Latest Tropical Storm Florence News

Officers charged criminally after 2 women drowned in van

Jan. 4, 2019 1:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina law officers were charged Friday in the deaths of two women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff's department van during Hurricane Florence. Stephen Flood is charged with two counts each of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter, according to...

The Latest: Former South Carolina deputies released on bail

Jan. 4, 2019 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on two sheriff's deputies charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a van during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two former sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have been released after posting bail on charges of reckless homicide and involuntary...

Officers to be charged after 2 patients drowned in van

Jan. 3, 2019 10:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during Hurricane Florence, according to a prosecutor's statements to several media outlets. Stephen Flood will be...

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Dec. 13, 2018 8:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a...

South Carolina ups its relief request for Hurricane Florence

Dec. 8, 2018 8:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state's governor. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice that he was...

Hurricane, bowl bids has Gamecocks, Hokies, Wolfpack playing

Nov. 28, 2018 3:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence and the looming bowl season have South Carolina and Virginia Tech closing their football seasons against teams that were never on their schedule. Both schools canceled games on Sept. 15 because of the storm heading for the Virginia and Carolina coastlines. Now...

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Nov. 26, 2018 1:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three...