Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief

Floodwaters inundate a church after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas Monday Sept. 17 2018 in Conway S.C

-Storm deaths: Florence is being blamed for at least 34 deaths in three states, and Typhoon Mangkhut has killed at least 74 people in the Philippines and China.

"Even though there's no substantial rain now in the forecast and the sun may be shining, rivers continue to rise, and we will see more flooding", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a briefing Tuesday.

Flooding and downed trees from Florence were blocking dozens of roads in and around Wilmington on Monday, leaving the coastal city largely cut off from the rest of the state, according to a story from The News & Observer of Raleigh.

Jordan will contribute $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolina's Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Legro the rain was fast and furious, with more than 5 inches falling in Auburn in six hours.

After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, one waste lagoon failed, and 14 others were inundated, according to the N.C. Pork Council. Flooding has also impacted areas such as Fayetteville and Kinston, where the Neuse River was still rising. "So quite naturally it hits home, and I felt like I had to act in a sense that this is my home". I know the president's office has called ...

Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area.

The water level of the Cape Fear River was expected to crest at 61.8 feet by Tuesday. That has hampered efforts to restore power, clear roads and allow residents to homes.

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Cooper also said President Trump could potentially visit the state Wednesday to assess the damage from Florence.

"Road conditions are still changing", the North Carolina Department of Transportation wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

At least one North Carolina dam has breached so far under the strain of Florence's flooding, but officials say no homes were affected. As much as 15cm of rain was possible in parts of the region, the NWS said.

There are more than 1,100 road closures around the state, including portions of Interstates 95 and 40. More than 300 businesses were damaged, and 455 people needed rescuing from the swirling flood waters strong enough to toss unmoored boats into backyards.

Forecasters grew increasingly anxious about New Bern being flooded by storm surge on the Neuse River the closer Florence got to the coast, and their fears proved to be well-founded: a 10-foot (3-meter) surge was reported in the city, along with more than 16 inches (40 centimeters) of rainfall.

More than 347,000 customers, mostly in the Carolinas, were without power on Tuesday morning, according to power companies, down from a peak of almost 1 million outages.

The Associated Press confirmed the latest death toll on September 18, and the majority of them were in North Carolina.

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