Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has raised concerns about whether dams across the state, some of them already in poor condition, will be able to hold up under the…
With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.
There’s still heavy rain in store for the area on Monday and Tuesday — and with it, a flash flood risk.
The severe weather caused a building in Chesterfield to collapse, authorities said. A second person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Flooded rivers from Florence’s driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.
In the video, the dogs can be seen panicked, barking and standing on their hind legs against the bars of their cage, trying to get out.
The need for help for victims of Florence will continue for weeks. Here’s how you can help.
The number of deaths due to storms could take weeks to determine. It’s common for death tolls in natural disasters to escalate weeks and months later because of deaths indirectly caused by a storm.
Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.
The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 17, including 11 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina.
The area has dodged a very large bullet, in the form of high winds and a catastrophic deluge. That could change when the storm steers northeast early this week.
Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. Here’s the latest.
As rain from Florence continued to lash the Carolinas, the region’s swollen rivers were beginning to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms Sunday, raising pollution concerns.
Watch the effects of Tropical Storm Florence, as it batters the Carolinas.
As Florence continues to move through the Carolinas, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said the slow moving nature of the storm is exacerbating flooding worries.
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