RALEIGH – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to stay off the roads again Wednesday, citing the more than 900 people who were rescued from the rising floodwaters as a result of tropical depression Florence sitting over the area.
“Floodwaters are still raging across parts of our state and the risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” he said. “This storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now.”
Cooper said the storm dropped around 2 feet of rain or more in most places and the strongest storm bands continue to dump around 2 to 3 inches of rain each hour. He warned that could cause flooding in places that have never flooded before, and landslides in the mountains.