A camera lashed to the top of the Frying Pan Tower, a rusted, retired Coast Guard light station marking dangerous shoals, is live-streaming Hurricane Florence as it begins to deliver dangerous winds and pelting rain to the Carolinas.
The Frying Pan is located 34 miles from North Carolina’s Cape Fear, in water 50 feet deep. The National Weather Service forecasts that wind in the area could gust up to 85 knots (or about 98 miles per hour), along with seas swelling up to 20 feet. They predict water could surge inland all the way from Virginia down to the edge of Georgia, according to Atlas Obscura.
The Frying Pan acts as a hotel during less ferocious weather. The camera attached to it is capturing the storm in real time, and the stream is being hosted on Explore.org. Check it out below.
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