North Carolina

Kayaks are paddled up Long Avenue past flooded sections of the Sherwood Drive community of Conway, S.C., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 as homes were submerged deeper than ever in flood waters that have already set historic records.
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September 24, 2018 - 4:28 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ten days after Hurricane Florence came ashore, the storm caused fresh chaos Monday across the Carolinas, where rivers kept rising and thousands more people were told to be ready to evacuate. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, on the South Carolina...
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A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
September 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad...
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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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Rescue personnel paddle through a flooded apartment complex to evacuate residents as flooding continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/David Goldman
September 17, 2018 - 6:27 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news...
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Keonna Graham, who lives in Leland, North Carolina, witnesses a fallen tree in her neighborhood.
Courtesy of Keonna Graham
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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Mimi Razzi of Pawleys Island, S.C. looks out the window from her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
September 15, 2018 - 9:10 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jennifer Liebelt and her family were rescued by boat from their home in Union Beach, New Jersey, as Superstorm Sandy destroyed it in 2012. Rather than rebuild, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina — where Hurricane Florence threatened their new home this week. This...
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