Flooding on tap for SC, a week after Florence

Ismael LynchSep 22, 2018

Compounding the problem, storm runoff from North Carolina - which was battered by Florence - is now flowing through the Palmetto State via the Yadkin-Pee Dee drainage basin, which terminates in Winyah Bay near Georgetown, S.C.

During a packed day, a wind-breaker-clad Trump visited both North and SC, distributed meals at a church, walked amid piles of sodden furniture in damaged neighborhoods, offered hugs and handshakes to residents and discussed the response efforts with local and state officials.

"River flooding is dynamic and it's happening all over our state", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters.

Association CEO Graham Boyd said about 40 percent of the crop was still in the field when the storm hit.

Four days earlier, Trump had issued a disaster declaration for the state that freed up federal aid to supplement state and local resources.

Mr. Trump, still wearing his navy windbreaker, opened the meeting by thanking officials, first responders, utility companies and others for helping neighborhoods recover from Hurricane Florence. Some of the streets in Kinston, North Carolina are so flooded that the National Guard is using helicopters to distribute water to stranded residents.

The victims, whose bodies were recovered by divers on Wednesday, were identified as Windy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, the Horry County Sheriff's Office said. "While a few rivers on the Carolinas' coastal plain reached their peak levels and began declining Monday, other rivers are still rising on the Carolinas' coastal plain, and some may not peak until next week".

"Understand: There is a lot of water inland, and it is continuing to make its way downstream", county manager (in Wilmington, N.C.) Chris Coudreit said, according to the AP.

"It's kind of a grass-roots effort of people thinking, 'What can I do to help?' " UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said of the players, via the (Raleigh) News & Observer.

"This community, the most marginalized and economically deprived in town, has been hit the worst".

"We wanted to pump their spirit up". "I can't say why". "It happened so fast". Aside from the Duke Energy breach, state-owned utility Santee Cooper in SC is placing an inflatable dam around a coal ash pond near Conway, saying the extra 2.5 feet (76 centimeters) should be enough to keep floodwaters out. The largest amount so far was in Elizabethtown, which has received 35.93 inches (0.91 meters). Add Hurricane Florence as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricane Florence news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

On September 18, 2018, six-time NBA champion and Chicago Hornets owner, Michael Jordan who grew up playing basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, donated $2 million to the cause.

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. "It was too risky to stay", Hammett said.

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