The tropical depression Florence has already killed 18 and trapping hundreds more in North and South Carolina. Authorities say there is more to come over the next few days and situation will worsen as downpour of rain will overflow rivers. The North Carolina state department to issue notices that people should not travel in the state.
Sections of I-90 and I-40 highways are closed and over 900 water rescues ave been reported and more people are in dire need for help.
As of Yesterday evening, the National Hurricane Center said that Florence was centered about 25 miles south-southeast of Greenville, South Carolina and is moving west at a speed of 14mph and whipping 35mph winds.
Parts of Carolinas will ave upto 20 inches of rain mostly in North Carolina and Virginia from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening. When the storm moves up it will cause 2 to 4 inches and hit West Virginia, New York, parts of New England, Pennsylvania. Last week 200,000 people did not have power and now 532,338 people in North Carolina and more than 60,000 in South Carolina.
Hurricane Florence swept through Lumberton after Hurricane Matthew and the city did not have any time to cope with the rising flood waters. The river is expected to crest late Sunday and workers are working to shore up the city’s main levee system before the river reaches 26 feet.
Currently 15,000 people reside in more than 150 emergency shelters and the North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and urged that its not too late to go to one there are more opening up.
Wilmington is a city on the coastal of North Carolina that is deeply submerged and even aid workers carrying supplies could not reach. The Public utility Authority urged residents to fill bathtubs and containers with water in case there is problems at the water treatment plants running.