• At Least 5 Dead as Florence Threatens Up to $20 Billion in Damage

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Florence weakened to a tropical storm, trudging through the Carolinas at 5 miles per hour as it unloaded pelting rain and floods that killed at least five people. Its implacable advance threatens as much as $20 billion in damage, a toll that likely will unfold through the weekend.
    "Florence is still grinding its way across North Carolina," Governor Roy Cooper said in a briefing Friday afternoon. "We have a lot more of the storm to endure."
    More than 791,000 customers in North Carolina are without power , and Cooper said that could rise to as many as 2.5 million as maximum sustained winds...
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