WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence’s forecast

Members of Coast Guard Shallow Water Response Boat Team 3 help pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood North Carolina US Sept 16 2018. US Coast Guard Handout via Reuters

A man tries to corral escaped horses in the floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, North Carolina.

"The worst is still yet to come", said Kevin Arata, spokesman for the North Carolina city of Fayetteville, where the Cape Fear River was rising.

The recovery effort is under way, Mason said. "We will have to sort out the crop damage", he continued, adding: "I think that it's fair to say in terms of economic impact rebuilding that we are talking in the billions of dollars".

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. In one striking photo, two houses were left standing on their pilings - but the dunes in front of them have vanished. More than 15,000 people are in shelters.

Tennessee residents were warned Friday of possible flooding where heavy rain was expected along rivers in the state, according to the NWS, but not watch or warning had been issued by 3 p.m. EDT.

In a tweet, the National Weather Service warned, "The flooding WILL GET WORSE in many locations across SC, NC and VA. River levels will continue to rise today and early this week".

In Fayetteville, the Cape Fear River was expected to reach major flood stage at 58 feet (17.6 meters) on Monday and hit almost 62 feet (18.9 meters) on Tuesday before receding.

It has been seen that the hurricane force winds extend up to 80 miles outward which is from the center and tropical storm force winds that extend outward up to 195 miles.

Since Matthew, firefighters have been trained in rapid water rescue and are equipped with inflatable boats used to pluck people from raging rivers and streams.

Many roads inside Wilmington are still passable for residents who defied evacuation orders to ride the storm out. "We were trying to get back home from Raleigh", he said. "At that moment, roads in all four directions were flooded in some way". Waterways swelled throughout the eastern and central parts of the state, testing dams and menacing towns with floodwaters that had no place to go but up.

Much of Columbus County, where Fair Bluff is located, was under water, according to Steve Abbott of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with most roads closed and "driving not advised".

Luis Durban walks with supplies through floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence in Lumberton North Carolina US Sept 16 2018. Reuters
Luis Durban walks with supplies through floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence in Lumberton North Carolina US Sept 16 2018. Reuters

In Wilmington, with its population of about 120,000, some 400 people have had to be rescued from flood waters, and most of the city remains without power.

They did not say whether there were any injuries or what the train was carrying.

"A lot of people have evacuated already", Harper said.

At Mother Earth Brewing, educators Tori and Wes Hazelgrove told Brakkton that they're exhausted of this storm.

"We've been going so hard and fast we don't have a number yet", he said. "It's like a period of being in limbo".

Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood said a woman and her child were on their way to visit relatives when she drove past some barricades on highway 218 in northern Union County. As the storm "begins to finally recede, they will kick into an even higher gear".

Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the USA mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimeters) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

The station says the derailment led to at least one road closure.

Central and western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia likely face another 5 to 10 inches of rain; southern North Carolina and northern SC face 4 to 6 inches with 8 inches in some areas; and 2 to 4 inches with isolated areas seeing 6 inches in west-central Virginia.

"Those rivers in North Carolina that have received heavy rainfall are coming our way", Governor Henry McMaster said during a news conference.

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