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Florence floods the Carolinas

The Polo Farms neighborhood off S.C. Highway 905 is largely underwater on Sept. 24, 2018, in Longs, S.C.

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The Polo Farms neighborhood off S.C. Highway 905 is largely underwater, on Sept. 24, 2018, in Longs, S.C.

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A truck travels through flood waters from the Northeast Cape Fear River near Burgaw, N.C., on Sept. 24, 2018.

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Flood waters from the Neuse River cover the area in Kinston, N.C., a week after Hurricane Florence.

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Dead fish lie around the edges of Greenfield Lake in Wilmington N.C., on Sept. 23, 2018. The fish began dying following the landfall of Hurricane Florence but no official explanation has been given by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

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Avery Singleton takes a boat to Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. Residents of Brittons Neck in Marion County are nearing the crest of the flooding from the Little Pee Dee River, but many are concerned that the flooding Great Pee Dee will increase damage to their community.

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Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore’s home on Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C.

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South Carolina Highway 22 is flooded between SC-90 and SC-905 on Sept. 22, 2018. The blocked road has traffic snarled around Conway, S.C.

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An officer with the South Carolina State Highway Patrol marks the water level to compare against previous days on the S.C. Highway 22 on Sept. 22, 2018, in Conway, S.C. 

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Brian Terry of Bay Road in Brittons Neck, S.C., stands on his porch on Sept. 22, 2018. He is staying in his home despite the flood waters.

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Kristen and Jason Atoigue Burgaw pilot a boat through floodwaters after visiting their house to retrieve their flood insurance papers and their son’s hamster on Sept. 21, 2018, in Pender County, N.C.

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A sign commemorating the rebuilding of the town of Nichols, which was flooded two years earlier from Hurricane Matthew, stands in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Sept. 21, 2018.

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A cat sits on a column surrounded by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Virtually the entire town is flooded and inaccessible except by boat, just two years after it was flooded by Hurricane Matthew.

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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, right, loads boxes with goods for Hurricane Florence victims as he makes an appearance Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C.

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President Donald Trump and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, greet volunteers as they prepare to hand out food at Temple Baptist Church on Sept. 19, 2018, in New Bern, N.C. 

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Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence overtakes the town of Pollocksville, N.C., on Sept. 18, 2018. Heavy rains and rising water from the Trent River has closed roads, covered farmland, flooded businesses and displaced residents. 

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Flood waters near Elizabethtown, N.C.

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A farm near Half Moon, N.C., is flooded on Monday.

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This aerial phoro shows flooding from Hurricane Florence on Sept. 17, 2018, in Leland, N.C., which is just outside of Wilmington along the Atlantic Coast.

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David Darden Jr., carries out a photo of his daughters as well as other personal items from his mother’s flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018. 

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Bob Richling carries Iris Darden, 84, out of her flooded home as her daughter-in-law, Pam Darden, gathers her belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018. 

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The floodwaters from Hurricane Florence begin to recede in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018. The Cape Fear River Valley, like many other river systems in eastern North Carolina, was expected to flood at record levels. 

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People wait to take a shower inside an American Red Cross evacuation shelter in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. 

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Rescue workers recover the body of a 1-year-old in Union County on Sept. 17, 2018 after the child was swept away in floodwaters resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Florence on Sunday.

 (David T. Foster III / The Charlotte Observer)

Lindsey Smith is carried out of a flooded neighborhood by a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Shallow Water Rescue Team check in Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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Boatswain’s Mate Dimitri Georgoulopoulos looks out as members of a punt team with the United States Coast Guard preform searches through flood waters in the MayFair neighborhood of Lumberton, N.C., in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence on Sept 17, 2018.

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A resident surveys the rising water in a flooded neighborhood in Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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A house is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018. 

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U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, center, and Randy Haba, bottom right, approach to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., on a stranded van in Pollocksville on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. 

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The remnants of Hurricane Florence along Route 17 near Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018. 

