Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Officers say it appears the water knocked the man's vehicle off the roadway.

"We're at the end of the line of all waters to come down", said Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway, as he warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before.

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. Though the hurricane packed 90 miles per hour (145 kph) winds as it came ashore, the amount of water Florence pushed ashore and dropped inland has swamped vast areas still vulnerable to rising rivers.

The storm churned into North Carolina on September 14, bringing storm surge, flooding, and intense rainfall.

Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield discusses how his organization and National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan are helping victims affected by Hurricane Florence. North and SC both backed Trump in the 2016 election, and the president largely saw people who were happy to greet him.

Tens of thousands were ordered to evacuate communities along North Carolina's steadily rising rivers.

North Carolina's poultry farms suffered significant losses in Hurricane Florence, while flooding from the storm damaged crops in SC, industry officials said this week.

"Everybody's closed, so we're hoping we can at least get a tarp here, maybe two", Karen Foster told ABC News.

"Just like you, we have questions we want answered.

SC loves you", he told Trump.

"This is an epic storm that is still continuing", Cooper said.

At least 42 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher.

A new round of evacuations was ordered in SC as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction.

The six-time NBA champion, who played high-school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, and attended college at North Carolina, made two large donations to Carolina residents.

Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.

"People in flood prone areas or near waterways need to remain alert as rivers crest and stay above their banks in coming days", Cooper said.

Thomas Hammett, of Otway, North Carolina, said he has been in the shelter for almost a week with his two children, Jerry, 11, Christopher, three.

Mayor Lawson Battle said that as far as he knew, everyone in the town of about 360 people evacuated as the water first started to invade town Monday.

In North Carolina, a familiar story was unfolding as many places that flooded in Hurricane Matthew in 2016 were once again inundated.

Florence is blamed for at least 42 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster estimated his state has already suffered $1.2 billion in damage.

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