"As we approach recovery will need to work on mitigation and buyouts, make sure we involve local, state and fed officials", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. At least one of those deaths was in Lenoir County, and a mother and infant were killed in the Wilmington area.
"The Company estimates that approximately 1.7 million head of broiler chickens out of an average live inventory of approximately 20 million head, ranging in age from six days to sixty-two days, were destroyed as a result of flooding", said Sanderson Farms.
The Department of Public Safety website showed eight additional deaths in more counties around the state, including two deaths in Sampson County, one death in Pender County, one death in Robeson County and another in Anson County.
Experts say the storm dumped more than 30 trillion liters of rain on North Carolina. The storm was expected to keep producing heavy rain over Pennsylvania into southern New England.
The weather service's Binghamton branch said that some places in NY got more than 3 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.
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Some outlets, for example, called up Puerto Rico funeral homes and discovered far more deaths than initially reported. Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora wasn't a big fan of President Donald Trump's comments Thursday about Puerto Rico .
The risk modeling agency Air Worldwide on Tuesday said insured losses from Florence's winds and storm surge will range from $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion.
Cooper said he believed there were plans for President Donald Trump to visit today, though he noted that such plans can be fluid; the governor also said he would meet with the president during the visit.
Residents wait in line as the sun rises over Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, to return to the island to check on their homes after Hurricane Florence.
More than 1,100 roads were still closed across North Carolina, Cooper said, including several portions of interstates 40 and 95. "What's open now may become impassable".
Thousands of rescues have taken place in the Carolinas.
Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 25 miles per hour (40 kph).
Utility crews from multiple states worked to restore power, and outages were down from a high of more than 900,000 to about 320,000 homes and businesses, almost all in North Carolina.
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