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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:11 PM

4 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas

Source: AP

WILMINGTON, N.C. Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed.

Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3 feet as the storm crawls westward across North and South Carolina could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.

As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and surging seas, rescue crews used boats to reach more than 360 people besieged by rising waters in New Bern, while many of their neighbors awaited help. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury.

Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and knocked out power to more than three-quarters of a million homes and businesses, and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over, with the siege in the Carolinas expected to last all weekend.




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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:15 PM

1. They added another death a bit ago on MSNBC, so the total so far is 5.

They didn't say how the person died, though. Tragic, no matter how.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:51 PM

2. The search won't begin for days

 

People will unfortunately be found dead in attics, on the flooded streets, etc.

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