Wild horses in North Carolina pass through Florence

Wild horses in North Carolina have weathered the Category 2 hurricane and remain safe despite the storm

While the Carolinas ducked for the worst of Florence, their horses wondered what all this fuss was about.

The wild horses of North Carolina have weathered the Category 2 hurricane and remain safe despite the storm.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted an image on Saturday that shows that all ponies on the island of Ocracoke were safe.

Even Florence has not touched the pony plume, which has killed 13 people and brought record flood levels to North and South Carolina.

Wild horses in North Carolina have weathered the Category 2 hurricane and remain safe despite the storm

Wild horses in North Carolina have weathered the Category 2 hurricane and remain safe despite the storm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted an image on Saturday that shows that all ponies on the island of Ocracoke were safe

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted an image on Saturday that shows that all ponies on the island of Ocracoke were safe

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted an image on Saturday that shows that all ponies on the island of Ocracoke were safe

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group dedicated to protecting the remaining Spanish Mustangs in the Northern Outer Banks, also posted frequent updates on horses.

"Here on the Outer Banks of the north we breathe a sigh of relief today," he wrote on Friday.

"There may still be some coastal flooding over the weekend, but nothing worse than a regular storm or a stormy day."

& # 39; These photos were taken this morning. As you can see, the horses are doing the normal thing: shepherding, socializing and wondering about what crazy humans are upset.

The photos that accompany the update show horses happily eating grass, completely unaware of the storm that has put both states in the blockade.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group that is dedicated to protecting the remaining Spanish Mustangs in the Northern Outer Banks, also posted frequent updates on horses

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group that is dedicated to protecting the remaining Spanish Mustangs in the Northern Outer Banks, also posted frequent updates on horses

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group that is dedicated to protecting the remaining Spanish Mustangs in the Northern Outer Banks, also posted frequent updates on horses

On Saturday, the group published even more photos of the horses happily enjoying their day.

"Wild horses in Carova this morning, enjoying a cloudy breeze and a little green grass," legend said.

On Thursday, the group assured everyone that the horses from the rescue farm would be fine during the storm.

"It's starting to rain a bit and the horses are wondering what all the fuss is about," he said in a Facebook post.

"The water troughs are full, we have generators waiting, a lot of hay, and there are three of us staying here with them during the storm."

When Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday, the National Park Service announced that all visitor facilities would reopen at 9 am.

The photos that accompany the update show horses happily eating grass, completely unaware of the storm that has put both states in the safety lock

The photos that accompany the update show horses happily eating grass, completely unaware of the storm that has put both states in the safety lock

The photos that accompany the update show horses happily eating grass, completely unaware of the storm that has put both states in the safety lock

On Thursday, the group assured everyone that the horses from the rescue farm would be fine during the storm.

On Thursday, the group assured everyone that the horses from the rescue farm would be fine during the storm.

On Thursday, the group assured everyone that the horses from the rescue farm would be fine during the storm.

While the worst is over, the Carolinas are still preparing for what could become the next stage of a growing disaster.

Rivers rose to record levels, meteorologists said, and thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear that the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina's history.

Current meters throughout the region showed that water levels were rising steadily, with forecasts calling for rivers to reach Sunday and Monday at or near record levels.

The Little River, Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, Waccamaw and Pee Dee are expected to explode, possibly flooding nearby communities.

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 kilometers off the coast of North Carolina.

They filled the watering holes, they had generators on hold and they had three employees on hand to take care of the ponies during the storm.

They filled the watering holes, they had generators on hold and they had three employees on hand to take care of the ponies during the storm.

They filled the watering holes, they had generators on hold and they had three employees on hand to take care of the ponies during the storm.

The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, with a population of 200,000 inhabitants.

On US Route 401 UU., The rain rose in ditches and around unharvested tobacco crops along the road.

The ponds had begun to overflow, and the streams that passed under the road were shaking with murky and brown waters.

Beyond, along the Cape Fear River, the grass and trees bordering the banks were partially submerged.

Meanwhile, Fayetteville city officials got help from the Nebraska Task Force One search and rescue team to evacuate 140 residents of an assisted living facility in Fayetteville to a safer place in a church.

Around 740,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in the Carolinas, and public services said some may be out for weeks.

More than 2 feet of rain have already fallen in some places, and forecasters say there could be an extra 1.5 feet before the end of Sunday.

A van is submerged in floods in Lumberton. Authorities warned residents not to try to return home on flooded roads

A van is submerged in floods in Lumberton. Authorities warned residents not to try to return home on flooded roads

A van is submerged in floods in Lumberton. Authorities warned residents not to try to return home on flooded roads

The remains of the floods completely destroyed this family home in New Bern, North Carolina, a resident treads the devastation with rain boots on Saturday

The remains of the floods completely destroyed this family home in New Bern, North Carolina, a resident treads the devastation with rain boots on Saturday

The remains of the floods completely destroyed this family home in New Bern, North Carolina, a resident treads the devastation with rain boots on Saturday

"Flood waters are rising, and if you're not caring for them, you're risking your life," said Governor Roy Cooper.

Officials were warning residents not only to stay away from roads, but also to avoid using GPS systems.

Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday and crept westward at 8 mph.

At 5 a. M., The storm was centered about 20 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina. Its winds dropped to 35 mph.

In Goldsboro, North Carolina, home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, roads that are frequently flooded were already closed on Saturday due to water precipitation.

Dozens of electric repair trucks concentrated to respond to the damage expected to hit central North Carolina when rainwater accumulates in rivers heading for the coast.

Aerial footage of a Coast Guard helicopter reveal New Bern, North Carolina completely submerged in the water

Aerial footage of a Coast Guard helicopter reveal New Bern, North Carolina completely submerged in the water

Aerial footage of a Coast Guard helicopter reveal New Bern, North Carolina completely submerged in the water

New Bern spokeswoman Colleen Roberts said 455 people were rescued safely in the city of 30,000 residents.

The Marines rescued some 20 civilians from the floods near Camp Lejeune, using Humvees and amphibious assault vehicles, the base reported.

The dead included a mother and baby killed by a fallen tree in Wilmington, North Carolina.

South Carolina recorded its first death in the storm, and officials said a 61-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tree that fell across a road.

Three died in Duplin County because of water on the roads and flash floods, authorities said.

A husband and wife were killed in a fire at a house related to the storm and an 81-year-old man died after falling while packing to evacuate.

Two people also died in South Carolina after inhaling carbon monoxide from a generator inside their home.

The rain brought by the storm was also reaching historic levels as of Saturday afternoon, reaching up to four feet in some areas. Pictured are the submerged cars in Wilmington

The rain brought by the storm was also reaching historic levels as of Saturday afternoon, reaching up to four feet in some areas. Pictured are the submerged cars in Wilmington

The rain brought by the storm was also reaching historic levels as of Saturday afternoon, reaching up to four feet in some areas. Pictured are the submerged cars in Wilmington

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