Florence in Photos: Long Recovery Ahead for Carolinas From Record Flooding

It is a nightmare that won't end for some residents of the eastern seaboard. Florence roved north over the span of a week after it made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14, killing 37 people including a one-year-old baby. Approximately 10,000 people remained in shelters as roads and homes remain flooded. Cities like Wilmington were cut off by floodwater. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses continue to have no power in the wake of the storm.

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Dianna Wood embraces her husband, Lynn, as they look out over their flooded property Sept. 18, 2018. The Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Linden, North Carolina. "I'm still hopeful," said Lynn about his home which currently has water up to the front step. "In another foot, I'll be heartbroken," he added.
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Jovani Quintano, left, and Carlos Gomez walk through a flooded neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2018, after heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Florence flooded Lumberton, North Carolina.
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Floodwaters inundate a church Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Conway, South Carolina, after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas.
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Members of the New York Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One help evacuate people from their homes on Sept. 18, 2018 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Cape Fear river has reached its crest due to rains caused by Hurricane Florence which inundated the area with rain that caused concern for large scale flooding in the Carolinas.
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Members of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team check cars in a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
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Residents step out of a high water vehicle after being evacuated by the police when their neighborhood began to flood as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
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Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
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Rockeem Williams walks down a street through floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, in Marion, South Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
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Roger Hedgepeth and his dog Bodie are assisted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Hedgepeth was moved to higher ground.
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Members of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wade through a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
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This photo dated Sept. 16, 2018, shows a waterspout off of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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A member of the U.S. Coast Guard walks down Mill Creek Road checking houses after tropical storm Florence hit Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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A pickup truck drives on a flooded road past a farmhouse that is surrounded by flooded fields from tropical storm Florence in Hyde County, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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A closed sign hangs from the front door of the Blue Flour bakery on Main St. in Columbia, South Carolina, as the remnants of Hurricane Florence slowly move across the East Coast, Sept. 15, 2018.
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Dave Kirchofer of the Nebraska Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team, left, talks with a 104-year-old resident as they evacuate an assisted living facility to a church as a precaution against potential flooding the city could see from tropical storm Florence in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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Members of a combined New Bern/Greenville swift water rescue team Brad Johnson, left, and Steve Williams take a rest after they went out searching for people stranded by floodwaters caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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A baseball field on Mill Creek Road after Hurricane Florence hit Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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Hurricane Florence ripped off a gas station's roof in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
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Flood waters from hurricane Florence inundate the town of Engelhard, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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In this photo, courtesy of Roger Cozine II, a downed tree crushed a home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Cozine told NBC News, “We are getting slammed with a lot of rain from the hurricane. Everything is flooded.”
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People wait in line to fill up their gas cans at a gas station that was damaged when Hurricane Florence hit the area, on Sept. 15, 2018, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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This aerial photo shows a sailboat stacked up onto a house as a result from Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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A neighbor takes photographs of a boat smashed against a car garage by the high winds and storm surge from what had been Hurricane Florence, which later downgraded to a tropical storm, along the Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018.
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Authorities evacuate a family from rising waters caused by Florence, now a tropical storm, on Sept. 15, 2018, in New Bern, North Carolina.
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A collapsed tree is seen during the Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 14, 2018.
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Amber Hersel, a volunteer with the Civilian Crisis Response Team, helps rescue 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie and her family from their flooded home on Sept. 14, 2018, in James City, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area.
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With the use of a generator, Ed and Nancy Schueren make dinner as they cope with no power and water after high winds and water from Hurricane Florence hit Swansboro, North Carolina, Sept. 14, 2018.
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A man crosses a flooded street in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14, 2018.
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Members of the North Carolina National Guard finish stacking sand bags under a highway overpass near the Lumber River which is expected to flood from Hurricane Florence's rain in Lumberton, North Carolina, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
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Rescue workers from Township No. 7 Fire Department and volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team use a truck to move people from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence on Sept. 14, 2018, in James City, North Carolina.
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Winds from Hurricane Florence damaged this awning as seen on Sept. 14, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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The Trent River overflows its banks and floods a neighborhood during Hurricane Florence Sept. 13, 2018, in River Bend, North Carolina.
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Residents wade through deep floodwater to retrieve belongings from the Trent Court public housing apartments after the Neuse River went over its banks during Hurricane Florence Sept. 13, 2018, in New Bern, North Carolina.
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A man takes photos of the flooded streets as the Neuse River floods its banks during Hurricane Florence Sept. 13, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina.
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Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives Sept. 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach.
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US military vehicle goes through a flooded street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 13, 2018.
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A spray painted message is left on a boarded up condominium as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast Sept. 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
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Waves crash around the Oceana Pier as the outer edges of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast Sept. 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
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