Crews work diligently to restore power; over 80,000 without electricity

Crews are working diligently to restore power as more than 80,000 customers statewide are without life-saving electricity after Florence made its assault on North Carolina, NC Emergency Management said. 

As of 6:30 a.m. Friday, the power outage total was 83,313, with the highest concentration in New Hanover, Brunswick, Carteret, Cumberland and Onslow counties.

Hurricane Hack: Knowing if your food is safe after a power outage

The FOX 46 viewing area saw recording-breaking rainfall in areas like Chesterfield County that reported 17.5" Massive flooding and power outages have been reported throughout the state. 

LINK: Local first responders head east to help victims of Hurricane Florence

FOX 46 has complied a series of resources to help you following the storm. These include links to emergency management, helpful tips, and various other contact. You can find the link here