FLORENCE: Historic Flooding Results In Over 2-Feet of Rain and Major-River Flooding, At Least 14 Dead
By Mark Osborne, Daniel Manzo, Bill Hutchinson – ABC News // September 16, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: Death toll rises as Tropical Storm Florence moves further inland.
(ABC NEWS) – Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday, but that was cold comfort to residents in North Carolina who have seen over 2 feet of rain and are now battling major-river flooding and possible tornadoes.
Adding to the rain and threat of further flooding, a tornado watch is in effect until at least 5:30 p.m. on Sunday for the areas of Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, Oak Island, and Florence.
“It’s bad right now, and we do expect it to get worse over the coming days,” Michael Sprayberry, director of North Carolina Emergency Management, said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
“We know that’s going to be a major mission going forward, because this is historic and unprecedented flooding.”
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