Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

Floodwaters inundate a church after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas Monday Sept. 17 2018 in Conway S.C

Floodwaters inundate a church after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas Monday Sept. 17 2018 in Conway S.C

Jordan, who attended the University of North Carolina, will donate $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund. One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, where dozens of buildings were destroyed, the National Weather Service reported. The hurricane made landfall late last week in the Carolinas.

"We got them out, but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned", DiPaola warned in his now-viral tweet, showing the pups clawing at their cage's door as the rescuers approached. More than 1,000 roads remain closed in the state, and flooding could get worse.

Water levels of the Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, Little, Black and Haw rivers and Contentnea Creek are expected to continue rising in coming hours, according to the Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network's Flood Impact Summary Report.

"This is an epic storm that is still continuing", Cooper told a news conference.

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

With one of North Carolina's largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods.

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Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, appeared with Cooper and said his agency would help restore power and open roads.

The president is expected to visit SC, where he will be accompanied by the state's Republican U.S. Sens.

Fire and rescue crews were waiting to go into many areas to assist with structural damage after Florence dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain on the state since Thursday. Still, it displaced thousands of people and caused extensive property damage.

Sunday, it seemed, was when the storm system that had stalked the South for days - first as a hurricane, then as a tropical storm and eventually as a tropical depression - showed its full power with staggering scope.

The storm has claimed lives in three states, including 25 in North Carolina, according to a count by the Associated Press.

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