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North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a tropical depression dumped up to 100 cm of rain on parts of North Carolina and continued to produce widespread heavy rain, the National Weather Service said.

North Carolina’s raging rivers from storm Florence test beefed-up defences

In towns like Lumberton, which lies just 25 feet (7.6 m) above sea level, even the best preparations cannot protect the entire area, said French, the emergency services manager. “There are some areas that you simply can’t do anything about.”

Hurricane Florence raises flooding fears; Wilmington cut off

The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 75 centimetres of rain since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. Tens of thousands were evacuated from communities along the state’s steadily rising rivers

Florence death toll swells to 14 as rivers rise

Hurricane Florence death toll swells to 14 as rivers rise

About 740,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the Carolinas, and utilities said some could be out for weeks.

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Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

Across the Carolinas, officials are sounding the alarm: More communities will flood as rivers collect water from upstream and spill over.

Two storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

Experts say Mangkhut may well end up being the deadlier storm.

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Flood waters rise, 8 killed as Florence dumps ‘epic’ rain on Carolinas

Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in South Carolina.

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Hundreds rescued from flooding in historic NC city

More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, but another 140 were still waiting for help, city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts told The Associated Press.

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‘Historic storm’ lashes Carolinas with heavy rain, floods

Millions of people were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks. Roads and intersections on North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands were already inundated with water.

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‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

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Give me shelter: North Carolinians take refuge from Florence’s fury

12,000 North Carolinians staying in shelters after being displaced by the slow-moving storm that is expected to bring powerful storm surges and dozens of inches of rain to the eastern part of the state.

Before Hurricane Florence hits, officials warn of catastrophic floods and tell residents to leave

As Hurricane Florence stared down at the Carolina coast, many residents were making last-minute decisions about whether to evacuate or ride the storm out.

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with ‘disaster at doorstep’

Emergency preparations in the region included activating over 2,700 National Guard troops, stockpiling food, setting up shelters, switching traffic patterns so major roads led away from shore, and securing 16 nuclear power reactors in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Explained Snippets | Leisure tourists: India gets a fraction of what SE Asia gets

Only 2.5 million holidaymakers visited India from abroad in 2016. This is far less than in far smaller countries like Thailand, which received 31 million leisure tourists in 2017.

Hurricane Florence Highlights: Downgraded to tropical storm, Florence trudges inland in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence Highlights: More than one million residents from coastal areas of North and South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.