Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues

The shelter of a petrol station lies on the ground in Wilmington

In the state´s Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris.

The military announced on Saturday it was deploying almost 200 soldiers to assist in storm-related response and recovery efforts, along with 100 trucks and equipment.Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, after stalking the coastline for days. But even before the storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, experts were warning that low-income neighborhoods were already poised to bear the brunt of its ruination. The storm was moving west at 8 miles per hour. Many people didn't leave. Trump later tweeted his condolences, writing, "Deepest sympathies and warmth go out to the families and friends of the victims". Nearly 800,000 people are reported to be without power in North Carolina and officials have warned that restoring electricity could take days or even weeks. Storm surges, flash floods and winds scattered destruction widely, and the marines, the coast guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles to conduct rescues.

"It has slowed", he said.

Dolphins have been seen swimming close to the shoreline in high water caused by Hurricane Florence.

The effects of Florence won't be fading anytime soon, either, as current forecasts have upwards of 15-to-20 additional inches of rain possible for areas of North and SC will Florence's remnants will linger for the next 48 to 72 hours.

But the size of the storm meant the path didn't really matter.

Gradual weakening is forecast as the storm moves inland during the next couple of days, and it is likely to weaken to a tropical depression by Saturday night, the center said.

At least eight people have died as Hurricane Florence, downgraded to a tropical storm, heads weastward through the Carolinas.

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The office of Governor Henry McMaster ended the evacuation for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton counties on Saturday.

"It takes away from the people in other parts of the community that needs service".

The story, which is no longer the top story on the site, falsely states the Myrtle Beach authorities announced they were done responding to emergency calls until conditions improved.

Power outages increased throughout Friday.

And on Saturday evening, Duke Energy said heavy rains caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station outside Wilmington, North Carolina. Many of those were in areas where mandatory evacuations orders were in effect. As of 8:30 p.m. that number had shrunk to less than 700,000.

That's how hard the wind gusted in North Carolina's New River Inlet. "Citizens also should anticipate power outages at their homes or businesses, which may last for several days".

Storm surges - the bulge of ocean water pushed ashore by the hurricane - were as high as 10 feet. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington.

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