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  • Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

    Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:29:46 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:09:27 GMT
    Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.
    Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.
  • Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

    Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:24:25 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:01:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Responders congregate Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 near where two people drowned Tuesday evening when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Responders congregate Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 near where two people drowned Tuesday evening when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on...
    Officials say two women being transported to a mental health facility by deputies have drowned when they were trapped in the van as it was engulfed in rising South Carolina floodwaters.
    Officials say two women being transported to a mental health facility by deputies have drowned when they were trapped in the van as it was engulfed in rising South Carolina floodwaters.
  • The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

    The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-09-20 04:29:52 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:01:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Part of the Starlite Motel is washed away in the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/David Goldman). Part of the Starlite Motel is washed away in the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

    Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm, which is blamed for at least 37 deaths, began battering the coast.

    Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm, which is blamed for at least 37 deaths, began battering the coast.

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    FIRST ALERT: Florence gone, hot last few days of summer

    FIRST ALERT: Florence gone, hot last few days of summer

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:21 AM EDT2018-09-20 08:21:01 GMT
    (Source: WIS First Alert Weather)(Source: WIS First Alert Weather)

    Florence and everything she brought us is gone. 

    Florence and everything she brought us is gone. 

  • Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

    Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:39:06 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:18:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.

    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.

  • Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

    Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:30:58 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-09-20 04:40:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Kyle Crawford uses a shopping cart to carry bags of ice he purchased days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Kyle Crawford uses a shopping cart to carry bags of ice he purchased days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.
    Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.
  • 2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

    2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:47:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:41:53 GMT
    Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters.
    Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters.
  • The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

    The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:08:24 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:58:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.
  • Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:37:11 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:40:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). 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 Wilming...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). 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 Wilming...
    Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.
    Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.
  • 'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:39:36 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:54:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...(AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...

    Officials overseeing evacuations and emergency rescues following Florence's catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery.

    Officials overseeing evacuations and emergency rescues following Florence's catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery.

  • Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

    Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:38:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:12:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE- In this May 30, 2018 file photo, FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal, Long is being inve...(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE- In this May 30, 2018 file photo, FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal, Long is being inve...
    Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas.
    Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas.
  • A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:17:32 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:10:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.
  • Shelters accepting evacuees as Florence moves closer to Carolinas

    Shelters accepting evacuees as Florence moves closer to Carolinas

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:01:31 GMT

    (WMBF) - As Hurricane Florence barrels towards the South Carolina coast, Governor Henry McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuation for Coastal Counties effective September 11 at Noon. Here is a list of emergency shelters from the Horry County Government that are said to open within four hours of the Governor issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Order:  Shelter Address Capacity Aynor Middle School 400 Frye Road Galivants Ferry, SC 295...

    (WMBF) - As Hurricane Florence barrels towards the South Carolina coast, Governor Henry McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuation for Coastal Counties effective September 11 at Noon. Here is a list of emergency shelters from the Horry County Government that are said to open within four hours of the Governor issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Order:  Shelter Address Capacity Aynor Middle School 400 Frye Road Galivants Ferry, SC 295...

  • Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

    Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:12:48 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:18:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A car travels past a sinkhole in downtown Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence traveled through the area Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A car travels past a sinkhole in downtown Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence traveled through the area Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Michael Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, is donating $2 million to assist residents of the Carolinas.
    Michael Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, is donating $2 million to assist residents of the Carolinas.
  • 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

    3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:27:11 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:38:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry...
    About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.
  • Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

    Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:10:47 GMT

    Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, likely leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

    Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, likely leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

  • The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

    The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-09-18 14:20:54 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:05:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). 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 Wilming...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). 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 Wilming...
    South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence.
    South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence.
  • Ants form floating islands to survive Florence flooding

    Ants form floating islands to survive Florence flooding

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:47:49 GMT
    Ants formed living islands to survive flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)Ants formed living islands to survive flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)

    People and pets aren't the only ones trying to reach dry land after Hurricane Florence. Some ants are doing the same – by forming floating islands.

    People and pets aren't the only ones trying to reach dry land after Hurricane Florence. Some ants are doing the same – by forming floating islands.

  • Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

    Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:47:27 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:09:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.
    President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.
  • Floodwaters of Florence put North Carolina dams under stress

    Floodwaters of Florence put North Carolina dams under stress

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:37:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:04:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). 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 ...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). 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 ...
    Deadly floodwaters that sent North Carolina rivers to record or near-record heights have many jittery about whether dams across the state will hold under the strain.
    Deadly floodwaters that sent North Carolina rivers to record or near-record heights have many jittery about whether dams across the state will hold under the strain.
  • US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

    US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:26:07 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:03:02 GMT
    World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
    Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roar ashore the same day half a world apart, spreading devastation as differently as the water and the wind.
    Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roar ashore the same day half a world apart, spreading devastation as differently as the water and the wind.
  • Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

    Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-09-18 20:57:16 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:38:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, three containers for holding corpses, right, sit parked outside the Institute of Forensic Science, brought to give support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto R...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, three containers for holding corpses, right, sit parked outside the Institute of Forensic Science, brought to give support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto R...
    Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov.
    Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov.
  • Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-09-18 03:28:13 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:02:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests.
    Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests.
  • Evacuations, states of emergency issued as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Evacuations, states of emergency issued as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:58:42 GMT
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)

    New Hanover, Brunswick and Bladen counties all are in a state of emergency as Hurricane Florence approaches.

    New Hanover, Brunswick and Bladen counties all are in a state of emergency as Hurricane Florence approaches.

  • FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:06:59 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:50:42 GMT
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
  • North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

    North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:31:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom left, talk to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., as he is rescued from a rooftop in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom left, talk to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., as he is rescued from a rooftop in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
    Many in North Carolina lulled into believing they've already weathered the worst of Florence, but rising rivers pose a dangerous flood threat.
    Many in North Carolina lulled into believing they've already weathered the worst of Florence, but rising rivers pose a dangerous flood threat.
  • Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

    Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:27:03 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:53:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.
    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:07:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:52:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes and a marina are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes and a marina are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising.
    The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising.
  • FIRST ALERT: Some rain, wind affect Lowcountry as Florence moves slowly across SC

    FIRST ALERT: Some rain, wind affect Lowcountry as Florence moves slowly across SC

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-09-18 02:48:32 GMT
    Portions of the Lowcountry are now feeling more effects from Tropical Storm Florence as the storm travels through South Carolina.Portions of the Lowcountry are now feeling more effects from Tropical Storm Florence as the storm travels through South Carolina.

    A tropical storm warning remains in effect for most of the Lowcountry as Tropical Storm Florence moves into South Carolina bringing the possibility of gusty winds and heavy rain.

    A tropical storm warning remains in effect for most of the Lowcountry as Tropical Storm Florence moves into South Carolina bringing the possibility of gusty winds and heavy rain.

  • The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

    The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:46:53 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:17:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain.
    The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain.
  • Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

    Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:47:00 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:59:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). 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 ...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). 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 ...
    Devastating flooding in North Carolina after Florence raises concerns whether dams able to hold up under the strain.
    Devastating flooding in North Carolina after Florence raises concerns whether dams able to hold up under the strain.
  • Florence's deluge raises death toll to 32

    Florence's deluge raises death toll to 32

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:14:07 GMT

    Historic and likely catastrophic flooding is expected, as dams and levees threaten to fail and rivers have not yet crested across the Carolinas.

    Historic and likely catastrophic flooding is expected, as dams and levees threaten to fail and rivers have not yet crested across the Carolinas.

  • Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:38:23 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:31:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests.
    Flooded rivers in North Carolina have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as swollen waterways approach their crests.
  • Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

    Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:29 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:29:42 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:53:46 GMT
    Disaster experts say it's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of nature of storms, difficulty in finding people.
    Disaster experts say it's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of nature of storms, difficulty in finding people.
  • Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

    Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:35:34 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:27:44 GMT
    (Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP). FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, the dried-up bed of an inactive coal ash pond is seen at Duke Energy's Sutton plant in Wilmington, N.C. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to coll...(Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP). FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, the dried-up bed of an inactive coal ash pond is seen at Duke Energy's Sutton plant in Wilmington, N.C. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to coll...
    Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.
    Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.
  • Cajun Navy rescues hundreds in Carolinas

    Cajun Navy rescues hundreds in Carolinas

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:52:53 GMT
    The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters. (Source: Chuck Burton AP)The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters. (Source: Chuck Burton AP)

    The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters

    The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters

  • Tractor trailer driving over S. Carolina road as it collapses

    Tractor trailer driving over S. Carolina road as it collapses

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:39:36 GMT

    A driver of a tractor trailer is safe after a road collapsed as he was driving over a creek near Chesterfield in South Carolina.

