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 […]

Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas, causing massive flooding

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 15 : Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses as it dumped huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina, where five people have died. Florence diminished from hurricane strength as it […]

Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 14 : Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving five people dead before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. Though Florence’s shrieking winds diminished from hurricane force as […]