Hurricane Florence

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three years. “We’re … Continue reading Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

Business News: Duke Energy earns EEI’s ‘Emergency Recovery Award’ for power restoration efforts in Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Recovery Award” for the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina and South Carolina in September 2018. The Emergency Recovery Award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore power to customers … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy earns EEI’s ‘Emergency Recovery Award’ for power restoration efforts in Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

WASHINGTON — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

DALLAS | High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

DALLAS  — Higher fuel costs slashed third-quarter profit at American Airlines by nearly half, and the company said it will respond by growing more slowly and cutting unprofitable flights. American said Thursday that it expects a key measure of revenue per seat to rise in the fourth quarter. The shares, which have been battered this … Continue reading DALLAS | High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm, Offers Hurricane Florence Insurance Claim Tips

  ASHEVILLE, N.C./ OCTOBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) It was a hurricane unlike many had seen in some time: Hurricane Florence came in to the North Carolina coast and surrounding region and would not leave until it had caused widespread damage. In response, American IRA—a Self-Directed IRA administration firm based in Asheville, NC—decided to publish a … Continue reading American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm, Offers Hurricane Florence Insurance Claim Tips

SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,842.12. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 1.1 percent to 2,169.20. The Shanghai Composite rose 0.1 percent to 2,548.88. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Comments on Florence Recovery Package

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made the following statement late yesterday, Monday, October 15th: Governor Roy Cooper shared the following comment on the Hurricane Florence recovery package that passed the legislature tonight: “I appreciate legislators responding quickly and taking this initial step to help North Carolinians recover from this devastating storm, particularly … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Comments on Florence Recovery Package

WASHINGTON | US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 percent in August

WASHINGTON  — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said Monday that the scant gain in September followed an equally meager 0.1 percent increase in August. It was the weakest two-month performance since … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 percent in August

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Official: Michael weakening over eastern Georgia

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 5:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Michael continues to weaken as it over eastern Georgia as it makes its way toward the Carolinas. Early Thursday, the eye of Michael was about 90 miles (144 kilometers) northeast of Macon, Georgia and 45 miles (72 kilometers) … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Official: Michael weakening over eastern Georgia

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Official: Michael responsible for Georgia death

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local): 2:00 a.m. An official with an emergency management agency says Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for a child’s death in Georgia. News outlets report Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Brooks says someone called 911 as the storm passed through the area … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Official: Michael responsible for Georgia death

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — Hurricane Michael’s battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops. The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least one person dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, still reeling from epic flooding … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

WASHINGTON | US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — while hiring slowed. Employers added just 134,000 jobs, the fewest in a year, the Labor Department said Friday. But that figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence. Florence struck North and South Carolina in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Applauds Federal Funding For Hurricane Florence Response

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Asked Senators for “Urgent Help” As Storm Ravaged NC RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Wednesday applauded news that Congress passed legislation that includes critical funding for Hurricane Florence recovery.  Congressional leaders have indicated that North Carolina will receive approximately $1 billion of the $1.68 billion included for … Continue reading North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Applauds Federal Funding For Hurricane Florence Response

FLORENCE, S.C. | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. — A man shot seven police officers in South Carolina, killing one, in a standoff so dangerous that police had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue the wounded, authorities said. The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as the … Continue reading FLORENCE, S.C. | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. | Officer killed, 6 other officers wounded in South Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C.  — Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said. The suspect was taken into custody and the children weren’t hurt after a two-hour standoff in an upscale neighborhood just outside of Florence, … Continue reading FLORENCE, S.C. | Officer killed, 6 other officers wounded in South Carolina

WASHINGTON | Senate passes aviation bill with $1.7B in disaster aid

WASHINGTON  — The Senate has passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. Lawmakers described the aid for those affected by Hurricane Florence as a down payment and said billions of additional dollars probably will be needed. The disaster aid is part of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate passes aviation bill with $1.7B in disaster aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missed deadlines cost millions in potential disaster aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo  — As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be on the clock to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government. A missed deadline could be costly, even if it’s not directly the … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missed deadlines cost millions in potential disaster aid

North Carolina News: Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Disaster Recovery Centers are opening in in Cheraw, Dillon and Conway on Tuesday, October 2 to help residents with damages and losses from Hurricane Florence.  Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Representatives from the State of South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. … Continue reading North Carolina News: Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry Counties

Missouri News: Ameren Corporation Donating $25,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

ST. LOUIS, MO – As communities impacted by Hurricane Florence continue to recover from the disaster, Ameren Corporation is providing assistance through a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross for relief efforts. “As an energy company responsible for providing safe and reliable power to millions of customers, we understand the importance of coming to … Continue reading Missouri News: Ameren Corporation Donating $25,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

North Carolina News: AG Josh Stein Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Alledge Price Gouger, A1 Tree & Storm Relief, Big Al & Sons Tree Service

North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein filed lawsuit against Alva Wilson Lewis d.b.a. A1 Tree & Storm Relief and Big Al & Sons Tree Service as well as obtaining a temporary restraining order RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein Friday filed a lawsuit against Alva Wilson Lewis, doing business as A1 Tree … Continue reading North Carolina News: AG Josh Stein Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Alledge Price Gouger, A1 Tree & Storm Relief, Big Al & Sons Tree Service

North Carolina News: Greene Becomes 28th County Eligible for Florence Disaster Assistance

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s request for major federal disaster assistance for Greene County has been approved by FEMA to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Florence. With the addition of Greene County, 28 counties have now been approved for federal assistance in recovering from Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, … Continue reading North Carolina News: Greene Becomes 28th County Eligible for Florence Disaster Assistance

North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Announces $18.5 Million to Provide Temporary Recovery Jobs to North Carolinians Affected by Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina has won $18.5 million to hire North Carolinians from areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence to work on recovery efforts, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The funds come from a grant requested by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions and awarded by the U.S. Department of … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Announces $18.5 Million to Provide Temporary Recovery Jobs to North Carolinians Affected by Hurricane Florence

South Carolina News: Georgetown County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Georgetown County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid … Continue reading South Carolina News: Georgetown County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Orders Mosquito Control for Disaster Counties

RALEIGH, NC – Due to the increased populations of mosquitoes caused by flooding from Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today ordered $4 million to fund mosquito control efforts in counties currently under a major disaster declaration. Those counties include: Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Orders Mosquito Control for Disaster Counties

BUCKSPORT, S.C. | New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for S Carolina

BUCKSPORT, S.C. — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren’t as dire as they once were. And it appears the Waccamaw River won’t top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach. … Continue reading BUCKSPORT, S.C. | New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for S Carolina

North Carolina News: Many Residents of 27 NC Counties Can Soon Apply for Help Buying Food After Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, NC – As early as Friday, residents in 27 counties impacted by Hurricane Florence can apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP”, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department … Continue reading North Carolina News: Many Residents of 27 NC Counties Can Soon Apply for Help Buying Food After Hurricane Florence

GEORGETOWN, S.C. | Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

GEORGETOWN, S.C.— A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly 1,000 homes … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, S.C. | Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Recover from Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, NC – As people in the state of North Carolina begin to pick up the pieces left in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper continues to take action to help storm survivors recover while mourning the lives lost to the storm. The state medical examiner’s office has determined an additional death was … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Roy Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Recover from Hurricane Florence

South Carolina News: Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program.  Residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through … Continue reading South Carolina News: Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program