New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

More than a dozen rivers in North and SC already have overflowed their banks and the water - particularly the Waccamaw River, which spans both states - is expected to swell putting additional residents in harm's way. But the state said in a Tweet late Wednesday: "No safe, stable and reliable route now exists for the public to get to and from Wilmington".

"People should always assume that flood water is always contaminated", Betsey Tilson of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, said.

Hurricane Florence Relief Drive item donations will be accepted at the box office at PNC Arena from 12 p.m.to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The President then met with local and state officials, SC senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and Congressman Tom Rice at the Horry County Emergency Operations Center, assuring them that Washington is behind the county and will provide federal help.

And the effects from the slow-moving storm were still being felt Tuesday as record inland river flooding was impacting areas such as Pollocksville in Jones County, where US 17 was impassable.

Tropical Storm Florence, which made landfall as a hurricane before being downgraded, battered the Carolinas for days, claimed dozens of lives and sent rivers to record or near record flood levels.

The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina, according to Gov. Roy Cooper.

The rescuers used night vision goggles during the rescue.

Florence has claimed eight lives in SC thus far, and flooding is expected to worsen later this week and into next. The team has also partnered with National Basketball Association merchandising company Fanatics, to help raise funds with a special T-shirt, featuring the Hornets logo in the middle of the Carolinas states with the words "Carolina Strong" around it.

Mr. Trump, still wearing his navy windbreaker, opened the meeting by thanking officials, first responders, utility companies and others for helping neighborhoods recover from Hurricane Florence.

McMaster also says while the sun is shining and the rain is over, the worst is still to come.

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"We're a little town".

In North Carolina, a familiar story was unfolding as many places that flooded in Hurricane Matthew in 2016 were once again inundated.

But he told them, 'Washington is with you.

"I lost everything in the flooding", he said. Sixty of its 880 broiler houses in North Carolina flooded and another six broiler houses experienced damage.

State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker said via phone that the drone operations will continue over the highway as the agency works to identify flooded and troubled areas. Corner Donnie Grimsley said Friday morning that he's still working to contact the victim's family before he releases the name. That figure is less than 2,000 in SC. More than half the dead were found in vehicles.

The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to SC along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.

He used a flatbed hay trailer to take all the furniture to a donated warehouse Thursday.

In North Carolina, many started returning to flooded homes as the rivers receded.

Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the floods had creeped back, leaving silty mud on walls and floors.

In South Carolina, farmers face damage to cotton, peanut and hemp crops, the state said.

The President also pledged to help "everybody" impacted by the "epic" storm, saying: 'Whatever we have to do at the federal level, we will be there'.

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