Million Chickens, Thousands of Pigs Dead in North Carolina Following Hurricane Florence
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The Latest Menace for the Carolinas: Rising Flood Waters
Hurricane Florence has forced these businesses to halt operations
15 September 2018, 01:43 | Justin Tyler
Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
The eye of the storm and its outer edges pushed a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripped apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.
More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel at the height of the storm.
As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and surging seas, rescue crews used boats to reach scores of people besieged by rising waters along a river. "Of course, I live in New Bern, I'm a property owner here, I have friends that live here and have property here, work here, and it's devastating to see our handsome community and parts of it underwater, and to even worry about my own home".
Coastal towns in the Carolinas were largely empty, and schools and businesses closed as far south as Georgia.
It is expected to move across parts of south-eastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said. The post was retweeted more than 80,000 times-and one year later he's done it again (with more than 1,000 retweets).
The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as sluggish and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year.
"A state of emergency is a good indicator that residents should remain alert and follow officials' orders, news stations and weather forecasts in order to be informed of the situation", Russell Strickland, executive director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, said in a statement earlier this week.
Scenes of flooded streets, homes and businesses, power outages and pelting rains are emerging from the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina.
On Thursday evening, the Neuse River burst its banks which caused rapid flooding in New Bern, North Carolina, forcing residents to flee as the entire city lost power. "To those in the storm's path, if you can hear me, please stay sheltered in place".
Authorities say at least 20,000 people have evacuated their homes and are sought refuge in shelters throughout North Carolina.
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