South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, N.C., Sep 22 : South Carolina communities along waterways near the Atlantic coast were racing on Saturday to prepare for the possible onslaught of dangerous flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. Towns and cities across the state were filling thousands of sandbags, finalizing […]

Flooding on tap for South Carolina, a week after Florence

By Anna Mehler Paperny KINSTON, N.C., Sept 21 : Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. The county of 60,000 people, on the Atlantic coast between Myrtle […]

Flooding on the horizon for South Carolina, a week after Florence

By Anna Mehler Paperny KINSTON, N.C., Sept 21 : Residents in Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, will prepare on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Lying on Atlantic Ocean between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, the county […]

Much of North Carolina still flooded following Florence

By Anna Mehler Paperny KINSTON, NC, Sept 20 : The major coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina remained cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on Thursday and more than 200 roads across the state were closed or blocked as residents struggled to recover from the epic storm. Though Florence has moved to the northeast […]

Trump pledges strong federal support for hurricane-stricken Carolinas

By Jeff Mason and Ernest Scheyder HAVELOCK/WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 19 : US President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that North and South Carolina would have strong federal support as they recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, whose floodwaters continue to threaten the region. “We’re going to be there 100 percent,” Trump told officials at […]

Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, NC, Sept 18 : Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence’s historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. Though slow-moving Florence has moved into the US northeast, allowing glimpses of sunlight in the waterlogged state, […]