North Carolina residents faced with challenges in recovery from Hurricane Florence

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy today, after getting slammed by Florence for days.

It’s been challenging because of standing water and the anticipation of more flooding from swollen rivers. about 1,5000 roads have also been closed across North Carolina, leaving many motorists stranded.

Fire and rescue crews are still trying to go into many areas to assist with structural damage – which could total up to $22 billion dollars.

BA caught up with Melu Kinsch and her family who were headed back to their home in Greenville, North Carolina after seeking refuge in more inland Charlotte. It’s been days since they were placed under mandatory evacuation orders and Kinsch is worried about the condition of their home and neighborhood.

At least 32 people have been killed, since Hurricane Florence came ashore as a hurricane on Friday, including 25 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina.

Florence has weakened to a tropical depression, and is headed to Northeast states.

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