With the crisis slowly moving to SC, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the damage caused by Florence.
The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report.
· “Our hearts break for you; God bless you”.
Conway’s city spokesman Taylor Newell said water could be “4 feet higher” there than when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the state is still tallying its storm damage, but says it will be in the billions.
“People should always assume that flood water is always contaminated”, Betsey Tilson of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, said.
Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths.
“Please don’t make yourself someone who needs to be rescued”, he said. The deputies transporting the two women reportedly drove around barriers and then were surprised by the flood. They have been placed on administrative leave, the sheriff’s office said.
The president vowed to sort that issue out, telling reporters: ‘We’re going to find out.
· “Some of the hardest work is taking place right now, even though it’s nice and lovely and sunny”. “You take care of yourself”, he said.
Global warming has greatly increased the chances of another storm of Harvey’s magnitude hitting Texas again, according to a published study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Kerry Emanuel.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says the statewide death toll is nine. Many people in the crowd smiled and raised their phones to record the moment.
He and his wife have seen floodwater rush in and damage his home for 22 years – but this time feels different. Others can’t get to their neighborhoods because the extensive road closures or simply because they don’t have a ride home. And they’re my friends and they have gone through the tough stuff.
More than 5 million gallons (19 million liters) of partially treated sewage spilled into the river after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said.
The governor said the cooperation with other federal agencies is the best it’s ever been, adding “we are confident we will come out of this”.
On Friday, Emrick told CNN, “We expect Main Street will flood today”.
“These millions of deaths were preventable, but as long as a market exists for animal flesh, some people will turn a profit at the expense of animals”, a spokesperson told EcoWatch in an email.
“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. And Hurricane Florence just delivered a walloping 50 inches of rain to certain areas.