• More than 1.2 million homes in North and South Carolina sit outside government-designated flood zones, and that could lead to vast uninsured losses during Tropical Storm Florence, report says

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    A number of homes in North and South Carolina at risk of flooding during Tropical Storm Florence, even though they sit outside of federally designated flood zones.
    While some homeowners living in official floodplains are required to have flood insurance, others - including those who own some of the 1.2 million homes that sit outside the flood zone - are not.
    Last year's Hurricane Harvey caused $17 billion in damages covered by insurance and $40 billion in losses that were uninsured
    Some homes in North and South Carolina at risk of flooding during Tropical Storm...
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  • Firefighters knelt and prayed outside a North Carolina home where a mother and her baby were killed as Hurricane Florence made landfall

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    Firefighters gathered to pray outside the Wilmington, North Carolina, home where a mother and her baby were killed after a tree crashed through the roof during Hurricane Florence on Friday.
    At least three other people died Friday. Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but dangerous flooding and strong winds were expected to continue into Saturday.
    Firefighters knelt and prayed outside a Wilmington, North Carolina, home where a mother and her baby were killed on Friday, after a tree crashed through the roof as Hurricane Florence made landfall, CNN reported.
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  • How this Marine veteran plans to ride out Tropical Storm Florence: 'It's just water'

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    Business Insider met two Marine veterans in North Carolina who said they plan to ride out Hurricane Florence.
    Charles Stewart, 75, said he lives in a mobile home, and will go to his car or truck if it gets dangerous.
    Carl Foskey, 66, said he has a well-built home and will ride the storm out with his wife.
    Neither of the Marines said they were nervous.
    Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday morning.
    LELAND, North Carolina - Marine veteran Charles Stewart sat on the bumper of his car in a Waffle House parking lot directly in the path of...
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