SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation

The shelter of a petrol station lies on the ground in Wilmington

The shelter of a petrol station lies on the ground in Wilmington

Rising water forced a North Carolina TV station to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of Hurricane Florence coverage. "If you have any kinds of cuts or nicks on your leg, make sure to keep those areas very clean, and just try to avoid exposure to any of it as much as possible". The town of Oriental, North Carolina, got more than 20 inches (50 centimetres) just a few hours into the deluge. The storm is expected to turn west and then north moving through the Carolinas and the Ohio Valley by Monday, the NHC said early on Saturday.

"North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned in a briefing Saturday morning that more people in the state are in danger now than when Florence made landfall there on Friday".

He said flooding will continue for days and the full magnitude of the hurricane is unknown.

"The main thing right now is to get this water pumped down" from the city, he said.

"This is one of the most devastating hurricanes we've ever had", Mayor Dana Outlaw told CNN.

In New Bern, North Carolina, the storm surge overwhelmed the town of 30,000 which is located at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers.

At least four people have died, and authorities fear the toll will go higher as the tropical storm crawls westward Saturday across SC.

The death toll climbed to at least seven.

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said.

Strong winds have got nothing on this tough guy. The man's family found his body Friday morning, according to Dail.

The storm was also a factor in the death of a woman who suffered a heart attack since emergency crews couldn't reach her due to a fallen tree, as The Wall Street Journalreported.

Parts of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC could see another foot or more of rain over the weekend, according to National Weather Service. Seventy people had to be pulled from a collapsing hotel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued.

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"The fact is this storm is deadly and we know we are days away from an ending", Gov Cooper said.

"Remember most storm deaths occur from drowning in fresh water, often in cars".

"I can not overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them you are risking your life", the state's governor Roy Cooper said.

Rescue workers rush a man to an ambulance after a giant tree fell on a house in Wilmington, N.C.as Hurricane Florence came ashore, September 14, 2018.

Florence could become a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared a year ago for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the death toll was put at almost 3,000. That's enough water to fill the Chesapeake Bay or to cover the state of Texas in 4 inches.

Members of Onslow County emergency look to see if a passenger was still in a vehicle that was overtaken by flooding on US Route 17 outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina. That, and the storm's vast circumference of hundreds of miles, means Wilmington will be inundated with rain, the advisory said.

Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Outer Banks islands had already received 30 inches of rain, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.

The victor of all kinds of weather reporting would be this reportage.

23 aviation rescues, and counting.

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