Duke Energy says rainfall from Hurricane Florence eroded a lined landfill at its Sutton Power Plant, letting stormwater possibly carrying coal ash into the popular fishing spot Sutton Lake in Wilmington.
Hurricane Florence closed nearly every major road and highway in eastern North Carolina due to flooding. Travel is dangerous because NC DOT advisories can’t keep up with changing and extreme weather conditions.
The National Hurricane Center ended its advisories on Isaac as the former hurricane has “dissipated” in the Caribbean. The weather center is still monitoring Tropical Storms Helene, Joyce and Florence.
About 20,000 people nationwide participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS. Volunteers report 24-hour rainfall totals, and the National Weather Service uses that data.
Drenching rain and rising rivers not expected to crest for another day or so raised fears in the Carolinas on Saturday over dangerous flooding still to come. Nearly a million people were without power and the death toll continues to rise.
Tropical Storm Florence has caused power outages, deaths and flooding along the Carolinas coast. North Carolina Emergency Management warned of more dangers, from more flooding on the coast to landslides in the mountains.
Despite drawing widespread criticism this week for questioning the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump again took to Twitter overnight to throw shade on an official estimate that thousands of people were killed by the monster 2017 storm.
Tropical Storm Florence is creeping, at 2 mph, about one-third the speed of average human walking speed. At this rate, the storm would take 189 hours to cross the Carolinas, compared to 122 hours to walk.
Julie Wilson, a reporter for WTVD, handed her phone off during a Facebook Live broadcast of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina so she could rescue a therapy dog named Daisy from the floodwaters.
The eyewall of the Category 1 storm has reached Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, North Carolina. Get updates on Hurricane Florence’s current path, and the latest forecast predictions so you’re prepared.
Hurricane Florence is causing massive damage and now four deaths have been reported in North Carolina. A mother and baby died because of the storm. Get the latest updates on the death toll and the storm’s impact
Tropical storms Helene and Joyce, and Tropical Depression Isaac, are still in the Atlantic, heading toward the Azores or in the Caribbean. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday morning.