Hurricane Florence
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Prisoners stayed put during Florence

Compassion | Critics claim South Carolina and Virginia put inmates’ lives at risk amid mandatory hurricane evacuations
by Rob Holmes
Posted 9/19/18, 03:59 pm

Officials in two states are facing backlash for making inmates shelter in place during mandatory evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s landfall last week.

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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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Supplies delivered to those stranded by Florence flooding

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/18/18, 12:30 pm

Hundreds of Wilmington, N.C., residents stranded by floodwaters left by Hurricane Florence lined up Wednesday for free food, water, and tarps. The port city remains mostly cut off from the rest of the state due to flooded highways. Officials said they will open roads as soon as flooding recedes and downed trees and power lines are cleared. Relief workers handed out supplies as residents drove up to pallets brought in by big military trucks and helicopters.

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