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Carolinas remain on alert for flooding from Florence

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/22/18, 02:16 pm

North Carolina’s governor continued to warn Saturday of “treacherous” floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, urging residents in the eastern part of the state to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage. South Carolina has ordered more evacuations as rivers there continue to swell as they carry runoff from record rainfall dumped by the storm toward the coast. Florence made landfall eight days ago near Wilmington, N.C., and headed out of the region on Monday.

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Flood risk remains in the Carolinas

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/21/18, 11:35 am

Residents in eastern North and South Carolina still have not escaped the wrath of Hurricane Florence one full week after the storm first made landfall. Rainfall that measured in the trillions of gallons continues to make its way downstream from inland rivers and streams to the already saturated coast, causing billions of dollars of damage along the way.

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Trump visits storm-ravaged North Carolina

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/19/18, 01:16 pm

President Donald Trump arrived in North Carolina Wednesday to survey damage left by Hurricane Florence. “America grieves with you and our hearts break for you,” the president said at a briefing by local and federal officials. He praised first responders and promised support from the federal government: “We will be there 100 percent.” Later, he joined volunteers at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern, N.C., serving meals to those affected by the storm.

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