By The Associated Press
Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence's damage will not be from the wind but the water.
Yes, some people died when they were crushed by trees felled by Florence's winds as it swept across the Carolinas and some homes were destroyed. But most of Florence's victims died in the massive floods that will cause wide and long-term damage to houses, businesses, roads and other infrastructure and produce a spike in water-bor
By SKIP FOREMAN and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 20 deaths in the Carolinas. Fourteen were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what's to come, because it's still raining and rivers are swelling. Several of the people who died in recent days were swept up in stormwaters. Three small children have been killed, two from f
Photo and video by Jennifer Parker, UNCP junior. Updated on Sunday 1:42 p.m. Breaking: UNC Pembroke has suspended classes and all other operations until Wednesday, September 19 as the university is still operating under Condition 3. As of Saturday, approximately 800,000 people are without power in North and South Carolina combined. Majority of the outages are coming from counties: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus Craven, Duplin, New Hanover, Robeson, Sampson, W
By ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding that could be the next stage of a mounting disaster.
Weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday after blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 mph (145 kph) winds on Friday, Florence was still spinning slowly atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):
A weakening Hurricane Florence is almost at a standstill over southeastern North Carolina.
It just barely has Category 1 hurricane strength with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).
At 2 p.m., Florence was centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east-northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was crawlin
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (NOAA via AP) NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Mercedes O'Neill lives just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in a zone so imperiled by Hurricane Florence that it has been marked for mandatory evacuation. But for now, she plans to ride out the hurricane in her home with her boyfriend, her 6-year-old daughter and two cats, even though the prospect
The New Bern, N.C. Police Department posted this image of flooding on their Facebook page on September 14, 2018. WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, splintering buildings and trapping hundreds of people in high water as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock mot