Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

В США бушует ураган Флоренс

В США бушует ураган Флоренс

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 miles per hour winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.

"We've got nearly 20,000 people in 157 shelters", Cooper said.

Florence is Olson's first hurricane.

A mother and her infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their home on Friday.

The hospital said it has received three injured patients. "The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said. When they got to the home, the woman was deceased, Chad McEwen, assistant county manager for Pender County, said. The governor's office said a third person was killed while plugging in a generator.

"If the rain stops Monday, I'm at least going to run over there and check it out", Baker said.

The disaster area was expected to get about as much rain in three days as the 1999 Dennis and Floyd storms dropped in two weeks.

"This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged, significant river flooding", the hurricane center said.

Parts of New Bern, North Carolina, which is home to 30,000 people, were 10ft (3m) underwater on Friday. That number was down to 40 later in the day.

At 5 p.m., Florence was centered about 50 miles west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The storm's centre was about 180km east of Wilmington, North Carolina, at 2pm local time (18:00 GMT) but tropical storm-strength winds and heavy rains already were hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands.

A North Carolina TV station had to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of Hurricane Florence coverage as floodwaters surrounded the building.

The hurricane has moved at only 3-6 miles per hour on Friday, increasing the effect of its torrential rains.

"They're already calling and asking when they can come back".

"The only difference is, back then it was within 14 days", he said.

One of the rescuers in New Bern was Jason Weinmann, a retired Marine who has a military troop transport vehicle he bought at a government auction.

"The shelters are not taking dogs", Ramirez said. There had been no reports of fatalities or injuries so far, she said.

"It was pretty bad".

It is expected to dump 18 trillion gallons of rainwater on U.S. soil, meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted.

In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River left 500 people in peril.

"Just dozens of calls just saying, 'the water is coming in the house, the water is now over the hood of my auto".

"It has slowed", he said.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, R, urged patience, emphasizing that his state has never seen "a hurricane staying on top of us for this long".

"We were trying to figure out if we had enough finances to get out and if we were to get out, were we going to be able to get back home".

"Help is on the way", said Mayor Outlaw.

Eventually a citizen rescue crew came with a boat. Hundreds more were rescued elsewhere from rising water. But there were times she thought they wouldn't survive, she told CNN.

"Honestly, I grew up in Wilmington".

By Friday morning, the shore was flooded, and buildings were damaged, in video she put up on Facebook.

But it's not only North Carolinians who live along the coast who are being impacted by severe flooding.

The authorities of the States of Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and the nation's capital of Washington, in the direction which moves the "Florence", has introduced a state of emergency. That advisory came out on August 30, when Florence was developing near the Cabo Verde Islands across the Atlantic.

As it moves near OH and West Virginia, it will become a remnant low.

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