Roads flooded in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, and thousands were without power even before the the storm made landfall.
Bertha's maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph as it came ashore but it was expected to weaken to a tropical depression after moving inland.
“Social distancing and other CDC guidance to keep you safe from COVID-19 may impact the disaster preparedness plan you had in place," a FEMA official warns.
2020 could mark a record five-year streak of severe hurricane seasons.
"In the next 12 to 15 hours, downtown Midland could be under approximately 9 feet of water."
Arthur formed Saturday in waters off Florida, marking the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed before June 1.
The volcano, known to be very active, shot ash and lava into the sky on Saturday.
Four major hurricanes are possible during the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1, scientists said Thursday.
The tornado did major damage at the Mall at Turtle Creek and Jonesboro Municipal Airport.
The quake knocked out power to some homes and brought the light rail system to a halt.