The Florence center is crawling inland over SC, but its main rain bands are hitting already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. "Life-threatening, catastrophic flash floods and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern to central Appalachians from western North Carolina into southwest Virginia through early next week".
The Navy says nearly 30 Virginia-based ships and 128 aircraft sent away from their bases in the Hampton Roads-area because of now-Tropical Storm Florence have been given the go-ahead to return.
One of the towns worst affected is New Bern, which sits between the Neuse and Trent rivers in North Carolina.
The program was used in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
Jacob Fernandez (left) and Josh Fernandez play around on the tree that fell near their home as Hurricane Florence passed through the area on Friday in Bolivia, N.C.
In an update published at 5:33 a.m. ET on Saturday, the agency said that the storm is now striking SC and has a path through the in-land charted for the next few days.
A mother and a baby were the storm's first victims, who were killed Friday when a tree collapsed on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.
A 78-year-old man in Kinston, North Carolina, was electrocuted when he tried to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, according to Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail.
In New Bern, a riverfront city near the North Carolina coast that saw storm surges up to 10 feet (three meters), authorities were rescuing stranded residents and taking stock of damages.
Properties within one mile of the river were hastily evacuated on Saturday.
At 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, inching west at 2 mph (4 kph) - not even as fast as a person can walk.
Homes and roads have been utterly submerged by the barrage of rain caused by the remnants of hurricane Florence - now a tropical storm. But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind. Dozens of electric fix trucks massed to respond to damage expected to hit central North Carolina as rainwater collected into rivers headed to the coast.
Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, after stalking the coastline for days.
Cline said July was the wettest ever in that part of North Carolina, and the water table rose 21 inches higher than normal.
That's about 220 miles from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. September 14, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.
Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of an environmental disaster from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Then it will swing to the northeast in the middle of next week on a path to the Atlantic Ocean near Nova Scotia, where it will be an extratropical low with gale-force winds.
Trump previously declared states of emergency in North and SC, and Virginia. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimetres) of water, he calculated.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters), enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters). Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE.
Major river flooding expected to continue into early next week.
"It's the worst feeling in the world to hear people yelling for help, and you can't do anything", she said. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU".
"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard that, trying to get out, we got thrown into trailers. We have two boats and all our worldly possessions", said Susan Patchkofsky, who refused her family's pleas to evacuate and stayed at Emerald Isle with her husband.
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More than 100 people were rescued and up to 75 more were awaiting rescue on Saturday morning, according to a town official. The video had been viewed more than 3.6 million times and had received nearly 60,000 retweets as of Friday evening.
She was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited help. "Honestly, I grew up in Wilmington". Dolphins have been seen swimming close to the shoreline in high water caused by Hurricane Florence .
She declined to say when she would return to Washington, but talked about she is persistent contact with U.S. Swap Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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