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Water from the flooded Waccamaw River surrounds a house in Conway, S.C., earlier this week. A section of Interstate 95 in SC has been closed because of flooding. "We've got a long road ahead.to make sure we build back to where we need to be", Cooper continued. Gov. McMaster estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion in a letter that says the flooding will be the worst disaster in the state's modern history.
  • Watch South Carolina BATTERED by gale force winds

    Watch South Carolina BATTERED by gale force winds

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    In Jacksonville, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the cinderblock structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said: "Significant wind damage will lead to utility outages that may last several weeks, especially along the immediate coastline".
  • For meteorologists, Florence is a horrific nightmare storm

    For meteorologists, Florence is a horrific nightmare storm

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    But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and its likelihood of lingering around the coast day after day - will bring seawater surging onto land and torrential downpours. Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says. Anyone in an evacuation zone in the Carolinas and Virginia must leave NOW if they haven't yet.
  • FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'

    FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'

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    Neither FEMA nor the inspector general's office of DHS immediately responded to Newsweek's inquiry about the possible misuse of government vehicles and taxpayer money. CNN has reached out to FEMA. During his press conference Thursday at FEMA headquarters, Long addressed the investigation directly and promised to cooperate.
  • Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

    Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

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    Waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. North Carolina Gov. "It's like being stalked by a turtle", Federal Emergency Management Agency official Jeff Byard told reporters. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still being classed as extremely risky and life-threatening storm.
  • Hurricane Florence strikes but conditions set to worsen

    Hurricane Florence strikes but conditions set to worsen

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    Storm surges could reach up to 11 feet , which could cause catastrophic flooding. The governor's office said a third person was killed while plugging in a generator. Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of environmental havoc from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.
  • Hurricane Florence could make landfall as a major hurricane

    Hurricane Florence could make landfall as a major hurricane

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    Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area, also beginning late this morning. A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. It is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour, according to the NHC's update at 11 a.m. Sept 12 . A hurricane watch is in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to the South Santee River.
  • Hurricane Florence: What to Do in the Event of a Blackout

    Hurricane Florence: What to Do in the Event of a Blackout

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    As The Weather Channel noted, storm surges of nine feet or higher could be catastrophic , powerful enough to move cars and cover the first floor of buildings. Her friend Kate is refusing to evacuate as well because of "the idea of having to leave with my two cats and go somewhere for a week or more". Dozens of North Carolina school districts were closed, as well as almost all schools in the University of North Carolina system.
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

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    The BFR , which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted past year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip. "SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over five years". We'll find out on Monday if the adventurous soul signed up to the BFR mission is one of the same people that was planning to go on the Falcon Heavy trip.
  • Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

    Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

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    Hundreds more had to be rescued elsewhere from rising waters. " Hurricanes normally come in and they go inland, which sucks the power out of them as they go over the land", he said . Forecasters say the center of the eye of Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina. Further up the coast in New Jersey, Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City opened its doors to let Hurricane Florence evacuees stay for free.