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31 killed in Carolinas due to Hurricane Florence

A tornado watch was issued for parts of North and South Carolina as emergency management officials also warned of the potential for dam failures and landslides. “This is an epic storm that is still continuing,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a press conference. “This is a monumental disaster ... Read More »

Hurricane Florence weakens, but threat remains

Florence was located about 325 miles (520 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said. The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 mph (28 kph), the NHC said. The center of Florence will ... Read More »

US capital under state of emergency for Hurricane Florence

Mayor Muriel Bowser told a news conference the emergency was “effective immediately” and that the measure “ensures that we will have the resources we need to prepare for Florence.” More than a million coastal residents have been ordered to leave their homes ahead of the storm’s projected arrival on Thursday, ... Read More »