Madison Furness | Life
Hurricane Florence, the tropical storm that has caused severe flooding in North Carolina, has caused 14 deaths as of Sunday morning.
An extreme amount of downpour, causing severe flooding, is moving through The Carolinas according to The U.S. National Hurricane Center. The flooding has now expanded from North Carolina into West Virginia prompting evacuation warnings.
Three more casualties were reported Sunday morning making the body count 14 people. A man has drowned after his truck flipped along a flooded road and two people died from inhaling carbon monoxide from a generator in their home.
There has been more than 25 inches of rain affecting the area, causing power outages in about a million homes and businesses throughout The Carolinas. Authorities have been warned of landslides, tornados and flash floods.
Gov. Roy Cooper urged the people of North Carolina to “Avoid complacency.” Although the storm was downgraded, the downpour is set to be extreme.
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