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Tropical Storm Eta hits the Carolinas

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/13/20, 03:55 am

At least four people died in Alexander County, N.C., on Thursday and two others remain missing. Eta struck the Carolinas hours after passing through north Florida. Officials reported another child drowned in Rolesville, north of Raleigh. Sandy LaCourte, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville, S.C., said at least one bridge collapsed in the state as Eta triggered flash flooding and road closures. The storm killed at least one person in Florida.

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Right to flow in Florida

Environmentalism | Voters in one county grant legal personhood to rivers
by John Dawson
Posted 11/12/20, 03:28 pm

Nearly 90 percent of Orange County, Fla., voters last week chose to endow two local rivers with legal rights. So-called “rights of nature” environmentalists argue the county charter amendment will improve water quality in the region.

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Florida braces for Eta, round two

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/12/20, 07:04 am

The storm briefly regained hurricane status over the Gulf of Mexico. But Eta again weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday afternoon off Florida’s southwestern coast with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.

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