Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

North Carolina's Newport and Morehead City have seen about 19 inches of rain so far.

Power outages increased throughout Friday.

"It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave", said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. "I made sure ahead of time that we had adequate space for anybody that wanted to try that". Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometres) from its centre, and tropical-storm-force winds reached out 195 miles (315 kilometres).

"Some of the rainfall totals we're getting are already adding up to about 14 inches", NHC Director Ken Graham said shortly after 11 a.m. ET.

More than 500,000 people had already lost power by 12 p.m. Friday, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety reported.

Along the coast, floodwaters have been hitting inland towns near rivers that normally discharge into the ocean. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn't stop. The Horry County Coroner's Office said that they were found in their home on Saturday afternoon, and died Friday night.

"Rescue workers are working in risky conditions that will only get worse today", he said.

New Bern Police Lt. David Daniels said early Friday morning that between 150 and 200 people had been rescued so far, with others still waiting for help.

A 68-year-old man and his wife died in a house fire in Cumberland County, NC on Friday, according to a release from the NC State Emergency Response team.

Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry says "we've done this many times before".

More than 10 million people throughout North and SC and Virginia are under a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning as of Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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As rescuers battled strong winds and debris-filled floodwaters to pluck hundreds of stranded people from their homes, officials confirmed at least three deaths from the monster storm, while U.S. media reported a fourth.

There is really nowhere for the water to go. She plans to continue to ride out the storm.

The weather service later measured a storm surge 10 feet deep in the city, which lies on the Neuse River near the Atlantic coast.

There have been numerous calls for fallen trees, according to officials, however they are not aware of any others where people are trapped.

At the Wilmington airport, the wind was measured at 105 miles per hour - the highest since 1958, Cooper said.

Florence was a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds on Thursday.

Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days". "This will be one of the worst storm surge events likely in North Carolina's history".

Almost 800,000 people are without power in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence continues to pound the coast with devastating storm surge, catastrophic flooding and high winds.

The rainfall is forecast to reach up to 40 inches in some areas over the next several days.

To prepare for this storm, businesses have been boarding up, and supplies have been readied for what is expected to be a large-scale relief operation.

The authorities of the States of Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and the nation's capital of Washington, in the direction which moves the "Florence", has introduced a state of emergency. Thousands of soldiers from their National Guard forces have been mobilized. The fear is that during that slow march west, it'll drop torrential rains, flooding low-lying areas and overwhelming rivers. That advisory came out on August 30, when Florence was developing near the Cabo Verde Islands across the Atlantic.

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