Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain. With rivers rising toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. Here’s the latest.
The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence.
A Long Island animal rescue organization has opened its doors to animals from hurricane-hit areas in Virginia and South Carolina.
“We have never seen flash flooding like this in our state,” state North Carolina Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon added at a press conference Saturday afternoon. Catastrophic flooding has already wreaked havoc on parts of eastern North Carolina, which sustained 2 feet of rain in some areas, and up to 40 inches in other hard-hit spots.
The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 11, including 10 in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Authorities say some other fatalities were unrelated.
North Carolina must withstand more torrential rains, gusty winds, and river flooding from Tropical Storm Florence next week, but emergency leaders are already working on the recovery.
Dozens of U.S. Navy ships and more than 100 aircraft are returning to Hampton Roads after leaving earlier this week as Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast.
Two years ago, Nichole Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her in Lumberton, North Carolina, took in water up to its eaves during Hurricane Matthew. “I don’t think we can stand another one,” she says. “I can’t do this again.”
Florence is on track to be a record rainfall event for the Carolinas, with several feet of rain threatening catastrophic flooding along the shore — something a majority of homes in the area aren’t insured for.
Annazette Riley-Cromartie thought her family would be OK because they lived in a brick house. But on Thursday, water started coming into the house. And she heard people calling for help.
Environmental regulators say they have not seen any spills thus far from more than three dozen toxic waste sites in Florence’s path. But the region’s rivers aren’t expected to crest for days. Forecasters predict severe…
The National Hurricane Center says that “catastrophic” freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. East Coast.
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MIAMI (AP) — It’s about the water, not the wind, with Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say “it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by…
Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence’s leading edge whipped the Carolina coast Thursday to begin an onslaught that could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas.
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