Florence is now a tropical depression, continued flooding expected

waves crashing land from coastal storm

September 16, 2018 - Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday, dumped up to 40 inches of rain on parts of North Carolina since Thursday, and continued to produce widespread heavy rain over much of North Carolina and eastern South Carolina.

"The storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference. Many rivers "are still rising, and are not expected to crest until later today or tomorrow."

While the port of Charleston, SC has resumed normal business hours, the ports of Wilmington, NC and Morehead, NC will not be operational until Wednesday, September 19.

Additionally, BDP Charleston will resume normal operations Monday, September 17. 

Our team is actively engaged to mitigate any potential delays for our customers caused by Hurricane Florence. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local BDP representative.  

Sources: CNN, BDP International