N.Carolina’s raging rivers from storm Florence test beefed-up defenses

By Patrick Rucker FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Sept 17 : Deadly storm Florence’s historic rainfall is testing the best efforts by many North Carolina cities to bolster their defenses against flooding since Hurricane Matthew inundated the eastern part of the state two years ago. Since Matthew, firefighters have been trained in rapid water rescue and are equipped […]

Flood waters rise, 8 killed as Florence dumps ‘epic’ rain on Carolinas

By Anna Mehler Paperny WILSON, N.C., Sept 16 : Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising. Florence’s intensity has diminished since it roared ashore […]