    A driver of a tractor trailer is safe after a road collapsed as he was driving over a creek near Chesterfield in South Carolina.

  • Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

    Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

    Saturday, September 15 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-09-16 01:46:22 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-09-17 16:47:10 GMT
    Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.
    Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.
  • FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

    FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

    Sunday, September 16 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-09-16 14:55:44 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:11:05 GMT
    Brock Long says he has no intention of stepping aside as head of the government's disaster relief agency, especially during Florence, despite a report he was under investigation by a federal watchdog.
    Brock Long says he has no intention of stepping aside as head of the government's disaster relief agency, especially during Florence, despite a report he was under investigation by a federal watchdog.
  • Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

    Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:53:06 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:17:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
    Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
  • The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

    The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-09-17 10:47:08 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:32:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related.
    A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related.
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:25:50 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:27:47 GMT
    (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). Resident Joseph Eudi looks at flood debris and storm damage from Hurricane Florence at a home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.(Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). Resident Joseph Eudi looks at flood debris and storm damage from Hurricane Florence at a home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
    A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught.
    A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught.
  • Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

    Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

    Sunday, September 16 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-09-16 18:52:26 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:54:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air.
    Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air.
  • Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

    Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:16:02 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:37:40 GMT
    (DroneBase via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo provided by DroneBase, an aerial view of the Cape Fear River, N.C., in Buckhorn, N.C. is shown ahead of Hurricane Florence. Record flooding is expected on North Carol...(DroneBase via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo provided by DroneBase, an aerial view of the Cape Fear River, N.C., in Buckhorn, N.C. is shown ahead of Hurricane Florence. Record flooding is expected on North Carol...
    North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.
    North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.
  • Florence brings heavy rains, dangerous flooding even as it weakens

    Florence brings heavy rains, dangerous flooding even as it weakens

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:59:16 GMT

    Officials say the biggest worry in coming days is the flooding of inland rivers across North and South Carolina and Virginia.

    Officials say the biggest worry in coming days is the flooding of inland rivers across North and South Carolina and Virginia.

  • The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

    The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

    Sunday, September 16 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-09-16 06:16:23 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:28:40 GMT
    (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). A 40-foot yacht lies in the yard of a storm-damaged home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The boat washed up with storm surge and debris from Hurricane Florence.(Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). A 40-foot yacht lies in the yard of a storm-damaged home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The boat washed up with storm surge and debris from Hurricane Florence.
    National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising.
    National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising.
  • Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

    Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:35:48 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-09-16 22:14:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, people line up outside a Home Depot for a new supply of generators and plywood in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. "It's a year-round thing for us," sa...(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, people line up outside a Home Depot for a new supply of generators and plywood in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. "It's a year-round thing for us," sa...

    Much like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, supplies are pre-positioned and trucks loaded and ready to go with everything from batteries to gas cans to tarps to chainsaws.

    Much like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, supplies are pre-positioned and trucks loaded and ready to go with everything from batteries to gas cans to tarps to chainsaws.

  • NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief

    NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief

    Sunday, September 16 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-09-16 16:16:33 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-16 18:40:36 GMT
    The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
    The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
  • Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

    Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-09-15 15:55:54 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-09-16 15:44:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Nichole Worley looks out from her home in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, as rains from Hurricane Florence threaten the neighborhood with flooding. Two years ago, Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her, too...(AP Photo/David Goldman). Nichole Worley looks out from her home in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, as rains from Hurricane Florence threaten the neighborhood with flooding. Two years ago, Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her, too...
    A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence.
    A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence.
  • The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

    The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:45 AM EDT2018-09-15 05:45:40 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:40:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...(AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...
    Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet.
    Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet.
  • 2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

    2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

    Saturday, September 15 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-09-15 20:25:23 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:28:45 GMT
    World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
    Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end.
    Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end.
  • Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

    Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-09-15 04:06:19 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:09:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...(AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...
    Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.
    Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.
  • TS Florence death toll climbs to 11; nearly 1 million without power

    TS Florence death toll climbs to 11; nearly 1 million without power

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-16 03:12:29 GMT

    At least seven people have died as Tropical Storm Florence moves slowly inland causing catastrophic flooding over the Carolinas.

    At least seven people have died as Tropical Storm Florence moves slowly inland causing catastrophic flooding over the Carolinas.

  • TRACKING FLORENCE: What to do if you spot price gouging in SC?

    TRACKING FLORENCE: What to do if you spot price gouging in SC?

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:32:40 GMT
    (Source: WISTV)(Source: WISTV)
    (Source: WISTV)(Source: WISTV)

    Once Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency, South Carolina's price gouging law kicked in. 

    Once Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency, South Carolina's price gouging law kicked in. 

  • Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

    Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-09-15 04:35:20 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-09-15 07:27:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Goldman). Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes.
    Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes.
  • Florence now a tropical storm, leaves several dead, 'catastrophic' flood warnings in effect

    Florence now a tropical storm, leaves several dead, 'catastrophic' flood warnings in effect

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-09-15 05:41:23 GMT

    A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house, WECT reported. A father in the same home was transported to the hospital.

    A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house, WECT reported. A father in the same home was transported to the hospital.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:35:14 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:51:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm.
    Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm.
  • 'FLORIDA MAN IS HERE!!!!!': Flag-waving, head-banging man defies Florence

    'FLORIDA MAN IS HERE!!!!!': Flag-waving, head-banging man defies Florence

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:25:42 GMT
    Lane Pittman is a Slayer fan. (Souce: Lane Pittman/@TheBigGuy904)Lane Pittman is a Slayer fan. (Souce: Lane Pittman/@TheBigGuy904)

    A Florida man defied hurricane-force winds in nothing but his skivvies, banging his head and waving the American flag to the Slayer song “Raining Blood."

    A Florida man defied hurricane-force winds in nothing but his skivvies, banging his head and waving the American flag to the Slayer song “Raining Blood."

  • For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

    For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:27:53 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-09-14 21:11:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.

    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.

    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.

  • WATCH: SC girl takes on Hurricane Florence with Little Big Town and a social media challenge

    WATCH: SC girl takes on Hurricane Florence with Little Big Town and a social media challenge

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:35:31 GMT
    Don't let the biggest hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season stop you from going viral in South Carolina. (Source: Sarah Lamb)Don't let the biggest hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season stop you from going viral in South Carolina. (Source: Sarah Lamb)

    Don't let the biggest hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season stop you from going viral in South Carolina.

    Don't let the biggest hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season stop you from going viral in South Carolina.

  • Be ready to run from Hurricane Florence with these 'go bag' tips

    Be ready to run from Hurricane Florence with these 'go bag' tips

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:12 AM EDT2018-09-14 10:12:39 GMT
    (Source: Horry County Emergency Management )(Source: Horry County Emergency Management )

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to start preparing for Hurricane Florence by preparing a ‘go bag.’ Horry County Emergency Management shared a photo of what a grab and go bag should consist of so you can be ready to run at a moment’s notice. Follow @HorryEMD and @SCEMD for information on #HurricaneFlorence. Also @NHC_Atlantic and @NWSWilmingtonNC pic.twitter.com/NExx3KtMCf — Horry County Sheriff ...

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to start preparing for Hurricane Florence by preparing a ‘go bag.’ Horry County Emergency Management shared a photo of what a grab and go bag should consist of so you can be ready to run at a moment’s notice. Follow @HorryEMD and @SCEMD for information on #HurricaneFlorence. Also @NHC_Atlantic and @NWSWilmingtonNC pic.twitter.com/NExx3KtMCf — Horry County Sheriff ...

  • CLOSINGS: Governor closes schools, state government offices in several SC counties

    CLOSINGS: Governor closes schools, state government offices in several SC counties

    Thursday, September 13 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-09-13 21:50:54 GMT
    In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.
    In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.

    In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.  

    In an executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, 26 counties in South Carolina will close schools beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in addition to state offices.  

