Death toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in US East Coast

In a Florence flood she tried to hold onto her baby. But the water ripped him away

Dazia Lee 20 outside her home in Charlotte N.C. on Monday

"Florence has been a nasty one", Trump continued.

"Our organization, the Hornets organization, we take a lot of pride in giving back to our community and our efforts are truly lead by our own and Michael Jordan", Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield said to FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Wednesday.

About 3500 vehicles came through for supplies on the first day they were available, county officials said in a Facebook post. "I can't tell you why, but I love that area", Trump said. "It's just another hurdle to get over in life".

It's too early to tell how many people will end up homeless because of Hurricane Florence. But Battle just couldn't think about that anymore.

A DHS spokesman, Tyler Houlton, confirmed the transfer but said on Twitter that the money could not have been used for disaster relief.

"We have never seen one like this", Cooper added. "I'm just so exhausted". Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both North Carolina Republicans, and Sens. "Conway city leaders have said the river could surge past 22 feet late next week, sending enough water into neighborhoods to damage nearly 1,000 homes", according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

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Trump walked through a storm-damaged neighborhood where waterlogged sofa cushions, mattresses and downed trees were piled up along streets. Rainfall totals of 26.58 inches submerged much of the city, cutting it off from the rest of the state. Roads remained unsafe, and some were still being closed as swollen rivers emptied toward the ocean.

Some of those who left shelters may have been headed toward the coast on US 421, where a long line of cars, utility crews and trucks loaded with generators sat in a jam.

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 6:15 p.m., according to the White House. Almost 50,000 homes and businesses remain without power in the county where Wilmington is located. It's blamed for at least 37 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia since coming ashore on Friday.

Holden says the deputies tried to get the detainees out but couldn't open the doors.

A high water team eventually rescued the two deputies who were escorting them. They were placed on leave pending an investigation.

Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina following the heavy rains of Florence.

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At least 24 of the victims died in vehicles, and most were in accidents linked to flooding.

In the dark: About 205 000 outages had occurred, mostly in North Carolina.

After submerging North Carolina with almost 3 feet (1 metre) of rain, the storm dumped more than 6.5 inches (16.5 centimetres) of rain in the Northeast, where it caused flash flooding, wind damage and prompted at least one tornado warning, the weather service said. It is also the top producer of tobacco, but estimates for crop losses aren't yet available.

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs were killed after water inundated farms in the flood zones. Farmers are also concerned about cotton, sweet potatoes, peanuts and corn, but swamped roads and fields have made it hard to assess the damage.

Animal and human waste is now mixing in with the floodwaters.

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