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A member of the National Forest Service walks through the rain during an evacuation of an assisted living facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Members of the Cajun Navy and emergency workers place a nursing home patient on a boat during the evacuation of a nursing home in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Mathew Meyer of the Nebraska Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team, right, talks with Korea war veteran Roman Wiggs, 87, as they evacuate an assisted living facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Members of the Nebraska Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team help load an elderly resident onto a bus as they evacuate an assisted living facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Residents of an assisted living facility are evacuated to a church as a precaution against potential flooding in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Members of the Nebraska Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team helps load an elderly resident onto a bus as they evacuate an assisted living facility in Fayetteville, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Rising flood waters from Hurricane Florence overtake a gas station in Lumberton,N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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A truck with ‘Florence Relief Vehicle’ written on a window is seen as rising flood waters overtake a gas station in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Rescue volunteers wade in water while looking for a way around the flooded Highway 70 in Kinston, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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A pickup truck is overtaken by floodwater in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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A truck transports nursing home staff and patients during the evacuation of a nursing home in Lumberton, N.C, on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Rescuer John Bridges with the Cajun Navy rides a boat on a trailer after completing a rescue in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 15, 2018.

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A member of the U.S. Coast Guard walks down Mill Creek Road checking houses after Tropical Storm Florence hit Newport N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain.

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Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten “Survivor” are rescued from floodwaters after Hurricane Florence dumped several inches of rain in the area overnight, in New Bern, N.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Authorities evacuate a family from rising waters caused by Florence, now a tropical storm, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in New Bern, N.C.

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A farm house is surrounded by flood waters from tropical storm Florence in Hyde County, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

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Waves crash into the Second Avenue Pier as Hurricane Florence makes landfall late in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Laura Gretch, Humane Rescue Alliance transport manager, holds Frances, an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is one of the 26 cats and dogs arriving at Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. from Norfolk Animal Care and Control of Norfolk, Va., on on Sept. 11, 2018.

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Rescue workers use a boat to rescue a woman and her dog from their flooded home during Hurricane Florence in James City, N.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence in New Bern, N.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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A woman holds a baby as she watches rising flood waters on the Cape Fear River during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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A tree fell on a house, killing two people, during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. 

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A tattered U.S. flag is seen as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence make landfall in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Residents attempt to clear debris from a storm drain as Hurricane Florence comes ashore, in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Ethan Hall, right, Michael Jenkins, center, and Nash Fralick, left, examine damage to Tidewater Brewing Co. in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14, 2018.

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A tree uprooted by strong winds lies across a street in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14, 2018.

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Russ Lewis looks for shells along the beach as Hurricane Florence approaches in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 14, 2018.

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In this photo provided by Jordan Guthrie, wind and water from Hurricane Florence damages the highway leading off Harkers Island, N.C. on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Richardson Tumulak brings a candle to an elderly couples room after the Sleep Inn hotel they were staying in lost power during Hurricane Florence on Sept. 14, 2018.

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This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 12:00 UTC on September 14, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence making landfall on US east coast.

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High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C.,Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. 

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Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home September 14, 2018 in James City.

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Linda Stephens checks out the weather as the force of Hurricane Florence is beginning to be felt on September 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach.

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Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home September 14, 2018 in James City.

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Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C.,Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. 

 (Tom Copeland / AP)

Rain begins to fall as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence make landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 13, 2018. 

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Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach.

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Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence September 13, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. 

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Waves crash underneath the Oceana Pier as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast Sept. 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

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Cecile Sullivan, 5, wipes sea spray from her eyes while walking on the beach with her brother Henry Sullivan, 7, near the Oceanana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas.

 (Travis Long / The News & Observer)

Susan Ianclan and Jesus Ianclan (L-R) wait in an evacuation shelter setup at the Conway High School for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 13, 2018 in Conway, S.C.

