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Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

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Charles Bowen | 15 September, 2018, 18:24

CORRECTING TYPO IN CITY NAME People are rescued by members of the U.S. Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, U.S. September 14, 2018.

"The same places have seen all of this water, and the same places will see more water", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said Saturday morning.

Response teams had already "brought in busloads" of rescued people from areas including Fairfield Harbor, New Bern, Adams Creek and Township 7, she said.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina in the early hours of September 14 shoving a life-threatening amount of water inland and hammering the coast with 90mph winds. Officials in the town of 30,000, which dates to the early 18th century, said over 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown was under water by Friday afternoon. It was moving west at 2 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

The most affected areas are in North Carolina, particularly the counties of Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Johnston, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Sampson, Wake, and Wayne.

For people living inland in the Carolinas, however, the moment of maximum peril from flash flooding could arrive days later, because it takes time for rainwater to drain into rivers and for those streams to crest.

Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolina coasts, and gusty winds will send the ocean and rivers spilling into neighborhoods, forecasters said. The father was pulled from the home and transported to a local hospital with injuries, police said.

In Hampstead, North Carolina, emergency responders going to a call for cardiac arrest found their path blocked by downed trees.

"Seeing them get out of the auto and seeing their emotions was heartbreaking", he said.

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Two people died in Lenoir County. One was electrocuted while hooking up a generator and the other while checking on his dogs outside, emergency officials said. Details about those deaths weren't immediately available.

Those who stayed behind gave harrowing accounts of getting trapped in their homes surrounded by water. But the water kept rising.

We will update this story with information on water quality, tornadoes and rescues as the storm progresses.

"It's the worst feeling in the world to hear people yelling for help, and you can't do anything", she said.

"I've been through hurricanes before", he says. Eventually, a volunteer rescue team from IN arrived with a boat and rescued them.

"The size of the tree is not something you could simply cut with a chainsaw and remove and then quickly extricate", he said.

Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland".

Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept. 15) over SC, continue northwest to eastern Kentucky, then swing northeast and track over most of New England early next week.

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