Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region


A man wades through rising flood waters on the Cape Fear River during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on 14 September 2018. One person was killed in Virginia by an apparent tornado whipped up by Florence, and six were killed in SC. One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, where dozens of buildings were destroyed, the National Weather Service reported.

He's a father who's seen a lot, but nothing, quite like this. neighbors in the small coastal community understand, this is an important picture of what Florence is leaving behind.

President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina, the White House said Saturday.

The Lumber River overflows onto a stretch Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., September 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence.

On Monday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned the worst flooding may still be to come. More than 60 percent of homes and businesses were without power, authorities said. And with that increased flooding - many rivers are not expected to crest until Monday or later - the death count will rise.

According to, Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

Capital Region in line for 'nasty' Tuesday from remnants of Florence
Hundreds are still trapped from Florence’s flooding, and ‘the worst is still yet to come’

The storm made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, NC, around 7:40 a.m. ET Friday as a Category 1 hurricane. "I've been here for 18 years", Kim Saffo said. Roads are being cleared and the landfill is open to accept storm refuse. The sheer amount of water has caused rivers to overflow their banks, making roads impassable and flooding entire neighborhoods, leaving hundreds of thousands trapped.

North Carolina environmental regulators said several open-air manure pits at hog farms had been breached and were spilling pollution.

It will make federal money available to people in the counties of Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender.

Russell Maloy walks over a rail track bridge near his home to check the level of the Cape Fear River which has been rising in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The storm is expected to produce "heavy to potentially excessive rainfall" throughout Tuesday in parts of the northern mid-Atlantic states and southern New England. Hurricane Florence's torrential rains have flooded much of the area and washed over sections of numerous roads, including the interstate.

More than 488,000 households in North Carolina and 20,000 in SC are without power, according to state officials.

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