Hurricane Florence Fades, But Does Real Damage Along Southern Coast

Sep 17, 2018
Originally published on September 18, 2018 12:50 pm

The governor of North Carolina said on Sunday that Hurricane Florence “has never been more dangerous than it is right now.” At least 17 deaths have been attributed to the storm.

Some of the latest developments, according to The New York Times:

• Wilmington, N.C., a city of about 119,000 residents, has been cut off, with roads leading to it submerged. Emergency officials are making plans to deliver supplies to the city, but some worries, including a threat to water service, have lifted.

• Evacuation orders are still being issued as rivers rise and dams are tested. The authorities in Hoke County, west of Fayetteville, told residents late Sunday to flee “due to the possible breach of the dam.”

How are officials coping with the effects of the storm? And what is its trajectory?

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Produced by Morgan Givens. Text by Gabrielle Healy.


Rachel Lewis Hilburn, News Director, WHQR; @RacheInNC

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