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Heavy surf crashes the dunes at high tide in Nags Head, N.C., Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.

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Jim Mehlich, left, and Hans Seda, both with the Hilton Hotel, work to pull down an American flag in windy conditions, Sept. 13, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. 

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A photo made available by European Space Agency shows Hurricane Florence seen from the International Space Station on September, 12, 2018, as the storm churned across the Atlantic.

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Doug Lewis (L) and Chris Williams use plywood with the words ‘Looters will be shot’ to cover the windows of Knuckleheads bar as they try to protect the business ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018 in Myrtle Beach.

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Jeff Hogan, owner of Celtic Creamery, walks plywood to the door with Rob Warner in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

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Bobby Vorn, left, and Butch Beaudry prepare to attach wooden planks over the windows of an oceanfront home, less than two days before Hurricane Florence is expected to strike Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Sept. 12, 2018. 

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As store windows are prepped with plywood a couple waits for their automobile in Nags Head, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas. 

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Marge Brown, 65, says goodbye to her father, George Brown, 90, before he is evacuated from a healthcare home in Morehead City, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. “I’d like to stay and see what happens. I’m 90 plus,” said Brown, a WWII veteran who says he’s survived a plane crash and severe burns from a laboratory fire where he once worked. 

 (David Goldman / AP)

Workers take boats out of the water in Wanchese Harbor as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Wanchese, N.C. 

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A Virginia Beach, Va., resident moves a sandbag before loading it in his truck, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. 

 (Alex Brandon / AP)

Poolside furniture is placed in the pool of a hotel ahead of the approaching Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018 in Mrytle Beach, South Carolina. 

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A handout photo made available by the NASA on September 12, 2018, shows the eye of category 4 hurricane Florence over the Atlantic.

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This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. 

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A handout photo made available by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on September 12, 2018, shows a Geo-Color satellite image of hurricane Florence approaching the US coast. 

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People line up to enter a hurricane shelter at Trask Middle School in North Carolina on September 11, 2018.

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Brady Osborne ties freshly filled sandbags, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore.

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Alisa Reynolds, left, not seen, and Richard Hovorka, right, move the painting " The Loss of Virginity” by Paul Gauguin at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. As category 4 Hurricane Florence approaches, staff members pull priceless paintings off the walls near windows and skylights on. Later on, the entrance to the museum will be sandbagged. 

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Motorists drive down I-40 westbound as the eastbound road is empty in advance of Hurricane Florence near Suttontown, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. 

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Hurricane Party is written on plywood covering the window of the Lager Heads Tavern as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach.

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A women walks past a local shop that is prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach.

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Workers board up a home while preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach.

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Morgan Livingston and JC Gravitte put plywood on the windows of Duffy’s bar and restaurant ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Myrtle Beach.

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Chuck Ledford, watches Looney-Tunes with his daughter Misty as they evacuate ahead of the forecasted landfall of Hurricane Florence as they seek shelter at Emma B. Trask Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Emmett West pulls his boat from a nearby marina to secure it at his home ahead Hurricane Florence in Morehead City, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. 

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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west and gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 10, 2018.

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Larry Pierson, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., purchases bottled water from the Harris Teeter grocery store on Sept. 10, 2018 in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

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From left, Douglas Hill loads groceries into Wendy Cannon’s jeep on Sept. 10, 2018, in Kinston, N.C., as she and Logan Coombs ,right, purchased items from the Piggly Wiggly on Herritage Street in preparation for Hurricane Florence. 

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Roberts Grocery Store in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. boards up its windows as they prepare for Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10, 2018.

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Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C.

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Mike Herring with Frank’s Ice Company unloads another pallet of ice as people buy supplies at The Home Depot on Sept. 10, 2018, in Wilmington, N.C.

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Jim Craig, David Burke and Chris Rayner load generators as people buy supplies at The Home Depot on Sept. 10, 2018, in Wilmington, N.C. 

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This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.

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