"To the approximately 10,000 people staying in our shelters and the countless more who are staying with friends and families or in hotels, I know it was hard to leave home and it's even harder to wait", Cooper said.
Around the state since the storm hit last week, first responders have performed about 5,000 rescues so far, Gov. Roy Cooper said.
President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in North Carolina to see the destruction Hurricane Florence left behind and the challenging relief efforts that are underway.
More than three dozen flood gauges in North and SC showed flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
Hurricane Florence was the worst flooding event in East Coast history, according to some reports.
"We should act immediately to allay such concerns and provide financial certainty to teachers, many of whom are likely burdened with expensive home repairs", they wrote.
Speaking in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump said SC is in for a "tough one" as flood waters continue to rise.
The reason is that climate change is warming the Arctic much more than it is heating up the Tropics, easing the pressure difference between the two, he said in an interview on Wednesday.
The deaths of 26 people in North Carolina and six in SC have been attributed to the storm.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster agrees. He asked Congress for help. Aside from the Duke Energy breach, state-owned utility Santee Cooper in SC is placing an inflatable dam around a coal ash pond near Conway, saying the extra 2.5 feet (76 centimeters) should be enough to keep floodwaters out.
Flooding could begin early next week, officials said during a community meeting on Thursday.
Environmentalists, meanwhile, said they remain concerned based on results from past storms, including Hurricane Matthew two years earlier and Hurricane Floyd in 1999, an event that killed at least 20,000 hogs.
Cooper warned that flooding from Hurricane Florence will continue into next week and will continue to put lives at risk.
Paige Sheehan, a spokeswoman for Duke Energy which runs the LV Sutton Power Station, said floodwaters had breached a steel-retaining wall containing a large coal ash dump along the shoreline. One was off the coast of the Carolinas with a chance of drifting toward land.
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Democrats need to win a net total of two additional seats to take the Senate and 23 to assume the majority in the House. The poll, which was composed among a population of 992 adults, had a credibility interval of four percentage points.
Thompson told reporters that deputies appear to have driven around a barrier blocking the road but the investigation is ongoing. The van couldn't be removed Tuesday night because of rising waters and unsafe conditions, according to the release.
Brent may fall more than $1 to $76.37 a barrel while WTI crude prices may revisit the September 14 low of $67.94, he wrote. U.S. crude futures CLc1 were up $1.08 at $70.93 a barrel by 11:15 a.m. [1515 GMT], after the U.S.
In May Ronaldo insisted that he actually had a "biological age" of 23, and claimed "I can keep playing until I'm 41". It read: "I would like to apologize to all of Juventus fans for this misleading reaction in today's game".
Following the welcome ceremony and lunch, the leaders of the two Koreas will hold their first summit talks. The sanctions are aimed at pressuring the regime to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
Therefore, a peace treaty could easily be portrayed as a belated declaration of victory for North Korea in the Korean War. Even if North Korea were to shut down Yongbyon, officials and experts believe it has other secret nuclear facilities.
More than 660,000 people in the northern Philippines have been picking up the pieces after devastating Typhoon Mangkhut. Dozens of people sought shelter there during the storm despite warnings it was risky .
He describes a trail of destruction along the route - forests ripped to shreds, electricity poles felled and crops eradicated. All flights out of Hong Kong were cancelled between 2.30am Sunday and 4am Monday (local time). "It made me feel so dizzy".
The murder case against Suge Knight has ended, with the former Death Row mogul set to serve twenty-eight years in prison. The 53-year-old appeared in court to enter the no contest plea while wearing an orange jail jumpsuit.
The band's touring schedule also has quite a convenient gap that would allow the group to perform at the Super Bowl . "It's a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show ", the statement begins.
Bishop arrested in Kerala on charges of raping nun
She said she was forced to approach police because church authorities did not take action after she reported the attacks. Her letter, leaked to Indian media, said Mulakkal was "using political and money power to bury the case".
Apple fans staged a huge queue for new iPhone
Airtel also has the option to pick up the phone on the day of launch from a nearby Store after September 28 at 6.00pm IST. The new iPhone models price in India starts at Rs. 99,900, and the cheaper iPhone XR model will go on sale in October.
Belichick finally talks about Josh Gordon
As it turns out, the Pats are getting that seventh-round pick regardless. "Watch for them this week". Coleman has 56 career receptions for 718 yards with five TDs. "That's how it works in New England".
North Korea 'to dismantle nuclear test site'
By committing to taking additional denuclearization measures, Kim appears to be trying to reopen negotiations with Trump . The latter offer is potentially the biggest move North Korea could make on denuclearization.
Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves
ESPN added that Butler prefers to be traded to one of three teams - the Brooklyn Nets , New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers . Butler, a four-time All-Star, is set to earn $20.4 million this season and has a player option worth $19.8 million in 2019-20.