25 Dramatic Photos That Show the Impact of Hurricane Florence

At least 17 deaths were blamed on Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence
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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.

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Havelock, North Carolina

Pieces of debris lie over a gas station that has been completely destroyed due to the hurricane.

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New Bern, North Carolina

A road collapses in half after Hurricane Florence.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Kinston, North Carolina

An old vehicle and a truck appear submerged in flooded waters from the Neuse River.

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Latta, South Carolina

Homes are severely flooded after the storm and the roads are completely covered by the heavy rainfall.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Leland, North Carolina

A driver attempts to navigate a truck through flooded roads.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Wilmington, North Carolina

The roof of a house is completely torn down after a large tree fell on it.

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Deadly Florence Pummels North Carolina as Floodwaters Rise
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Gilbert, South Carolina

A mobile home is destroyed due to the heavy winds.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Warsaw, North Carolina

A group of people work together to push a vehicle that was stalled in a road due to the flooded waters.

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Lumberton, North Carolina

A pickup truck is submerged due to the flood.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Wilmington, North Carolina

People with gas cans line up to get fuel.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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New Bern, North Carolina

A woman digs through debris to search what is left of her belongings after Hurricane Florence.

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Carolinas' Coast Line Recovers From Hurricane Florence, As Storm Continues To Pour Heavy Rain On The States
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Fayetteville, North Carolina

Rescue workers help a couple and their pet evacuate their home.

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Hurricane Florence Slams Into Coast Of Carolinas
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James City, North Carolina

Rescue workers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help three children who were forced out of their homes due to heavy rainfall.

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Hurricane Florence Slams Into Coast Of Carolinas
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James City, North Carolina

Volunteer Amber Hersel carries a 7-year-old child who needed help escaping his flooded home.

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Hurricane Florence Slams Into Coast Of Carolinas
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James City, North Carolina

Rescue workers help a woman and her dog escape her flooded home.

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New Bern, North Carolina

A man attempts to cross a street covered in puddles due to heavy rainfall.

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New Bern, North Carolina

A man carries a woman on his back as he and a group walk through flooded streets.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Conway, South Carolina

An elderly man and woman wait at an evacuation center at the Conway High School.

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Conway, South Carolina

A couple and their baby take shelter at Conway High School as the hurricane passes through the Carolinas.

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Hurricane Florence Slams Into Coast Of Carolinas
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The hurricane's strong winds tear down an awning at a local diner.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
Chip Somodevilla
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

A boat dock is destroyed due to the impact of the powerful waves.

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New Bern, North Carolina

A street appears foggy and misty due to the strong winds of Hurricane Florence.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches As Category 4 Storm
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Wilmington, North Carolina

Three young girls go for a swim in flooded areas on the Intracoastal Waterway.

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New Bern, North Carolina

A driver in a jeep struggles to drive through a flooded area.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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New Bern, North Carolina

Two men put their belongings in the trunk of their car as they try to escape their flooded home.

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