Minnesota National Guard crews help evacuate flooded North Carolina town

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In Lee's Landing, a community in Horry County, a county of 290,000 people on the Atlantic Coast that includes Myrtle Beach, residents have started to evacuate by boat as the Waccamaw River continues to flood over its banks and spill into neighborhoods, a local CBS affiliate reported.

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"The Cape Fear River will crest again this weekend, along with the Lumber River", the North Carolina Department of Transportation tweeted Friday, adding that the Neuse will rise Monday. "We take a lot of pride in what we do".

Florence is blamed for at least 42 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia, including that of an 81-year-old whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC.

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"We're at the end of the line of all waters to come down", said Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway, as he warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before.

There are more than 3,300 lagoons in North Carolina, said Andy Curliss, chief executive for the NC Pork Council. And they're my friends and they have gone through the tough stuff.

More than 33,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas on Saturday morning.

"We are cautioning everyone not to be overconfident", City Administrator Adam Emrick said.

In Bladen County, North Carolina, about 100 people and 33 animals were rescued "in a unsafe operation in the middle of the night" after a dam burst, Cooper said in another post.


Road travel also was a daunting problem in Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people still mostly cut off from the rest of North Carolina.

Allison Cavenaugh and her husband, who own a home and a poultry farm with 80,000 chickens in Wallace, North Carolina, returned home for the first time this week on a boat just to find out that their chickens have drowned.

"This was an unprecedented storm with flooding expected to exceed that from any other storms in recent memory", Troxler said in a statement.

Authorities have said 23 out of the 46 counties in SC could potentially be impacted by flooding.

"The footprint of flooding from this storm covers much of the same area hit by flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, which only worsens the burden on these farmers".


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