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Aerial footage shows flooded Carolina Beach, North Carolina

2018-09-17 21:37
Aerial footage recorded on Monday shows the impact of Hurricane Florence on Carolina Beach in Hanover County, North Carolina. According to the city's website, a state of emergency is in effect, and the town is observing a mandatory curfew from 8pm - 6am until further notice. The town says crews are working to restore water and sewer services, but water must be boiled for consumption. About 467,000 customers were without power service in North Carolina, including in the Wilmington area, which is surrounded by floodwaters and has been cut off. With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials 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. The spreading disaster claimed additional lives Sunday, with at least 17 people confirmed dead, and the nation's top emergency official said other states were in the path this week.