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Floodwaters Rise In Carolinas, Taking Lives And Prompting Environmental Concerns

The storm is blamed for 34 deaths in three states. More than 10,000 people in North Carolina are living in shelters, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes.
Bob Richling carries Iris Darden as water from the Little River starts to seep into her home in Spring Lake, N.C. on Monday. Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As former hurricane Florence marches on to New England, the Carolinas remain inundated with waters that just keep rising.

"I know for many people this feels like a nightmare that just won't end. I know many people are tired of the present and are scared of the future," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. "But please know we will not give up on you."

Florence is now a post-tropical cyclone, which the National Weather Service as an "increasingly

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