Many roads were closed and authorities warned of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. The state is experiencing wide spread flooding after Florence hit area as a Category 1 storm bringing heavy wind and rain. He said he anticipated “quite a bit” of temporary housing would be made available for citizens who have lost their homes.
“We’re still struggling to get access to all areas of those counties”, Trogdon said.
An 88-year-old man was also found dead next to a auto that had been submerged by the floods in Union County on Monday.
North Carolina Community Foundation: The NCCF is a humanitarian organization based in North Carolina that partners with local charities that also support the community.
“We were stir-crazy from being inside so long”, Moore said. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz People wait to be rescued by members of the U.S. Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018.
Transportation officials strongly advised north-south travelers to take wide detours – involving traveling hundreds of additional miles – around the eastern parts of both Carolinas, where rising river waters, caused by Florence’s torrential rains, were flooding stretches of I-95.
Wilmington, North Carolina, a city with a population of 110,000 people and an global airport, has been cut off from the rest of the world by flood waters. “As the water recedes things will get better”.
The storm’s aftermath created flawless conditions for snakes, he said, “so I will be watching my feet closely until things reach equilibrium again”.
In September 1999, nearly immediately after receiving two strikes from Hurricane Dennis, Hurricane Floyd came roaring through Eastern North Carolina.
The number of customers without power across North Carolina fell to just under 500,000, with about 20,000 in SC.
Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the USA mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimetres) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
“The neighbors told us our home was fine apart from a few branches down, so that’s a relief at least”, he added.
Some half a million customers in the Carolinas were still without electricity on Monday, according to emergency officials. State officials also were monitoring the ongoing threat from the breach of a coal ash landfill near Wilmington.
Gov. Roy Cooper accompanied the Coast Guard on a flyover of flooded areas in North Carolina and saw boats washed up in town and significant debris.