New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding, dam breaches in NC

22 Setiembre, 2018, 08:06 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence is seen in and around Wilmington North Carolina US

"Our organization, the Hornets organization, we take a lot of pride in giving back to our community and our efforts are truly lead by our own and Michael Jordan", Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield said to FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Wednesday.

That frustration may have come to an end Friday, once and for all, as the state Department of Transportation reopened all lanes of Interstate 95 at 4 p.m.

North Carolina is the country's No. 2 swine-producing state, its leading producer of tobacco and a major poultry producer, making agriculture its principle industry, valued at $87 billion.

About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, where the Waccamaw River was still rising.

Hurricane Florence has resulted in at least 37 deaths in three states, but President Donald Trump seems to want survivors to look on the bright side.

Two years ago, flooding ruined the baseboards and carpet. He asked Congress for help.

Duke Energy said a dam containing a large lake at Wilmington power plant had been breached by floodwaters from Florence, and it was possible that coal ash from an adjacent dump was flowing into the Cape Fear River. This year, the water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor. Some of them have been washed out entirely.

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The town has largely been cut off by flooding from the still-rising Lumber River, which was expected to crest on Wednesday.

She evacuated like the rest of the residents and tenses up each time her cellphone dings. They've been moving many of their belongings to the attic, hoping the water won't rise higher than their house in Horry County, South Carolina. "I am heartbroken", she wrote in a text. Rental trucks and flatbeds whisked furniture and valuables out of homes that were still dry in Conway.

"Major flooding is underway on several North and SC rivers, including the Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear, Lumber, Waccamaw, PeeDee and Little PeeDee", the USGS warned in a news release earlier this week.

Mr Davis warned residents to stay away if they ever spot the fire ant clusters, because they are capable of dispersing and crawling up their victims immediately.

Authorities planned to start handing out 15,000 sandbags Friday.

Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon said Thursday that an initial $14 million in highway fix funding has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the local administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said his agency has approved more than $5 million in initial direct disaster aid to individuals. For many residents in those areas it's not the first time they have been hit by a disaster.



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