Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 15 : Tropical storm Florence lumbered inland on Saturday, knocking down trees, flooding rivers, and dumping sheets of rain in the Carolinas where five people have died. It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm’s slow progress across North and South Carolina […]

Gimme shelter: North Carolinians take refuge from Florence’s fury

By Anna Mehler Paperny NEW BERN, N.C., Sept 13 : Junia MacDaniel just wants to get home to her Chihuahuas. All 14 of them are back in the double-wide trailer MacDaniel shares with her husband in New Bern, North Carolina. The MacDaniels are seeking shelter from the monster storm Hurricane Florence, and they decided it […]

Mammoth Hurricane Florence creeps towards U.S. East Coast

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 13 : An outsized Hurricane Florence early on Thursday crept closer to the U.S. East Coast, packing tropical storm-force winds across hundreds of miles that threaten the region with potentially catastrophic flooding and torrential rain. The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing […]