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The Latest: Florence damage estimated at $44 billion so far

Sep. 22, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 1:40 p.m. An economic research firm estimates Hurricane Florence has caused around $44 billion in damage and lost output. Moody's Analytics says that would put the storm on par with California's Northridge earthquake...

Travel still dangerous amid flooding in parts North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

UNC Wilmington opening practice at UNC due to Florence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence. The school announced the move for both the men's and women's teams on Saturday. The Seahawks men's program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill...

Hurricane Maria caravan, rally focuses on Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Sep. 22, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico are staging a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Organizers say the Saturday afternoon event will include about 20 buses carrying Puerto...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise Saturday at the L.V. Sutton Power Station. Duke...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Sep. 22, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is moving rapidly westward. In an 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 450 miles (724 kilometers)...

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

Sep. 22, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion. The exact...

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

Sep. 22, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner's family — even his...

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

Sep. 22, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

As homeowners in the Carolinas recover from Florence, it's important they know how insurance may or may not help. Damage to a property from wind is covered under a standard homeowners policy. Damage from flooding covered by a separate policy, typically purchased from the federal government. Many homeowners'...

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

Sep. 22, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...