A look at flooding before and after Florence

A look at flooding before and after Florence

"Many roads remain impassable". Near Chinquapin, a community nearly entirely underwater, a monitoring gauge used by the U.S. Geological Survey stopped working Sunday after water levels hit its operational limit of 24.2 feet (7.3 meters) - 8 feet (2 meters) above major flood stage.

"All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this attractive weather but over the next couple of days it's going to get rough in SC".

The majority of North Carolina's 2,100 hog farms are located in the southern counties of Sampson and Duplin, which were heavily affected by Florence's torrential downpour and, according to Vox's Irfan, are amongst the poorest in the state. This year, the water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor.

The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimated up to 125 million pounds (57 million kilograms) of tobacco leaf could be damaged by flooding, winds and power outages, an amount that could translate to as much as $350 million in lost farm revenue.

The supplies will go to residents of the eastern part of the state who were hardest hit by the storm, The News & Observer reported.

Florence is blamed for at least 42 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Duke Energy Corp said on Friday that breaches in a cooling lake dam forced it to shut down its natural gas-fired L.V. Sutton plant in North Carolina. The utility said it did not think any coal ash was at risk.

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An increase in the mosquito population is also thought to have contributed to the rise in the number of spiders. Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants.

Through tears, she said she has survived hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Matthew in 2016 but "this has been the absolute worst one".

Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. Flooding has also impacted areas such as Fayetteville and Kinston, where the Neuse River was still rising.

"Is everybody OK?" he asked those gathered, assuring them it was "going to be OK". Some of them have been washed out entirely. "Citizens all across our country rallied to rescue the stranded, to protect the innocent and to restore hope to families who've experienced tremendous and unbearable loss".

In Lumberton, where the Lumber River still covered parts of town, water was deep enough that vehicles passing by on streets sent wakes into partially submerged homes, businesses and a church.

In some areas, it will by days or weeks before the floodwaters fully recede and the landscape returns to normal. Officials warned more than 10 percent of the county's 61,000 residents might have to evacuate sometime next week, but called that a worst-case scenario and they couldn't give any specific forecast.

McMaster said Friday he hopes United Health Care's generosity inspires other companies across the state to donate to the One SC Fund to help the recovery from Hurricane Florence's floods.

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