The death toll from Hurricane Florence had increased to 32 people on Tuesday morning, as officials rushed to get relief to a North Carolina city still largely marooned from the rest of the state by flood water.
Over 450,000 homes and businesses in North and SC were still without power on Monday evening, down from a peak of almost 1 million outages.
Of the 33 storm-related deaths, at least 26 were in North Carolina, six were in SC and one was in Virginia.
The N.C. Highway Patrol has stressed that people trying to return home should not drive around police barriers, said Cooper.
The 51-year-old truck driver has been crisscrossing the Carolinas this week in an old yellow school bus, rescuing stray cats and dogs and transporting animals to safety from overflowing animal shelters.
"I know the kind of people who live here and I know North Carolinians want to help", he said.
"For many parts of North Carolina, the danger is still immediate", the state's governor, Roy Cooper, told reporters on Monday.
Property damage from the storm is expected to come to $17 billion to $22 billion, the risk management firm Moody's Analytics said.
He said: "This is an epic storm that is still continuing because the rivers are still rising".
Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the USA mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimeters) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
"We still are encouraging or asking folks not to come home", said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County commissioners.
Her family has been living without power ever since Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday as a Category 1 storm.
"There's too much going on", he said. He urged residents who were evacuated from the hardest-hit areas to stay away because of closed roads and catastrophic flooding that submerged entire communities. Roads are being cleared and the landfill is open to accept storm refuse.
As it moves north, Florence continues to dump rain on North and SC in already-flooded areas.
The flooding of coal ash dumps and hog farms in North Carolina has raised concerns about pollution, according to the Associated Press.
The Cape Fear River and Little River continue to be a major concern for officials and residents in Cumberland County.
More than 488,000 households in North Carolina and 20,000 in SC are without power, according to state officials.
The storm was downgraded to a category one Thursday evening, but is still packing winds of at least 85 miles per hour. Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.
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Perry says his department has been in contact with power companies and gas pipeline operators. "So I had to find a place to go". A 78-year-old man was electrocuted at his home while attempting to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, Dail said.
The Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads was closed Wednesday but planned to reopen Thursday on news that Florence had veered south. Elder relatives carry as much weight as meteorologists in a tight-knit community of slave descendants on the SC coast.
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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. It says the threat of freshwater flooding will increase in coming hours and days from the storm's heavy rains.