Florence has already killed at least 35 people, including 26 in North Carolina and eight in SC where local media reported that two mental health patients drowned on Tuesday when the sheriff's van the women were in crashed.

At least 37 people, including several young children, have died from Florence, which brought unprecedented rainfall and flooding to the Carolinas.


Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to.

Officials across the state are cautioning residents that more floods are expected this week.

Roads remain treacherous, he said, and some are still being closed for the first time as rivers swelled by torrential rains inland drain toward the Atlantic.

Kinston Police in North Carolina also posted a video on Facebook showing clumps of fire ants in flood waters, warning residents to stay safe.

Waze told USA Today it was working with local governments and volunteer map editors to mark road closures in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Almost 50,000 homes and businesses remain without power in the county where Wilmington is located.


Human and animal waste is mixing with the swirling floodwaters, which have killed about 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs on farms.

At Fayetteville, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) inland, near the Army's sprawling Fort Bragg, flooding from Cape Fear River got so bad that authorities closed a vehicle bridge after the water began touching girders supporting the span's top deck. "I don't really know what we're gonna do", one resident tells Meminger.

"People need to understand this will not be a week-long process", Jordan said.

The Transportation Department advised northbound motorists to take a wide detour around the area by using I-85 from Georgia through South Carolina's Upstate and on to Charlotte.


Related news:

Share this:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
Sep 19, 2018 - 20:33
Ford has alleged that while at a party during their high school years, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom and assaulted her. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Koreas to open joint liaison office in Kaesong
Sep 18, 2018 - 09:31
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Pyongyang next week, in their third summit. After Trump-Jong Un Summit in June, Russia and China pushed for the Security Council to lighten sanctions on Pyongyang.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Substantial cost' to United Kingdom economy in no-deal Brexit, warns International Monetary Fund
Sep 18, 2018 - 09:24
That would see goods tracked using a barcode and undergo customs checks on ferries or on arrival at factories, according to a separate report in the Financial Times .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Sep 18, 2018 - 09:10
A woman and her child were killed were among those killed, when a tree fell into their house in Wilmington in North Carolina. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey's Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope
Sep 18, 2018 - 08:11
He said the nature of the demilitarized zone and how it would be implemented are not yet clear. Turkey has been eager to prevent an assault by Syrian government troops in the province.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supporting cast fails Kirk Cousins in intro to Packers-Vikings rivalry
Sep 17, 2018 - 10:59
Apparently the hit wasn't penalized for leading with the helmet or Matthews using his full weight to drive the quarterback down. The victor would have a significant advantage when the division victor is named at the end of the season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas
Sep 17, 2018 - 10:42
In Wilmington, near where the eye of the hurricane touched down, trees and power lines were down and many windows had been broken. More than ten people have been killed by Florence and her impact as the remnants of the storm moved through the area Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MA gas explosions: Residents allowed to return to homes
Sep 17, 2018 - 10:04
The gas lines of Columbia Gas of MA , which is part of the utility company NiSource , have been the focus of investigators. Leonel Rondon, 18, and two of his friends were in the auto when the debris struck, his family told CNN affiliate WHDH .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool outclass Spurs to maintain 100% record
Sep 17, 2018 - 09:36
We won at Tottenham and that's the only thing I was interested in. He said, "Even City a year ago didn't play the flawless season".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Heart was in my mouth' in lapped traffic battle - Lewis Hamilton
Sep 17, 2018 - 08:52
Max was a bit lucky again with some of the guys in terms of what point in the track [he caught them], and they wouldn't let me by. The stop would prove disastrous for Vettel, since he emerged behind Perez and spent two laps bottled up behind him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win
Sep 17, 2018 - 08:46
Open history, Williams insisted she never received coaching signals during the final against eventual victor Naomi Osaka . SYDNEY, Australia ― Serena Williams is standing by her assertion that she did not receive coaching during her U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Administration Steps Up Communications with China as Tariffs Loom
Sep 17, 2018 - 07:08
He has imposed levies on billions of dollars worth of goods on trading partners, prompting retaliation against USA exports. WALL STREET: U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday as technology companies fell, cancellng out gains in the energy sector.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 tipped for A Galaxy Event launch
Sep 15, 2018 - 13:47
So, by basing it on the Beyond 2 development, Samsung will restrict the 5G support only to the larger Galaxy S10 Plus . Lately, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A series smartphone, the Galaxy A7 (2018 ) has been spotted a number of times.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Read the new charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
Sep 15, 2018 - 12:18
He smiled broadly as he entered the courtroom Friday but gave terse and barely audible answers during questioning from the judge. After his arrest in October, he was detained by the court in his Alexandria, Virginia, home for more than eight months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rafa Benitez signals change in tactics for Newcastle's home game against Arsenal
Sep 15, 2018 - 12:12
Things like that can happen in every game, and that's why football is so hard . " We know that we have to win and with every game we are closer .