Tropical Storm Florence pushes inland, threatening floods

Florence death toll up at 8 including 3 killed by flooding

Across the two states there are some 30,000 people staying in emergency shelters. As of Saturday morning, at least six deaths have been blamed on the storm, nearly a million people were without power across North and SC, and some areas have already faced extreme flooding.

Images captured by Associated Press journalists show flooded streets, uprooted trees, stranded residents and recovery crews in the aftermaths of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

"Many roads in our state are still at risk of floods", he said, warning people who have been evacuated not to return home yet and not to go out if they do not need to.

At 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 40 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, moving west at 2 mph, not even as fast as a person can walk.

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A mandatory evacuation order has been put in place for anyone who lives within a mile of the banks of North Carolina's Cape Fear River and Little River. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000.

Hurricane Florence left five people dead as it touched down in Carolina on Friday, leaving a path of destruction on its trail, Reuters reported. "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said. Numerous states in Florence's path have already experienced heavy rains this summer, leaving them water-logged and particularly vulnerable to flooding. Environmental groups are anxious hog lagoons and coal ash dumps that could contaminate soils or rivers used as sources for drinking water.

The deaths bring the death toll from Florence, which came ashore on Friday as a hurricane, to at least seven. The White House released a photograph showing Trump seated at a desk with a phone to his ear and Vice-President Mike Pence standing nearby.

On Friday, the sustained winds were recorded upto 70mph. Hikers have been told to seek shelter off the Appalachian Trail to avoid falling trees, flash floods and mudslides. Forecasters said it was expected to continue toward the Northeast, which is in for as much as 4 inches of rain, before the system moves offshore again. A year later, flooding from Hurricane Matthew caused about 25 dams to fail.

Florence Targets North Carolina
The American government is ready to deal with the aftermath of the hurricane but people should get out of the way, Trump said. Hurricane-force winds, which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night.

Also of concern is the sprawling Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia and Marine Corps bases at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point in North Carolina and at Parris Island in SC. "I've never seen tree devastation this bad. Very Professional!" he said in a tweet.

In New Bern, along the coast, aerial photos show homes completely surrounded by water, with rescuers using inflatable boats to go house to house to remove people. Many locations in southeast North Carolina are likely smash this old record by the time the rain ends.

The deadly Tropical Storm Florence is so ferocious, it's uprooting everything, even tightly-bolted historic statues.

Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 25 miles per hour.

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DEMA made the announcement Saturday adding that the team will deploy through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) and hopes to arrive in Raleigh, North Carolina later in the day. With Florence, it'll be the same amount of rainfall in three days.Officers in different states comprise declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, the keep coastal areas are serene recovering from summer season storms.

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