Tropical Storm Florence

In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019, photo, homeowner Clifton Hall, left, watches and helps volunteer Tom Poston, with Baptists On Mission, make repairs to Hall's home which was damaged by Hurricane Florence the year before, in Spring Lake, N.C. North Carolina hurricane survivors are frustrated with the slow spending of federal long-term housing recovery funds. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 25, 2019 - 1:31 am
SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson's home — damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 — still wasn't fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is gutted, the flooring and walls nothing more than bare wooden...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 17, 2019 town manager Glenn Spivey crosses Jones Street in Trenton, N.C. Eight months after Hurricane Florence inundated North Carolina, communities such as Trenton illustrate the slow and uneven pace of recovery. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 22, 2019 - 1:03 pm
TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Nine months after Hurricane Florence inundated much of eastern North Carolina, the tiny town of Trenton is still struggling to rebuild as a new hurricane season begins. The Jones County courthouse and jail have yet to reopen. Judges hear cases in county office buildings and...
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June 21, 2019 - 5:55 pm
FORT CASWELL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina historical marker that was knocked over in Hurricane Florence is now missing. The StarNews of Wilmington reports one of two markers at Fort Caswell was last seen on the ground in March. It had been standing since 1950. Fort Caswell was named for the state'...
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May 14, 2019 - 4:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded slightly more than $336 million to North Carolina in response to damage caused by Hurricane Florence last fall. Gov. Roy Cooper says that the funding announced on Tuesday falls short of the state's needs and is...
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May 03, 2019 - 5:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A National Hurricane Center report says Hurricane Florence killed 22 people across three states, was the ninth most destructive storm in terms of property damage in U.S. history and spawned 44 tornadoes. Issued Friday, the report also said the September storm was responsible for 30...
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This cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane," by The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday, April 18, 2019, that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted a “thank-you” on Facebook. (Simon & Schuster via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 11:15 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:47 am
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — More money is heading to North Carolina commercial fishermen whose landings were harmed by Hurricane Florence. The state Division of Marine Fisheries is sending out 1,000 checks totaling $7.2 million to compensate fishermen whose harvests fell in October and November due...
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March 30, 2019 - 8:30 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A few South Carolina school districts that missed more than two weeks of classes because of Hurricane Florence are turning to lawmakers for help. A bill that unanimously passed the House would allow school districts to send a request to the South Carolina Department of...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is pressing for lawmakers to expand Medicaid, increase public education funding and help rural North Carolina with more aid following Hurricane Florence. Cooper made a soft sell for his favored initiatives to a joint session of the General Assembly on...
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February 18, 2019 - 10:30 am
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are asking the state to spend some of its disaster money on permanent gauges to measure river levels. Georgetown County Emergency Manager Sam Hodge says temporary gauges placed during Hurricane Florence's flooding last year were helpful...
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