washington - While the whole of America holds his heart for Friday, the video images of the damage that hurricane Florence is already causing in the US speak volumes. North Carolina is plagued by flooding.
On video footage of local news sites you can see how streets are completely flooded. Houses and roofs fight against the gusts. A brave inhabitant of the island of Hatteras remains standing, with great difficulty. The water is splashing over the dunes.
'And yet: this is only the prelude,' says correspondent Jan Postma from Washington. 'You see the first signs. The hurricane really covers a huge area, so it's hard to tell: at 10.30 he comes ashore, for example. But look at the images. It is already intense. '