Hennessy-Fiske reported from Conway, S.C., Megerian from New Bern, N.C., and Jarvie from Fayetteville, N.C.
"It has slowed", he said. "We have started to see the water recede". Parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 3 metres, he said.
But the size of the storm meant the path didn't really matter.
Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center.
Florence has already set a North Carolina record for rainfall totals, exceeding that of Hurricane Floyd, which struck in 1999 and caused 56 deaths. Many of them are boat owners, who help rescue stricken flood victims.
The Federal Emergency Management Authority said motorists should not attempt to drive through floodwaters. Police say a family of three was in a home on Mercer Avenue this morning around 9:30 when a tree fell into the property.
Power outages increased throughout Friday. By Saturday afternoon, Swansboro, North Carolina had recorded over 30 inches of rain - and at least another foot was in the forecast.
The Triangle is under a flash flood warning until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered ahead of Florence's landfall in parts of North and SC, though many people chose to remain in their homes for reasons ranging from financial concerns and the need to care for pets that they may not have been able to take to some evacuation shelters, some who stayed in their residences told ABC News ahead of the storm. Bragg - where officials opened emergency shelters and urged riverfront residents to evacuate.
Government aid can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-priced loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington. These rains are expected to produce "prolonged, significant river flooding". "For overall damage, it would be hard, at the end of the day, I think, to find a rival for this storm".
Travel is extremely hazardous because of storm surge, Trogdon said, and will only get worse.
And dolphins were spotted closer than usual to shore near in Wilmington, North Carolina.
About 20,000 people hunkered down in 157 schools, shelters and a coliseum in Winston-Salem.
Others who chose to stay at home perhaps regretted their decision. The Neuse River rose rapidly, overcoming the streets of New Bern.
Two people died in Lenoir County. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU".
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As part of the sale, South Korea would also receive tactical radio, navigation and early missile warning sensors for the aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning. Tropical Storm Florence was downgraded from a risky Category 1 storm Friday, but millions have still been affected.
She said she visited Puerto Rico herself a few months ago and people were dying all around from the lack of resources. Trump maintained as recently as Tuesday that his response to the storm was an "incredible unsung success ".
Garden City Fire District Chief Norman Knight told Murrells Inlet residents on Thursday that it was still not too late to leave. In New Bern, at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers in North Carolina, the storm surge overwhelmed the town of 30,000.
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Waffle House Storm Center activates for Florence
Waffle House test doesn't just tell us how quickly a business might rebound - it also tells us how the larger community is faring. The chain, whose restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is famous for staying open during many natural disasters.
White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
CNN reports dire word from FEMA associate administrator Jeff Byard, who warns that this storm is not to be reckoned with. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph.
No State Has Improved Its Obesity Rate
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