Florence’s Rain Spreads Further As Carolina Flooding Continues

Florence’s Rain Spreads Further As Carolina Flooding Continues

He said more than 400 city staff members had been working to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Florence.

Heavy rain has fallen on portions of central and eastern SC after former hurricane-turned-Tropical Depression Florence moved onshore. Authorities say a 1-year-old North Carolina boy is missing after being swept from his mother's arms by floodwaters. "The Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, Yadkin, and portions of the Rocky River and the South Fork of the Catawba River, are still rising, and not expected to crest until later today, or tomorrow".

"The risk to life is rising with the angry waters", Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm's death toll climbed to 16.

- A woman in SC who struck a downed tree while she was driving. Stephens said he expected that number to increase as residents and business owners return to the city and evaluate their properties. If the river gets higher than 26 feet, "all bets are off", city public works deputy director Corey Walters said.

Fresh evacuations were ordered further inland as rivers crested and spilled out of their banks.

Downgraded to a Tropical Storm, its core is now drifting westward over SC, threatening more flash floods and major river flooding.

More than 900 flood victims have been rescued since Florence started pummeling North Carolina, the governor said Sunday. "Right now, we are thinking that there will tens of thousands of homes that are going to be damaged", he said.

In Wilmington, with roads leading in and out of the city underwater and streams still swelling upward, residents waited for hours outside stores and restaurants for basic necessities like water.

Gas stations were abandoned, with many pumps keeled over, and fallen trees cluttered many roads, making them impassable. Conway city officials also expressed concerns with the county and state's flood-mitigation plan on the U.S. Highway 501 bridge.

Trump previously declared states of emergency in North and SC, and Virginia to the north. "When you see stuff hit stuff, that creates more pressure", Simms said.

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"We were stir-crazy from being inside so long", Moore said.

"We were stir-crazy from being inside so long", Moore said.

Five people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General Store, said Wilmington police, who have imposed a night-time curfew.

Florence has broken the record for rainfall in the state, bringing in over 30 inches of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The previous record was 61cm, set by Hurricane Floyd, which killed 56 people in 1999, said Bryce Link, a meteorologist with forecasting service DTN Marine Weather.

Officials warned that up to 50in of rain could cause catastrophic flooding into next week, with warnings that landslides could occur across western North Carolina.

The Carolinas' swollen rivers are beginning to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms.

In the 1200 GMT advisory, the center stated Florence was stuffing wind gusts of 90 miles per hour ( 150 kph ) as well as moving northwest at 6 miles per hour ( 10 kilometers per hour).

Schoolteacher Leslie Ochoa said she and her family loaded up 10 adults, 5 children, 14 goats, 10 dogs, two cats and one guinea pig and evacuated from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Columbia, South Carolina last Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina, freeing up federal resources to boost recovery efforts, the White House confirmed Saturday.

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