Kamala Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American.
Tuesday's sudden announcement that she was leaving by the end of the year ricocheted through U.N. headquarters like a lightning bolt, with many expressing shock, and some sadness and dismay.
After nearly two years as one of America's top voices on foreign policy, the 46-year-old South Carolina native will leave at year's end with a strong global profile.
In recent years, Hopkins had faced several minor criminal charges, including disorderly conduct in 2014.
The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as the suspect was taken into custody
Public schools will be closed until further notice, Broach-Akers said. State transportation crews were working to erect temporary dams on either side of US.
At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in South Carolina, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher.
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.
Hurricane and storm surge warnings have been declared from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina.
Harnish Patel had closed his shop at 11.24 p.m. and barely ten minutes later he was shot dead outside his house in Lancaster.