Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

North Carolina Governor Warns Residents to be Alert for Florence Flash Floods

North Carolina Governor Warns Residents to be Alert for Florence Flash Floods

Wilmington is now cut off from the rest of state by those floodwaters, so officials are planning to airlift food and drinking water to the city's 120,000 residents.

Weinmann bought the vehicle at a government auction 10 years ago.

The storm has begun to move into Virginia and West Virginia, and is expected to turn toward New England on Tuesday.

The organization is collecting a wide range of items including canned goods, personal hygiene items, bottled water, pet supplies, first aid supplies, sheets, sleeping bags, tents, diapers, paper towels, plates and cups.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jeff Caldwell said his agency considers the storms part of the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which left flooding rains across much of North Carolina over the weekend.

As of Monday evening, a number of roads in Craven County were also closed in section where flooding impacted the area, including Maple Cypress Road, Streets Ferry Road, Piney Neck Road, River Road near State Camp Road, Sand Hill Road near Dover.

Gov. Roy Cooper made a stop in New Bern Monday to tour parts of the city hardest hit by Hurricane Florence.

"What we have to focus on are there any dams that are going potentially going to break".

About 500,000 homes and businesses were in the dark on Monday in North and SC and surrounding states.

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North Carolina Governor Warns Residents to be Alert for Florence Flash Floods

The Coast Guard said it had 26 helicopters and 11 aircraft looking for people in trouble.

The unsafe tropical storm made landfall in North Carolina on September 14th and then pushed through the Southeast.

In Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the worst affected areas, abandoned cars were left to float in the rising waters on Saturday as residents fled and tried to ride out the worst of the hurricane.

The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect. "We ain't going to be able to do it by ourselves", he said.

Cooper said his office would be working closely with FEMA and state legislators to help rebuild areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Florence.

Most of the monetary damage is due to property loss, and the company said these figures could rise as inland flooding continues. " 'Cause we don't run every time this thing happened".

In South Carolina, officials did reopen Monday morning the southbound lanes of I-95 from mile marker 181 to mile marker 190, just south of the North Carolina line, and traffic again started flowing southward, said S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl.

- A man died when a his truck hit an overpass support beam on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County, South Carolina. "Our roads are flooded", he said. The largest amount so far was in Elizabethtown, which has received 35.93 inches (0.91 meters).

About 60 children in state custody along the coast of North Carolina have been evacuated to a YMCA conference center in the western mountains.

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