Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Aerial view of flooding in Conway South Carolina

Crews conducted about 700 rescues in New Hanover County, where Wilmington is located. And he said the deluge of water is bringing other hazards, including sinkholes in roads.

-Storm deaths: Florence is being blamed for at least 18 deaths in the Carolinas, while Typhoon Mangkhut has killed at least 69 people in the Philippines and China.

One of those was responsible for the death of a man just outside Richmond. Duke Energy said there are 209,478 customers without power across North Carolina, 3,684 of them in Mecklenburg County. The smell of broken pine trees wafted through damaged neighborhoods.

Heavy rain will cause urban and small stream flooding in communities including Portsmouth, Hampton, Kittery, Greenland, Seabrook, Rye, Newington, Stratham, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, and New Castle.

Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in and around the Manchester area. Oakley also said water seemed to be lowering throughout the town.

Florence is spreading its misery.

Authorities warn floods are expected to grow in the next few days, with at least 16 major rivers overflowing.

The National Weather Service said that a reading of the Rocky River's reach east of Charlotte was unavailable because equipment had been damaged by flooding and other gauges were damaged by debris or were plunged underwater. The storm was expected to keep producing heavy rain over Pennsylvania into southern New England.

Officials are urging residents to pick a side of the Cape Fear River and stay there until the bridge reopens.

The City of Greensboro said in a statement Tuesday that about 63,000 gallons (about 240,000 liters) of untreated wastewater flowed from a sanitary sewer main for about four hours on Sunday.

Civil Air patrol members handing a case of water to a citizen

Sutton Lake drains into the Cape Fear River. Officials say the area was cleaned and flushed.

According to the Associated Press, the death toll includes 26 fatalities in North Carolina and officials are deeply concerned that as rivers crest and the rising floodwaters could cause additional deaths.

Todd Tremain needed tarps to cover up spots where Florence's winds ripped shingles off his roof. "As the water recedes things will get better". An olive-green military forklift moved around huge pallets loaded with supplies. Power is still out for the majority of residents, and the ongoing flooding will make it hard for the power company to begin work to restore downed lines.

Florence dropped more than 30 inches of rain over a few areas of North Carolina, while dropping in excess of 20 inches in more than a dozen parts of the state.

On Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), the Governor planned to meet with top US Department of Defence officials to discuss coordinated response efforts to the storm in SC.

O'Shaughnessy is Commander of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.

More than 347,000 residents in North Carolina are still left without electricity, as slow-moving Florence continues to sweep across the northeast.

Pollocksville is still experiencing widespread flooding. While Interstate 40 remains closed north of Wilmington and through much of Pender County, parts of USA 17 and Route 53 are clear enough to travel.

The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms raced through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire and NY state.

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