LIVE BLOG: Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina

Tropical Storm Michael hit North Carolina on Thursday, bringing flooding and wind.

Follow this live blog for the latest.

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The Page-Northwest Guilford game has been postponed to Monday. 

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The area near Yanceyville Street and East Cornwallis Drive in Greensboro.

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Revolution Mill in Greensboro is evacuating the first floor after flooding amid Tropical Storm Michael. The events center is being unlocked for anyone who needs a place to go.

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Tree down on power lines in King.

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Watch live at 10:30 a.m.: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper speaks ahead of Tropical Storm Michael 

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Announcement from the N.C. State Fair:

As we have been making final preparations for the N.C. State Fair, we have also been monitoring the weather situation with Hurricane Michael. After the latest updates from the National Weather Service, we have made the difficult decision to not open tomorrow, October 11.

We look forward to welcoming fairgoers to the 2018 N.C. State Fair on Friday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

We did not come to this decision lightly. In fact, to our knowledge, we’ve never delayed our opening day due to weather conditions. Most importantly, we must consider our vendors, exhibitors and of course fairgoers in any decision made about gate closures.

We want to give fairgoers who would have visited the fair tomorrow plenty of time to adjust their plans and visit us later in the week. All admission tickets, ride wristbands and ride tickets are valid any day of the fair.

We hope that all of you stay safe during this storm and come and see us Friday morning.

We would also like to remind fairgoers that advance tickets will be on sale through tomorrow. Head over to http://www.ncstatefair.org to save and plan your visit.

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The latest from Van Denton on impacts here in North Carolina:

This storm is forecast to move faster to the NE over the next 24 hours and be over NC as a Tropical storm on Thursday afternoon and evening.

Winds: Here in the Piedmont-Triad, generally 20 mph winds with potential gusts to around 40 mph. Higher in the eastern and southern part of the state where 30-50 mph winds will be more common and a few higher gusts possible.

Due to a faster movement, rainfall will not last as long as it did with Florence, but there will still be a flooding threat. There is a threat for some flooding. A general 2-4 inches over the western half of the Piedmont with 4-6 inches on the east side.

The tornado threat is expected to remain in the eastern and southern part of the state based on the latest track.

Weather across the state will begin to improve Thursday night from SW to NE with the far NE seeing improvement before daybreak on Friday.

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State of Emergency just declared in North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Matthew

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long:

“If you’ve stayed behind or didn’t prepare for this event you’re not only putting your own life in danger, but you may be putting other lives in danger.”

“This is not only going to be a massive hit to the Florida panhandle and the coast, but is going to maintain hurricane force winds through the state of Georgia, as well as dump additional rainfall though the Carolinas.”

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WATCH LIVE HERE

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Even the Weather Channel is leaving

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Track the storm here.