How to stay safe during flooding from Hurricane Florence

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Here's how much rain North Carolina can expect by the time Hurricane Florence leaves the state. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

The remnants of Hurricane Florence may be moving inland, but the threat of catastrophic river flooding in the Carolinas remains high. Find out how to stay safe during and after a flood from AccuWeather:

Health risks of flood waters after hurricanes
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Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries.

6 things drivers need to know about floodwaters
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Drivers and flooding are a dangerous mix.

What to do if your car floods
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What to do if your vehicle is flooded

What to do if you're returning to a flooded home
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Here's what to do after you return to your home in a flood.

How to keep mosquitoes away after a flood
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Standing water provides an ideal location for pesky mosquitoes to lay eggs, and they can spread diseases like malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus and Zika.

How to prepare for a flood
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Here are helpful tips from AccuWeather on how to be prepared in the event of a flood.

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