Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States

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

And 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, who was swept away by rushing waters Sunday, was found dead Monday, also in Union County.

Flash flooding killed three people in Duplin County, North Carolina, the sheriff's office there said.

President Trump's disaster declaration for eight North Carolina counties frees up federal funding including grants for property repairs and low-priced loans to cover uninsured losses.

Until further notice, Mr. Buckland said he and some others have taken up refuge at his in-laws' home in Wilmington. "There's too much going on", Cooper said.

Yet one family riding out the storm on the outskirts of Lumberton said they're not budging. "An investigation into the cause of death is underway, but it appears there is no reason for others at the shelter to worry".

- Two people died in a storm-related fire in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

One man, drowned when a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch.

In Gaston County, a three-month-old boy died when a large pine tree fell across a mobile home, police said.

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However, officials fear the worst from Florence is yet to come.

In a separate briefing, Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said some areas have already received two feet of rain and could expect up to 20 inches more as the system moved "slowly, almost stationary" over eastern North Carolina.

At 2 a.m. Friday, the city tweeted an ominous message, saying at least 150 people were awaiting rescue.

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. It was moving north at 10 miles per hour.

By Tuesday, Guy said, "the remnants of Florence will be pushed towards the Northeast, where areas from northern Pennsylvania through central NY towards Boston could pick up some heavy rain".

Hundreds of thousands of homes across North and SC are without power and tens of thousands of people are in emergency shelters.

In North Carolina, fears of what could be the worst flooding in the state's history led officials to order tens of thousands to evacuate, though it wasn't clear how many had fled or even could.

It has trapped people in flooded homes, with citizen swift-water rescue teams from out of state joining local emergency professionals to try to bring them to safety.

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin told people living within a mile of the region's main river, the Cape Fear, or the nearby Little River, that they had until 3 p.m. Sunday to get out.

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In Goldsboro, North Carolina, home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, roads that frequently flood were already closed Saturday by rushing water.

But once New Bern TV news station WCTI evacuated its newsroom Thursday night because of flooding and people began to lose power, the seriousness of the situation began dawning on folks, she said.

More than 800,000 customers in North Carolina were without power and 21,000 people were being housed in 157 shelters across the state.

The center of the storm is expected to head west through SC before turning north Sunday.

Heavy rainfall is expected to increase the risk for landslides in southwest Virginia.

The White House said President Donald Trump approved making federal funding available in some affected counties.

Still, there was some good news: Power outages in the Carolinas and Virginia were down to about 580,000 homes and businesses after reaching a high of about 910,000 as the hurricane plowed into the coast.

Five people were arrested Saturday in Wilmington, NC, after a looting incident at a Family Dollar store, WECT reported.

The eye of Florence directly struck Wrightsville Beach, NC, early Friday.

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The number of victims of hurricane "Florence", collapsed on Friday on the East coast of the U.S. rose to 7. Experts say Mangkhut may well end up being the deadlier storm, though Florence could tally a higher insured damage total. Floyd produced 24 inches (61 cm) of rain in some parts of North Carolina while Florence already has dumped about 30 inches (76 cm) in areas around Swansboro.

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