I-95, which goes from Maine to Florida, travels through low-lying plains in eastern South and North Carolina.
Ahead of the storm that hit September 14, the VA closed five hospitals and 18 community-based outpatient clinics in the southeast coastal regions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, the National Weather Service said. The disaster food boxes, which provide individual meals, will be shipped to Wilmington, N.C., Fayetteville, N.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and distributed to those who have been directly impacted by the hurricane.
He says he watched the devastation caused by the hurricane on television and has touched base with them to make sure they were safe.
With the rain and winds headed north, some residents in North and SC started to return to their homes as the sun peeked through the clouds briefly for the first time in days.
The remnants of deadly Hurricane Florence brought more misery to the waterlogged Carolinas on Monday with officials warning the worst is yet to come, as heavy rain persisted and swollen rivers posed a growing threat.
"We want you home, but you can't come yet".
The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect.
"The floodwaters were rising so I figured I better get out of there", he said.
Her family has been living without power ever since Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday as a Category 1 storm. Roads are being cleared and the landfill is open to accept storm refuse.
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.
The flooding of coal ash dumps and hog farms in North Carolina has raised concerns about pollution, according to the Associated Press.
Nichols, who is no longer active duty, and his team said that in North Carolina, they are relying on social media to find people who needed to be rescued and asked people to reach out to him if they need help.
More than 488,000 households in North Carolina and 20,000 in SC are without power, according to state officials.
President Trump plans to visit Florence-impacted areas next week
Political officials from both sides of the aisle condemned the president's statements and said they believed the death toll. Earlier this month, Puerto Rico's governor officially raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. "Mr.