BREAKING: Death Toll Rises in North Carolina, Floodwaters Still Pose ‘Catastrophic’ Event

North Carolina residents are navigating heavy rain and rising floodwaters that could double the 10 to 20 inches that have fallen so far. South Carolina was bracing overnight for widespread flash flooding and high winds.

Seven people were reported dead in the storm, including a mother and her baby killed in Wilmington, North Carolina, by a falling tree. Officials in Carteret County, North Carolina, announced on Saturday morning that two people had died on Harkers Island.

There were still north of 900,000 people without power in South Carolina and North Carolina combined early Saturday. In North Carolina’s Onslow County, county manager David Cotton said that first responders had to make 20 home rescues and there are still 200 to 300 people who require rescues.

Source: Florence, now a tropical storm, still poses ‘catastrophic’ flood threat — has killed at least 7


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