Floods

In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:16 pm
Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane...
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Esta fotografía del lunes 17 de septiembre de 2018 muestra la crecida del río Little Pee Dee en el condado de Marion, Carolina del Sur. Dos mujeres que iban a un centro de salud mental murieron ahogadas luego de que una camioneta del Departamento de Policía del condado de Horry fue arrasada por las inundaciones provocadas por Florence. (AP Foto/Meg Kinnard)
September 19, 2018 - 7:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday. The two deputies worked to free the women, who were...
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Maine Johnson with the city's communications department, takes photos of the Cape Fear River after its projected time of cresting in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for nearly three dozen deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental...
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President Donald Trump visits a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Conway, S.C. Next to Trump is South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 19, 2018 - 3:48 pm
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting an update on how South Carolina is recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump was participating in a briefing...
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This combination of photos shows the Cape Fear River on Sept. 16, 2018, left, and on Sept. 19, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photos/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Department of Public Safety says all of Interstate 95 in South Carolina is now open. A 9-mile (14-kilometer) stretch of the highway northbound had been closed because of flooding due to former Hurricane Florence. The...
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Kyle Crawford uses a shopping cart to carry bags of ice he purchased days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff's van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet. President Donald...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, and she doesn't know if she'll be able to return there to live once the water recedes. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
September 19, 2018 - 8:59 am
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was...
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US Coast Guard flight mechanic, Jason Frayne, center, directs Charlie Davis and J. Heron Ramos Sr., right, and his dog as they leave a Coast Guard helicopter after being picked up from their flooded Brugaw N.C. homes where the Coast Guard dropped them off in Wilmington, NC., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 18, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 1 p.m. Florence has claimed a 26th victim in North Carolina. Keith Acree is a spokesman for North Carolina Emergency Management. He said Tuesday that the 26th victim is a 71-year-old man who died Sunday when his...
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Zachary Conner wades into a flooded neighborhood to check on his girlfriend in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following the effects from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on...
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September 18, 2018 - 5:41 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that the toll could rise. The Nigeria Hydrological...
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