In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

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The storm's death toll climbed to 15 when a pickup truck ran off Interstate 20 in SC and struck an overpass support, killing the driver.

The storm killed at least 11 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said.

A third person, a woman, died in Hampstead, NC, in Pender County.

Flash flooding killed three people in Duplin County, North Carolina, the sheriff's office there said. "More and more inland counties are issuing mandatory evacuations to get people to safety quickly". It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs.

On Sunday, Florence claimed a 14th victim, a man who drowned when a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch in SC, and a 15th, after a pickup truck veered off a road and struck an overpass support beam in SC.

Another victim hasn't been identified, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

Officials fear the worst damage is yet to come.

Florence's unsafe flooding "is only going to get worse", North Carolina's director of emergency management warned Saturday as massive amounts of rain devastate the state.

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According to the Associated Press, the city of Wilmington, NC, has been completely cut off by floodwaters and officials are asking for additional help from state law enforcement and the National Guard. The storm was moving at 2 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to move northeastward Monday and across the southern part of New England on Tuesday.

The remainder of northern SC into western North Carolina and southwest Virginia could see 5 to 10 inches of rainfall, with some isolated areas seeing 15 inches.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm will travel through upstate SC, then turn north toward the Ohio Valley.

Across the Trent River from New Bern, Jerry and Jan Andrews returned home after evacuating to find carp flopping in their backyard near the porch stairs. A state of emergency has been already declared in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia.

One potential road out was blocked as flooding forced the shutdown of a 16-mile (26-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 95, the main highway along the Eastern Seaboard.

Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled.

Many areas in southeastern North Carolina have endured 15 to 30 inches of rain and up to another 15 inches could fall.

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The rain and flooding expected Saturday could double the 10 to 20 inches that have fallen so far.

"Those rivers in North Carolina that have received heavy rainfall are coming our way", Governor Henry McMaster said during a news conference.

The rain is resulting in a catastrophic flooding in southeast North Carolina which is spreading into the interior, reaching even into the population centers of Raleigh and Charlotte. It will make federal money available to people in the counties of Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender.

Still, there was some good news: Power outages in the Carolinas and Virginia were down to about 650,000 homes and businesses after reaching a high of about 910,000 as the hurricane plowed into the coast.

Five people were arrested Saturday in Wilmington, NC, after a looting incident at a Family Dollar store, WECT reported.

Since making landfall at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina on Friday morning, Florence's forward speed has slowed down dramatically, with the storm's center of circulation only about 100 miles away from Wrightsville Beach a full 24 hours after landfall. However, there remains a large amount of uncertainty in the ultimate track of what will become post tropical storm Florence.

More than 800,000 customers in North Carolina were without power and 21,000 people were being housed in 157 shelters across the state.

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