TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Florence has led to at least 14 deaths as its devastating rainfall continues to inundate parts of the Carolinas.

Since making landfall on Friday morning, nearly 1 million people have lost power. Flooding has taken over entire towns, and officials are working frantically to restore power and rescue those trapped.

Thousands of National Guard troops are in the area, while some good Samaritans have also been on the scene.

Some of the hardest-hit areas may be without power for weeks, according to Duke Energy officials, AccuWeather reported.

More than 24 hours have passed since Florence made landfall. The storm is no longer a hurricane, but flooding issues only continue to mount across the Carolinas.

Excessive rainfall will contribute to more catastrophic flooding across southeastern and south-central North Carolina and into northeastern South Carolina this weekend.

Gusty winds downing trees, isolated tornadoes and coastal flooding can further damage property and increase the number of residents without power.