  • Hurricane Florence tears down BP Gas Station Canopy

    Hurricane Florence tears down BP Gas Station Canopy

    Friday, September 14 2018 4:23 AM EDT2018-09-14 08:23:10 GMT
    TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WMBF) – The powerful wind and rain of Hurricane Florence was caught on camera as the storm came closer to land. The video from Thursday night shows a BP gas station canopy collapse under the strength of the storm in Topsail Beach. After the lights go out on the canopy, it isn’t long before it’s toppled by the strong winds and then dragged across the parking lot. The slow moving storm was downgraded to a category one hurricane late Thursday and i...
    TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WMBF) – The powerful wind and rain of Hurricane Florence was caught on camera as the storm came closer to land. The video from Thursday night shows a BP gas station canopy collapse under the strength of the storm in Topsail Beach. After the lights go out on the canopy, it isn’t long before it’s toppled by the strong winds and then dragged across the parking lot. The slow moving storm was downgraded to a category one hurricane late Thursday and i...
  • Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

    Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:20:44 GMT
    Hurricane Florence is beginning to come ashore, lashing the coasts of the Carolinas. (Source: NHC)Hurricane Florence is beginning to come ashore, lashing the coasts of the Carolinas. (Source: NHC)

    The impact of Florence will be widespread, with forecasters saying the biggest concerns are the hurricane's torrential rainfall, life-threatening storm surge and potential for flash flooding.

    The impact of Florence will be widespread, with forecasters saying the biggest concerns are the hurricane's torrential rainfall, life-threatening storm surge and potential for flash flooding.

  • Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

    Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

    Thursday, September 13 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-09-13 06:47:36 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:15:33 GMT
    (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A home on Kahekili Highway near the Waihee River Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the property on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County says several ho...(Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A home on Kahekili Highway near the Waihee River Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the property on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County says several ho...
    A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.
    A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.
  • 'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

    'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:23:59 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-09-14 04:59:00 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.
    Time nearly up to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its sights.
    Time nearly up to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its sights.
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:30:21 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:02:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A storm front passes homes in North Topsail Beach, N.C., prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A storm front passes homes in North Topsail Beach, N.C., prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence is being called a once-in-a-lifetime storm for threatening to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.
    Hurricane Florence is being called a once-in-a-lifetime storm for threatening to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.
  • All commercial flights at MYR canceled ahead of Florence, some extend through Saturday

    All commercial flights at MYR canceled ahead of Florence, some extend through Saturday

    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-13 20:54:17 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Officials with the Myrtle Beach International Airport are advising passengers to begin contacting their airlines and check on flight statuses ahead of Hurricane Florence.

    Officials with the Myrtle Beach International Airport are advising passengers to begin contacting their airlines and check on flight statuses ahead of Hurricane Florence.

  • Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expire

    Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expire

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:37:04 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:38:40 GMT
    Hundreds of Puerto Rican evacuees who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria are scrambling this week to find housing, with vouchers expiring Friday.
    Hundreds of Puerto Rican evacuees who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria are scrambling this week to find housing, with vouchers expiring Friday.
  • 'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

    'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:13:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:09:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
    Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm.
    Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm.
  • Olivia is moving away from the state, but heavy rain will linger

    Olivia is moving away from the state, but heavy rain will linger

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-09-13 15:33:36 GMT

    Olivia was downgraded to a tropical storm as it fell apart south of the state.

    Olivia was downgraded to a tropical storm as it fell apart south of the state.

  • Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

    Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-09-12 23:41:10 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-09-13 14:46:35 GMT

    An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.

    An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.

  • Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

    Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:32:10 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-09-13 13:18:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...(AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.
  • Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

    Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-09-12 19:41:51 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-09-13 08:19:47 GMT
    (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File). FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economi...(Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File). FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economi...
    Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact.
    Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact.
  • Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

    Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:39:41 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:25:37 GMT
    (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP). Stewart Thomason places sandbags that he used for previous hurricanes and tarp to prevent the flooding from rain at his home on the Isle of Palms,S.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, Sept. 12,...(Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP). Stewart Thomason places sandbags that he used for previous hurricanes and tarp to prevent the flooding from rain at his home on the Isle of Palms,S.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, Sept. 12,...
    No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence.
    No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence.
  • Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

    Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:32:30 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:32:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.
  • Slaves' descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes

    Slaves' descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:52:54 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:17:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast...
    A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms - from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year.
    A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms - from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year.
  • Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

    Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:29:44 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:33:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...(AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.
  • Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

    Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:16:52 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:21:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). From left, Josh Clappsy, Blake Price, and JB Phillips remove boards from a dock in hopes to save it from rising waters in Swansboro, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Mon...(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). From left, Josh Clappsy, Blake Price, and JB Phillips remove boards from a dock in hopes to save it from rising waters in Swansboro, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Mon...
    Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.
    Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.
  • Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2, still threatens millions of homes

    Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2, still threatens millions of homes

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:18:38 GMT
    Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall Friday along the coast of the Carolinas. (Source: NHC)Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall Friday along the coast of the Carolinas. (Source: NHC)

    Wherever the storm eventually will make landfall, serious and dangerous conditions will extend far behind the eye. 

    Wherever the storm eventually will make landfall, serious and dangerous conditions will extend far behind the eye. 

  • Trump comments sting in Puerto Rico amid slow storm recovery

    Trump comments sting in Puerto Rico amid slow storm recovery

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:58:06 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:35:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File). FILE - This June 18, 2018 file photo shows an aerial photo of the Viequez neighborhood, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where people were still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months sinc...(AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File). FILE - This June 18, 2018 file photo shows an aerial photo of the Viequez neighborhood, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where people were still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months sinc...
    President Donald Trump's assertion that the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria was "an incredible, unsung success" is falling flat in Puerto Rico, where islanders are still struggling to recover a...
    President Donald Trump's assertion that the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria was "an incredible, unsung success" is falling flat in Puerto Rico, where islanders are still struggling to recover a year later.
  • Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

    Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-09-12 06:29:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:32:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Nakoa Ching, of Kailua, Hawaii, watches the ocean as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 near Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on som...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Nakoa Ching, of Kailua, Hawaii, watches the ocean as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 near Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on som...
    Maui hunkered down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barreled toward the state, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst.
    Maui hunkered down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barreled toward the state, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst.
  • From Katrina to Galveston: The worst hurricanes to hit the U.S.

    From Katrina to Galveston: The worst hurricanes to hit the U.S.

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-09-13 02:59:48 GMT

    Hurricane Florence is moving toward the Carolinas and could end up one of the costliest in American history when all is said and done.

    Hurricane Florence is moving toward the Carolinas and could end up one of the costliest in American history when all is said and done.

  • Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

    Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:52:49 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:48:17 GMT
    Tropical Storm Olivia is dropping light rain on Maui and the Big Island as its outer rain bands approach the state.
    Tropical Storm Olivia is dropping light rain on Maui and the Big Island as its outer rain bands approach the state.
  • Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

    Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:58:03 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:53:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio). James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his po...(AP Photo/Emery Dalesio). James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his po...
    Monster Hurricane Florence is taking aim at parts of the Carolinas were many families struggle to get by, and who may lack the money to flee or recover after the damage is done.
    Monster Hurricane Florence is taking aim at parts of the Carolinas were many families struggle to get by, and who may lack the money to flee or recover after the damage is done.
  • Unique Gullah communities have ridden out many hurricanes

    Unique Gullah communities have ridden out many hurricanes

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:08:18 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:53:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, John Brown stands behind a fence for his cows outside his home on St. Helena Island, S.C. Brown and other residents of the island's Gullah community of slave descendants are watching Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, John Brown stands behind a fence for his cows outside his home on St. Helena Island, S.C. Brown and other residents of the island's Gullah community of slave descendants are watching Hurricane Floren...
    Slave descendants on South Carolina island have long history of riding out hurricanes.
    Slave descendants on South Carolina island have long history of riding out hurricanes.
  • What is FEMA and how does it work?

    What is FEMA and how does it work?

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:42:02 GMT
    Social Teaser: “Helping people before, during, and after disasters.” – FEMA Mission Statement (Source: RaycomMedia)Social Teaser: “Helping people before, during, and after disasters.” – FEMA Mission Statement (Source: RaycomMedia)

    On April 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order that created FEMA.

    On April 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order that created FEMA.

  • Watch Hurricane Florence come ashore on live cams along the East Coast

    Watch Hurricane Florence come ashore on live cams along the East Coast

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:20:23 GMT

    Watch the surf become increasingly dangerous from Surfline.com as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas.

