Thirty-year-old Kevin Rodriguez, an active duty Marine, will run his first marathon alongside his wife Susanna. But training for the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon has fallen on the back burner as they have been helping their Jacksonville, North Carolina, neighbors pick up the pieces from Florence’s destruction.
The convention was planned long before 10 tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Florence ripped through Virginia on Sept. 17.
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s leadership amid the devastation won widespread praise, including some from Republican politicians who have been passing laws to undercut him ever since he was elected.
A team of people led by a Virginia man called the “Hurricane Cowboy” is working to rescue animals in the Carolinas abandoned during Hurricane Florence.
Gov. Ralph Northam defended his precautionary measures ahead of Florence’s arrival last week during his monthly appearance on WTOP’s Ask the Governor program, saying that his job is to protect Virginians and that it was a success.
What began as a small memorial run to honor a soldier killed while saving team members in Iraq has grown into an international event over the past decade.
Flo, from Chicago, went door-to-door with her wagon and sign, telling neighbors there would be a bucket on their front porch for donations to those hit by the storm bearing her name. She also took a donation box to her school. The results were way better than her family expected.
More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said they have put as many as 8,000 people on alert for possible evacuations starting Monday in expectation of a “record event” of up to 10-foot floodwaters this week.
Major flooding remained a threat in parts of the Carolinas on Sunday, more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, In South Carolina, more evacuations were ordered as rivers continue to rise. See photos.
Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief along with separate legislation to fund the government.
The flooding from the deadly Hurricane Florence pushed the fish from their natural habitat and stranded them on the interstate, fire officials said.
At least 44 people have died since the hurricane slammed the coast last week. While the rain has subsided, some rivers are still rising, and North and South Carolina officials warn the flooding danger is far from over.
The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner’s family — even his father’s wheelchair. And it wiped out the investment that three brothers from India had spent years working toward.
Officials downstream sounded dire alarms, pointing out the property destruction and environmental disasters left in Florence’s wake.
A team of five Fairfax County nurses is working 12-hour shifts and living in shelters alongside the victims they’re helping. “These are people who have no idea, many of them, of what their future is going to hold,” said one nurse.
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