CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Charleston have collected twice as much storm debris from Hurricane Dorian as they expected.
The city said it has collected more than 600,000 cubic yards...
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning...
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Weather-tested residents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas were using their experience with past storms to guide them Tuesday as they readied their homes for...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's become a hurricane-season ritual in the Southeast: When a storm threatens, coastal residents board up homes, load up SUVs and fill highways where the traffic...
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
The National Hurricane Center has extended hurricane and storm surge watches northward in Florida to the...
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two days after storm shutters started going up and people waited in long lines for gas and food in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the parking lot of a Home Depot a short...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says it is too early to decide whether to order evacuations along the state's coast because of Hurricane Dorian.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Still unsatisfied with the state's distribution of long-term federal housing funds after Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina Republicans led by U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis are backing...
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A popular Florida fishing pier will close for up to two years to repair damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
StarNews of Wilmington on resources needed to maintain clean water:
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month — $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the...
PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More than $1 million will be spent to determine if 75 North Carolina homes in the oldest town founded by slaves should be elevated to protect them from chronic...
NICHOLS, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster started his Saturday in a South Carolina town devastated by flooding twice in three years to try to help make things better in the short and the long...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state House is reconstituting an oversight committee that will keep monitoring challenges state government has had in distributing federal long-term housing grants to...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol and other agencies plan to practice reversing lanes for hurricane evacuations.
Troopers say they will not actually reverse any lanes...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials say a deadline is looming for homeowners who suffered damage in a 2016 hurricane.
The application deadline for a Hurricane Matthew housing...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The two-story tall metal windows inside the Charleston Library Society's main reading room need to be replaced, and Doerte McManus thought the old ones could be fashioned...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina's spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Monday asked for documents from the Trump administration on the "abominable" U.S. response to deadly 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico...
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Workers are preparing a Florida hospital for demolition more than a year after it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma.
Florida Hospital Oceanside spokeswoman Lindsay Cashio tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that preparations have begun but the demolition won't be complete until summer.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's official death toll from Hurricane Florence is now 41, after a man whose home was damaged by two hurricanes in the past three years took his own life.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner added the 69-year-old Robeson County man to the Florence death count last week. He died Oct. 22, more than a month after Florence made landfall on Sept. 14. He had also suffered losses from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence.
The National Weather Service says the river level at Conway dipped below the flood stage of 11 feet (3.4 meters) just after midnight Sunday.
That Waccamaw River gauge has been over that level since early Sept. 16, two days after Florence made landfall in North Carolina, dumping more than 2 feet (61 centimeters) of rain in areas upstream.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — People have seen images of the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Florence last month, leaving the Carolinas in a state of emergency.
As people from across the country watched the storm unfold, Mount Marty College (MMC) freshman Adam Yalch had to fight the desire to catch the first flight home to rejoin his family as they toughed out the storm in his hometown of Boiling Springs Lake, North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For a Southern state regularly exposed to hurricanes, call it an election Florence-style.
In 2016, North Carolina voters cast their ballots just four weeks after Hurricane Matthew unleashed devastating floodwaters on the state's eastern half. This fall, they're voting about seven weeks after Hurricane Florence sent rivers wildly bursting their banks.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper asked state legislators Wednesday for $750 million toward a proposed long-term $1.5 billion Hurricane Florence recovery effort, with an early focus on housing, farms, business and schools.
The Democratic governor unveiled his request while providing new estimates for the scope of last month's storm, which dumped more than 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain in some areas of southeastern North Carolina and contributed to 40 deaths in the state.
NICHOLS, S.C. (AP) — Craig Graham spent part of a recent Saturday morning on his hands and knees behind the sanctuary in Nichols Baptist Church, taking up flooring that congregants had worked to place about 18 months ago after Hurricane Matthew.
Elsewhere in the church four dehumidifiers hummed, several fans ran and the voices of other volunteers rang out. On the church's front steps was a pile of carpet that had, until Hurricane Florence, been on the floor in the sanctuary.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public school officials expect damage from Hurricane Florence to well exceed school losses after Hurricane Matthew two years ago, a Department of Public Instruction official told the state's board of education Wednesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As Hurricane Florence was thrashing North Carolina earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's leadership amid the devastation won widespread praise, including some from Republican politicians who have been passing laws to undercut him ever since he was elected.
He offered encouragement and warnings to the public in daily news conferences, visited evacuees in shelters and traveled with Republican House Speaker Tim Moore in New Bern to view storm damage.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
South Carolina state health and environmental officials say a wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being discharged into a tributary that feeds the Waccamaw River.
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
News & Record of Greensboro on voters' awareness of proposed amendments to the state constitution:
BUCKSPORT, S.C. (AP) — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence's floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren't as dire as they once were.
And it appears the Waccamaw River won't top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land.
In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 425 miles (680 kilometers) south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west at 16 mph (26 kph) with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph).
GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end.
The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence.
A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that state. The statement says a 46-year-old man in Brunswick County died when a tree he was cutting fell on him. Other deaths have been reported earlier in South Carolina and Virginia.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago.
SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.
When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to flee their homes in multiple inland cities. Now that waters are receding, property owners along its banks are picking through debris and figuring out what's left of their homes and livelihood.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina.
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
News & Record of Greensboro on an order from federal judges in the continuing congressional redistricting case:
There was the thought of leaping onto a desk and screaming "you tell 'em" when a three-judge federal panel delivered a stern comeuppance for lawyers representing the General Assembly in the ongoing congressional redistricting case.
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 seeping into the houses.
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:
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — 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.
Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone?
Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads and others closed to traffic.
Many residents of the Carolinas have seen hurricane flooding before, but they say they haven't seen anything like the deluge Florence has dropped over both states since making landfall late last week. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope with the flooding while rivers were still rising:
Florence's strong winds may be dropping, but heavy rain and floodwaters are bringing wet misery to much of North and South Carolina. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope in the aftermath of the powerful storm that made landfall as a hurricane on Friday:
HOPING IT DOESN'T GET WORSE
Police helped Debbie Covington's elderly parents leave their home in a low-lying neighborhood of Cheraw, South Carolina, early Sunday and shelter at Covington's house on higher ground next door.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina must withstand more torrential rains, gusty winds, and river flooding from Tropical Storm Florence next week, but emergency leaders are already working on the recovery.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — She takes a break from hauling rugs and family heirlooms into the attic to look out the front door and watch it rain and rain and rain some more.
Nichole Worley studies the house across the street, abandoned and boarded up, and the creek just behind it that made it that way. It jumped its banks during Hurricane Matthew two years ago, which drowned her neighborhood, one of the poorest communities in one of the poorest counties in North Carolina.