UNC football players lend hand to Hurricane Florence victims

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Officials said 33 animals also were rescued.

Members of North Carolina's congressional delegation have said they expect a relief package to move through Congress next week, Moore and Berger said, they want to clear the red tape as soon as possible so federal money can be immediately directed to the appropriate state agencies.

Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.

McMaster also says while the sun is shining and the rain is over, the worst is still to come.

About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, where the Waccamaw River was still rising.

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The Trent River in southeast North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence.

Florence County emergency management officials issued the order Friday morning for about 500 people along 58 roads and streets in the area.

Santee Cooper, a SC electric utility, is installing inflatable dams around a coal ash pond at the former Grainger Generating Station in Conway as the Waccamaw River rises, the company said.

In North Carolina, a familiar story was unfolding as many places that flooded in Hurricane Matthew in 2016 were once again inundated. Eight more people died in SC and an additional person died in a storm-related tornado in Virginia.

The state public safety department said in a Twitter message Thursday evening that the body of an 81-year-old man was found in a pickup truck submerged in water in Dillon County.

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McMaster said Friday he had "contacted or attempted to speak personally with the families of everyone who we lost during this crisis, this tragedy", including the families of Newton and Green.

The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report.

It has been a little more than a year since Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of water on Texas and the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 68 people and causing an estimated $125 billion in property damage.

Trump is expected to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina at about 10:30 a.m. local time and return to Washington D.C.at 6:15 p.m., according to the White House.

Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the floods had creeped back, leaving silty mud on walls and floors. He asked Congress for help.

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Imagery from NASA's LandSat 8 satellite (about 438 miles above the Earth's surface) shows how radically the storm transformed the land adjacent to the Trent River, which meanders through southeast North Carolina before emptying into the Neuse River, which then spills into the Atlantic Ocean.

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