Residents of the Carolinas were starting to confront the storm's after-effects, including power outages, impassable roads, and sewage spilling into flooded areas, while the hurricane's remnants headed north.
Florence flattened trees, buckled buildings and crumpled roads.
Eric Tryggeseth, 59, found his home in Leland, North Carolina, without power and with a tree lying in his front yard.
A woman and her baby were among the storm's first casualties when a tree fell on their house.
"We are closely monitoring hog lagoons, and we haven't had any reports of issues", Cooper said in a media briefing Sunday.
The aftermath of Hurricane Florence is continuing into a second week with at least 17 dead and hundreds of thousands without power.
"It was pitch black and I was just scared out of my mind", said Tracy Singleton, who with her family later drove through torrential rain and high winds from her home near New Bern.
Rescuers search for people who did not evacuate before Florence barrelled through.
The flow of traffic Monday from North Carolina into SC was considerably less than it normally would be because large portions of I-95 in the Tar Heel State were closed due to flooding. It came ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculated that Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland.
The strongest storm bands are dumping two to three inches of rain per hour.
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Florence's forward movement during the day slowed to a near-standstill - sometimes it was going no faster than a human can walk - and that enabled it to pile on the rain.
SC authorities said law enforcement officers were guarding against looting in evacuated areas, while Wilmington set a curfew on Saturday evening in response to looting in one area. "Flood waters are rising as rivers crest and they will for days".
Around 9,700 National Guard soldiers and civilians have been deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats to help stranded people.
In some places, the rain stopped after Florence moved on, and the sun peeked through, but North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper urged residents who were evacuated from the hardest-hit areas to stay away because of closed roads and flooding.
A woman and her baby were among the first casualties when a tree fell on their house, contributing to a death toll that USA media said had reached 13 - 10 in North Carolina and three in SC, according to CNN. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated.
Though downgraded to a tropical depression, Florence is still massive and risky as it covers parts of six states with North Carolina yesterday still very much in the bull's eye.
The mayor of New Bern, a city badly affected by flooding, told NBC he had imposed a curfew.
"We really can't get much done right now".
Discussing local volunteer efforts, Aldermen Sabrina Bengel said many local organizations were donating their time and supplies.
"We're hoping this will not pan out", he said.
"There's mud all over the floor and the wood floors have buckled", she said, adding they planned to return to her brother's house because of the musty smell that pervades their home. I was in one in Wilmington yesterday that had something like 400 cars waiting in line to fill their tanks and their canisters.
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A video shared by surfer Andrew Jacobs also shows dozens of Good Samaritans carrying the victim's body away from the water. His friend dragged him ashore before beachgoers attempted life-saving measures including CPR and applying tourniquets.
Wright, who sings in the choir at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist, led residents at the shelter in an energetic singalong. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury.
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This part of the North Carolina coast, farther east than Wilmington and other points to the south, received Florence's first blow. At least 280,000 people are already without power as the outskirts of the storm lashed North and SC , and Virginia.
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Columbia Gas is owned by NiSource , which serves almost 4 million natural gas and 500,000 electric customers across seven states. Michael Mansfield, the Andover fire chief, said: "I have never seen anything like this".
Henry McMaster said predations were made to accommodate 1 million people leaving the coast, a report by The State said . Tens of thousands of homes and businesses could be flooded in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper warned.
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