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.
More disaster looms for the Carolinas but Florence has already dropped 23.59 inches of rain in Wilmington, North Carolnia, breaking the record for the wettest single weather event in the city’s history.
The D.C. area may have been spared the brunt of Florence, but homeowners should still ensure they’re properly covered and familiar with how to respond to damage, an insurance expert advises.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Florence death toll rises to 15 after pickup truck veers off road, strikes overpass support beam in South Carolina.
Maryland’s Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or HART, has been activated to help people stranded by floodwaters from Florence. Other rescue teams from local jurisdictions are also in the Carolinas to respond to those in need.
The ghost of weakening Tropical Depression Florence is expected to bring showers and a chance of thunderstorms to the D.C. area on Monday, exactly 14 years after another tropical cyclone gave rise to the largest tornado outbreak on record for Virginia.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Florence claims 14th victim as truck loses control on flooded road in South Carolina.
Water rescues continued as the remnants of Florence stalled over North Carolina, dumping several feet of rain and shattering records — and more was on the way. See social media posts from journalists and first responders.
“It’s important to take a strong stand against looting,” the Wilmington deputy police chief said. “This community has been through a lot right now, and we feel very strongly that looters are exploiting people that are vulnerable at a time like this.”
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