Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence’s damage will not be from the wind but the water.
President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.
About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.
The sun is finally shining over parts of the Carolinas, but the clearing skies are only revealing the extent of Florence’s wrath . Though the hurricane packed 90 mph (145 kph) winds as it came ashore, the amount of water Florence pushed ashore and dropped inland has swamped vast areas still vulnerable to rising rivers. Here are snapshots from the counties hit the hardest:
Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to open a second route into the surrounded city.
Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes’ house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn’t feel so lucky.
Still stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps as officials struggled to open new routes to one of the state’s largest cities.
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.
The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times.
ike hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area.