These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas

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These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured a week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.

Florence has killed at least 35 people - 26 deaths happened in North Carolina, while another eight happened in SC.

The almost 10 million pigs housed in hog farms across North Carolina produce roughly 10 billion gallons of manure per year, and as Sarah Sax notes for Vice News, much of this waste eventually lands in the state's more than 3,300 "hog lagoons".

Aerial imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, from an altitude of 2,500 to 5,000 feet, offers zoomed-in views where you can see the specific fields and structures swamped by the storm.

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.

Dakota Smith, a meteorologist for Weather Nation, has shared more than a dozen similar before-and-after scenes using NOAA's aerial imagery on Twitter. He advised people to stay off the flooded roads, even ones with only a few inches of water on them, and to not drive at all if possible, because a road could be swept away "in a matter of minutes".

The flood has been giving so much warning to Horry County, South Carolina, that officials published a detailed map of places that flooded in 2016 and warned those same places were going underwater again.

Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence surround two homes in Conway, S.C., on September 17, 2018.

Santee Cooper, a SC electric utility, is installing inflatable dams around a coal ash pond at the former Grainger Generating Station in Conway as the Waccamaw River rises, the company said. He joined Cooper in passing out food packages outside a local church, then toured a neighborhood that had been hit hard by the storm.

He said he would be traveling later in the day to SC to inspect more hurricane damage.

The Little Pee Dee has crested in some regions at over 46ft (14m) and its flooding has impacted town water supplies, officials say. Or his initial visit to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, when he did not meet with any storm victims. The storm also closed 1,200 North Carolina roads, including 357 primary roads. Duke Energy issued a high-level emergency alert after floodwaters from the Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike and inundated a large lake at a closed power plant near Wilmington, North Carolina. McMaster asked Congressional leaders to hurry federal aid.

As lead author Julia Kravchenko concludes, "Poor health outcomes in North Carolina communities adjacent to hog CAFOs may need to be addressed by improving access to medical resources, including disease screenings and early diagnosis, and interventions for conditions that affect infant mortality and low birth weight".

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