Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

Source TODAY

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The city of Wilmington, North Carolina remains largely cut off from the rest of the state.

The dead included a 1-year-old boy swept from his mother as they tried to escape their vehicle amid floodwaters. He said he's heard the roads are closed, that everything is flooded and no one can get through.

For days, crews have been using helicopters and boats to rescue people trapped by still-rising rivers.

The Coast Guard said it had 26 helicopters and 11 aircraft looking for people in trouble. It wasn't clear how long he had been stranded.

"To every family who has lost a loved one in these really devastating hurricanes and storms: All of America grieves with you", he said.

"We do not believe, based on on-farm assessments to date and industrywide surveying, that there are widespread impacts to the more than 2,100 farms with more than 3,000 anaerobic treatment lagoons in the state", the North Carolina Pork Council said in an update.

North Carolina's environmental agency reported that four lagoons containing pig waste sustained structural damage and 13 had overflowed, as of Tuesday afternoon.

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"For many parts of North Carolina, the danger is still immediate", the state's governor, Roy Cooper, told reporters on Monday.

As of Monday evening, a number of roads in Craven County were also closed in section where flooding impacted the area, including Maple Cypress Road, Streets Ferry Road, Piney Neck Road, River Road near State Camp Road, Sand Hill Road near Dover.

"He's lived here all his life". But thanks to professional and amateur photographers, you can at least get some sense of the devastation that Hurricane Florence is leaving in its path. Forecasters said states in the Northeast are in for as much as 10 centimetres of rain before the system moves offshore again.

"Rescued six dogs in Leland, NC, after the owner LEFT THEM locked in an outdoor cage that filled with flood water that was rapidly rising", freelance Journalist Marcus DiPaola tweeted on Sunday. "We're seeing this happen now and the result is not good", Cooper said.

Compounding problems, downed power lines and broken trees crisscrossed many roads in Wilmington three days after Florence made landfall.

Trump said nearly 20,000 military personnel and federal workers were deployed to help with the aftermath of Florence in the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic, and they would "do whatever it takes to keep the American people safe".

President Donald Trump took a preemptive strike Tuesday against criticism that may flow from the federal response to Hurricane Florence - claiming Democrats in the future will start peddling the "total lie" that first responders didn't perform well.

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