Person Bridge above Cape Fear shut down amid flooding from Florence

Trump on Hurricane Florence We are ready

Trump spent the run-up to the storm focused on criticism of the federal response to a hurricane that battered Puerto Rico past year, rejecting the official death toll of almost 3,000 and claiming Democrats manufactured the number to make him "look bad".

After submerging North Carolina with almost 3 feet of rain, the storm dumped more than 6.5 inches of rain in the Northeast, where it caused flash flooding.

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina.

Trump plans to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina at about 10:30 a.m. local time and return to Washington 6:15 p.m., according to the White House.

Lara Trump, who was born and raised in Wrightsville Beach, urged North Carolina residents to prepare for the worst in advance of Hurricane Florence's landfall.

"I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to", Gov. Roy Cooper said as officials began distributing supplies to thousands of residents of Wilmington, population 120,000.

"One of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water".

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She also criticized men's reactions to Ford's allegations, implicitly attacking the Republican men on the Judiciary Committee. Grassley offered his assurance that Ford would be treated respectfully and not badgered during the hearing.

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-High water: The Cape Fear River crested at 61.5 feet (18.7 meters) early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. That has disrupted efforts to restore power, clear roads and allow evacuated residents to go home. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising flood waters may affect communities barely touched by Florence.

Items have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also have been used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from atop homes and other structures.

Authorities say two female inmates being transported to a mental health facility in SC drowned in rising flood waters after the van they were in was swept away.

Thousands of rescues have taken place in the Carolinas. A sixth tornado hit Mecklenburg County, near the North Carolina border, the same day.

Roads remain treacherous, he said, and some are still being closed for the first time as rivers swelled by torrential rains inland drain toward the Atlantic.

Motorists are being warned that they risk being surrounded by water in North Carolina if they use popular Global Positioning System navigation apps such as Waze, Apple Maps and Google Maps.

The town has largely been cut off by flooding from the still-rising Lumber river, which was expected to crest on Wednesday. Homes, farms and businesses along Route 117, which runs north through this part of the state, stood in 2ft of water on Tuesday, while stretches of the route were closed due to flooding.

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