1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers swollen by Florence

Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence

1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers swollen by Florence

The NBA, the Hornets and Fanatics will donate 100% of the net proceeds of the "Carolina Strong" T-shirt to the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

"We have weathered storms before in our state".

Authorities say two female inmates being transported to a mental health facility in SC drowned in rising flood waters after the van they were in was swept away.

More miles of northbound Interstate 95 in SC, just south of the North Carolina line, have been closed due to flooding from Hurricane Florence, the S.C. Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the region on Wednesday, CNN and local news media reported.

Trump's trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico past year, and more recently for disputing the official death toll of 3,000 in the USA territory.

Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies.

The toxic ash could run off into the nearby Cape Fear River.

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Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers. Flooding has also impacted areas such as Fayetteville and Kinston, where the Neuse River was still rising.

Much of Columbus County, where Fair Bluff is located, was under water, according to Steve Abbott of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with most roads closed and "driving not advised". That has hampered efforts to restore power, clear roads and allow residents to homes. Sixteen rivers in the state have reached major flood stages, with three more expected to peak in the next two days, he said.

Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 40kmh.

Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the US mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimeters) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in SC.

More than 1,100 roads were still closed across North Carolina, Cooper said, including several portions of interstates 40 and 95. Power outages in the Southeast also were down, from a high of more than 910,000 to about 310,000, almost all in North Carolina.

North Carolina estimated on Tuesday 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in the storm, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago. Still, it displaced thousands of people and caused extensive property damage.

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