Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Florence's catastrophic destruction in the Carolinas

Google Maps; Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesA gas station in Wilmington, North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence ripped through North and South Carolina over the weekend, creating catastrophic flooding and record-setting rainfall.

The storm left at least 17 people dead, and has knocked out power for over 1 million residents in the region.

Flash flood warnings are in effect in across large portions of southern and western North Carolina, as well as portions of northeast South Carolina and southwest Virginia.

Once-bustling city centres in North Carolina and South Carolina have become deserted and inundated with water after enduring Florence’s winds and floods.

Take a look at the destruction through these before-and-after photos captured around the two states.


New Bern Mall before Florence…

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… and after.

Michael Candelori/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesA car in a flooded parking lot outside New Bern Mall on September 14.

The Havens Wharf waterfront district in Washington, North Carolina, before…

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… and after.

Michael Candelori/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesFloodwaters rise in Havens Wharf, Washington, on September 14 after a storm surge from Hurricane Florence.

A road in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before…

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… and after.

ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty ImagesA car drives though rising floodwaters in Myrtle Beach on September 14.

A BB&T bank branch in New Bern before…

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… and after.

Michael Candelori/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThis September 14 photo of New Bern shows home furniture being displaced onto the road.

A Shell gas station in Wilmington, North Carolina, before…

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… and after.

Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesA damaged gas station in Wilmington on September 14.

Near the Trent River crossing in Pollocksville, North Carolina, before…

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…and after.

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo men pulling a kayak across a road flooded by Hurricane Florence in Pollocksville on September 16.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in usually bustling downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before…

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… and after.

oe Raedle/Getty ImagesDark clouds loom over a windy Ocean boulevard in Myrtle Beach on September 14.

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