Hurricane Florence

Leilah Faith
Sophia Hall/WCBS 880
September 28, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Hurricane Florence forced one former Long Islander to evacuate while 38 weeks pregnant.
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Florence floods
Mike Smeltz/WCBS880
September 20, 2018 - 9:58 am
A week after the storm, people are still living on cots and wondering when they will be able to return home. But there are some good stories to share and WCBS 880 reporter Mike Smeltz found one in Chapel Hill.
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Florence floods
Mike Smeltz/WCBS880
September 19, 2018 - 11:44 am
Rivers across the eastern portion of North Carolina have yet to crest and officials worry communities already devastated by flooding could see further damage in the coming days.
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Hurricane Florence Damage
Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel via USA TODAY
September 18, 2018 - 3:56 pm
A North Carolina group that helped out after Superstorm Sandy will soon be on the receiving end of some much-needed assistance in the wake of Florence.
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New York Task Force 1 In North Carolina
Mike Smeltz/WCBS 880
September 18, 2018 - 3:16 pm
NEW BERN, N.C. (WCBS 880) -- A search and rescue task force from New York City is down in North Carolina, going into the most dangerous areas to save people’s lives. As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, members of New York Task Force 1 came to Florence-battered New Bern and attacked a 60-foot tree...
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Hurricane Florence Flooding
Jeremiah Wilson/Xavier Mascarena-USA TODAY NETWORK
September 18, 2018 - 3:02 pm
Some can be lulled into thinking a hurricane is less dangerous when the rating of a storm is reduced. But those ratings are based on wind strength, not rainfall or storm surge — and water is responsible for 90 percent of storm deaths.
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Hurricane Florence
Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
September 18, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Help for Hurricane Florence victims is streaming in from every direction – including Stamford, Connecticut, where Americares is located.
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Florence
AP Photo/Gerry Broome
September 18, 2018 - 9:43 am
While the remnants of Florence have begun to disperse, residents in the Carolinas and Virginia are still being evacuated as rivers continue to rise.
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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn’t rely on them. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 17, 2018 - 8:36 pm
Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Florence has raised concerns whether dams across the state, some of them in poor condition, will be able to hold up under the strain. State officials have been monitoring dam safety in cooperation with local authorities and say there has...
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An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll...
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