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- 'No one comes to help us': Florence cleanup highlights Wilmington's stark social divideIn the largely black neighborhood of Northside, the power is out and resources are scarce. In wealthier Monkey Junction, it’s a different storyShacory Blanks didn’t know Hurricane Florence was coming towards her home in Wilmington, North Carolina, until just hours before landfall. The 31-year-old doesn’t have a television – she can’t afford one – and she doe […]
- 'One of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standpoint of water': Trump on Florence – videoDonald Trump has praised the Hurricane Florence relief efforts in a video posted to his Twitter account. The US president said it was a 'tough hurricane' and 'one of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standpoint of water' Continue reading...
- 'Fire whirl' sucked up crews' hose in British Columbia blazes, video showsOfficials say the relatively rare phenomenon is caused when heat from the fire and ground temperature combine to create upliftDramatic footage of a rare “fire whirl” filmed by a Canadian forest firefighter has shown the intensity – and danger – of the record blazes that engulfed much of western Canada this summer.In a video posted to social media, a fire cre […]
- Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North CarolinaStorm has claimed lives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including a one-year-old boyThe death toll from Hurricane Florence had increased to 32 people on Tuesday morning, as officials rushed to get relief to a North Carolina city still largely marooned from the rest of the state by flood water.The storm has claimed lives in three states, inclu […]
- Parts of North Carolina submerged after Hurricane Florence – aerial videoWith 1,500 roads closed across the state, fire and rescue crews are struggling to reach hundreds of stranded people. Florence has dumped up to 36 inches (91cm) of rain on the state since Thursday, cutting power from more than 450,000 homes and businesses in North and South CarolinaIn North Carolina, an American ritual as floods hit poorest towns hardest Cont […]
- Wilmington: power outages and rising temperatures strain slow recoveryHurricane Florence has depleted the town of Wilmington, emotionally exhausting its residents and respondersTwo people, after waiting more than three hours in 90-degree weather for freshly made ice, had just fainted, a group of people said, pointing to an ambulance pulled up by the side of the gas station.More than a hundred onlookers standing next to coolers […]
- In North Carolina, it's the poorest who bear the brunt of floodingIn towns such as Lumberton and Goldsboro, America’s economic and racial inequality is brought to the foreTell us: have you been affected by Hurricane Florence? Amid the cluster of uniformed officials, flashing lights and shallow-bottomed boats in downtown Lumberton on Sunday afternoon, six figures stood out.Patrice Carmichael, Clarence Hargrove and three of […]
- 'You're about to see a lot of damage': Florence death toll rises as storm moves northAt least 23 people have died in North and South Carolina since Friday, including a three-month-old babyTell us: have you been affected by Hurricane Florence? Severe flooding caused by storm Florence could last for days and even weeks, officials warned on Monday, as it continued its path north on the US east coast.At least 23 people have died in North and Sou […]
- Typhoon Mangkhut: 100 people presumed dead after landslideHope of finding survivors fades after landslide in remote Philippines town buries dozensAlmost 100 people are presumed dead after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut enveloped a small mining town in the Philippines, burying homes and a chapel where dozens of people had taken shelter.By Monday night 36 bodies had been recovered in the remote town of Itogon […]
- Florence floodwaters leave Wilmington residents desperately seeking fuelThree days after the storm, fuel is becoming hard to find, and even food supplies are becoming limitedPast the jam of cars and bodies at Buffalo Wild Wings, past the long lines at the drive-ins at Taco Bell and Arby’s, an even longer line grew at the Harris Teeter Fuel Station. Related: Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding If you have […]
- 'No one comes to help us': Florence cleanup highlights Wilmington's stark social divide