Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

22 September, 2018, 18:52 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • A North Carolina Highway Patrol drone captured this image of the I-40

At least 42 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a pickup truck that had been submerged in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher and higher.

The storm formerly known as Florence - which hit North Carolina as a Hurricane last Friday and then proceeded to drop historic rainfall over much of the state - has brought catastrophic and deadly flooding to inland cities and coastal communities alike. He stayed in state to play his college football at the University of North Carolina before being selected by the Panthers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft.

"We're at the end of the line of all waters to come down", said Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway, as he warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before.

The investigation has been handed over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the sheriff's office has launched an internal investigation, officials said. "I'm really not sure what it's going to be like after it's all over", Bender said, estimating that the floodwaters are four to five feet higher than they were after Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

In South Carolina, emergency managers ordered about 3,000 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. Residential streets have turned into rivers and freeways have morphed into waterways.

One week after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, North Carolina was still feeling its effects, Cooper said.

The water has receded in some places, but as it moves downstream, officials say, thousands of people could be in danger until next week.

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, who conducted an aerial survey of damage on Tuesday, said the flooding has affected the top six agricultural counties in the state.

Earlier in the day, Trump was handing out meals to hurricane victims and told one person in a vehicle, "Have a good time" as if they were going to an entertainment outing.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the state's resources and personnel have shifted to the Pee Dee region.

In South Carolina, the flood was far from over.

In Conway, South Carolina, authorities said residents could see damage in homes that have not flooded before.

Coal ash can contaminate water and harm fish and wildlife.

The damage continues to mount - new reports indicate that a dam breach is causing coal ash from a power plant to spill into a river. Water is now exiting the cooling lake through breaches, one large and several smaller, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Before Duke Energy established a natural gas plant in 2017, the area had a coal-fired power plant until 2013.

The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina, according to Gov. Roy Cooper.

There are still unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of two mental health patients who drowned Tuesday in a prison transport van swept away by rising floodwater in SC.

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