Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Depression Florence moving west across the United States on Sunday September 16

Most of the monetary damage is due to property loss, and the company said these figures could rise as inland flooding continues.

Those areas could see Florence's heaviest rain by Monday morning before what was left of the storm shifted to the north and east on a track that will take it out of West Virginia via the Eastern Panhandle.

Five people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General Store, said the police department in Wilmington, which has imposed a nighttime curfew.

"We're still struggling to get access to all areas of those counties", Trogdon said. "The snakes did not move, so I videoed them because it was one of the most intense moments I have experienced in a while.The cottonmouths were probably washed in from a swampy area and were dazed and stunned".

"BREAKING. We've observed a one-minute period of sunshine at the NWS Raleigh office", the NWS said on Twitter. "Florence is expected to produce heavy and excessive rainfall over the next couple of days".

As the remnants of Florence continues to dump inches of rain, still-rising floodwaters are prompting emergency situations across the Carolinas.

The storm, which is blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people, still had abundant rain and top winds around 30 miles per hour on Monday.

"Not only are you going to see more impact across North Carolina ... but we're also anticipating you are about to see a lot of damage going through West Virginia, all the way up to OH as the system exits out", Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Sunday on Fox News. Officials warned residents to avoid driving around barricades. "As the water recedes things will get better". CORRECTING GRAMMAR AND TYPO IN CITY NAME A family is stalled in water as they wait to be rescued during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018.

"North Carolinians are resilient and we will come back from this".

"The waters are not rising anywhere near as fast, at least around the water plant, as they did during Matthew", Walters said.

Volunteers saved several dogs on Sunday that had apparently been abandoned by their owners and which were locked in a cage to fend for themselves as Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina.

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The bulk of the state's expense - $32 million - was the operation of two emergency shelters set up to handle evacuees or storm victims. State officials said there had been a small dam breach that did not cause any significant damage and they were monitoring other structures closely.

He says most of the children are from the flat, coastal regions of North Carolina and had never seen mountains before.

Fears of what could be the worst flooding in the state's history led officials to order tens of thousands to evacuate, though it wasn't clear how many had fled or even could.



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