As of 4:30 a.m., Friday, 194,200 people were without power.
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Most of the outages are in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pender and Onslow counties near the coast.
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Florence is expected to make landfall Friday morning somewhere between Cape Lookout and Wilmington.
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