Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

A flooded farm stands next to the Lumber River on Monday in this aerial

"Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in SC". "But please know we will not give up on you".

More than 347,000 customers, mostly in the Carolinas, were without power on Tuesday morning, according to power companies, down from a peak of almost 1 million outages.

A hurricane that makes landfall is never good, but even worse is a slow-moving storm.

Roughly 1.7 million chickens were killed when Hurricane Florence swept through the Carolinas. Two of the SC victims were mental health patients who drowned on Tuesday when a van carrying them was swept away by floodwater. More than 60 percent of homes and businesses were without power, and crews have completed about 700 rescues in the county where Wilmington is located.

More than 1.6 million meals have been delivered to North Carolina and more than 400,000 are ready in South Carolina, Trump said.

Although the storm is long gone, river flooding still poses a danger to the area.

A portion of the roof collapsed at the Starlight Motel near the US military base at Fort Bragg but there were no immediate reports of casualties. That has disrupted efforts to restore power, clear roads, and allow evacuated residents to go home.

Wilmington, just down the coast, remained nearly completely cut off by flooding from the Cape Fear River and earlier storm surges.

Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade
Ahvaz itself suffers from high levels of air pollution and winters often bring critical levels of haze and dust in the city's air. This is the second time in September that Iran has closed at least one of its borders with Iraq following a security incident.

At least 16 rivers remained at a major flood stage with three others set to crest in the coming days in North Carolina, the state said. "Stay alert, and stay safe".

Road closures are widespread: more than 1,100 roads are shut down, including 255 primary roadways.

Cities throughout the Carolinas have received up to 35 inches of rain from Florence with several neighborhoods experiencing severe flooding.

Reporting from near Fayetteville, N.C., NPR's Sarah McCammon told Morning Edition that the Cape Fear River had risen significantly in the previous 24 hours. Four other lagoons suffered structural damage from floodwaters, the agency said.

WH Group Ltd's Smithfield Foods Inc [SFIL.UL], the biggest USA pork producer, was operating processing plants at limited capacity, after previously closing the world's largest hog slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, North Carolina, spokeswoman Diana Souder said.

"The ground is saturated, and even a small amount of rain can cause flash flooding", Cooper said.

As former hurricane Florence marches on to New England, the Carolinas remain inundated with waters that just keep rising.

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