Florence's Death Toll Rises As Floods Threaten Carolinas
19 September, 2018, 19:03
Kenny Babb retrieves a paddle that floated away on his flooded property as the Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Linden, N.C. One person was killed in Virginia by an apparent tornado whipped up by Florence, and six were killed in SC.
Because North Carolina is an at-will employment state, private-sector employees can be fired for any reason - or no reason at all, according to the state Department of Labor.
Just Tuesday, officials closed more segments of I-95.
Five days after Florence made landfall, more than a dozen rivers in the state have reached the stage of major flooding, with three more expected to peak in the next two days.
Utility crews from multiple states worked to restore power, and outages were down from a high of more than 900,000 to about 320,000 homes and businesses, almost all in North Carolina. On Tuesday, the storm's remnants were continuing to soak the mid-Atlantic region and southern New England with heavy rain.
Cooper warned that the flooding set off by the Southeastern deluge was far from over and will get worse in places. Those figures do not include losses from continuing flooding.
The White House said President Donald Trump would visit North Carolina on Wednesday.
Experts say people likely got complacent about Florence because of a scale that only categorizes hurricanes by wind strength.
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Major flooding is expected to continue in the state after Florence's passing or even worsen in some areas.
During a driving rain, Maggie Belgie of The Cajun Navy carries a child evacuating a flooding trailer community during Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, N.C., September 15, 2018.Members of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wade through a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind as Hurricane Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, N.C., September 16, 2018. The company said it would ramp up production as roads become passable.
While rain was finally subsiding on Tuesday, the city of Wilmingtonremained largely cut off with thousands of people stranded.
Photos from the site provided to AP by Cape Fear River Watch, an environmental advocacy group, show cascades of gray-colored water spilling from at least two breaches at the landfill and flowing toward Sutton Lake, the plant's former cooling pond which is now used for public recreation, including fishing and boating.
Gasoline shortages were a problem.
At another gas station, a long line of vehicles followed a tanker truck that pulled in with 8,800 gallons (33,000 liters) of fuel.
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Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 25 miles per hour (40 kph). Officials are monitoring the bridge and could close it if water reaches the roadway.
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Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). State agencies will reverse traffic on US 278 and USA 21 in Beaufort County if conditions warrant, McMaster's office said.
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The storm killed at least 11 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child hit by a falling tree, state officials said. New Hanover had 69,800 outages- about 45,000 more than Carteret, the county with the second-highest number of outages in NC.