Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on

U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airmen and Florence County Sheriff's Department assist local citizens off a tactical truck during evacuation efforts in Florence, South Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. U.S. Army National Guard/Staff Sgt. Jorge Intriago/Handout via REUTERS

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence’s historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. Though slow-moving Florence has moved into the U.S. northeast, allowing glimpses of sunlight in the waterlogged state, at least 16 rivers […]

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