Millions in way of Florence as it crawls over the Carolinas

  • Tim Monaco removes plywood from windows of his restaurant The Waterway House, revealing an “open” sign as Tropical Storm Florence moved away from Myrtle Beach, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Andrew Knapp/The Post And Courier via AP)

  • Staff at a Circle K gas station on East New Bern prepared for severe flooding from Florence with sandbags piled near the entrance Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Kinston, N.C. (Janet S. Carter/Daily Free Press via AP)

  • Lynn Williams, left, and Guy Covington of Hartsville watch the surf from Tropical Storm Florence as the storm pulled away from Myrtle Beach, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Andrew Knapp/The Post And Courier via AP)

  • Jake Head walks through heavy rain from tropical storm Florence in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

Millions of people remained in the path of Florence as the powerful storm crawled inland Saturday, dumping heavy rain and threatening catastrophic inundations around the Carolinas. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope with the remnants of the hurricane:

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