Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

The Neuse river, which runs south-east towards the badly hit town of New Bern, was still flowing ferociously on Tuesday, and there were vast pools of standing water from the flood.

Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said in a Facebook video that officers are going door-to-door in the Waccamaw River floodplain areas to encourage residents to consider evacuating and to get ready in case it becomes necessary.

"I think it's incredible what we're seeing", the president added. How about I just put it that way. The death toll from the storm rose to at least 37 people in three different states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina.

City spokesman Taylor Newell said the waters could be "4 feet higher" than when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016.

Almost 3 feet (0.9 meters) of rain fell in places, and dozens of cities had more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain. And plenty of roads are still closed in the storm's wake.

About 10,000 frustrated and exhausted people remain in shelters as forecasters predict flooding from swollen rivers will worsen in the two states over the next several days.

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High water swept away the vehicle as it traveled down U.S. 76, about a half-mile from the Little Pee Dee River, which separates Mullins from the town of Nichols. According to NOAA, an average of three hurricanes cross the US coast every five years.

Hurricane Florence brought a record amount of rainfall to North Carolina over the past week.

The two deputies escaped the vehicle but were unable to open the doors to get the women out, authorities said. He said the man refused to leave.

Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson said in a statement, "Tonight's incident is a tragedy".

WHAT HE SAID: "This is a tough hurricane".

"If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, and waters were rising, why were they driving on that road anyway?" said Bamberg, a state lawmaker.

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The river stands at more than 14 feet and is expected to reach 15.6 feet by Thursday night. Sixty of its 880 broiler houses in North Carolina flooded and another six broiler houses experienced damage.

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.

The chairman of the New Hanover County commissioners says the nonprofit organization came to Wilmington four days before the storm. North Carolina is one of the leading hog-producing states in the country.

The disaster recovery aid comes from a fund managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and managed in SC by the state Commerce Department and the state's disaster recovery office, which was created after the 2015 floods, he said.

SC has experienced four natural disasters in the last four years that drastically have impacted numerous rural communities throughout the state.

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality tracked 21 swine waste lagoons that were discharging into floodwaters and an additional 17 that were being inundated.

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