The flood continued to cause 11 deaths and 1 million deaths.
Florence has pounced on the U.S. and has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but its power can not be underestimated. Early on the 15th, Florence into South Carolina, but the North Carolina flooding began.
According to the latest news, Florence has caused 11 deaths, nearly a million households power failure, estimated to take weeks to recover, is expected to affect millions of people, nearly 2100 flights are cancelled everywhere.
There are still 2,000 people being forced to stay in emergency shelters after about 1.7 million people in North and South Carolina were forced to evacuate. It is not clear how many people still insist on staying home during the storm.
Mitch Colvin, mayor of the south-central North Carolina city of Fayetteville, said at a news conference on the 15th that people living within a mile of the Cape Fear and Little rivers must be evacuated by 3 p.m. on the 16th.
Its a mandatory evacuation order, and if you refuse to leave, tell your relatives and friends, because its extremely possible to lose your life at that time. The worst hasnt come yet, Colvin said. Get up high, and once the flood arrives, it will be very difficult for rescuers to take action.
By midday Friday, rescuers had rescued 360 people from New Bern, North Carolina, and 140 are still waiting to be rescued. Before this, Florence set off a 3-meter storm surge in the local, hundreds of people were trapped by floods waiting for rescue.
The North Carolina Brunswick nuclear power plant is closed. Federal officials have said there is no need to worry about the six nuclear plants on the storm path, and experts say Brunswicks readiness is still questioned.
Storms and heavy rains continue to wash out coastal towns in North Carolina, according to images taken by the U.S. weather channel. The streets have become rivers, and houses have been flooded, just like isolated islands.
The amazing rainfall will continue for several days.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the Florence had been reduced from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, but warned of storm surges and strong winds, and triggered severe floods in South Carolina and North Carolina, some areas may record more than 100 centimeters of rainfall.
The meteorological department said the maximum sustained wind speed in Florence dropped to 80 kilometers per hour and moved westward at a speed of 3.2 kilometers per hour. With Florence circulating 560 kilometers wide, North Carolina Governor Cooper estimates there will still be heavy rain in the next few days, describing the rainfall as amazing and the river level will continue to rise, triggering greater flooding.
Early Saturday, Florence was transferred to South Carolina and is expected to turn north to the Ohio Valley.
The storm will continue to cause life-threatening, catastrophic flooding in South, North Carolina, south-central Virginia and West Virginia in the coming days, the National Weather Service tweeted early Saturday.
At present, 25 inches of rain has fallen in some areas and is expected to cause more floods. There may also be storm surges and tornadoes up to 7 feet.
At present, 21 thousand people are staying in asylum centres.
Data map: President Trump of the United States.
Trump approved federal aid will go to the disaster area to comfort the White House earlier on the 15th, said Trump has approved the disaster statement of eight counties in North Carolina. The approval allows the government to provide federal funds. These include temporary housing and home repair subsidies and low-cost loans for uninsured property losses. Federal assistance also includes other assistance to households and owners. Saunders, spokesman of the White House, said that Trump would condolence to the affected areas early next week to next week. Once his visit is confirmed, it will not disturb any rescue or recovery work, and the final decision will be made. Source: China News Net editor: Xun Jianguo _NN7379
Trump approves federal aid to condolences in disaster area
The White House said earlier 15 days that Trump had approved a disaster statement in 8 counties in North Carolina. The approval allows the government to provide federal funds.
These include temporary housing and home repair subsidies and low-cost loans for uninsured property losses. Federal assistance also includes other assistance to households and owners.
Saunders, spokesman of the White House, said that Trump would condolence to the affected areas early next week to next week. Once his visit is confirmed, it will not disturb any rescue or recovery work, and the final decision will be made.