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After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

Sep. 25, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby...

The Latest: Utility: No negative impacts at flooded ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Duke Energy says results from samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released Monday came from a sample...

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released were from a sample collected over the weekend after a dam breached Friday at the reservoir for the L.V. Sutton Power...

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

Sep. 24, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence. They moved the pews to higher ground and watched anxiously for days as the nearly black, reeking water from...

The Latest: Man with garden hose defies Wyoming evacuation

Sep. 24, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in western Wyoming (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Wyoming man says he's glad he defied evacuation orders so that he could defend his home from a wildfire using just a sprinkler and garden hose. Bill Winney says he doubts his log home with a metal roof would...

After disasters, IRS gives more time for returns, payments

Sep. 24, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a region is declared a federal disaster area, like parts of the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence, small business owners can get some tax relief from the government. The IRS is giving business owners in the disaster area until Jan. 31 to file certain tax returns, including owners who...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

Sep. 24, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate. More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the...

The Latest: Interstate 95 reopened across North Carolina

Sep. 23, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:40 p.m. North Carolina's governor has announced that Interstate 95 has been reopened to all traffic within the state. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the surprise development Sunday night in a news release. The major...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Sep. 23, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be...

Congress considering nearly $1.7B Florence relief package

Sep. 23, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence. Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief...