Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

Andrew Carter  The News & Observer via AP

Andrew Carter The News & Observer via AP

Police in Wilmington confirmed the mother, Lesha Murphy-Johnson, and baby Adam died, with the tot's father rescued and rushed to the hospital.

Two men died in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Local authorities reported a death in Pender County when downed trees prevented emergency units from reaching a woman with a medical condition.

With tropical storm-force winds swirling 350 miles wide, Florence continued deluging North and SC on Saturday morning after pushing surging seas far ashore.

Weinmann pulled 10 people out of flooded neighborhoods and delivered them to a shelter. "We are stuck in the attic".

During a driving rain, Maggie Belgie of The Cajun Navy, carries a child evacuating a flooding trailer community during Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S. September 15, 2018.

A few moments later, the camera panned away and two people were seen walking behind Seidel, appearing to have no problem with the wind.

"It has slowed", he said. "We can pump 42,000 gallons (159,000 litres) a minute once we have water receded enough".

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North Carolina is resilient in the face of a disaster and together we rise in the midst of Hurricane Florence and its devastating impacts that it's leaving across the Carolinas.

But the size of the storm meant the path didn't really matter.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.

Hurricane Florence, now a tropical storm, is tearing through the Carolinas with heavy rainfall and 50 miles per hour wind. It was downgraded to Category 1 before coming ashore on Friday near Wilmington. "And you don't need power to sling booze", said owner Eli Ellsworth.

Power outages increased throughout Friday. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, had around 18 centimetres.

Flash flood are expected to his the south-east coast as the storm moves across land.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the storm was posing an even greater risk of flooding than when it first made landfall. He urged residents to stay inside and not get in the way of emergency workers.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said radar and rain gauges indicated some areas got as much as 2½ feet of rain, which he called "absolutely staggering".

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"It costs to leave", Glover, who also founded the environmental justice organization Sol Nation, continued.

In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River trapped people, and Mayor Dana Outlaw told The Charlotte Observer that about 200 had been rescued by 5 a.m. Residents reached out for help through the night by phone and social media. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington.

Emergency crews were stretched thin.

The president may travel to the region next week, the White House has said. "We know how to prepare our plants for these types of major events".

About 20,000 people hunkered down in 157 schools, shelters and a coliseum in Winston-Salem.

In North Carolina, unrelenting rains were expected to swell the Cape Fear River to 62 feet next week, 3 feet higher than during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. He added that there would be no mercy for those who try to steal from others' homes during the storm.

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Additional swiftwater rescue teams were on the way.

"If we are ever going to have a Category 6 (a speculated-on level that's above current measurement tools), the western Pacific is where it's going to be", said meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com.

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