“This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”
As people dashed to get out of danger when Hurricane Florence hit eastern parts of the United States, some animals were sadly left behind.
US officials are about to begin distributing food, water and other supplies to the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, which remains mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.
Flood waters are continuing to rise and rain is still falling in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in the US.
Officials in the US plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.
Catastrophic flooding from Florence has spread across parts of the US, with roads cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighbourhoods miles inland.
A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house in North Carolina are among several deaths caused by Florence, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Florence has killed a mother and child in North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence is “wreaking havoc” along the US coast and could wipe out entire communities, North Carolina’s governor has warned.
Hurricane Florence has hit the US coast leaving streets inundated with ocean water and tens of thousands of homes without power.