16 tornadoes associated with Florence confirmed

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– At least 16 tornadoes associated with Hurricane Florence have been confirmed, according to the National Weather Service.

Of the 16 confirmed so far, half occurred in North Carolina.

 Storm surveys are continuing and the NWS says it is likely that additional tornadoes will be confirmed during the next several days.

Hurricane Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths across the Carolinas. That includes those of two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.

LINK: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Thousands of people were still waiting to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

President Donald Trump visited North and South Carolina on Wednesday, saying the government will be there to help.

Locations of tornadoes in North Carolina:

  • Sampson County – Monday Sept. 17, 2018
  • Wilson County – Monday Sept. 17, 2018
  • Wayne County (2) – Monday Sept. 17, 2018
  • New Hanover County (3) – Sunday Sept. 16, 2018, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018
  • Bertie County – Friday Sept. 14, 2018