Toppled trees, swift water, have killed many during Florence

  • Rescue workers recover the body of a 1-year-old in Union County on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 after the child was swept away in floodwaters resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Florence on Sunday. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

  • Rescue workers recover the body of a 1-year-old in Union County on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 after the child was swept away in floodwaters resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Florence on Sunday. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

  • Cars are submerged in a neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 20 deaths in the Carolinas. Fourteen were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what’s to come, because it’s still raining and rivers are swelling. Several of the people who died in recent days were swept up in stormwaters. Three small children have been killed, two from falling trees.

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