Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

The Category 1 storm threatens widespread flooding

The storm is expected to become a Tropical Depression as it trudged inland early on Sunday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters kept rising.

"This storm is still deadly and unsafe, and it's expected to turn northward later today into Virginia and the mid-Atlantic".

In Leland, a low-lying city north of Wilmington, homes and local businesses were engulfed by water.

"We've ridden out a couple of them, but this one anxious us", Barfield said, explaining the history of her circa 1906 home. "There is no access to Wilmington".

Florence, once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of up to 150 miles per hour, by Sunday had dwindled to a tropical depression, its winds no more than 35 miles per hour.

Dams were a major concern in SC, too, which though in much better shape than its neighbor to the north was nonetheless taking a serious hit from Florence: six dead and 60,000 utility customers in the dark.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said storm surge warnings have not changed despite the weakening intensity of the winds.

"We've been through hurricanes here but we've never had it come anywhere close to this", she said. "As expeditiously as we can with the weather conditions, the wind conditions, we've gotten water-rescue teams together to go out and rescue residents".

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week. As the storm "begins to finally recede, they will kick into an even higher gear".

"We know that children have been ripped from the lives that they knew, and they're unsure of what the future may hold", Thompson said. He spent more than $500 on cereal, eggs, soft drinks and other necessities, plus beer.

"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said. Nearby, a Waffle House restaurant limited breakfast customers to one biscuit and one drink, all take-out, with the price of $2 per item. "I'll tell you, this storm is relentless and excruciating and very slow".

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The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. A steady stream of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday, and North Carolina Gov.

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A few others were venturing out on the streets even though gusts of strong wind occasionally knocked them sideways. More than 2,700 people took refuge at shelters, according to Horry County Spokesperson Kelly Moore.

"I'm not going to waste my time".

"I about jumped out of my skin", he said in a phone interview Friday morning.

The rain may be particularly heavy in the mountains, where there is an elevated risk of flash flooding.

Additionally, a few tornadoes "remain possible" Sunday and Monday across North Carolina and eastern SC.

"Help is on the way", said Mayor Outlaw. In 2013, one of the most powerful storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, killed 7,300 people and displaced more than 5 million when it swept across the islands of the central Philippines. More and more inland counties are issuing mandatory evacuations to get people to safety quickly'.

John Rose owns a furniture business with stores less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the river. By Saturday morning, it had already dumped more than 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain, a record for North Carolina.

"We tell them to remain calm, not to panic, we will rescue them", Roberts said. 'As rivers keep rising and rain keeps falling, the flooding will spread.

There have been two fatalities in Kinston as a result of Hurricane Florence, according to Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail. Another 16 locations in North and Carolina had at least 10 inches. "If you aren't watching for them, you are risking your life". He urged residents to stay inside and not get in the way of emergency workers. Two people were transported to the hospital. As of 8 a.m. on Saturday the system was located about 35 miles west of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and was about 45 miles south-southeast of Florence, S.C. More are expected, as the storm could bring winds up to 45 miles per hour around the area, according to Durham County emergency management officials.

Members of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wade through a flooded neighbourhood looking for residents in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The remnants of Florence are expected to hit the peaks of western North Carolina in a couple of days. There are also only a few pieces of land to get in the way and weaken them, said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy.

In the town of New Bern, flooding began nearly immediately after the storm hit. In the neighbouring town of Trenton, downtown streets were turned to creeks full of brown water.

"In a matter of seconds, my house was flooded up to the waist, and now it is to the chest", she said.

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