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Record Flooding in North Carolina as Florence Death Toll Rises

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The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the damage is no less devastating.
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Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression

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Florence has weakened to a tropical depression, but the death toll continues to rise with at least 14 people dead as of Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press. 10 people have died in North Carolina and four died in South Carolina.
Although the National Hurricane Center has downgraded Florence to a depression, it warns that “rainfall amounts will produce catastrophic flash flooding, prolonged significant river flooding, and an elevated risk for landslides in western North Carolina and far southwest Viriginia.”
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At Least 14 Dead, and 740,000 Without Power as Florence Weakens to a Tropical Depression

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Hurricane Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday morning, but the storm brought significant damage to affected areas and a death toll of at least 14, the New York Times reported .
The deaths include a woman and child who were killed when a tree fell on their home, a mother of two who was driving when her vehicle hit a tree in the road, three people who died from flash-flooding, and a couple who died in a house fire.
More than 740,000 people were without power on Sunday morning in the Carolinas, CNN reported. But earlier reports suggested that 3 million people could be...
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Florence Weakens but Death Toll Rises Amid Warnings of “Catastrophic” Flooding

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Florence weakened to a tropical depression from a tropical storm Sunday but authorities are warning the danger is far from over as even more flooding is expected as it turns northward into Virginia. At least 14 people have been killed in storm-related incidents-11 in North Carolina and three in South Carolina, according to the News & Observer. The way people were killed “illustrate the scope of hazards facing people in Florence's broad path,” notes the paper. One, for example, was electrocuted while a mother and a baby were killed by a tree falling on their home. Early Sunday morning, a...
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Florence downgraded to tropical depression as death toll rises to 13 people

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As the death toll for Florence rises to 13 people after a couple dies in their South Carolina home, the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression early Sunday.
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Hurricane Florence death toll reaches 13

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Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

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Florence weakened to a tropical depression as it marched inland, unloading a powerful mix of wind and rain on the Carolinas after killing at least 13 people.
Despite its weakening Sunday from a tropical storm, its relentless rain drenched already saturated areas as authorities warned the danger is far from over.
“The flood danger from this storm is more immediate today than when it... made landfall 24 hours ago,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday. “We face walls of water at our coasts, along our rivers, across our farmland, in our cities and in our towns.”
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Florence updates: Storm weakens to tropical depression, dangerous flooding to continue

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Florence has weakened into to tropical depression but flash flooding and major river flooding are expected to continue over significant portions of the Carolinas.
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Tropical Depression Florence Updates: Rivers Swell as Death Toll Rises

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The storm has sped up, leaving less time for its drenching rains to saturate the places in its path.
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