Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Warnings of 'Catastrophic and Historic' Flooding as Experts Say Worst of Hurricane Florence Yet to Come

Some parts of the Carolinas have seen up to 40in (100cm) of rain since Thursday.

The mayor of New Bern, a city badly affected by flooding, told NBC he had imposed a curfew.

"I know it was hard for them to leave and it's even more difficult for them to be waiting at home not knowing what is happening here or whether they even have a home to come back to", said Cooper.

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. Flash flood watches extended all the way to Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and southern New England.

Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as rescuers elsewhere used helicopters and boats to pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

Florence, now a tropical depression, has innundated parts of the Carolinas with major flooding and unsafe winds, causing at least 20 deaths by Monday.

Others killed included three who perished "due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways", according to the Duplin County Sheriff's Office, and a 61-year-old woman who died when her vehicle hit a downed tree.

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The National Weather Service said there was an "elevated risk for landslides" in North Carolina.

The rain has finally stopped in Eastern North Carolina, but the flooding continues, particularly along rivers in the coastal plain that are still rising.

"We're going to need significant resources to recover", Cooper, the North Carolina governor, said. "Last time we had sun was on Wednesday". "The snakes did not move, so I videoed them because it was one of the most intense moments I have experienced in a while.The cottonmouths were probably washed in from a swampy area and were dazed and stunned".

Eric Tryggeseth, 59, found his home in Leland, North Carolina, without power and with a tree lying in his front yard. He had been evacuated a day before by troops in a truck. "I can't thank the first responders enough". About $60 million of the cost was authorized by Northam in advance, but could be substantially less as resources set aside for Virginia are transferred to North and SC, which took the brunt of the storm.

A least seven people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree and three people who drowned, state officials said.

By 5 a.m. Monday, Florence's winds were about 30 mph (45 kph), the NWS said, with weakening forecast over the next 24 hours before intensifying again.

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