Florence

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September 23, 2018 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence. Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster...
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September 21, 2018 - 12:45 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on...
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President Donald Trump hands out prepackaged meals at Temple Baptist Church in an area impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New Bern, N.C.
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September 19, 2018 - 8:01 pm
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from...
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Drone photos of local flooding in North Carolina.
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Ian Bush
September 19, 2018 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To begin the recovery from Florence, some utility crews in the Carolinas are looking to the sky — where a Philadelphia company is going to work. Drones have been buzzing overhead in search of storm damage. The bird's-eye photos are analyzed using artificial...
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Residents look out at the flooded entrance to an apartment complex in Fayetteville, N.C.
AP Photo/David Goldman
September 19, 2018 - 7:52 am
By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff's van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of...
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Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid
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September 19, 2018 - 6:40 am
By Steve Almasy (CNN) -- Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies. "It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved...
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An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
September 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With one of North Carolina's largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were...
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AP Photo/Chuck Burton
September 18, 2018 - 7:16 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to...
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Keonna Graham, who lives in Leland, North Carolina, witnesses a fallen tree in her neighborhood.
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Antionette Lee
September 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm
LELAND, N.C. (KYW Newsradio) — As Hurricane Florence made its way through the Carolinas, coming out the other side as a tropical depression, residents are now dealing with what's next to come. Record rainfall and flooding will affect the region for weeks to come. As the rivers continue to overflow...
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A member of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wades through a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind as Florence continues to dump heavy rain in Fayetteville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
AP Photo/David Goldman
September 16, 2018 - 8:49 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as...
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