North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake. The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds of … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C | Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Thursday that the dam containing Sutton Lake appears stable and they … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C | Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

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

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made landfall that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality said its inspectors have … Continue reading Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina‘s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. “I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9:45 a.m. State officials in North Carolina now say 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence. The former hurricane swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market. Officials previously had estimated that about 1.7 … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence‘s lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a van tried to cross a … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: BBQ part of relief package in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence’s lingering impact (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump will have a firsthand look at the impact of former Hurricane Florence,Florence lingering, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump plans to travel on Wednesday to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Days after … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: BBQ part of relief package in North Carolina