Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help people to higher ground after rescuing them from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence on September 14,  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 around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers.

Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help people to higher ground after rescuing them from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence on September 14, 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 around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers.

The governor of North Carolina said on Sunday that Hurricane Florence “has never been more dangerous than it is right now.” At least 17 deaths have been attributed to the storm.

Some of the latest developments, according to The New York Times:

• Wilmington, N.C., a city of about 119,000 residents, has been cut off, with roads leading to it submerged. Emergency officials are making plans to deliver supplies to the city, but some worries, including a threat to water service, have lifted.

• Evacuation orders are still being issued as rivers rise and dams are tested. The authorities in Hoke County, west of Fayetteville, told residents late Sunday to flee “due to the possible breach of the dam.”

How are officials coping with the effects of the storm? And what is its trajectory?

We know we have many listeners based in the Carolinas. If you are in the area and have been impacted by Florence, please feel free to share your story. Comment here or leave us a message at 855-236-1212.

Produced by Morgan Givens. Text by Gabrielle Healy.

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