Startling before and after images show Hurricane Florence's true power

Gray water containing coal ash flows from a ruptured landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station in Wilmington North Carolina

Gray water containing coal ash flows from a ruptured landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station in Wilmington North Carolina

Lying on Atlantic Ocean between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, the county of about 60,000 people is one of several areas across the Carolinas waiting anxiously for rivers to crest, a week after Florence dumped some three feet of rain in the region.

The president then traveled to SC, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue. "We are eternally grateful to our first responders, who continue to show unflinching courage in the face of danger", Cooper said.

Officials said 33 animals also were rescued.

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

The governor said the cooperation with other federal agencies is the best it's ever been, adding "we are confident we will come out of this".

The Little Pee Dee River and the Lumber River have started to drop near Nichols, where the whole town of 360 was under water for the second time in two years.

While Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it struck the area on September 15, it still managed to dump a record 23 inches of rain in SC and 35 inches in North Carolina, over the course of just four days. Officials say 40 people have been killed.

The National Weather Service says the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday.

Aerial view of farms flooded after the passing of Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina on September 17, 2018.

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At least 44 people have died since the hurricane slammed into the coast last week.

However, a portion of I-95 remained closed Friday over the border in North Carolina at Exit 13, the S.C. Transportation Department warned in a news release.

Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the pickup ran off state Highway 57, crashed and ended up in the water.

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina.

Floodwaters have killed nearly three-and-a-half million chickens and over 5,000 hostages.

Thirty flood gauges in North and SC showed flooding on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Thousands of homes are still underwater in the Carolinas and thousands of families have had to be rescued from the floods.

More than 18 million litres of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said, and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents.

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