But the city said its offices would reopen on Monday after having been closed for a week.
"As the states look toward recovery, Trump pledged that the federal government will "do whatever we have to do to make this flawless".
House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger wrote Cooper on Monday suggesting the new date for the most urgent matters, then returning the next week to consider state agency funding requests. "Though, I'm glad we had the time to do this", said district manager Kevin Plexico. They say they were prompted to visit the warehouse after receiving a tip from the North Carolina State Department of Agriculture.
Red Bluff flooded along the Waccamaw River and Simpsons Creek due to Hurricane Florence's deluge, with entire neighborhoods underwater.
The deputies have been placed on leave, and state police and the Highway Patrol are investigating. Volunteers stayed with the animals 24 hours a day.
A North Carolina woman who provided refuge for more than two dozen animals after Hurricane Florence barreled into the Carolina coast has been arrested and faces numerous criminal charges. The blocked road has traffic snarled around Conway and the Waccamaw River continues to rise past record levels. NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said today that USA 421 at the New Hanover-Pender county line has significant damage after it flooded.
Down in Georgetown County, it is a disaster almost two weeks in the making. Around 5,000 people were without power, down from a peak of about 800,000, and about 2,200 people were in shelters, compared with a high of around 20,000, the governor said.
"If they can't find the owners, the pets went from a safe place to a kill shelter", Hedges said.
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Georgetown County's emergency management director, Sam Hodge, said in a video message posted online Sunday that shelters are being opened Monday for area residents and he pleaded with people to alert neighbors and friends to the possible dangers ahead. That rising water is forecast to inundate USA 17 around the bridges headed north from Georgetown. But who's going to save those animals? All along the sidewalk were piles of artwork, antiques, and boxes as owners emptied out their inventory to take to higher ground.
In other developments, at least three wild horse herds survived Florence on North Carolina's Outer Banks, but caretakers were still trying to account for one herd living on a hard-hit barrier island, the News & Observer reported Sunday.
NCDOT said the US-70 is open between I-95 and the coast with one lane closed in each direction in Kinston.
Red Cross Vice President of Operations and Logistics Brad Kieserman said that North Carolina's rental market was already tight before the storm. The proposal was part of broader disaster funding that the General Assembly will consider in an anticipated special session. He added that crews conducted about 350 rescues over the weekend and that travel remains treacherous in the southeastern area of his state.
"The water is still rising there", said Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. People there "still need to be cautious".
'The goal was to make sure they were not out there drowning, ' Hedges told WNCN-TV.
Georgetown County is opening two shelters for those who evacuate.