The storm is expected to intensify over the weekend as it moves across the two states.
As this storm continues to churn through North Carolina, it has dumped almost two feet or more of rain in many places.
Record flooding was also reported at Little River in Manchester, North Carolina, which had the highest flood level in the region, and the only river to have a water level above 30 feet as of Monday morning.
The storm's death toll climbed to 16 when a pickup truck ran into standing water in SC and the driver lost control, hitting a tree, authorities said. People tend to let their guard down once it stops raining, assuming the worst is over, not realizing there's more coming downstream.
Swelling rivers and creeks threatened dams and bridges.
Eric Tryggeseth, 59, found his home in Leland, North Carolina, without power and with a tree lying in his front yard.
The three-month-old child died when a large pine tree fell across a mobile home in Gaston County, North Carolina, police said. It said it was located about 60 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and forecasters predicted a slow westward march.
"It has already dumped 50 to 76 cm of rain on parts of the Carolinas with more to come", he said.
Florence's merciless deluge has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and SC impassable - and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come.
"If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, you need to do things like notify your legal next of kin because the loss of life is very, very possible", Mayor Mitch Colvin said, before adding: "The worst is yet to come".
Horry County Council Chair Mark Lazarus warned people not to focus on the storm leaving the area.
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Authorities in SC reported one death, saying a woman was killed when her vehicle struck a fallen tree.
He said that on Saturday morning, the floodwaters around his home had dropped, leaving a multitude of trees and other debris in their wake. Electricity remained out for much of the city, known for its historic mansions, with power lines lying across roads like wet strands of spaghetti.
Dan Hust, Sullivan County's director of communications, said the expected precipitation could lead to minor flooding, but he doesn't expect significant issues.
The storm's death toll climbed to 14 when a man drowned after a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch along a flooded road in SC.
The hurricane center said the storm will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week.
Storm surges - the bulge of ocean water pushed ashore by the hurricane - were as high as 10 feet (3 meters). Residents worked to secure the area, filling the gap with sandbags.
"We still have no water and power, so I'm happy to help if I can, there's nothing else to do", he said.
The death toll rose to at least 16 in North and SC, where roads were treacherous and even the most stately trees were falling.
About 467,000 customers were without service in North Carolina, including in the Wilmington area, which is surrounded by floodwaters and has been cut off.
Relief: Susan Hedgpeth hugs her dog as they evacuate in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Her father, 84-year-old Rembert Walters, says that if his relatives dispersed to different havens, he'd spend all his time worrying about them.
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East Coast, according to the National Weather Service, and another 4 million people were under a tropical storm watch. Florence is still a Category 4 hurricane and is expected to regain its top wind strength in the next day or so.
Fire and utility crews were still going door to door on Friday to conduct safety checks and shut off gas meters, officials said. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said he urged Columbia Gas to develop a "comprehensive safety inspection plan".
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On the side streets, inside of residential areas, there were few signs that anyone had chose to stay behind to wait the storm out. More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters.
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She said 61 shelters had opened thus far, including 12 that are specially outfitted to help people with special medical needs. By Friday evening, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm, its winds weakening to 70 miles per hour as it pushed inland.
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Mayor Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune told CNN traffic out of the SC city has more than quadrupled as residents and visitors evacuate. Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was virtually deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.