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FLORENCE’S FURY: Hurricane Death Toll Rises to 23 as Flooding Strikes Carolinas

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.17.18

Hurricane Florence’s official death toll rose to 23 people Monday, with local authorities warning residents to avoid areas prone to flooding as torrential rains and swollen rivers continue to threaten the Carolinas.

According to NPR, “People in North Carolina and South Carolina are coping with flooding, closed roads and power outages as they assess damage from Hurricane Florence. The storm is blamed for at least 23 deaths, and life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week, the National Weather Service says.”

North Carolina authorities “confirmed the deaths” of 17 residents due to the storm, said Governor Roy Cooper, adding “”the danger is still immediate” for many towns on the coast and further inland.

FLORENCE ARRIVES: Major Hurricane Hits Carolinas, +300k Without Power, Hundreds Stranded

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.14.18

Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolina coast early Friday morning; cutting power to over 300,000 residents and leaving hundreds stranded as the massive storm caused severe flooding and torrential rain.

“Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, early Friday morning, thrashing the already battered coast with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains that officials warned could trigger catastrophic floods further inland,” writes Fox News.

According to initial estimates, the tide in Emerald Isle, NC was a staggering seven feet above average.

Read the full story at Fox News.

FLORENCE GETS DEADLY: First Fatalities Reported as Hurricane Florence Slams Carolinas

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.14.18

Local police in North Carolina confirmed the first official deaths caused by Hurricane Florence Friday, confirming two fatalities occurred when a tree slammed into a house in Wilmington, NC.

According to Wilmington Police, the victims were a mother and her infant. The father was taken to a local hospital with injuries.

The powerful storm is slowly making its way inland from the Carolina coast with local residents warned of torrential downpours, high winds, flooded rivers, and power outages in the days ahead.

Read the full story at Fox News.

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