Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

More than 1,200 roads in North Carolina were closed on Monday due to flooding from Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, which brought record rain and storm surges to the state.

Six deaths have been confirmed in neighbouring SC, with the latest being the driver of a pickup truck who drove into standing water in Lexington County. O'Shaughnessy at the state's emergency response headquarters.

"The worst is yet to come" as river levels rise to historic levels, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service.

More than 900 people were rescued from rising floodwaters and 15,000 remain in shelters in the state, Mr Cooper said.

"Please don't make yourself someone who needs to be rescued", he said.

With one of North Carolina's largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water, and tarps to Wilmington, N.C. residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods.

In South Carolina, officials are investigating after a man drove into standing water on Pond Branch Road near Gilbert and died.

And a wave of solidarity rippled through hard-hit New Bern, where hundreds of people lined up as a local supermarket distributed fried chicken and hamburgers. "Overall I'm extremely pleased", said Robertson, who owns the pier. "It happened so fast". Cooper said his office would be working closely with FEMA and state legislators to help rebuild areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Florence.

The South Carolina National Guard says in a news release that Gov. Henry McMaster was to meet Tuesday with U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence J.

The remainder of the deaths have resulted from drownings, electrocutions, carbon monoxide poisoning, and falling trees, such as the deaths of a mother and her infant, who were killed after a tree fell on their North Carolina home.

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"We had to evacuate".

"There's too much going on", he said.

"You gotta take care of home", he told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday when the team announced his personal donations.

"I know it was hard for them to leave and it's even more difficult for them to be waiting at home not knowing what is happening here or whether they even have a home to come back to", said Cooper.

The wake of the storm leaves at least 32 dead and half million homes without power as the Cape Fear Rivers crests at 62 feet.

On Tuesday morning, more than 320,000 homes remained without power across North Carolina.

Something else to worry about: some dams might not be able to hold up under the strain of the devastating flooding in North Carolina. Officials are monitoring the bridge and could close it if water reaches the roadway.

Numerous roads across eastern North Carolina were blocked by fallen trees and flooding including parts of I-95, a major north-south artery.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina, freeing up federal resources to boost recovery efforts, the White House confirmed Saturday.

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