As this storm continues to churn through North Carolina, it has dumped almost two feet or more of rain in many places.
"The inconvenience of having to evacuate inland and then going home is far better than dying", he said. High winds knocked over a tree that fell on a home, killing a 41-year-old woman and her 7-month-old son. At least 20 people are dead and 500,000 are without power as a result of Florence, the deadliest weather system to have hit the United States this year. "Feels great. The water's really cool".
"Wherever you live in North Carolina, be alert for sudden flash floods". "But the water keeps coming up in their yard".More news: Full List of Winners from the 70th Emmy Awards!
The N.C. Highway Patrol has stressed that people trying to return home should not drive around police barriers, said Cooper.
The National Weather Service said there was an "elevated risk for landslides" in North Carolina.
"Our city has suffered one of the worst storms ever in its 308-year history", Stephens said Monday.
As Florence stormed ashore, it backed up rivers with its powerful surge. A woman died in SC when her vehicle hit a fallen tree. In his path lay almost 2,000 factory farm cesspools loaded with hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic fecal waste, wastewater treatment plants, factories and communities, many of which were in the flood plain.More news: Fortnite cited in more than 200 divorce cases this year
"The agriculture industry, the largest industry in our state is hard-hit".
Many motorists driving on the just-reopened southbound I-95 lanes in SC appeared to be local, Collins said.
[Robert B. Jackson, an environmental scientist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina] pointed to a 1999 hurricane that flooded hog farms in North Carolina. Fifteen thousand meanwhile were being housed in 158 shelters across the state. Power is still out for the majority of residents, and the ongoing flooding will make it hard for the power company to begin work to restore downed lines. "Driving is treacherous and flooding is impacting our ability to restore power". Other fatalities were from drowning, trees falling, and downed power lines.
By Sunday night, Florence's winds had dropped to about 30 miles per hour (45 kph), the National Hurricane Center said, with some weakening forecast over the next 24 hours before intensifying once again as an extratropical low-pressure center. "A total of 26 adults, 11 children, seven dogs and four cats were evacuated from the neighborhood", the U.S. Coast Guard reports.More news: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' win top Emmy honors
Some 2,800 North Carolina National Guardsmen were actively aiding rescue and relief efforts Sunday with another 1,000 on standby.