Hurricane Florence

Bengals join Panthers in wearing “One Carolina” stickers

The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read “One Carolina” on the back of their helmets for Sunday’s game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bengals said on Twitter “we send our well … Continue reading Bengals join Panthers in wearing “One Carolina” stickers

North Carolina News: Excessive rains, flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause high bacteria levels in coastal waters

MOREHEAD CITY, NC – State recreational water quality officials are advising the public to avoid swimming in all coastal waters of North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. “Excessive rains and flooding can cause high levels of bacteria in the water that can make people sick,” said J.D. Potts, manager of the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program.  … Continue reading North Carolina News: Excessive rains, flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause high bacteria levels in coastal waters

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Requests FEMA To Cover 100% of Initial Florence Response Costs

RALEIGH, NC – As catastrophic effects from Hurricane Florence persist, Governor Cooper Friday asked President Donald Trump to cover 100% of initial disaster response costs for North Carolina.  Typically, 75% of these costs are covered by FEMA with the remaining 25% paid by the state. “North Carolinians are a resilient people, but the recovery from … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Requests FEMA To Cover 100% of Initial Florence Response Costs

North Carolin News: Governor Cooper – Rescues Continue from Flood Waters, Much of the State Still Feeling the Effects of Florence

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Friday praised the efforts of first responders who rescued an entire town from rising waters overnight and warned residents of continued dangers from the storm. Thursday night, more than 100 people in the Bladen County town of Kelly had to be evacuated by air and boat … Continue reading North Carolin News: Governor Cooper – Rescues Continue from Flood Waters, Much of the State Still Feeling the Effects of Florence

WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

WASHINGTON  — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it. That from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

ORLANDO, Fla | Milton accounts for 6 TDs, No. 16 UCF routs FAU 56-36

ORLANDO, Fla.  — McKenzie Milton ran for a career-best three touchdowns while throwing for three more, helping No. 16 UCF extend the nation’s longest winning streak with a 56-36 rout of Florida Atlantic on Friday night. The junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, completed 21 of 32 passes for 306 yards without an interception, and the Knights … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Milton accounts for 6 TDs, No. 16 UCF routs FAU 56-36

WILMINGTON, N.C. | New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

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