

The storm made landfall Friday morning made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, according The National Hurricane Center.

High winds decreased visibility and pelted nearby trees.

It remains a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph), but a gust of 112 mph (180 kph) was reported just offshore.

At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph.

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