WILMINGTON, North Carolina — With streets under water, rivers threatening to burst their banks and the death toll rising, the storm called Florence continued its catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas for a third day.
“This storm’s like a house guest who doesn’t want to leave,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said after taking an aerial survey of the region.
Cooper said it was clear that recovery from the storm was going to be a monumental task. But for the moment, much of the effort was focused on rescue with emergency workers and volunteers using boats and helicopters to take residents to safety.
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