President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

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Hurricane Florence may be gone, but the effects of the storm are far from over.

More than 5 million gallons of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said, and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents.

Lastly, we have remaining questions about the storm response - including what happened after New Hanover Regional Medical Center closed the hospital in Burgaw ahead of the storm, leaving the region without a base of medical operations for days.

A ninth person has died in SC because of Hurricane Florence.

And the effects from the slow-moving storm were still being felt Tuesday as record inland river flooding was impacting areas such as Pollocksville in Jones County, where USA 17 was impassable.

Social media users have been sharing before and after pictures of the storm's destruction on Twitter.

Gov. McMaster estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion in a letter that says the flooding will be the worst disaster in the state's modern history.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the damage caused by Florence.

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Thirty-one deaths have been attributed to the storm in North Carolina, eight in SC and one in Virginia. "If the sheer number of animals makes evacuation extremely difficult or impossible, then a hard look needs to be taken at the number of animals being cared for and the opportunity for them to be considered in an emergency plan".

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.

In tiny Galivants Ferry, Audra Mauer said she lost her home two years ago when Hurricane Matthew hit and she's losing it again to Florence.

"I'm so sad just thinking about all the work we put in".

"We will do whatever it takes to keep the American people safe", Trump said.

During a roundtable in North Carolina Wednesday, the president gave his deepest condolences to families of the victims killed in the storm. North Carolina is one of the leading hog-producing states in the country. Some areas could stay underwater for weeks, forecasters warned. On Tuesday in Wilmington hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials. Forecasters expect the Waccamaw to swell almost a metre above the previous record crest by early next week. The governor asked for help "cutting red tape" to get his state the federal assistance it will need to recover.

North Carolina likely won't have preliminary crop damage estimates until the end of the next week, state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said.

The Waccamaw River has started its slow rise in the city of 23,000, and forecasters expect it to swell more than 3 feet (0.90 meters) above the previous record crest by Tuesday while still rising.

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