    Watch the surf become increasingly dangerous from Surfline.com as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas.

  • US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

    US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:21:35 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:17:23 GMT
    FEMA Associate Administrator Jeff Byard, left, says that FEMA is properly funded to handle Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)FEMA Associate Administrator Jeff Byard, left, says that FEMA is properly funded to handle Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)

    The Department of Homeland security says $10 million transfer of funds to ICE wouldn't hurt hurricane response efforts.

    The Department of Homeland security says $10 million transfer of funds to ICE wouldn't hurt hurricane response efforts.

  • Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

    Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:47:54 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:57:00 GMT
    (NASA via AP). This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over...(NASA via AP). This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over...
    The closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets because steering currents disappear.
    The closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets because steering currents disappear.
  • Lowcountry schools deciding weekly schedule after evacuation order lifted

    Lowcountry schools deciding weekly schedule after evacuation order lifted

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-09-12 19:13:50 GMT
    (source: WTOC)(source: WTOC)

    School districts in the South Carolina Lowcountry are having to decide what class schedules to implement this week after the mandatory evacuation notice was lifted on Tuesday morning. 

    School districts in the South Carolina Lowcountry are having to decide what class schedules to implement this week after the mandatory evacuation notice was lifted on Tuesday morning. 

  • To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

    To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:39:03 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:40:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffery Collins). Chris and Nicole Roland walk down a beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The couple boarded up their uncle's condominium and are leaving soon as Hurricane Florence approaches.(AP Photo/Jeffery Collins). Chris and Nicole Roland walk down a beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The couple boarded up their uncle's condominium and are leaving soon as Hurricane Florence approaches.
    From Norfolk, Virginia in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the south, millions of residents in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make...
    From Norfolk, Virginia in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the south, millions of residents in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall sometime early Saturday morning.
  • Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

    Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:28:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:26:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...(AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.
  • East Coast military bases brace for Florence

    East Coast military bases brace for Florence

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:37:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:54:43 GMT
    (Sgt. Dana Beesley/U.S. Marine Corps via AP). In this photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps, recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate following an evacuation order directed by Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the depot's comman...(Sgt. Dana Beesley/U.S. Marine Corps via AP). In this photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps, recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate following an evacuation order directed by Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the depot's comman...
    Service members and their families left some of the southeast's biggest military installations, and equipment and ships were relocated as Hurricane Florence swirled toward the East Coast on Tuesday.
    Service members and their families left some of the southeast's biggest military installations, and equipment and ships were relocated as Hurricane Florence swirled toward the East Coast on Tuesday.
  • Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm 'underappreciated'

    Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm 'underappreciated'

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:18:54 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:44:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful," even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.

    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful," even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.

  • Evacuations across Grand Strand continue as residents flee Florence

    Evacuations across Grand Strand continue as residents flee Florence

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:28:04 GMT
    Traffic backs up on S.C. 544 in Horry County ahead of the start of evacuations before Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)Traffic backs up on S.C. 544 in Horry County ahead of the start of evacuations before Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuations for all coastal zones will begin on Tuesday, ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to a tweet from Rep. Alan Clemmons. 

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuations for all coastal zones will begin on Tuesday, ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to a tweet from Rep. Alan Clemmons. 

  • 'Get out now': Charleston officials urge residents to obey evacuation order

    'Get out now': Charleston officials urge residents to obey evacuation order

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:49:00 GMT
    Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg told residents Wednesday to leave now if they can (Source: Live 5)Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg told residents Wednesday to leave now if they can (Source: Live 5)
    Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg told residents Wednesday to leave now if they can (Source: Live 5)Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg told residents Wednesday to leave now if they can (Source: Live 5)

    City of Charleston officials are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday morning about Hurricane Florence. 

    City of Charleston officials are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday morning about Hurricane Florence. 

  • breaking

    Beaufort County still not under mandatory evacuation despite changes to Florence forecast

    Beaufort County still not under mandatory evacuation despite changes to Florence forecast

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-09-12 15:50:37 GMT
    (Source: SCEMD)(Source: SCEMD)

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence for all coastal counties in South Carolina on Monday, including Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties.  

    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence for all coastal counties in South Carolina on Monday, including Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties.  

  • Woodward book goes on sale as ex-Trump aides push back

    Woodward book goes on sale as ex-Trump aides push back

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:34:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:55:45 GMT
    A new White House tell-all from journalist Bob Woodward has officially gone on sale as several former aides of President Donald Trump try to distance themselves from the depiction of a chaotic West Wing.
    A new White House tell-all from journalist Bob Woodward has officially gone on sale as several former aides of President Donald Trump try to distance themselves from the depiction of a chaotic West Wing.
  • Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane

    Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-09-12 06:33:44 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:27:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to A...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to A...
    Asian shares are falling as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country amid the looming threat of more trade tariffs from Washington looms.
    Asian shares are falling as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country amid the looming threat of more trade tariffs from Washington looms.
  • In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

    In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-09-11 19:23:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:55 AM EDT2018-09-12 08:55:57 GMT

    Some experts are concerned Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina and in a part of the country that is famously difficult to evacuate.

    Some experts are concerned Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina and in a part of the country that is famously difficult to evacuate.

  • Strengthening Hurricane Florence eyes Carolinas, 1 million ordered to evacuate

    Strengthening Hurricane Florence eyes Carolinas, 1 million ordered to evacuate

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:59 AM EDT2018-09-12 06:59:01 GMT

    Forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to make landfall as a dangerous major hurricane. 

    Forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to make landfall as a dangerous major hurricane. 

  • Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

    Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:45:05 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:09:20 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene.
    Everything is coming together to make Florence a monster storm, but what really scares experts is the rain.
    Everything is coming together to make Florence a monster storm, but what really scares experts is the rain.
  • Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

    Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:10:08 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:09:00 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE-In this Oct. 15, 1954 file photo, High tides, whipped in by Hurricane Hazel, shatter boats and buildings in Swansboro, N.C., as the storm lashes the Atlantic seaboard. The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a ...(AP Photo, File). FILE-In this Oct. 15, 1954 file photo, High tides, whipped in by Hurricane Hazel, shatter boats and buildings in Swansboro, N.C., as the storm lashes the Atlantic seaboard. The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a ...
    Hurricane Florence could hit Carolinas with a punch not seen in more than 60 years.
    Hurricane Florence could hit Carolinas with a punch not seen in more than 60 years.
  • Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

    Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:13:18 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:05:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.
  • Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

    Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-09-11 22:05:58 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:22:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...(AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.
  • 'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

    'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:15:37 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:18:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...

    Florence is forecast to close in on North or South Carolina on Thursday, hitting a stretch of coastline that's vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change.

    Florence is forecast to close in on North or South Carolina on Thursday, hitting a stretch of coastline that's vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change.

  • To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

    To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:39:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:15:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). A Walmart in Mt. Pleasant, S.C, is closed, and barricaded, after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Florence Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Mic Smith). A Walmart in Mt. Pleasant, S.C, is closed, and barricaded, after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Florence Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
    Ahead of Hurricane Florence, a frenzied sale of property insurers, investments in companies that sell construction supplies, portable generators.
    Ahead of Hurricane Florence, a frenzied sale of property insurers, investments in companies that sell construction supplies, portable generators.
  • The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

    The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-09-11 12:47:33 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-09-12 03:57:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...
    The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 mph (215 kph) with...
    The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 mph (215 kph) with higher gusts.
  • SCDOT starts lane reversals for mandatory evacuations from east coast

    SCDOT starts lane reversals for mandatory evacuations from east coast

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-09-11 18:31:33 GMT
    As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. (Source: WIS)As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. (Source: WIS)
    As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. (Source: WIS)As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. (Source: WIS)

    As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. 

    As Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern U.S. coast, mandatory evacuations issued by SC Gov. Henry McMaster will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon. 

  • SC State football game postponed by Hurricane Florence

    SC State football game postponed by Hurricane Florence

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:57:23 GMT

    Game will be played November 24th

    Game will be played November 24th

  • Florence remains a Category 4 hurricane; track shifts south

    Florence remains a Category 4 hurricane; track shifts south

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:49:24 GMT

    Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm.

    Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm.

