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(FOX 46 WJZY) – 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.
So far 16 tornadoes associated with #Florence have been confirmed. Storm surveys are continuing and it is likely that additional tornadoes will be confirmed during the next several days. pic.twitter.com/7JI6XrRThN
— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) September 20, 2018
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.
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