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NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding.

After blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Florence virtually parked itself much of the weekend atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the ocean and hurled it onshore. Storm surges, flash floods and winds scattered destruction widely and the Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles to conduct rescues Saturday.

The article goes on to state the following:

Rivers are swelling toward record levels, forecasters now warn, and thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate for fear that the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history.

Stream gauges across the region showed water levels rising steadily, with forecasts calling for rivers to crest Sunday and Monday at or near record levels: The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to burst their banks, possibly flooding nearby communities.

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the North Carolina coast. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000.

NBC Miami reports:

The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to at least 14, including an infant.

The dead in North Carolina included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington and two men in their late 70s who were hurt while outside in the wind and rain in Lenoir County. A woman died in Pender County after suffering a medical condition and large trees blocked roads to her home, a spokeswoman for the county confirmed to NBC News.

Three more people died “due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways,” sheriff’s officials in Duplin County said Saturday in a Facebook post, without giving more details.

An 81-year-old man died while trying to evacuate Wayne County on Friday and a husband and wife were killed the same day in a Fayetteville house fire, according to the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

South Carolina recorded its first death from the storm when officials said a 61-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tree that had fallen across a highway. State officials confirmed in a tweet Saturday night that a Horry County couple died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, bringing the death toll in the state to three.

Two deaths in Carteret County, North Carolina, initially said to be storm-related were not; authorities there later said they were a murder-suicide.

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