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Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Sep. 26, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps...

Florence: an unwelcome visitor who refuses to leave

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — For many living near South Carolina's coast, Florence is the visitor they never wanted who now refuses to leave. Eleven days after the once-fierce hurricane arrived on the coast, and more than a week after it blew north and dissipated, rivers swollen by its relentless rains are...

The Latest: 2 public schools in NC uninhabitable after storm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): 4 p.m. A North Carolina school superintendent says two of the six schools in his system will have to be demolished because of water damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Jones County School Superintendent...

Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues

Sep. 25, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people leave their homes in...

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...

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...