The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.
Hurricane Isaac, we hardly knew ye.
Instead, Atlantic tropical storms are given their names based on pre-set lists from the National Hurricane Center (lists that originated in 1953) and are maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an global committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The flooding began on barrier islands in North Carolina and then spread into coastal and river communities there and in SC, swamping the white sands and golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.
Forecasts released Friday evening called Isaac's future "unclear", with models uncertain of if vertical wind shear that's been ripping the storm apart potentially backing off, or if Isaac will fully degenerate into a tropical wave.
For residents in the Carolinas and Virginia bracing for Florence, officials provided some emergency phone numbers that may be useful. The National Hurricane Center says Florence is producing tropical storm-force wind gusts in Florence, South Carolina, about 60 miles from the coast.More news: 30000 flee Syria's Idlib region as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis
Helene had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and was moving north-northeast at 22 miles per hour.
"We could get some rain and gusty winds".
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The storm is still on track to make landfall in the coastal carolina region, but is starting to drift south. Officials say it is possible SC will bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence.
The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.
Ashley Warren and boyfriend Chris Smith did manage to paddle away from their home in a boat with their two dogs, and the experience left her shaken. It should dissipate by early next week, the hurricane center said.
"And we're not done yet", Graham said, adding that some hard-hit areas could get an additional 15 to 20 inches because the storm was moving so slowly.