More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm’s fury.
Schoolteacher Leslie Ochoa said she and her family loaded up 10 adults, 5 children, 14 goats, 10 dogs, two cats and one guinea pig and evacuated from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Columbia, South Carolina last Tuesday.
CNN also reported a man and a woman died in South Carolina’s Horry County due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Along with other home cleanup and fix work ministries, Frazier said his group works to “basically restore somebody back to where they were as much as we can”.
“From Wilmington to Charlotte, we’ll experience between a 500-year and 1,000-year flood event”, Trogdon warned in a late-morning briefing.
According to a report from the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute, extreme weather events like the one now battering the Carolinas and Virginia can have far-reaching effects on consumers’ wallets, impacting their spending for months after the storm has cleared.
Still, she said, “I think we’re going to stay put”, noting her neighborhood’s past success in avoiding power outages and flooding. By midnight, his rain gauge showed that he’d gotten 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain since midafternoon.
Police said that the five were arrested on Saturday, suspected of breaking into a local shop.
The organization is sending truckloads of relief supplies that it says will reach over 10,000 of the most vulnerable people impacted by the storm.
Utility crews worked to restore electricity even as flood waters inundated whole communities.
Carolinas residents without power continued to decline.
Resident Jay Manning said he and his wife watched with alarm as water filled the street.
“I about jumped out of my skin”, he said in a phone interview Friday morning.
They did not say what had been stolen but said charges “are pending”. “Only communication we have with them is just me flashing my lights to them and I think they have a flashlight they’re flickering back to us”. “I was definitely stranded”, she said. “You rock! We couldn’t have done it without you!” the city tweeted on Saturday.
“It looks heavy outside”, she said. “I don’t know what the status of it is”.
Shaken after seeing waves crashing on the Neuse River just outside his house in New Bern, restaurant owner and hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated.
More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, hours after then-Hurricane Florence swept through, but another 140 were still waiting for help, city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts told The Associated Press. Floodwaters submerged U.S. Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound.
The mother and her infant died of their injuries at the scene while the father was rushed to nearby New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Zaytoun now regrets his decision, he said.
The monster storm was downgraded to a tropical depression early Sunday, but experts said this was still “a catastrophic, life-threatening storm”.
Governor Cooper said no fatalities had been reported yet but there have been “several hundred” rescue operations and “there are still some people they need to get to”.
It’s about the water, not the wind, with Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. He said parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges – the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane – as high as 3.5m. River flooding may be worse than Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Atlantic Beach on North Carolina’s Outer Banks islands had already received 30 inches of rain, the US Geological Survey said, while more than 25 inches have fallen in the Newport, Morehead City area since Thursday.