A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 18, 2018

Through Sunday afternoon, numerous locations in southeast North Carolina had recorded more than 20 inches of rain, and several have broken the state record for total rainfall in a tropical storm or hurricane, exceeding the 24.09 inches that fell near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Southbound travelers from Virginia should detour to the western part of North Carolina, then go south and east to link up with I-95 South again, officials said.

Florence has finally moved on from North Carolina, but we're still learning just how incredible this storm was.

An apparent tornado spawned by Florence's remnants over Richmond, Virginia, killed one person, AP noted.

Rescuers have saved about 700 people in New Hanover county, where Wilmington is located, and 2,600 people across the state.

The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect.

"We, the people of North Carolina, will get through this", Cooper said. He urged residents who were evacuated from the hardest-hit areas to stay away because of closed roads and floodwaters that submerged entire communities.

Nichols, who is no longer active duty, and his team said that in North Carolina, they are relying on social media to find people who needed to be rescued and asked people to reach out to him if they need help.

"The worst is yet to come" as river levels rise to historic levels, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service.

In Wilmington, population 120,000, workers began handing out supplies using a system that resembled a fast-food drive-thru: Drivers pulled up to pallets lining a street, placed an order and left without having to get out. "Last time we had sun was on Wednesday". "As the water recedes things will get better".

Prior to Kaiden's death, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued a breakdown of 16 storm-related fatalities by county, and Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed the updated tally of 17 during a news conference on Monday.

One road was opened into Wilmington at least briefly, and items have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters.

The flow of traffic Monday from North Carolina into SC was considerably less than it normally would be because large portions of I-95 in the Tar Heel State were closed due to flooding.

"North Carolinians are resilient and we will come back from this".

At least 32 people are dead, including several young children, as a result of the storm, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to North and SC.

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