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, […]

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 […]