After Florence, North Carolina political unity to be tested

U.S. 09/29/18, 12:51

As Hurricane Florence was thrashing North Carolina earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's leadership amid the devastation won widespread praise, including some from Republican politicians who have been passing laws to undercut him ever since he was elected.He offered encouragement and warnings to the public in daily news conferences, ...

Update: People warned to stay out of coastal waters

Enviroment 09/26/18, 15:33

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):3:25 p.m.An environmental group is joining with state officials in telling residents and tourists in North Carolina that it's not yet safe to swim or wade in coastal waters.The North Carolina Coastal Federation said on its website Wednesday that massive ...

Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

U.S. 09/26/18, 00:34

A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before.On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly ...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

New York 09/21/18, 09:30

Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.Early farm reports confirm pre-storm worries about losses to tobacco, cotton and corn crops. North Carolina industry leaders remain anxious about ...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:14

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to flee their homes in multiple inland cities. ...

‘Up in the air’: If displaced by storm, where to call home?

U.S. 09/19/18, 00:20

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping ...

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