• Hurricane Florence: 32 Deaths, Housing Shortages and Increasing Flooding Dangers

    1 month ago - By RIS Media

    Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas over the weekend, battering the region and surround states with record amounts of rainfall; over 30 inches fell in Swansboro, N.C. by Saturday, Sept. 15, as reported by the National Weather Service. Sources report at least 32 people have died from weather-related events; however, this number could increase as water levels continue to rise in some areas.
    Moody's Analytics reports that property damage from Hurricane Florence is estimated at $17 - $22 billion, a conservative forecast depending on further flooding. Additionally, the flooding...
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  • 17 photos show Hurricane Florence's devastating flooding from the sky

    17 photos show Hurricane Florence's devastating flooding from the sky

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Florence has broken rainfall records since it made landfall late last week, dumping more than 35 inches of water in some areas of North Carolina.
    Since hurricanes are classified by wind speed , Florence's downgrade to a tropical storm after it reached land didn't mean any relief from devastating amounts of rain that caused rivers in the Carolinas to spill over into nearby communities.
    State, weather, and military officials, as well as news organizations, have used aircraft to capture aerial images to monitor the storm's damage. Take a look at the water that officials warn is...
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