The incident occurred after the toddler and his mother became trapped in their vehicle amid rising flood waters.
Keith Acree is a spokesman for North Carolina Emergency Management.
In South Carolina, just south of the North Carolina border, I-95 travels through especially low-lying swamp land, and over the Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee rivers. Officials blame infiltration from heavy rainfall accumulated from Florence.
The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, remained cut off by flood waters early on Monday.
Cooper said about 2,600 people were rescued in North Carolina, along with 300 animals, and that the rescues were continuing.More news: Josh Hart predicted Josh Gordon to Patriots
The Lumber River overflows onto a stretch Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., September 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence.
One was blown over by high winds while checking on his dogs. "As the water recedes things will get better".
"Patients and staff alike, please exercise caution and place safety first", officials at the Fayetteville VAMC, near Fort Bragg, said.
Flooding near the Yadkin river in Jonesville is forecast to crest at 26.6 feet, according to accuweather.com.
South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence. O'Shaughnessy at the state's emergency response headquarters.More news: Man Used Toddler to Steal Prizes from Mall Arcade Game
Also scheduled to attend Tuesday's briefing are the chief of the National Guard Bureau and the adjutant general of SC.
The death toll from the storm rose to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants brought downpours to the heavily populated Northeast, triggering flooding in New Hampshire and NY state.
Officials said residents should not attempt to return to the counties along the state's coast around Wilmington yet due to ongoing risk of flooding.
One road was opened into Wilmington briefly, and helicopters and military trucks were bringing relief supplies into the stranded city, where hundreds of people have been rescued from the roofs of flooded homes. More than 900 people in North Carolina were rescued from swift waters by Sunday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference.
Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the USA mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimeters) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.More news: Why Is Apple Watch Series 4 The Talk Of The Town?
Remnants of the once-powerful Category 4 hurricane are now a rainy, windy mass of low pressure.