Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

Hurricane Florence to test South Carolina infrastructure

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Hundreds were rescued in New Bern, a city of 30,000 at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers. The storm was once a powerful Category 4 storm but became a slow-moving Category 1 storm when it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday.

"So dramatic! Dude from the weather channel bracing for his life, as 2 dudes just stroll past", said one Twitter user, whose clip has been viewed more than 17 million times.

"For the last two years, we've had our ships going to other ports, but this year it's just the opposite for us", Murray said. "Work will begin when conditions safely allow", the company said on its website on Saturday.

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm as it moved further inland in the days ahead. "This rainfall will continue to produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", the advisory said.

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the storm was posing an even greater risk of flooding than when it first made landfall. And weather officials said more is coming, labeling as "extreme" the impacts from storm surge and flash flooding.

"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said. "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.

A video of a U.S. weather reporter channel made rounds on the social media, showing him apparently exaggerating the force of Hurricane Florence, but the same live coverage showed it was not actually the case. A town spokesman said between 60 and 75 people were awaiting rescue on Saturday. Tap water typically gets contaminated by sewage treatment systems and septic systems becoming flooded, destroying their ability to filter out animal or human fecal pathogens; before drinking water or using it to brush teeth, boil it first (local and state health officials may have additional requirements depending on the contaminant).

Officials are expecting more rain and flooding through Sunday. Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water.

Governor Cooper advised North Carolina residents inland that rivers will rise days after the rain has stopped. It is forecast to crawl through SC into Saturday before turning west and then north across the western Carolinas and toward the Ohio Valley by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. This comes a day after 90 miles per hour winds and torrential rain came down on North Carolina, making rivers rise to record levels.

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The only storm-related death in South Carolina was confirmed by South Carolina Highway Patrol who said that a woman died Friday night after the vehicle she was driving struck a tree.

A mother and her eight-month-old baby were killed Friday when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from police in Wilmington, N.C. The father was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Homes and roads have been utterly submerged by the barrage of rain caused by the remnants of hurricane Florence - now a tropical storm.

"It was pitch black and I was just scared out of my mind", said Tracy Singleton, who with her family later drove through torrential rain and high winds from her home near New Bern to a hotel some almost 80 miles (130 km) away.

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O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach . He continued: "I thought more was coming and with the size of the waves coming towards me I just started running".

One of those was the Waccamaw River in South Carolina's Horry County, which had reached 8.9 feet by Saturday; it floods at 11 feet. Trump, who spoke with state and local officials on Friday, plans a visit to the region next week.

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