North Carolina devastated by floodwaters

WILMINGTON, N.C. (NBC News) – Even as a tropical depression, Florence is still drenching the Carolinas.

The city of Wilmington has been largely cut off from the rest of North Carolina by the rising floodwaters.

Emergency officials say they plan to airlift food and water to those in need.

The storm has been blamed for at least 17 deaths, and officials warn several North Carolina rivers could reach record or near-record crests starting later Monday.

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