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As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

Florence continues to bring rains and threaten lives on the east coast of the United States even after it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after making landfall.

Myrtle Beach area residents checking the weather Saturday morning were led to believe that local emergency personnel had suspended services due to Tropical Storm Florence, but that was never the case.

Florence could become a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared a year ago for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the death toll was put at almost 3,000.

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". Rivers will continue to rise days after the rain has stopped, he said.

The NWS says southern and central portions of North Carolina into far northeast SC are expected to report an additional 10 to 15 inches of rainfall - with storm totals between 30 and 40 inches along the coastal areas south of Cape Hatteras. One teen evacuated to Pittsburgh is among them. He moved quickly as workers helped him empty more than 1,000 mattresses from a warehouse in a low-lying strip mall.

"Time and time again we learn the hard way that it could be far-reaching inland", Pfaff said.

On U.S. Route 401 nearby, rain rose in ditches and around unharvested tobacco crops along the road.

"If it goes up to my front step, I have to get out", Quinton Washington said.

None of the people rescued were injured.

In a separate briefing, Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said some areas have already received two feet of rain and could expect up to 20 inches more as the system moved "slowly, almost stationary" over eastern North Carolina.

"The storm is wreaking havoc on our state, and we're deeply concerned for farms, for businesses, for schools and even for whole communities that might be wiped away", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

More news: Trump expected to visit areas affected by Florence next week

After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 mph (225 kph) earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles (kilometres) east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line.

It is now a tropical storm with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), but a gust of 112 miles per hour (180 kph) was reported just offshore.

"Life-threatening, catastrophic flash floods and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern to central Appalachians from western North Carolina into west-central Virginia through early next week, as Florence moves slowly inland", the NHC statement read.

Dozens of electric fix trucks massed to respond to damage expected to hit central North Carolina as rainwater collected into rivers headed to the coast. "It came up. It went down today".

Sutton was mothballed in 2013 and the company has been excavating ash to remove to safer lined landfills. The ash left behind when coal is burned contains toxic heavy metals, including lead and arsenic.

Officials in New Bern, which dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon. There had been no reports of injuries or fatalities, though most of the city was without power and thousands of buildings had been damaged, she said.

Molly lived near Newport for a decade in the town of New Bern, where roads are underwater and people are stranded.

But Trump has been fixated on his administration's response to Hurricane Maria the entire week, starting when he defended the federal response in Puerto Rico as an "unsung success" seen as Hurricane Florida approached the east coast.

Marines rescued about 20 civilians from floodwaters near Camp Lejeune, using Humvees and amphibious assault vehicles, the base reported.

The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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