Florence

WASHINGTON | Florence is nation’s second wettest storm, behind Harvey

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Florence was the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year’s Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile (36,260 square kilometers) area during a four-day time period, said Ken Kunkel, a meteorologist at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and North Carolina State University. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Florence is nation’s second wettest storm, behind Harvey

GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C.  — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence’s heavy rains … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — 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 exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is blamed … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Urges Caution as Flooding Continues in Many Communities

RALEIGH, NC – Although many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today alerted North Carolinians that major flooding is still occurring across many rivers in North Carolina, including the Lumber, Cape Fear, Neuse and Trent. Residents of Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Greene, Robeson, Columbus, Wayne, Lenoir, Pender, Duplin … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Urges Caution as Flooding Continues in Many Communities

WILMINGTON, N.C. Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence’s floodwaters. The major highways into the Wilmington area, Interstate 40 and U.S. 74, were not accessible Sunday, officials said. “There is no access to Wilmington,” Woody … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C | The Latest: Trump tweets condolences for victims of Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C  — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is tweeting his sympathies and condolences for victims of Florence. In a tweet Saturday evening, Trump said five deaths had been recorded so far in the storm’s wake. Officials had already raised the death toll to 11 … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C | The Latest: Trump tweets condolences for victims of Florence

North Carolina News: More North Carolinians Face Imminent Flooding Threat as Tropical Storm Florence Moves West

Governor Reminds Public the Dangerous Conditions Continue into Early Next Week.  Expedited Major Federal Disaster Declaration Approved; Major Roadways Closed. RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians to beware of rising floodwaters in eastern and central counties across the Sandhills and in the mountains. Some rivers will begin to see … Continue reading North Carolina News: More North Carolinians Face Imminent Flooding Threat as Tropical Storm Florence Moves West