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Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States

Lora Ball | 16 September, 2018, 06:05

A video of a United States weather reporter channel made rounds on the social media, showing him apparently exaggerating the force of Hurricane Florence, but the same live coverage showed it was not actually the case.

Wilmington Police confirmed that a mother and her infant died when a tree fell on their home.

During a driving rain, Maggie Belgie of The Cajun Navy, carries a child evacuating a flooding trailer community during Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S. September 15, 2018.

Tropical Storm Florence, downgraded from a hurricane Friday, remains over the Grand Strand Saturday with the National Weather Service warning of potential flash flooding and storm surge.

On Saturday some residents tried to return to home, driving through flooded highways armed with chainsaws to clear fallen pine needle trees that covered the road.

Cooper said others should not follow suit.

The governor said half a million people in North Carolina were without power and the Neuse River had seen storm surge as high as 10 feet.

"The water is rising fast everywhere, even in places that don't typically flood", he said.

Power outages are widespread, affecting over 740,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina and 163,000 in SC.

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In addition to Marshall's game with South Carolina, West Virginia is also scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. contest with N.C. During his press conference Monday, McMaster appeared open to the possibility of modifying his evacuation plan.

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A storm surge warning has been issued from South Santee River, SC, to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station.

"The fact that there haven't been more deaths and damage is awesome and a blessing", said Rebekah Roth, walking around Wilmington's Winoca Terrace neighborhood on Saturday.

More than 800,000 homes and businesses have lost power and Mr Cooper said the danger from flooding would linger for days.

Members of Onslow County emergency look to see if a passenger was still in a vehicle that was overtaken by flooding on US Route 17 outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina. A second location in North Carolina has also broken the previous record. Forecasters said this onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. In the state´s Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris.

Annazette Riley-Cromartie said she and her family thought they'd be safe in their brick house in eastern North Carolina.

"The cost to SC, if that happens, if the storm continues the way it is going, could be in the billions", Dahler said.

As of Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center announced that Florence is now a tropical storm with maximum wind speeds of 45 miles per hour and said heavy rains and catastrophic flooding will continue across portions of North and SC.

In an update published at 5:33 a.m. ET on Saturday, the agency said that the storm is now striking SC and has a path through the in-land charted for the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for nearly 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got over 30 inches and counting, eclipsing the mark set in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd dropped just over 24 inches on the state. "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths", Trump claimed in a tweet Thursday.

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