Jimmy Buffett and bold surfers ride out Hurricane Florence for the 'adrenaline rush' [Video]

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Jimmy Buffett leads the scores of people ignoring ‘life-threatening’ storm surges by riding the waves off the Carolinas – while others ignore evacuation orders for the ‘adrenaline rush’ and PARTY instead

  • While thousands are evacuating the East Coast, adrenaline junkies are riding out Hurricane Florence
  • Surfers including Jimmy Buffett headed to Folly Beach in South Carolina …

As Hurricane Florence barreled towards the East Coast musician Jimmy Buffett and other surfers headed to the water, the musician flashed a 'hang loose' hand sign as he posed with his surfboard at Folly Beach in South Carolina on Wednesday

Oak City, North Carolina resident Jenna says she's riding out the storm because the impending chaos is 'an adrenaline rush'

Other surfers seemed to have the same idea. Surfer Mike Martin pictured heading out to ride the storm swells in Charleston

While thousands evacuated the Carolinas, bold surfers headed to Folly Beach to ride the storm surges on Thursday

Surf's Up! A surfer rides the increased swells as Hurricane Florence swirls towards the Carolina coast on Thursday

Can't get enough: A surfer captures a wave at Folly Beach  to ride the storm surges that began to flood the Carolinas on Thursday

By Thursday evening Florence's eye was located 85miles east-south east of Wilmington, North Carolina crawling at 5mph

While adrenaline junkies headed to the water, many boarded up their businesses writing 'No Flos Allowed'

Evacuated: A local bank was covered in plywood and abandoned in New Bern, North Carolina as thousands evacuated

The storm began to impact the Carolina coast on Thursday with the wild waves flooding the states with water
Snapchatters posted the severe flooding online

Water from the Neuse River flooded houses as Hurricane Florence neared the shore on Thursday in New Bern, North Carolina

Residents were left waist deep in water as water from the Neuse River flooded over its banks and inundated the city

Shelter: Residents took refuge in a Red Cross shelter bracing for Hurricane Florence's impact in Grantsboro, North Carolina

A work truck can barely see the road in front of it as Hurricane Florence blows through Swansboro, North Carolina

Residents who didn't flee the East Coast were left drenched in the floods of the Neuse River

Residents made their way down the unrecognizable flooded streets in makeshift boats made of a metal tub and fishing floats

The floods are just the beginning as Florence could dump 10 trillion gallons of water across the South

Huge waves lashed the beaches of North Carolina as the hurricane rolling in bringing heavy rain

The downtown area of Wilmington, North Carolina is eerily quiet and boarded up as two people walk through the ghost town

Ominous clouds loomed over the riverwalk in downtown Wilmington on Thursday as Florence swirled closer to the coast

Wilmington was overcast with a gray sky on Thursday as the eye of the storm heads towards the Carolinas, ready to hit by Friday

The winds and rain couldn't stop some locals from getting some drinks at the Barbary Coast bar in downtown Wilmington

Locals toasted cheering 'Here's to Wilmington!'. Bar owner Eli Ellsworth said: 'It's a tradition. People would be mad if we weren't open. People are under a lot of stress. It's therapy'

North Carolina felt the first bite of monster Hurricane Florence on Thursday  as the outer bands of wind and rain from the life-threatening storm bore down on the US east coast, Florence pictured from space

Floods are expected to inundate the East Coast with North Carolina getting its first taste Thursday afternoon

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