Florence

(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 12:23 pm
By GARY D. ROBERTSON, MARTHA WAGGONER and ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
September 20, 2018 - 9:17 am
Richmond, VA (Newsradio WRVA.com) – The National Weather Service has confirmed two more tornadoes in the Richmond area as the remnant of Florence pushed through Monday. The two additional twisters bring the total number of tornadoes that touched down Monday to 7 in the Metro Richmond area. The...
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(AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm
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 women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor...
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September 18, 2018 - 4:06 pm
By CHUCK BURTON and MARTHA WAGGONER , Associated Press 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...
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(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 2:16 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press Flooded rivers from Florence's driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. Duke Energy said the weekend collapse of a coal ash landfill at the...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
September 17, 2018 - 12:47 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises motorists to monitor weather and road conditions as the remnants of Tropical Depression Florence continue to bring rain, thunderstorms and tornado threats to parts of the Commonwealth. Drivers should exercise caution as recent...
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Associated Press
September 17, 2018 - 3:23 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. The spreading...
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(AP Photo/Chris Seward)
September 15, 2018 - 6:24 am
By JEFFREY COLLINS and JONATHAN DREW , Associated Press MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Florence already has proven deadly with its nearly nonstop rain, surging seawater and howling winds, and the threats are days from ending as remnants from what was a major hurricane swirl over the Carolinas. Some...
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September 14, 2018 - 4:36 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued an executive order directing the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend the validity period of Virginia driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, commercial driver’s licenses, and identification cards issued by the Commonwealth that...
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(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 6:35 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence's monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren't walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a...
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