  • With Florence approaching, a look back at other major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas

    With Florence approaching, a look back at other major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-09-11 21:22:17 GMT
    It’s rare for major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas. But with Florence headed that way, here’s a look back at how similar storms have impacted the states. (Source: Archive.org/CNN)It’s rare for major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas. But with Florence headed that way, here’s a look back at how similar storms have impacted the states. (Source: Archive.org/CNN)

    It's rare for major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas. But with Florence headed that way, here's a look back at how similar storms have impacted the states.

    It's rare for major hurricanes to hit the Carolinas. But with Florence headed that way, here's a look back at how similar storms have impacted the states.

  • North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-09-11 18:04:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:50:25 GMT
    As North Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence, some tourists and residents are worried about the famous wild horses that roam the Outer Banks.
    As North Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence, some tourists and residents are worried about the famous wild horses that roam the Outer Banks.
  • Coast RTA offering transportation during hurricane evacuation

    Coast RTA offering transportation during hurricane evacuation

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-09-11 19:29:33 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Coast RTA has cancelled its fixed routes and paratransit services until further notice in preparation for its role in hurricane evacuations. "Once an executive order is announced, Coast RTA initiates its role as the responsible party for public evacuation. We operate 24/7 in transporting residents to local shelters until the evacuation is over," said Coast RTA General Manager Brian Piascik in a press release. "We urge everyone to be mindf...

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Coast RTA has cancelled its fixed routes and paratransit services until further notice in preparation for its role in hurricane evacuations. "Once an executive order is announced, Coast RTA initiates its role as the responsible party for public evacuation. We operate 24/7 in transporting residents to local shelters until the evacuation is over," said Coast RTA General Manager Brian Piascik in a press release. "We urge everyone to be mindf...

  • NHRMC evacuates 'some patients who can travel' as Florence approaches

    NHRMC evacuates 'some patients who can travel' as Florence approaches

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-09-11 14:48:28 GMT
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), a level II trauma center hospital in Wilmington, NC, is transferring some patients as Hurricane Florence is set to strike. (Source: WECT)New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), a level II trauma center hospital in Wilmington, NC, is transferring some patients as Hurricane Florence is set to strike. (Source: WECT)

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), a level II trauma center hospital in Wilmington, NC, is transferring some patients as Hurricane Florence is set to strike. Patients are being transferred for their safety and to make sure there are enough staff working during the storm, said Carolyn Fisher, NHRMC spokesperson. 

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), a level II trauma center hospital in Wilmington, NC, is transferring some patients as Hurricane Florence is set to strike. Patients are being transferred for their safety and to make sure there are enough staff working during the storm, said Carolyn Fisher, NHRMC spokesperson. 

  • Lowcountry hospitals prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Lowcountry hospitals prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-09-11 13:36:43 GMT
    A look at MUSC's retired military vehicle that can travel in up to 6 ft of water. It will be used to transport staff and patients between buildings on campus if needed during Hurricane Florence.A look at MUSC's retired military vehicle that can travel in up to 6 ft of water. It will be used to transport staff and patients between buildings on campus if needed during Hurricane Florence.

    Hospitals across the Lowcountry are preparing for Hurricane Florence.The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital says they are prepared to care for their patients.

    Hospitals across the Lowcountry are preparing for Hurricane Florence.The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital says they are prepared to care for their patients.

  • Long gas lines drain fuel supply

    Long gas lines drain fuel supply

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:39 AM EDT2018-09-11 09:39:01 GMT
    Gas stations in Wilmington are running out of gas as Hurricane Florence approaches. (Source: WECT)Gas stations in Wilmington are running out of gas as Hurricane Florence approaches. (Source: WECT)

    As of 4 p.m. Monday, the BP gas station at 3706 Shipyard Boulevard was out of gas.

    As of 4 p.m. Monday, the BP gas station at 3706 Shipyard Boulevard was out of gas.

  • Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

    Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:23:50 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:49 AM EDT2018-09-11 06:49:49 GMT
    Hurricane Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the next day as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane.
    Hurricane Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the next day as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane.
  • American Airlines issues list of airports travelers could have Florence-impacted flights

    American Airlines issues list of airports travelers could have Florence-impacted flights

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-10 17:44:40 GMT
    With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. (Source: American Airlines/Facebook)With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. (Source: American Airlines/Facebook)
    With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. (Source: American Airlines/Facebook)With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. (Source: American Airlines/Facebook)

    With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. 

    With Hurricane Florence becoming a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern United States this week, some may be scrambling to reschedule travel plans at coastal beaches and flights. 

  • Thousands in Lowcountry prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Thousands in Lowcountry prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:37:00 GMT
    Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry. (Source: NASA)Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry. (Source: NASA)
    Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry. (Source: NASA)Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry. (Source: NASA)

    Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry.

    Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for the possibility that Hurricane Florence could have severe impacts in the Lowcountry.

  • As Florence approaches, County of Lexington officials advise pond owners to lower levels

    As Florence approaches, County of Lexington officials advise pond owners to lower levels

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-09-10 17:58:09 GMT
    As county leaders and emergency officials monitor Hurricane Florence and its track, they advise that local pond and dam owners begin lowering water levels ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: County of Lexington Twitter)As county leaders and emergency officials monitor Hurricane Florence and its track, they advise that local pond and dam owners begin lowering water levels ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: County of Lexington Twitter)
    As county leaders and emergency officials monitor Hurricane Florence and its track, they advise that local pond and dam owners begin lowering water levels ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: County of Lexington Twitter)As county leaders and emergency officials monitor Hurricane Florence and its track, they advise that local pond and dam owners begin lowering water levels ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: County of Lexington Twitter)

    In a notice to residents on Monday, County of Lexington officials is advising homeowners with ponds to take action now. 

    In a notice to residents on Monday, County of Lexington officials is advising homeowners with ponds to take action now. 

  • Families with babies and toddlers: Here's how you can prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Families with babies and toddlers: Here's how you can prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:53:59 GMT
    (Source: WIS)(Source: WIS)

    Hurricane Florence is threatening the East Coast and many families with babies and young children could be affected by this strong storm. 

    Hurricane Florence is threatening the East Coast and many families with babies and young children could be affected by this strong storm. 

  • WTOC Weather Center: Florence a Category 4 hurricane

    WTOC Weather Center: Florence a Category 4 hurricane

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:26:15 GMT
    11 a.m. advisory on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Source: WTOC)11 a.m. advisory on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Source: WTOC)

    Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen. As of 11 a.m., Florence has strengthened to a Category 4 with sustained winds of 130 MPH.

    Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen. As of 11 a.m., Florence has strengthened to a Category 4 with sustained winds of 130 MPH.

  • Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

    Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-09-10 05:33:01 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:22:52 GMT
    Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

    Forecasters said Florence was expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

    Forecasters said Florence was expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

  • Northam orders mandatory evacuation along Virginia coast

    Northam orders mandatory evacuation along Virginia coast

    Monday, September 10 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-09-11 03:34:04 GMT

    The storm is churning in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to strengthen over the next several days. 

    The storm is churning in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to strengthen over the next several days. 

  • Having a baby before a hurricane hits

    Having a baby before a hurricane hits

    Monday, September 10 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-09-11 03:23:47 GMT
    Baby Hayden's nursery all ready to go ahead of Hurricane Florence (Source: WECT)Baby Hayden's nursery all ready to go ahead of Hurricane Florence (Source: WECT)

    Having a baby is stressful enough, but having a baby during a hurricane? For most, it is unthinkable. 

    Having a baby is stressful enough, but having a baby during a hurricane? For most, it is unthinkable. 

  • North Myrtle Beach declares state of emergency in preparation for Florence

    North Myrtle Beach declares state of emergency in preparation for Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:44:56 GMT
    Mayor Hatley said its crucial for your safety as well as the safety of first responders (Source: Marissa Tansino).Mayor Hatley said its crucial for your safety as well as the safety of first responders (Source: Marissa Tansino).
    Mayor Hatley said its crucial for your safety as well as the safety of first responders (Source: Marissa Tansino).Mayor Hatley said its crucial for your safety as well as the safety of first responders (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    The city declared a state of emergency this morning as officials prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Florence as it makes its was towards the east coast.

    The city declared a state of emergency this morning as officials prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Florence as it makes its was towards the east coast.

