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Receding floodwaters leave behind smelly mess on highway

28 September 2018

In North Carolina, five river gauges were still at major flood stage and five others were at moderate flood stage, according to National Weather Service.

Gantt will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence's heavy rains and seeing if the luck finally runs out on her home built in 1737.

"We thought this might be coming". "We went through Hurricane Matthew and it was terrible".

Authorities charged her with 12 misdemeanor counts of "practicing/attempting veterinary medicine without a license" and one count of "solicitation of a Schedule 4 controlled substance", Wayne County officials said in a statement posted to Facebook on Friday.

The Sampit is one of five rivers that reach the Atlantic Ocean in and near Georgetown on the SC coast.

"This is on a stretch of I40 in Pender County North Carolina near Wallace", the fire department writes in the post.

The beleaguered region doesn't appear to be getting much respite in the short term, as AccuWeather reports that "an incoming round of tropical downpours could exacerbate flooding and delay cleanup efforts" later this week.

The small farming community of Nichols, South Carolina, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the coast, was completely inundated by water, Mayor Lawson Batter said Saturday.

Forecasters said it could become a tropical depression Tuesday as it approaches the coast, and will dump rain regardless on coastal areas of North and SC. Public schools were closed until further notice.

Parts of Interstate 95 had also been expected to be underwater for days, but North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Sunday night that the major highway has been reopened to all traffic, as floodwaters had withdrawn faster than expected. The Cape Fear river is expected to crest Sunday and remain at flood stage through early next week.

North Carolina is home to many different crops including tobacco, cotton, soy beans, and peanuts.

With the storm approaching, Hedges said she raised money through donations which enabled her to buy crates, food, and other supplies.

The storm killed at least 43 people, and dropped feet of rain on parts of the Carolinas.

In Washington, lawmakers are considering nearly $1.7 billion in new money for disaster relief and recovery, even as they face a deadline this week to fund the government before the October 1 start of the new budget year.

Firefighters turned their hoses to a different cause after receding floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence left hundreds of rotting fish on the side of a highway. The worst disaster, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, cost $192.2 billion in today's dollars.

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence will range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion, RMS, a risk modeling and analytics firm, said on Monday.

Trogdon says 400 roads statewide are still closed and almost 1,900 road sites will require work in the coming weeks and months.

Steve Pfaff, a Wilmington-based meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the The News & Observer that the slowly exiting floodwaters in eastern North Carolina will result in a "wave down the Cape Fear over the next few days".

Receding floodwaters leave behind smelly mess on highway