Five people were arrested Saturday in Wilmington, NC, after a looting incident at a Family Dollar store, WECT reported. A father in the same home was transported to the hospital.
- A woman who suffered cardiac arrest in Hampstead, in North Carolina's Pender County.
Two more people were killed in Lenoir County.
Here's a free American man who could not care less about flying debris. An elevated risk of landslides is now expected in western North Carolina. It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs.
They died when a tree fell on their home on Friday.
Two others died in the state from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator inside their home, according to a local coroner.
A downed tree uprooted by Hurricane Florence likes next to homes in New Bern, N.C., on September 15, 2018. The storm is moving slowly west at 8 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. It's a slow-moving storm, creeping westward at just 2 miles per hour on Saturday - not even as fast as the average person walks.
The eye of Florence directly struck Wrightsville Beach, NC, early Friday. "State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette and State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime before, during, and after Hurricane Florence".
"There's a lot of rain to come", he added.
The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are still being dumped in North Carolina and the effect is expected to be "catastrophic".
The Cape Fear River in Fayetteville could crest at 62 feet - 4 feet above major flood stage.
Some cities in the Carolinas have received 30 inches of rain, Ken Graham, the head of the National Hurricane Center told The New York Times. FEMA Tries To Fight "Fake News" As Florence Hits - "FEMA is rolling out a new tool as it begins to deal with now-tropical storm Florence".
According to the, evacuation warnings had been issued in advance for almost 1.7 million people in the region.
Cumberland County's shelters were around half full, with a total capacity of around 1,225 people. Newport, NC, "reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday", the NHC said.
It is expected to weaken gradually as it moves inland, heading northwards through the OH valley by Monday.
As a result of hurricane Florence, which was later weakened to the level of a tropical storm in the U.S. States of North and SC killed at least 11 people, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
Florence is forecast to creep along eastern SC through Saturday, dumping lots of water and lashing the region with winds.
It is feared that more communities could become deluged as the storm crawls west at only 2mph (3km/h). Super Typhoon Mangkhut was expected to hit an area in the Philippines on Saturday that would affect 5.2 million people.
While local residents may have felt some minor relief that a more severe storm would not hit the coastline, Florence was still projected to carry well into southeast North Carolina and into the heart of northeast SC.
Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.
Most of the fatalities occurred in North Carolina, where officials confirmed eight victims.
Trogdon said flash flooding will last for several days and river and marine flooding could last up to a week.
On U.S. 401 nearby, rain rose in ditches and around unharvested tobacco crops along the road.
It came ashore Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.
Hurricanes develop from thunderstorms, fuelled by warm, moist air as they cross sub-tropical waters. Its winds were down to 40 miles per hour.