17 photos show Hurricane Florence's devastating flooding from the sky

Gwen Vasquez
September 19, 2018

On Sunday, fears of historic flooding grew. Further rescues are ongoing.

You may remember as Florence roared to North Carolina, Tropical storm Isaac kept its name through an identity crisis.

The governor said the water will be coming down through Marlboro, Dillon and Marion and onto Horry, parts of Darlington and ultimately toward the coast.

People who see price-gouging are advised to contact the state attorney general's office.

"This storm is slowly and painfully grinding across our state", said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Even though several days have passed since Hurricane Florence came ashore, officials say its still important for people to stay off the roads.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday confirmed Trump's travel plans to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Monday morning, there were six helicopters in the air over Pender conducting air rescues and five-ton high-clearance trucks conducting similar efforts.

New Hanover is one of eight counties that has been declared a disaster area, meaning the government is requesting special assistance in helping the area recover.

And although the rains were stopping, Mother Nature also had one last surprise for the region's exhausted and disaster-weary residents.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen visited North Carolina on Monday to discuss the response and recovery efforts and tour flood-affected areas.

A flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Rockingham, Cheshire, and Hillsborough counties.

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Two deaths were reported in Duplin County on Saturday afternoon.

It is believed his death was caused when he was blown down by the wind when he went out to check on his hunting dogs.

According to Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins, a woman in Hampstead died of a heart attack Friday morning.

About 509,000 homes and businesses were without electricity on Monday in North and SC and surrounding states.

Dams and levees throughout North Carolina are in danger of failing.

More than 25 inches of rain has already fallen in parts of North Carolina, and more than 15 inches of rain has fallen in parts of SC. Some areas in the state received over 30 inches. Six people died in SC, including four in auto accidents and two from carbon monoxide from a portable generator.

Despite the impacts on air travel over the weekend, airlines began to resume service to numerous region's airports on Sunday, including at Charleston and Myrtle Beach in SC and Charlotte in North Carolina. Remember, these are households - not total people.

Widespread flooding has already reached roofs, turned highways into rivers and left thousands to be saved by rescue workers. It is, however, under the lowest level of nuclear emergency, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission told The News & Observer newspaper of Raleigh. "The Red Cross will deal with the immediate food and shelter and the Foundation For The Carolinas will deal more with the long-term assistance".

Forecasters with the NWS expect Florence to move northeastward Monday and east across the southern part of New England on Tuesday.

But take a look: the map below shows gauges monitored by the National Weather Service that measure where rivers were flooding on Saturday, a day after Florence made landfall in North Carolina.

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