  • Getting your pets ready for a hurricane

    Getting your pets ready for a hurricane

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:41:22 GMT
    Keep your pets safe ahead of potential Hurricane Florence impacts. (Source: Audrey Biesk)Keep your pets safe ahead of potential Hurricane Florence impacts. (Source: Audrey Biesk)
    Keep your pets safe ahead of potential Hurricane Florence impacts. (Source: Audrey Biesk)Keep your pets safe ahead of potential Hurricane Florence impacts. (Source: Audrey Biesk)

    While preparing for potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, along with keeping yourself safe, keep your pets safe too.

    While preparing for potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, along with keeping yourself safe, keep your pets safe too.

  • Robeson County braces for Florence just two years after Hurricane Matthew

    Robeson County braces for Florence just two years after Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-09-11 02:33:24 GMT
    Robeson County department officials meet at the Emergency Management Center (Source: Robeson County)Robeson County department officials meet at the Emergency Management Center (Source: Robeson County)
    Robeson County department officials meet at the Emergency Management Center (Source: Robeson County)Robeson County department officials meet at the Emergency Management Center (Source: Robeson County)

    ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - Just two years after Hurricane Matthew swept through Robeson County, the area is preparing for another large storm. The heads of every Robeson County department met Tuesday morning at the county’s Emergency Management Center to discuss plans for Hurricane Florence that’s on track to hit North Carolina later this week.

    ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - Just two years after Hurricane Matthew swept through Robeson County, the area is preparing for another large storm. The heads of every Robeson County department met Tuesday morning at the county’s Emergency Management Center to discuss plans for Hurricane Florence that’s on track to hit North Carolina later this week.

  • Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

    Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-09-10 17:39:13 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-09-11 01:53:18 GMT

    An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.

    An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.

  • City of Charleston prepping storm drains ahead of potential Florence rainfall

    City of Charleston prepping storm drains ahead of potential Florence rainfall

    Monday, September 10 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-09-11 01:40:07 GMT
    The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.
    The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.

    The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.

    The City of Charleston's Storm Water team was preparing for potential Hurricane Florence impacts on Monday by clearing out hotspot drains and ditches.

  • With mandatory evacuations announced, Myrtle Beach preps for Hurricane Florence

    With mandatory evacuations announced, Myrtle Beach preps for Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:31:32 GMT

    We went to Conway, near Myrtle Beach to keep an eye on traffic as are trying to leave before the lane reversals take effect tomorrow. 

    We went to Conway, near Myrtle Beach to keep an eye on traffic as are trying to leave before the lane reversals take effect tomorrow. 

  • History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage

    History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:16:35 GMT
    Homes were damaged by downed trees on Hawaii Island. (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)Homes were damaged by downed trees on Hawaii Island. (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

    Tropical storms have a history of causing major damage in Hawaii.  

    Tropical storms have a history of causing major damage in Hawaii.  

  • Tybee Island officials preparing for impacts of Hurricane Florence

    Tybee Island officials preparing for impacts of Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:47:51 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Even though Georgia is no longer in the cone of uncertainty of Hurricane Florence, it doesn't mean Georgia's coast will not see an impact. 

    Even though Georgia is no longer in the cone of uncertainty of Hurricane Florence, it doesn't mean Georgia's coast will not see an impact. 

  • County leaders urging Jasper County citizens to have evacuation plans in order

    County leaders urging Jasper County citizens to have evacuation plans in order

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:46:06 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Jasper County is included in the mandatory evacuation issued by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. 

    Jasper County is included in the mandatory evacuation issued by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. 

  • Richmond mayor declares state of emergency as Florence approaches

    Richmond mayor declares state of emergency as Florence approaches

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:02:25 GMT

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney declared a state of emergency the city as Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean. 

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney declared a state of emergency the city as Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean. 

  • Cooper: 'Best defense is good preparation' for Florence

    Cooper: 'Best defense is good preparation' for Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:59:28 GMT
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)

    Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the president for a disaster declaration ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. 

    Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the president for a disaster declaration ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall. 

  • Important message from NBC12 meteorologists on Hurricane Florence

    Important message from NBC12 meteorologists on Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:24:27 GMT

    Before complaining about disruptions to the regular broadcast schedule, understand Richmond is our home and we want everyone to take this storm seriously and be prepared.

    Before complaining about disruptions to the regular broadcast schedule, understand Richmond is our home and we want everyone to take this storm seriously and be prepared.

  • Hilton Head Hospital only hospital open for emergencies only

    Hilton Head Hospital only hospital open for emergencies only

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:05:46 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    It's not just homes and businesses that are preparing for Hurricane Florence. Healthcare facilities across the state of South Carolina are already in evacuation mode.

    It's not just homes and businesses that are preparing for Hurricane Florence. Healthcare facilities across the state of South Carolina are already in evacuation mode.

  • Breaking

    Tri-County leaders hold news conference on Florence, evacuations

    Tri-County leaders hold news conference on Florence, evacuations

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:44:03 GMT
    Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl, center, speaks at the news conference Sunday afternoon. (Source: Live 5)Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl, center, speaks at the news conference Sunday afternoon. (Source: Live 5)
    Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl, center, speaks at the news conference Sunday afternoon. (Source: Live 5)Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl, center, speaks at the news conference Sunday afternoon. (Source: Live 5)

    With Tropical Storm Florence expected to reach hurricane strength Sunday, state and county authorities have upgraded their emergency operating condition.

    With Tropical Storm Florence expected to reach hurricane strength Sunday, state and county authorities have upgraded their emergency operating condition.

  • Carolina Beach residents prepare to batten down the hatches

    Carolina Beach residents prepare to batten down the hatches

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:36:31 GMT
    Phillip Thompson boards up windows at Kupboard Grocery in Carolina Beach on Monday. (Source: WECT)Phillip Thompson boards up windows at Kupboard Grocery in Carolina Beach on Monday. (Source: WECT)
    Phillip Thompson boards up windows at Kupboard Grocery in Carolina Beach on Monday. (Source: WECT)Phillip Thompson boards up windows at Kupboard Grocery in Carolina Beach on Monday. (Source: WECT)

    With the grim news that our area could receive a direct hit from Hurricane Florence, coastal communities are feverishly racing against the clock to protect their homes, businesses and lives.

    With the grim news that our area could receive a direct hit from Hurricane Florence, coastal communities are feverishly racing against the clock to protect their homes, businesses and lives.

  • What to know to prepare your home for Florence

    What to know to prepare your home for Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:25:47 GMT
    The roof is the most important part of a home to be prepared for severe weather. (Source: NBC12)The roof is the most important part of a home to be prepared for severe weather. (Source: NBC12)

    The most important area of a home in severe weather is the roof, and it's important to protect it any way you can.

    The most important area of a home in severe weather is the roof, and it's important to protect it any way you can.

  • 'Don't plan on being lucky': Officials urge residents to take Olivia threat seriously

    'Don't plan on being lucky': Officials urge residents to take Olivia threat seriously

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:25:39 GMT
    City leaders met Sunday morning for a briefing on the storm. (Image: City and County of Honolulu)City leaders met Sunday morning for a briefing on the storm. (Image: City and County of Honolulu)

    City leaders held a teleconference Sunday morning with various department heads to prepare for possible impacts from Hurricane Olivia, now on a track toward the islands.  

    City leaders held a teleconference Sunday morning with various department heads to prepare for possible impacts from Hurricane Olivia, now on a track toward the islands.  

  • Myrtle Beach, Georgetown County providing free sand ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Myrtle Beach, Georgetown County providing free sand ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:45:24 GMT
    Georgetown County will offer sandbags ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management via Facebook)Georgetown County will offer sandbags ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management via Facebook)

    The city of Myrtle Beach and Georgetown County is providing free sand to the community ahead of Hurricane Florence.

    The city of Myrtle Beach and Georgetown County is providing free sand to the community ahead of Hurricane Florence.

  • Bulloch Co. officials want residents to be prepared whether or not Florence poses threat

    Bulloch Co. officials want residents to be prepared whether or not Florence poses threat

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:36:18 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Hurricane Florence's focus may be on North Carolina and South Carolina at the moment, but Georgia counties aren't letting down their guard just yet. 

    Hurricane Florence's focus may be on North Carolina and South Carolina at the moment, but Georgia counties aren't letting down their guard just yet. 

  • Hurricane Florence causes high school football games to be rescheduled

    Hurricane Florence causes high school football games to be rescheduled

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:28:05 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    With the possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting Central Virginia, several high schools across the region have rescheduled their football games. 

