The scale of the destruction caused by Florence remains unknown, the ABC News reported. On Saturday, US President Donald Trump held a meeting devoted to the elimination of the natural hazard's consequences. US Vice President Mike Pence has attended the meeting among others.
UPDATE: Dangerous flooding along Highway 17 east of Topsail Middle School with the road about to wash out as flood waters continue to rise rapidly. Vehicles abandoned just north on Hwy 17 @breakingweather @accuweather #Florence #ncwx #flood pic.twitter.com/zQ2gpYNi4p— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) 16 сентября 2018 г.
Florence originated from a strong tropical wave off the western African coast on August 30 and has since then gained hurricane strength and weakened several times. Florence is expected to continue weakening, however, there is still a threat of severe flooding.
Video: Major damage after Hurricane Florence in Swanboro, North Carolina pic.twitter.com/u2CdunYmoA— PMW News (@PorterMediaNews) 16 сентября 2018 г.
Over 27,000 people in the US states of North Carolina and South Carolina remain in temporary shelters.