Cooper on Friday wrote to President Donald Trump asking that he authorize FEMA to pay for 100 percent of the state's costs for the initial disaster response.
The rescuers used night vision goggles during the rescue.
He warned flooding would continue into next week, meaning "that lives are still at risk". "We are eternally grateful to our first responders, who continue to show unflinching courage in the face of danger", Cooper said.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, where the Waccamaw River was still rising.
Some 650 roads remained closed, the state's department of transportation said, warning motorists not to travel in 17 southeastern counties worst-hit by Florence.
Officials have ordered evacuations along the Lynches River in eastern SC because of flooding from Hurricane Florence.
The flooding from Florence has been catastrophic and has killed 42 people.
The Cape Fear River was expected to crest at 61.5 feet (19 meters), quadrupling its normal height, on Wednesday in Fayetteville, a city of 200,000 in the southern part of the state near the Fort Bragg army base, according to the National Weather Service.
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The county has opened emergency shelters in Florence, Lake City, Johnsonville and Coward.
Florence recovery efforts challenged by floodwaters. An 81-year-old man who was found dead inside a auto in Dillon County after it was swept away by water, was among the victims in SC, the department tweeted on Thursday.
Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the pickup ran off state Highway 57, crashed and ended up in the water.
University of North Carolina football players are lending a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Florence - donating their allotted meal money to buy relief supplies, according to a report. More than half the dead were found in vehicles.
"We are behind you from day one from three days ago and now it looks nice but it's really the calm before the storm", President Trump said.
Authorities have said that 23 out of the 46 counties in SC could potentially be impacted by flooding.
North Carolina may not be out of the woods just yet as the governor urges residents not to return to their homes.
Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the floods had creeped back, leaving silty mud on walls and floors.
More than 1,100 roads were still closed across North Carolina, Cooper said, including several portions of interstates 40 and 95. McMaster asked Congressional leaders to hurry federal aid.