The Bland family gathers outside their home in Castle Hayne. Florence is enormous, slow and very, very wet. Storms get those qualities from warm ocean water and weak wind currents that allow them to suck up moisture and come to a gradual halt over land, dumping water everywhere.

The Bland family lingers outside their home in Castle Hayne, North Carolina on Sept. 15, 2018. Surge and rain water from Hurricane Florence continue to flood Northside Mobile Home Park. Fallen limbs and debris have cut off power and access.