Carolinas flood after Florence

Katie Ramirez
September 18, 2018

A Coast Guard crew rescued a man and his dog, Lucky, from a North Carolina rooftop as raging floodwaters rose around them Monday. It was not clear how long he had been stranded.

Flying over Fayetteville, he said, "it was stark to see the raging Cape Fear River, and you knew it was rising, and you could see these vulnerable communities". Add in secondary roads, and almost 1,200 are closed, Trogdon said.

"River flooding is dynamic and it's happening all over our state", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters.

North Carolina's New Bern and Wilmington experienced severe flooding and extensive building damage.

So far, the state has spent about $41 million of the authorized total, Virginia Department of Emergency Management coordinator Jeff Stern said Monday in a telephone news conference.

About two dozen truckloads of military MREs and bottled water were delivered overnight to Wilmington, the state's eighth-largest city, officials said. They are usually bolted to the ground, but the statues' thick pedestals were uprooted and washed away, the city said.

A total of about 761,000 homes and businesses were without power on Sunday in North and SC and surrounding states, down from a peak of almost 1 million. Other fatalities were from drowning, trees falling, and downed power lines. The smell of broken pine trees wafted through damaged neighbourhoods. Harvey's total of 60.58 inches (60.5 centimetres) past year in Texas is No. 1. His power went off Thursday before Florence hit the coast, but he couldn't recall exactly when.

"It's all kind of a blur", said Monroe, the sky overhead sunny and bright after the rain finally stopped.

This National Weather Service map of the projected path for Tropical Depression Florence was current as of Sunday morning, September 16, 2018.

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More than 2ft (60cm) of rain has fallen in some places, and forecasters say there could be an additional 1½ft (45cm) before the end of today.

Tornadoes continue to be an elevated risk in our area.

An 88-year-old man was also found dead next to a vehicle that had been submerged by the floods in Union County on Monday.

Cooper acknowledged the "anguish" of those who have lost their homes and businesses to the storm.

Four road deaths in SC have been blamed on the storm, and two people died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator inside their home.

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. Two unique factors drove up the expense: Gov. Ralph Northam's decision to order the evacuation of some 245,000 residents from low-lying parts of Hampton Roads and the opening of two state-sponsored emergency shelters.

If the full storm had hit Virginia, the consequences may have been worse than what's being seen in North Carolina because the population in Hampton Roads is so much denser and the routes out of the region are limited, Stern said.

The Lumber River at Lumberton was at 6.71 metres, 7cm above the old record and maybe more dramatically, 2.75 metres above flood level.

"What we have to focus on are there any dams that are going potentially going to break".

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