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Hurricane Florence: Wilmington Cut Off as Storm Death Toll Hits 17

The city of Wilmington has been completely cut off from the rest of North Carolina as surging waters continue to threaten lives in the deadly wake of Hurricane Florence. Seventeen people have been killed since the storm made landfall, according to the nation’s top emergency official, and other states will feel the hurricane’s effects later this week. “Not only are you going to see more impact across North Carolina... but we’re also anticipating you are about to see a lot of damage going through West Virginia, all the way up to Ohio as the system exits out,” Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Sunday on Fox News. Officials are planning to airlift food and water to residents stranded in Wilmington—a city of around 120,000 people. County Commission Chairman Woody White said: “Our roads are flooded. There is no access to Wilmington.”