    With the possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting Central Virginia, several high schools across the region have rescheduled their football games. 

  • Tidelands Health to begin evacuation of patients before Hurricane Florence

    Tidelands Health to begin evacuation of patients before Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:10:10 GMT
    Source: Tidelands HealthSource: Tidelands Health
    Source: Tidelands HealthSource: Tidelands Health

    Tidelands Health will begin taking steps to evacuate patients.

    Tidelands Health will begin taking steps to evacuate patients.

  • Dominion Energy prepares for expected outages due to Hurricane Florence

    Dominion Energy prepares for expected outages due to Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:01:35 GMT
    Crews are working to secure power lines above and below ground. (Source: NBC12)Crews are working to secure power lines above and below ground. (Source: NBC12)

    Dominion Energy is preparing for the worst ahead of the expected rainfall and wind Hurricane Florence could bring. 

    Dominion Energy is preparing for the worst ahead of the expected rainfall and wind Hurricane Florence could bring. 

  • Surfside Beach town leaders prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Surfside Beach town leaders prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-09-10 19:35:46 GMT
    Surfside Beach officials say town agencies are preparing ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)Surfside Beach officials say town agencies are preparing ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)
    Surfside Beach officials say town agencies are preparing ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)Surfside Beach officials say town agencies are preparing ahead of Hurricane Florence. (Source: WMBF News)
    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Florence’s approach has many Grand Strand cities and towns on alert as the hurricane continues to threaten our coastline. While it’s still uncertain where Hurricane Florence will make landfall, Surfside Beach officials say they want to be prepared for any potential impacts. In a meeting this morning, multiple town agencies met to begin putting plans in motion ahead of Florence. Surfside town leaders will discuss a state of emergency declaratio...
    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Florence’s approach has many Grand Strand cities and towns on alert as the hurricane continues to threaten our coastline. While it’s still uncertain where Hurricane Florence will make landfall, Surfside Beach officials say they want to be prepared for any potential impacts. In a meeting this morning, multiple town agencies met to begin putting plans in motion ahead of Florence. Surfside town leaders will discuss a state of emergency declaratio...
  • Horry County, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, City of Conway issue states of emergency

    Horry County, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, City of Conway issue states of emergency

    Monday, September 10 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-09-10 18:34:27 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — In anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall along the Grand Strand, Horry County and Myrtle Beach have declared a state of emergency effective immediately.  "Now is the time to prepare," said Mayor Brenda Bethune.  The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — In anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall along the Grand Strand, Horry County and Myrtle Beach have declared a state of emergency effective immediately.  "Now is the time to prepare," said Mayor Brenda Bethune.  The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Horry, Georgetown counties, city of Conway move to OPCON 2 as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Horry, Georgetown counties, city of Conway move to OPCON 2 as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:51:30 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Horry and Georgetown counties moved to OPCON 2 Monday ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.

    Horry and Georgetown counties moved to OPCON 2 Monday ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.

  • NHC Director: 'People need to really take this seriously'

    NHC Director: 'People need to really take this seriously'

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:06:00 GMT
    National Hurricane Center Director Kenneth Graham talks about Hurricane Florence ahead of impacts. (Source: WECT)National Hurricane Center Director Kenneth Graham talks about Hurricane Florence ahead of impacts. (Source: WECT)
    National Hurricane Center Director Kenneth Graham talks about Hurricane Florence ahead of impacts. (Source: WECT)National Hurricane Center Director Kenneth Graham talks about Hurricane Florence ahead of impacts. (Source: WECT)

    Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolina coast, but National Hurricane Director Ken Graham says to expect to see impacts statewide. 

    Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolina coast, but National Hurricane Director Ken Graham says to expect to see impacts statewide. 

  • Coast Guard warns boaters as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Coast Guard warns boaters as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-09-10 14:24:04 GMT
    Coast Guard officials have set the port of Charleston to condition Whiskey (Source: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast)Coast Guard officials have set the port of Charleston to condition Whiskey (Source: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast)
    Coast Guard officials have set the port of Charleston to condition Whiskey (Source: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast)Coast Guard officials have set the port of Charleston to condition Whiskey (Source: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast)

    The United States Coast Guard is beginning to make preparations ahead of any impacts in the Lowcountry from Hurricane Florence. 

    The United States Coast Guard is beginning to make preparations ahead of any impacts in the Lowcountry from Hurricane Florence. 

  • National Hurricane Center director: Historic flooding possible in Richmond

    National Hurricane Center director: Historic flooding possible in Richmond

    Monday, September 10 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-09-10 14:08:22 GMT
    Florence could bring 10 or more inches to much of Virginia. (Source: NBC12)Florence could bring 10 or more inches to much of Virginia. (Source: NBC12)

    As Hurricane Florence creeps closer to the U.S., residents in Central Virginia are preparing for possible effects from the storm.

    As Hurricane Florence creeps closer to the U.S., residents in Central Virginia are preparing for possible effects from the storm.

  • The American Red Cross prepares to open shelters

    The American Red Cross prepares to open shelters

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:21 AM EDT2018-09-10 10:21:11 GMT
    The American Red Cross and Horry County both say they’re ready to deal with any potential impacts from Hurricane Florence (Source: Erin Edwards)The American Red Cross and Horry County both say they’re ready to deal with any potential impacts from Hurricane Florence (Source: Erin Edwards)

    The American Red Cross and Horry County both say they’re ready to deal with any potential impacts from Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Operation Center was activated on Sunday, and law enforcement, fire officials and EMS gathered at M.L. Brown to discuss their plans.

    The American Red Cross and Horry County both say they’re ready to deal with any potential impacts from Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Operation Center was activated on Sunday, and law enforcement, fire officials and EMS gathered at M.L. Brown to discuss their plans.

  • 'Make your plans now': Gov. McMaster urges residents to start getting prepared ahead of Hurricane Florence

    'Make your plans now': Gov. McMaster urges residents to start getting prepared ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Sunday, September 9 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-09-09 19:35:33 GMT
    (Source: WISTV)(Source: WISTV)
    (Source: WISTV)(Source: WISTV)

    Governor Henry McMaster is set to hold a press conference alongside state officials Sunday afternoon to provide the public with the latest updates on Hurricane Florence’s potential impacts on the state. 

    Governor Henry McMaster is set to hold a press conference alongside state officials Sunday afternoon to provide the public with the latest updates on Hurricane Florence’s potential impacts on the state. 

  • Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

    Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

    Sunday, September 9 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-09-09 11:09:47 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-09-10 05:33:09 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

    The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland.

    The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland.

  • The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

    The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

    Sunday, September 9 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-09-09 15:19:58 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-09-10 04:44:52 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.
    Forecasters say Tropical Storm Florence has turned into a hurricane and is swirling toward the East Coast for what could be a direct hit toward the end of the week.
    Forecasters say Tropical Storm Florence has turned into a hurricane and is swirling toward the East Coast for what could be a direct hit toward the end of the week.
  • CCU cancels Tuesday classes in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

    CCU cancels Tuesday classes in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-09-10 04:14:27 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Coastal Carolina University has cancelled classes on Tuesday, September 11 ahead of Hurricane Florence.  CCU will have normal operation on Monday. Classes will be canceled on Tuesday. Check email and https://t.co/sUB7kpdtsx for details. — Coastal Carolina U. (@CCUChanticleers) September 10, 2018 Classes will continue as normal on Monday. "In an abundance of caution, CCU will cancel classes on Tuesday and will p...

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Coastal Carolina University has cancelled classes on Tuesday, September 11 ahead of Hurricane Florence.  CCU will have normal operation on Monday. Classes will be canceled on Tuesday. Check email and https://t.co/sUB7kpdtsx for details. — Coastal Carolina U. (@CCUChanticleers) September 10, 2018 Classes will continue as normal on Monday. "In an abundance of caution, CCU will cancel classes on Tuesday and will p...

  • McMaster: 'Make plans now' ahead of Hurricane Florence landfall

    McMaster: 'Make plans now' ahead of Hurricane Florence landfall

    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:00:43 GMT
    Gov. Henry McMaster urged people to prepare now, not later, for Hurricane Florence. (Source: WIS)Gov. Henry McMaster urged people to prepare now, not later, for Hurricane Florence. (Source: WIS)

    State emergency officials will update the public on the state's plan to prepare for Hurricane Florence Sunday night.

