• Gov. Deal issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Biz Journals

    Based on a new southward track for Hurricane Florence, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Wednesday for all 159 counties of Georgia.
    "The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence," Deal said. "I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas."
    The governor said the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is spearheading preparedness efforts,...
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  • U-Haul Will Offer Free Storage For Those In The Path Of Hurricane Florence

    U-Haul Will Offer Free Storage For Those In The Path Of Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Huffington Post

    The company is offering a free 30-day storage program for people in the Carolinas and Virginia.
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  • South Carolina Won't Evacuate Prisoners Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    South Carolina Won't Evacuate Prisoners Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Fortune

    More than 1 million people in mid-Atlantic states have evacuated as coastal counties gear up for Hurricane Florence, the category 4 hurricane expected to make landfall on Friday with heavy rains and potentially deadly wind. The National Hurricane Center warned on Wednesday morning of a “life-threatening storm surge.”
    South Carolina officials on Tuesday ordered residents to evacuate, with Gov. Henry McMaster telling residents at a news conference, “We are not going to gamble with the lives of the people of South Carolina. Not a one."
    But at least 650 inmates at the MacDougall Correctional...
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  • Here's where Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall, according to the latest prediction

    10 monthes ago - By Chron

    Hurricane Florence is surging toward the US and is expected to hover just offshore for more than a day, bringing strong winds to the Carolinas even before making landfall.
    The latest update from the National Hurricane Center, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, shows the eye of the storm meeting land at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Saturday.
    The track is not certain and is subject to change. On Tuesday the storm was predicted to make landfall 100 miles farther north.
    Read Business Insider's full hurricane coverage here.
    Hurricane Florence is powering toward the US and could cause...
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  • Disaster preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The storm has made disaster preparedness apps some of the most popular downloads online, revealing that people have learned the value of smartphones in emergencies, experts say.
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  • South Carolina won't evacuate prison for Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    State officials say the inmates and staff may be safer in the prison itself.
    South Carolina will not be evacuating Ridgeland Correctional Institution, even though it's in an area that could be hit by Hurricane Florence, the newspaper The State reports.
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  • RMS: Hurricane Florence Storm Surge, Wind Could Rival Hugo's $20.5 Billion Reconstructed Loss Value

    10 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    Hurricane Florence is on track hit the Carolinas as a Category 4 storm, where insured losses from storm surge and wind could rival Hurricane Hugo's $20.5 billion reconstructed loss value, according ...
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  • New Boeing 787s Escape South Carolina Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    10 monthes ago - By Fortune

    It's not just people who are evacuating states like South Carolina and Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence .
    A number of companies are also closing up shop , including Boeing. The aircraft manufacturer has suspended operations, allowing not just its employees to evacuate, but some its planes too.
    At least eight of Boeing's 787 aircrafts were flown out of the South Carolina factory where they are built on Tuesday. To escape any potential damage, they flew to the other side of the country, to Paine Field, an airport next to Boeing's Everett, Wash. assembly plant.
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