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Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 05:01 AM EDT

Florence Extreme 3-Day Rainfall is a 0.1% Probability Event

Florence Extreme 3-Day Rainfall is a 0.1% Probability Event

Hurricane Florence’s 3-day rainfall was a less than .1% probability, "1000-year" event, analysis from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service found. "The fact that this...

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:09 PM EDT

Florence Flood Breaches Power Plant Dam, Coal Ash May Spill

Florence Flood Breaches Power Plant Dam, Coal Ash May Spill

Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington, North Carolina power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 08:06 PM EDT

North Carolina Couple Still Stuck in NJ After Florence

North Carolina Couple Still Stuck in NJ After Florence

It’s been 11 days since Dick and Linda Dunmire have set foot in their home in Boiling Spring Lake, North Carolina. Staying with family in North Wildwood, New Jersey for the past week and a half, the couple...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:19 PM EDT

Florence-Weary Carolinas Could Get More Record Flooding

Florence-Weary Carolinas Could Get More Record Flooding

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 08:39 PM EDT

2 Women Drown as Van Swept Into Floodwaters

2 Women Drown as Van Swept Into Floodwaters

As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 04:41 PM EDT

Trump Comforts Storm-Ravaged Carolinas With Hot Dogs, Hugs

Trump Comforts Storm-Ravaged Carolinas With Hot Dogs, Hugs

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 03:06 AM EDT

'Up in the Air': If Displaced by Storm, Where to Call Home?

'Up in the Air': If Displaced by Storm, Where to Call Home?

As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 01:03 AM EDT

Fate of FEMA Leader in Doubt as Florence Cleanup Continues

Fate of FEMA Leader in Doubt as Florence Cleanup Continues

While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:51 PM EDT

3.4 Million Poultry, 5,500 Hogs Drowned in Florence Flooding

3.4 Million Poultry, 5,500 Hogs Drowned in Florence Flooding

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:52 PM EDT

Michael Jordan Donates $2M for Hurricane Relief in NC

Michael Jordan Donates $2M for Hurricane Relief in NC

Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he...

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