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At least one North Carolina dam has breached so far under the strain of Florence's flooding, but officials say no homes were affected.

Across southeastern North Carolina, thousands of residents are stranded by rising waters from Florence's floods.

"There's too much going on", he said.

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.

"I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico, ' Trump said".

Supplies have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also have been used to pluck hundreds of desperate people from atop homes and other structures. "Please don't make yourself someone who needs to be rescued", he said even as rains stopped in several places after Florence moved on and the tired residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday.

Crews have conducted about 700 rescues in New Hanover County, where Wilmington is located.

Waterways were expected to keep rising yesterday in places like Fayetteville, North Carolina, a city of 200,000 in the southern part of the state, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Officials are monitoring the bridge and could close it if water reaches the roadway.

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In addition, the company reported there are about 6.33 million chicken at about 30 farms in the Lumberton area isolated by floodwaters and now unreachable.

"We reached out to try to find as many partners who are willing to sacrifice and give to this cause", Jordan said.

Wilmington still remains virtually isolated from the remainder of the state due to flooding that has engulfed entire sections of Interstate 40, Highway 17 and Highway 74/76.

In Lumberton, where the Lumber River inundated homes, Fire Chief John Paul Ivey couldn't even count how many calls authorities had received about people needing to be rescued. FIMAN estimated the damage from flooding in the Lumber River in Lumberton is nearly $35 million.

The perils stretched across North Carolina's more than 800-kilometres width.

President Donald Trump boasted on Twitter: "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence - and they are 100% correct". While the unnamed mother managed to free herself and Kaiden from his auto seat, she "lost her grip on him in the rushing water".

Florence spawned 16 tornadoes Monday in central Virginia, killing one person.

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