UNC football players lend hand to Hurricane Florence victims

Gwen Vasquez
September 22, 2018

Trump called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country".

The Waccamaw River has started its slow rise in the city of 23,000, and forecasters expect it to swell more than 3 feet (0.90 meters) above the previous record crest by Tuesday while still rising. The mandatory evacuation issued Thursday for Kelly, population about 800, was the third for the town since the storm began lashing the state more than a week ago.

"HSUS is heartbroken by the reports of the catastrophic numbers of farmed animal deaths resulting from the flooding related to Hurricane Florence", the organization told EcoWatch via email, adding that the animals "needlessly lost their lives". Traffic heading north will be detoured through Interstates 20 and 77, while traffic heading north will be detoured through S.C. Highway 38. Hurricane Florence brought storm surge which overflowed from the Trent River and forced many residents of Trent Court to evacuate.

The interstate has been closed intermittently to traffic throughout the week as roads flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. He asked Congress for help.

After days of hoping for the best, Billy and Rita Sanderson waded in knee-high murky waters to see Florence's storm damage to their home of almost 30 years. "All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this lovely weather but over the next couple of days it's going to get rough in SC".

Yesterday afternoon, this news outlet was tracking a live webcam of the river sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) when we noticed the bridges spanning the Great Pee Dee were under siege from rising floodwaters ...

He said Trump needs to see firsthand that little towns like Pollocksville are cut off and in "desperate circumstances", and the people are "horribly frustrated". The statement says a 46-year-old man in Brunswick County died when a tree he was cutting fell on him.

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Numerous state's 2,100 hog farms "are returning to normal", according to the North Carolina Pork Council.

North Carolina's hog and other concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, produce nearly 10 billion gallons of fecal waste a year, according to the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance.

"Major flooding is still occurring across many of our rivers", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a Thursday news conference.

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina. Some of them have been washed out entirely.

Leaders in the Carolinas warned residents not to get complacent as it became plain that additional horrors lie ahead before things get much better.

In some areas, it will by days or weeks before the floodwaters fully recede and the landscape returns to normal.

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