Here's The Extent Of Florence's Damage In The Carolinas
- Author: Joey Payne Sep 22, 2018,
Sep 22, 2018, 2:01
Florence has claimed eight lives in SC thus far, and flooding is expected to worsen later this week and into next.
Officers say it appears the water knocked the man's auto off the roadway. County spokeswoman Elizabeth Stalls says there have been at least 150 rescues, but there have been many more "to the point where we've lost count".
Almost 3 feet of rain fell in some parts of North Carolina and almost 2 feet in areas of SC.
In this aerial photo taken September 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. Some areas are expected to be at risk from even higher water levels through the end of the weekend. The barrier island community of Emerald Isle started feeling the impacts of Florence more than a day before the hurricane made landfall, and a USA government water monitoring gauge ultimately recorded water levels over 6 feet (2 meters) above normal there.
Hurricane Florence may be gone, but the effects of the storm are far from over.
In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper warned residents to "stay alert" as water rises.
With the crisis slowly moving to SC, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River.
President Donald Trump toured New Bern, North Carolina, on Wednesday, viewing the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. "We'll just have to start from the bottom again".
The deaths, which have occurred in three states, include those of two women who were being taken to a mental health facility when the van they were riding in was engulfed by floodwaters from the Little Pee Dee River in SC, authorities said.
At least 42 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher.
A ninth person has died in SC because of Hurricane Florence.
Association CEO Graham Boyd said about 40 percent of the crop was still in the field when the storm hit.
The National Weather Service estimated that North Carolina got 8.04 trillion gallons of rain during Hurricane Florence, which weakened and lingered over the Carolinas for days.
Officials distributed goods Tuesday including food, water and tarps to Wilmington, North Carolina, residents who lined up in cars and on foot.
Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.
Of those, approximately 7,800 are in shelters in North Carolina.
While most people were able to evacuate, that wasn't the case with livestock.
Florence is blamed for at least 42 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
He said he was confident the state would "build our way out" of what he called possibly the "worst disaster" to hit in its history, with the cooperation of "Team South Carolina" and Trump.