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WILMINGTON, N.C. | NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn’t believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn’t believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of eight tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. The weather service’s office in Wakefield, Virginia, said Wednesday that meteorologists have confirmed two additional tornadoes hit the area on … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. | ‘Nightmare that won’t end’: Storm evacuees can’t return yet

WILMINGTON, N.C.  — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina‘s governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet. The death toll rose to … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | ‘Nightmare that won’t end’: Storm evacuees can’t return yet

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 26th victim in NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence’s lingering impact (all times local): 1:20 p.m. North Carolina officials say even though the sun is shining in parts of the state, major flooding is continuing in the aftermath of Florence and is expected to worsen in some areas. Gov. Roy Cooper says 16 rivers are at major … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 26th victim in NC