The storm's first casualties, which included a mother and her baby killed when a tree fell on their brick house in Wilmington, North Carolina, were announced about eight hours after Florence came ashore on Friday (local time). The child's injured father was taken to hospital.
At least 14 deaths from the storm have been confirmed, including a man and a woman in Houry County who died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.
"This system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall, in some places measured in feet and not inches", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news briefing. Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water.
Florence was a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 190kmh winds on Thursday.
Florence plowed into the Carolinas, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain as it lumbered slowly inland before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.
Meanwhile, in SC, at least one gator seemed to be cool with the outer bands of wind and rain that whipped the Myrtle Beach area.
More than a day after Florence's eye passed through southeastern North Carolina, a slower, and potentially more destructive threat emerged: pounding rains and a storm surge that pushed rivers over their banks, overflowing into small inland towns.
Calls for help multiplied as the wind picked up and the tide rolled in. Forecasters said this onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they are seeing the floodwaters rise". "And you don't need power to sling booze", said owner Eli Ellsworth. Eudy and his family stayed home in New Bern in part to protect their house. He says that "over the years the state government and the federal government have become very coordinated in their ability to manage the pre-deployment of assets (and) the response to the citizens of those states, and we will soon be into the recovery". Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE. Numerous evacuees took their pets.
The White House said President Donald Trump would visit hurricane-hit areas next week "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts".
Duke Energy Corp, the area's biggest utility with more than 4 million customers, estimated the storm could cause between 1 million and 3 million outages.
"Were expecting additional rainfall across southeastern central into southern North Carolina and across Northern parts of SC where additional rainfall amounts that could exceed 10 inches".
The powerful storm already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.
The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for nearly 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got more than 30 inches (75 centimeters) and counting, obliterating the mark set in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd dropped just over 24 inches (60 centimeters) on the state. Although the storm is passing north of Myrtle Beach, the concern now is that river water from North Carolina will flow into the area and combine with all the water that is already there.
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An additional 25 percent of deaths are related to rain, he said. "Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different". Jeff Byard of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was imperative locals heed the evacuation warnings.
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Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did. There have been seven storm-related deaths since Florence , then a Category-1 hurricane , made landfall Friday morning.
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NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence , due to the massive size of it. The agencies' fleet of satellites track various elements, including location, wind speed, rainfall, and temperature.
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There have been at least 11 storm-related deaths since Florence, then a Category-1 hurricane, made landfall Friday morning. The triple punch of falling rain, rising rivers and coastal storm surges was already triggering catastrophic floods.
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And Hurricane Florence will take aim at the Southeast coast of the United States late this week, likely as a major hurricane . Evacuation orders have been lifted in several coastal SC counties as Florence continues to dump rain on the state.
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The evacuation order for the Lowcountry is lifted as Tropical Storm Florence moves out of the coast areas and into the Midlands. More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.
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