Gov Cooper said he has been in touch with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who visited North Carolina on Monday.
There were several tornado warnings across North Carolina on Monday morning.
Pender County, just north of Wilmington, is also running out of fuel, Commissioner Jackie Newton said. There was no immediate word on his condition.
Three television stations in a hurricane-ravaged North Carolina city are about to go dark because there's no gas to keep their generators running.
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As of Monday evening, a number of roads in Craven County were also closed in section where flooding impacted the area, including Maple Cypress Road, Streets Ferry Road, Piney Neck Road, River Road near State Camp Road, Sand Hill Road near Dover.
But they drove headlong into rising floodwaters so forceful their auto was pushed off the road and pinned against a group of trees, officials said. More than 900 water rescues have been reported in North Carolina alone, the governor's office said - but many more people need help. "Flood waters are rising as rivers crest and they will for days".
Forty miles to the south, the tiny town of Pollocksville, population 300, found itself cut in two on Sunday afternoon after the River Trent burst its banks.
Outlaw says officials are "urging residents to stay inside and to not travel", especially so as to not interrupt utility workers trying to restore power. "To date, we have not received a single photo of receipts or signs showing far above average prices", he said.
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About two dozen truckloads of military MREs and bottled water were delivered overnight to Wilmington, the state's eighth-largest city, officials said.
The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm has now climbed to 11.
After blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 miles per hour (145 kph) winds, Florence virtually parked itself much of the weekend atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the ocean and hurled it onshore.
One twister touched down in Elm City, causing some damage to buildings and power lines, according to local media reports.
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All donations will go directly to those affected by the storm.
At least 23 people have been killed as a result of the storm, which made landfall on Friday as a Category-1 hurricane.
For many (most?) places, the worst of Florence's flooding is still on the way.
Registered voters in North Carolina may vote by mail; vote in person from October 17 through Nov. 3; or vote on Election Day, Nov. 6. Storm surges, flash floods and winds have spread destruction widely and the Marines, the Coast Guard and volunteers have used boats, helicopters, and heavy-duty vehicles to conduct hundreds of rescues as of Saturday.
In many areas, the brief period of the sun was wiped out by more rain but some evacuated residents were able to return to their homes to assess the damage. An elevated risk of landslides is now expected in western North Carolina. They are usually bolted to the ground, but the statues' thick pedestals were uprooted and washed away, the city said.More news: Davis Cup: Lucas Pouille gives France 2-0 lead
Chaplin Joe Kennedy said most of the children range in age from 13 to 18.