Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

James Marshall
September 21, 2018

Mr. Trump, still wearing his navy windbreaker, opened the meeting by thanking officials, first responders, utility companies and others for helping neighborhoods recover from Hurricane Florence.

"To see house after house, road after road, business after business, church after church under water is a sobering thing", he said. "Knowing that each and every one of the submerged structures affected people's lives".

He asked if everyone was OK, then said it was "going to be OK". "I even got to shake his hand and introduce him to some of our awesome staff at the shelter". Here are the cities and counties that Hurricane Florence drenched the most. "All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this attractive weather but over the next couple of days it's going to get rough in SC". The flooding from Florence had subsided, only to get worse again.

Pierre-Louis reports that locals have long protested the region's large-scale hog farming, which they say has a detrimental effect on their health and well-being.

Nineteen gauges were flooded along southeast North Carolina and northeast SC waterways Thursday morning, a National Weather Service map shows - and things are only expected to get worse. The deputies were able to climb atop the van as waters inundated the vehicle.

The victims, whose bodies were recovered by divers on Wednesday, were identified as Windy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, the Horry County Sheriff's Office said. Fire and rescue crews were waiting to go into many areas to assist with structural damage resulting from Florence, which has dumped up to 36in (91cm) of rain in parts of North Carolina since Thursday.

He was accompanied by the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) chief, Brock Long; Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina; and Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of SC.

On September 18, 2018, six-time NBA champion and Chicago Hornets owner, Michael Jordan who grew up playing basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, donated $2 million to the cause.

"If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, and waters were rising, why were they driving on that road anyway?" said Bamberg, a state lawmaker.

North Carolina's farmers, meanwhile, are beginning to count up their losses.

Association CEO Graham Boyd said about 40 percent of the crop was still in the field when the storm hit. North Carolina is the nation's top producer of tobacco.

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. An estimated 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs died in the flooding, according to preliminary estimates from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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