Latest Florence News

The Latest: NC tobacco farmers estimate big Florence losses

Sep. 19, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 12:45 p.m. As North Carolina's farmers evaluate their crop losses after Hurricane Florence, it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly. The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimates 100 million to...

Trump: 'We will be 100 percent' with storm victims

Sep. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that "America grieves for you" as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind in parts of North Carolina. After being...

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Sep. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone? Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads...

Florence death toll at 17, including 3-month-old

Sep. 16, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 17, including 11 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina. —30-year-old Rhonda R. Hartley died early Sunday after driving a pickup truck into standing water near Gilbert, South Carolina, losing control and hitting a tree, according to the South Carolina...

North, South Carolina cope with wet misery left by Florence

Sep. 16, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

Florence's strong winds may be dropping, but heavy rain and floodwaters are bringing wet misery to much of North and South Carolina. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope in the aftermath of the powerful storm that made landfall as a hurricane on Friday: HOPING IT DOESN'T GET WORSE Police helped Debbie...

Florence death toll rises to 15 after pickup truck veers off road, strikes overpass support beam in South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Florence death toll rises to 15 after pickup truck veers off road, strikes overpass support beam in South Carolina.

Florence claims 14th victim as truck loses control on flooded road in South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2018 11:26 AM EDT
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Florence claims 14th victim as truck loses control on flooded road in South Carolina.

Authorities report 2 more deaths in South Carolina, bringing death toll from Florence to 13

Sep. 16, 2018 9:07 AM EDT
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities report 2 more deaths in South Carolina, bringing death toll from Florence to 13.

No. 2 Clemson's plays amid storm for 38-7 win vs Ga Southern

Sep. 15, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A week of worry at No. 2 Clemson over a powerhouse storm ended in victory in front of a supportive full house at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers (3-0) got a career-best 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Travis Etienne to defeat Georgia Southern 38-7 on Saturday, capping an...

One person has died in South Carolina as a result of Florence, bringing storm death toll to five

Sep. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EDT
UNION, S.C. (AP) — One person has died in South Carolina as a result of Florence, bringing storm death toll to five.