As the storm passes, the Red Cross is preparing to provide shelter for tens of thousands of people until they can return home or find other places to stay. In addition to financial donation, the Red Cross is also asking for blood donations with almost 150 blood drives cancelled due to Florence. Those in affected areas are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets to help maintain the nation's blood supply.
More than 33 inches of rain fell in parts of the state. At least 27 people have been killed in North Carolina, eight in SC, and one in Virginia. "We know agricultural losses will be significant because the flooding has affected the top six agricultural counties in our state", said agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler in a press release .
The president called Florence one of the most powerful storms to hit the nation, adding, his administration is committed to providing the federal assistance needed to ensure a speedy recovery. Several sewer systems in the region have also released untreated or partly treated sewage and storm water into waterways over the last week, local media reported.
The amount that Maezawa paid for the trip was not disclosed. The Japanese will contact first to the artists that he "loves". For all the rocket trips into space in recent decades, no human has traveled into lunar orbit (let alone onto the surface of the moon ) since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972.
That's right, six to eight artists "that represent Earth", will be invited by Maezawa to join him on his mission to the moon. After their journey, the artists will be asked to create something inspired by the trip to "inspire the dreamer within all of us", Maezawa said.
Previously, North Carolina's rainfall record from a storm was 24 inches, set by Hurricane Floyd almost twenty years ago. Ahead of the storm that hit September 14, the VA closed five hospitals and 18 community-based outpatient clinics in the southeast coastal regions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.