    State emergency officials will update the public on the state's plan to prepare for Hurricane Florence Sunday night.

  • Isaac becomes 3rd hurricane sweeping through Atlantic

    Isaac becomes 3rd hurricane sweeping through Atlantic

    Sunday, September 9 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-09-10 03:19:50 GMT

    Hurricane Isaac is the fifth hurricane of the season, three of which are currently in the Atlantic.

    Hurricane Isaac is the fifth hurricane of the season, three of which are currently in the Atlantic.

  • Operation Sandbag distributes over 1,000 sandbags to Beaufort County residents

    Operation Sandbag distributes over 1,000 sandbags to Beaufort County residents

    Sunday, September 9 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-09-10 02:20:01 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    People in Beaufort County are taking no chances with Florence as Operation Sandbag went into full effect on Sunday. The event lasted for about four hours, with a little over 1,000 sand bags filled. 

    People in Beaufort County are taking no chances with Florence as Operation Sandbag went into full effect on Sunday. The event lasted for about four hours, with a little over 1,000 sand bags filled. 

  • Officials prepping for Florence; what should you do?

    Officials prepping for Florence; what should you do?

    Sunday, September 9 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-10 00:41:56 GMT

    Officials are getting ready for the impact from the storm and are asking residents to make sure they are prepared as well.

    Officials are getting ready for the impact from the storm and are asking residents to make sure they are prepared as well.

  • Harvest Hope volunteers are packing food for shelters ahead of Florence

    Harvest Hope volunteers are packing food for shelters ahead of Florence

    Sunday, September 9 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-09-09 21:18:34 GMT

    Volunteers in the Midlands were packing food for shelters ahead of Florence at Harvest Hope earlier today.  

    Volunteers in the Midlands were packing food for shelters ahead of Florence at Harvest Hope earlier today.  

  • Savannah businesses, historic sites take precautions amid hurricane threat

    Savannah businesses, historic sites take precautions amid hurricane threat

    Sunday, September 9 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-09-09 21:07:02 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Businesses along River Street and Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island are preparing for Hurricane Florance's arrival to the east coast. Even though Savannah and the greater Georiga east coast area remain outside of the cone of uncertainty, both of these areas saw damage during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.  

    Businesses along River Street and Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island are preparing for Hurricane Florance's arrival to the east coast. Even though Savannah and the greater Georiga east coast area remain outside of the cone of uncertainty, both of these areas saw damage during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.  

  • Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

    Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

    Saturday, September 8 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-09-08 19:04:31 GMT
    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:21:41 GMT
    Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect.
    Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect.
  • Horry County Schools, CCU 'closely monitoring' Florence path

    Horry County Schools, CCU 'closely monitoring' Florence path

    Sunday, September 9 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-09-09 16:42:18 GMT
    Source: Horry County Schools via FacebookSource: Horry County Schools via Facebook

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — As Hurricane Florence inches closer to the Carolina coast, school systems in the path of the storm have began to make preparations in case of an evacuation. Horry County Schools joined CCU Sunday in addressing the potential for Florence making landfall. "The District has been communicating with local and state officials and will wait to see if Governor McMaster orders evacuations before making any closing decisions," HCS wrote in a state...

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — As Hurricane Florence inches closer to the Carolina coast, school systems in the path of the storm have began to make preparations in case of an evacuation. Horry County Schools joined CCU Sunday in addressing the potential for Florence making landfall. "The District has been communicating with local and state officials and will wait to see if Governor McMaster orders evacuations before making any closing decisions," HCS wrote in a state...

  • Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

    Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

    Saturday, September 8 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-09-08 12:21:11 GMT
    Sunday, September 9 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-09-09 08:51:00 GMT
    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. (Source: National Hurricane Center)Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. (Source: National Hurricane Center)
    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. (Source: National Hurricane Center)Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic.

    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic.

  • Tropical Storm Isaac, 9th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Isaac, 9th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

    Saturday, September 8 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-09-09 03:23:33 GMT

    Tropical Storm Isaac formed late Saturday afternoon in the Atlantic between Tropical Storm Florence and Tropical Storm Helene.

    Tropical Storm Isaac formed late Saturday afternoon in the Atlantic between Tropical Storm Florence and Tropical Storm Helene.

  • Top 5 worst hurricanes to impact Central Virginia

    Top 5 worst hurricanes to impact Central Virginia

    Saturday, September 8 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-09-09 00:58:17 GMT
    Hurricane Isabel packed winds of 73 mph in Richmond. (Source: NBC12)Hurricane Isabel packed winds of 73 mph in Richmond. (Source: NBC12)
    Hurricane Isabel packed winds of 73 mph in Richmond. (Source: NBC12)Hurricane Isabel packed winds of 73 mph in Richmond. (Source: NBC12)

    This list factors in the amount of damage caused and the number of deaths the storms caused. 

    This list factors in the amount of damage caused and the number of deaths the storms caused. 

  • Tropical Storm Helene, 8th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Helene, 8th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

    Saturday, September 8 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-09-08 08:59:09 GMT

    Three storms, two of which are named, are currently spinning in the Atlantic.

    Three storms, two of which are named, are currently spinning in the Atlantic.

  • Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

    Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:17:58 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-09-08 03:16:22 GMT
    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast. (Source: National Hurricane Center)Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast. (Source: National Hurricane Center)
    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast. (Source: National Hurricane Center)Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic.

    Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic.

  • Hurricane Norman on course to pass Hawaii to northeast

    Hurricane Norman on course to pass Hawaii to northeast

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:56:59 GMT
    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:57:52 GMT
    One hurricane is on course to bypass Hawaii to the northeast, while another appears set to weaken before it gets closer to the island state.
    One hurricane is on course to bypass Hawaii to the northeast, while another appears set to weaken before it gets closer to the island state.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon moves over land near AL-MS border

    Tropical Storm Gordon moves over land near AL-MS border

    Gordon is expected to move across the lower Mississippi Valley through Wednesday, while rapidly weakening into a tropical depression.

    Gordon is expected to move across the lower Mississippi Valley through Wednesday, while rapidly weakening into a tropical depression.

  • Tropical Storm Florence forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Florence forms in the Atlantic

    Saturday, September 1 2018 5:59 AM EDT2018-09-01 09:59:24 GMT

    Florence is the sixth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

    Florence is the sixth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

  • Taking photos of your home before a hurricane can speed up the claim process

    Taking photos of your home before a hurricane can speed up the claim process

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-08-22 04:48:05 GMT
    Taking photos of your home before a storm will speed up claim process. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Taking photos of your home before a storm will speed up claim process. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
    Taking photos of your home before a storm will speed up claim process. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Taking photos of your home before a storm will speed up claim process. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    Besides installing hurricane clips and using plywood to reinforce windows, insurance experts also recommend using cameras or cell phones for last-minute hurricane preparations. 

    Besides installing hurricane clips and using plywood to reinforce windows, insurance experts also recommend using cameras or cell phones for last-minute hurricane preparations. 

  • NOAA revises hurricane predictions, says Atlantic will have below average season

    NOAA revises hurricane predictions, says Atlantic will have below average season

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:21:38 GMT
    NOAA revised down their 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. It's more likely to be below average. (Source: NOAA)NOAA revised down their 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. It's more likely to be below average. (Source: NOAA)

    NOAA now says we're likely to see a below normal season in the Atlantic. 

    NOAA now says we're likely to see a below normal season in the Atlantic. 

  • All of Puerto Rico's power is finally restored, except for 25 customers

    All of Puerto Rico's power is finally restored, except for 25 customers

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-08-08 15:53:11 GMT

    Nearly 1.4 million customers lost electric service immediately after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September.

    Nearly 1.4 million customers lost electric service immediately after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September.

  • Hurricane preparedness for pregnant women, families

    Hurricane preparedness for pregnant women, families

    Experts say it's important for pregnant women to prepare for the possibility of evacuation during hurricane season (Source: WAFB)Experts say it's important for pregnant women to prepare for the possibility of evacuation during hurricane season (Source: WAFB)

    For expecting mom, Allison Morrison, exciting news of an October due date was soon laced with worry after realizing her pregnancy coincided with hurricane season.

    For expecting mom, Allison Morrison, exciting news of an October due date was soon laced with worry after realizing her pregnancy coincided with hurricane season.

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