Update: Hurricane Florence has made its way out of the Carolinas, but people are still recovering from the aftermath of the tropical storm. According to , at least 17 deaths were blamed on Hurricane Florence and flash flood warnings were still in effect in parts of North and South Carolina as of Monday.
On Friday, reported that Hurricane Florence diminished from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1 tropical storm. However, the hurricane brought up to 40 inches of heavy rainfall in affected areas, which include the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia, according to forecasters. reported that at least 1.7 million people were forced to evacuate.
Here are some of the most dramatic photos that show the full impact of the storm.
Pieces of debris lie over a gas station that has been completely destroyed due to the hurricane.
A road collapses in half after Hurricane Florence.
An old vehicle and a truck appear submerged in flooded waters from the Neuse River.
Homes are severely flooded after the storm and the roads are completely covered by the heavy rainfall.
A driver attempts to navigate a truck through flooded roads.
The roof of a house is completely torn down after a large tree fell on it.
A mobile home is destroyed due to the heavy winds.
A group of people work together to push a vehicle that was stalled in a road due to the flooded waters.
A pickup truck is submerged due to the flood.
People with gas cans line up to get fuel.
A woman digs through debris to search what is left of her belongings after Hurricane Florence.
Rescue workers help a couple and their pet evacuate their home.
Rescue workers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help three children who were forced out of their homes due to heavy rainfall.
Volunteer Amber Hersel carries a 7-year-old child who needed help escaping his flooded home.
Rescue workers help a woman and her dog escape her flooded home.
A man attempts to cross a street covered in puddles due to heavy rainfall.
A man carries a woman on his back as he and a group walk through flooded streets.
An elderly man and woman wait at an evacuation center at the Conway High School.
A couple and their baby take shelter at Conway High School as the hurricane passes through the Carolinas.
The hurricane's strong winds tear down an awning at a local diner.
A boat dock is destroyed due to the impact of the powerful waves.
A street appears foggy and misty due to the strong winds of Hurricane Florence.
Three young girls go for a swim in flooded areas on the Intracoastal Waterway.
A driver in a jeep struggles to drive through a flooded area.
Two men put their belongings in the trunk of their car as they try to escape their flooded home.