A swift recuse boat motors through floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Michael Regan is secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality. He urged residents of southeastern North Carolina to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. While some roads are not flooded, they may have damage and hazardous debris that makes it unsafe to drive or walk on them, state officials said.
And if people still want to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence, but can't physically go down to the Carolinas, Breitbach said there's plenty that they can do. "To all those affected, stay safe and know that we're here to help". Williams says his volunteers will be facing unstoppable rains, flooding at historic levels and a disaster that not even close to being at its most severe state.
President Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday to view areas affected by the storm, and Bender said said the president "absolutely" needs to visit Pollocksville and other small towns. "We're going to take care of everybody". At least 37 people have died in three states because of the storm; 24 of those died in vehicles, the AP reports.
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As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center predicted that after making landfall, the storm will produce torrential rain that would inundate all of SC, a large part of North Carolina, as well as parts Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.
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Officials said people across Cumberland County are in danger of losing their lives. TV station WNCN said the 78-year-old victim and was "trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain". More than 30 inches (75cm) of rain has fallen across North and SC since Friday, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes. Newport, NC, "reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday", the NHC said.
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Gradually, Friday through the weekend (local time), the massive storm - containing a zone of tropical-storm-force winds almost 643km wide - will drift inland, engulfing much of SC and southern North Carolina. Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly.
Florence is now a Category 4 storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and is forecast to slam into the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday . In neighbouring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially "historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding , and high winds".
Florence has been blamed for 13 deaths in the Carolinas. Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said "the numbers are all over the place" and "there's just too much blame going around". The death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to eight on Saturday , local media said. "The risk is growing as well in the mountains, where rains could lead to unsafe landslides", he said.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the hurricane was likely to "continue its violent grind for days" and described the severity of the downfalls as a "1,000 year event". "That is a lot of rain and all that rain runs off into the rivers and we've been talking about this - there is elevation as you get further west into North Carolina".
Florence , meanwhile, was still plodding across SC at a pace slower than a normal person walks. More than 1 million people, mainly in North Carolina, were without power a day after Florence made landfall a few miles east of Wilmington as a howling Category 1 hurricane.
A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding in Virginia and the Carolinas. About 800 flights in the region were canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported .
The governor of North Carolina on Saturday, September 15 warned residents displaced by a killer storm against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters . Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the US electricity sector has been well prepared for Hurricane Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm.
This is a powerful storm that can kill". "While we expect an AccuWeather Local StormMax of 40 inches of rain , extensive inland flooding and storm surge flooding from Florence, Hurricane Harvey unleashed more than 60 inches of rain locally centered around the United States' fourth largest city, Houston, which has a population of 2.3 million".
But the hurricane had slowed to a crawl as it traced the North Carolina-South Carolina shoreline, drenching coastal communities for hours on end. The huge levels of rainfall are a result of the storm surge created by the risky tropical weather, which has claimed the lives of 11 people.
Viewed through the wide-angle camera of the International Space Station which orbits at 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, Hurricane Florence appears swirling above the Atlantic Ocean as it's moving west-northwest towards the North and SC.
Long said at a press conference Thursday morning that he will "fully cooperate" in an investigation into his alleged misuse of government resources for travel, an issue that has roiled several other former Trump Cabinet secretaries. If their homes are damaged, FEMA has options beyond standard temporary trailers for housing, agency officials said. "Having worked directly with him for over a year, I know Administrator Long to be an experienced and respected emergency manager".
Florence, now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 km/h), was previously expected to travel north, up the North Carolina coast, after making landfall, according to the statement. Storm surge , the massive mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane, is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms.
The Triad has around a 50% chance of having sustained Tropical Storm force winds. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, risky surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.
The military announced Saturday morning it was deploying almost 200 soldiers to assist in Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts, along with 100 trucks and equipment. The weather event has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but forecasters still warn of life-threatening storm surges. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm.
A spokeswoman said: "Basically Helene is in the Atlantic at the moment and is crossing the Atlantic and is expected to track towards the UK". A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.
With little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane-strength winds are expanding, reaching 40 miles from the eye of the storm, with tropical storm-force winds reaching up to 150 miles. "I would say everybody should get out". That Category 4 storm destroyed 15,000 buildings and 19 people in North Carolina. "This is going to produce heavy rainfall, and it may not move very fast".
At least five people were killed. "Now is the time to get yourself to a safe place and stay there". Waterkeepers, a watchdog group, said it plans to take airplane and boat trips near flooded industrial sites and gather water samples. "Floodwaters may enter numerous structures, and some may become uninhabitable or washed away", the Weather Service warned. "Honestly, I'm not sure" why some people refused to follow evacuation orders, David Cotton, county manager for North Carolina's Onslow ...
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. A simulation of Florence for Saturday as the storm tracks over SC. Cuthbert Langley, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross in South Carolina, told HuffPost that the organization has more than 1,500 disaster response volunteers spread across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland.
Chris Landsea, chief of the analysis and forecast branch, told the Associated Press that such waves are entirely possible within the storm, but there's also a chance "radar misinterpreted rain as an 83-foot wave". A unsafe Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast. "Isaac is a small hurricane and uncertainty in the forecast is greater than normal", the National Hurricane Center reported Monday at 11 a.m.