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The coastal city of Wilmington remained cut off by floodwaters from the Cape Fear River on Monday.
The death toll rose to at least 14 from Florence, which crashed into the state as a hurricane on Friday, bringing record rainfall.
South Carolina recorded its first death from the storm, with officials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tree that had fallen across a highway.
As Florence churned slowly towards the coasts of North and South Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane, federal and state officials issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of hurricane.
About 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches, the National Weather Service said.
Residents scrambled to flee as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour moved closer.
A test conducted on mice have proved that the itching signal is carried by a neuropeptide, which if controlled reduces itching by 80 per cent.
The study showed that hungry individuals reported greater unpleasant emotions like feeling stressed and hateful when they were not explicitly focused on their own emotions.
An Indian-origin owner of a motel was shot dead and four other people were injured in a shootout in the US state of North Carolina.
These plasmids are separate from the bacteria's actual DNA, and can pick up and exchange genes between bacteria.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis's remarks came yesterday at a Senate hearing on financial companies..