Latest Florence News

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Sep. 19, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was cast in doubt with revelations...

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Sep. 18, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sunday even...

Canceled Southern Miss-App State game won't be rescheduled

Sep. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The Southern Mississippi-Appalachian State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence won't be rescheduled. In a news release Tuesday, Appalachian State said the schools had discussed options to reschedule the home game originally set for last Saturday. Southern Miss athletics spokesman...

The Latest: Detroit's Blount ejected in fourth quarter

Sep. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. Detroit running back LeGarrette Blount has been ejected for coming off the sideline to shove a San Francisco player. Blount took exception to Elijah Lee pushing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford as he stepped out of bounds....

Burks leads way in Kennesaw State's school-record 62-13 win

Sep. 15, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Chandler Burks rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another and Kennesaw State set a program record for points with a 62-13 win over Alabama State on Saturday night. The Owls (2-1), ranked eighth in the coaches poll, offered free tickets to North Carolina and South Carolina...

No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

Sep. 15, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters at the start of the only major conference football game played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Tropical Storm Florence dumped dangerous amounts of rain elsewhere across the region....

Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

Sep. 13, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas, top Pentagon leaders said Thursday as the massive storm edged into the Carolinas. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, head of U.S. Northern...

Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Sep. 13, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

Clemson's Kelly Bryant continues 'to grind' in 2 QB system

Sep. 13, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Kelly Bryant understands leading the second-ranked Tigers to victory at Texas A&M with a big second-half performance won't end his team's two-quarterback system or satisfy those who doubt he's the championship answer for the program. He's simply happy he did the job when...

Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

Sep. 12, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson's South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. They include two dogs, a cockatoo in its cage, a couple of coolers with sandwich meat and the...