Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence, Associated Press reported.
As the storm roared ashore, it unleashed a huge surge of ocean water that swamped some coastal areas such as New Bern, North Carolina. (Three papers-the East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News and Orange County Register-ran no stories on Florence.) Aside from the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer (6 out of 32 stories) and Washington Post (4 out of 49) were the only other papers to reference climate change in Florence stories more than three times.
Other deaths have been reported earlier in SC and Virginia.
Cooper warned that the flooding is far from over and will get worse in places.
"I'm just ready for this to be over, to be honest", said Evan Jones, a college student who evacuated from Wilmington and doesn't know when he will get back.
In North Carolina, many people have started returning to flooded homes as the rivers receded. "Many roads remain impassable".
In the town of Fair Bluff, North Carolina, which has struggled to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, only about 50 residents remained on Tuesday, Fair Bluff Police Chief Chris Chafin told Reuters.
Thirty-one deaths have been attributed to the storm in North Carolina, eight in SC and one in Virginia.
While some roads are not flooded, they may have damage and hazardous debris that makes it risky to drive or walk on them, state officials said.
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The flooding from the Cape Fear River, in Wilmington, caused breaches in the Cooling Lake Dam, Duke Energy said in a statement, adding it has shut down its 625-megawatt natural gas plant L.V. Sutton.
The flooding has caused 21 hog "lagoons", which store manure from pig farms, to overflow in North Carolina, creating a risk that standing water will be contaminated, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality.
New evacuations were ordered in Florence County, and the Waccamaw River in Conway is predicted to set a record level Saturday and keep rising through next Tuesday.
Todd Tremain needed tarps to cover up spots where Florence's winds ripped shingles off his roof.
He sympathized with those who were forced to flee and are now relying on government-distributed bottled water and ready-to-eat field rations. An olive-drab military forklift moved around huge pallets loaded with supplies.
The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to SC along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.
"It's been pretty bad", said Echavarrieta, 34, his voice breaking. But the state said in a Tweet late Wednesday: "No safe, stable and reliable route now exists for the public to get to and from Wilmington". "We want to make sure the coal ash doesn't get into the river".
Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin said it was unclear if the bridge was threatened.
In North Carolina, flooded rivers have left thousands of evacuees still living in shelters and hundreds of roads underwater.