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  • Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:03:32 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:13:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire in California ...(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire in California ...
    The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.
    The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.
  • Death toll from summer forest fire near Athens rises to 99

    Death toll from summer forest fire near Athens rises to 99

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:03:08 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-09-12 09:26:16 GMT
    Greek authorities say the death toll from this summer's devastating forest fire near Athens has risen to 99, after a woman injured in the blaze died in hospital.
    Greek authorities say the death toll from this summer's devastating forest fire near Athens has risen to 99, after a woman injured in the blaze died in hospital.
  • Interstate 5 reopens after California blaze forces closure

    Interstate 5 reopens after California blaze forces closure

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:11:20 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-09-11 03:32:13 GMT
    (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP). In this Friday Sept. 7, 2018 photo, firefighters keep standing guard along I-5 north of the Pollard Flat exit as the Delta Fire flares up in the background near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roarin...(Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP). In this Friday Sept. 7, 2018 photo, firefighters keep standing guard along I-5 north of the Pollard Flat exit as the Delta Fire flares up in the background near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roarin...
    Officials say a major interstate near the California-Oregon border has reopened six days a wildfire roaring along the roadway forced its closure.
    Officials say a major interstate near the California-Oregon border has reopened six days a wildfire roaring along the roadway forced its closure.
  • California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

    California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:38:56 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:44:03 GMT
    California utility to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of sparking wildfires.
    California utility to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of sparking wildfires.
  • String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:38:28 GMT

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

  • 'Firenadoes,' pyrocumulus clouds, and how CA wildfire has stunned scientists

    'Firenadoes,' pyrocumulus clouds, and how CA wildfire has stunned scientists

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:42:27 GMT
    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-07-31 18:42:27 GMT
    With more than 1,100 structures leveled, the Carr fire is now California’s seventh-most destructive fire ever. (Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger)With more than 1,100 structures leveled, the Carr fire is now California’s seventh-most destructive fire ever. (Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    The Carr fire in Northern California is so intense, it's been creating its own localized weather systems.

    The Carr fire in Northern California is so intense, it's been creating its own localized weather systems.

  • Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Monday, February 15 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-15 22:53:49 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 6:54 AM EST2016-02-16 11:54:08 GMT
    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

  • Columbus family saddened by Gatlinburg wildfires, worried for vacation spot

    Columbus family saddened by Gatlinburg wildfires, worried for vacation spot

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 11:59 PM EST2016-11-30 04:59:56 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    As deadly wildfires continue to rage in East Tennessee, people in the Chattahoochee Valley say they're heartbroken, many with fond memories of trips to Gatlinburg. For Columbus resident Jay Singleton, Gatlinburg is more than just a vacation getaway.   

    As deadly wildfires continue to rage in East Tennessee, people in the Chattahoochee Valley say they're heartbroken, many with fond memories of trips to Gatlinburg. For Columbus resident Jay Singleton, Gatlinburg is more than just a vacation getaway.   

  • Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' to help fire victims

    Dolly Parton creates 'My People Fund' to help fire victims

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:29:39 GMT
    (SOURCE: YouTube)(SOURCE: YouTube)

    Dolly Parton is coming to the aid of those impacted by the East Tennessee fires in Sevier County. 

    Dolly Parton is coming to the aid of those impacted by the East Tennessee fires in Sevier County. 

  • Battling the Blaze: An overview of panhandle area fires

    Battling the Blaze: An overview of panhandle area fires

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:52:21 GMT
    Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office

    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. 

    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. 

  • Beaver Co. fire moves to Kansas in two days

    Saturday, March 11 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-03-12 00:31:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Numerous structures have been lost and more are threatened as a large range fire moves through Beaver County, Oklahoma.

    Numerous structures have been lost and more are threatened as a large range fire moves through Beaver County, Oklahoma.

  • Forest Service: Lipscomb Co. fire burns 100,000 acres

    Forest Service: Lipscomb Co. fire burns 100,000 acres

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:03 AM EST2017-03-09 12:03:21 GMT

    The fire in Lipscomb County has now burned 318056 acres.

    The fire in Lipscomb County has now burned 318056 acres.

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    3 killed in Gray County fire

    3 killed in Gray County fire

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-08 02:00:23 GMT
    The fire that originated in Gray County has spread to Wheeler County. (Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office)The fire that originated in Gray County has spread to Wheeler County. (Source: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office)

    Three people have died in Gray County as they tried to save cattle in the area. 

    Three people have died in Gray County as they tried to save cattle in the area. 

  • Uncle says fire victim was ready to die with parents before escape

    Uncle says fire victim was ready to die with parents before escape

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-01-12 04:57:36 GMT
    (SOURCE: submitted)(SOURCE: submitted)

    It's a gut-wrenching story of survival that captured the hearts of Mid-Southerners, and those across the nation. 

    It's a gut-wrenching story of survival that captured the hearts of Mid-Southerners, and those across the nation. 

  • Hikers rescued from ridge above Maalaea brush fire

    Hikers rescued from ridge above Maalaea brush fire

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-07-05 04:06:41 GMT
    (Image: Asa Ellison)(Image: Asa Ellison)

    For Bryson Funai and three of his friends, Saturday's hike was like any other.  Little did they know what they were in store for.

    For Bryson Funai and three of his friends, Saturday's hike was like any other.  Little did they know what they were in store for.

  • Memphis couple killed in Gatlinburg fires; 1 son released from hospital

    Memphis couple killed in Gatlinburg fires; 1 son released from hospital

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:41 PM EST2016-12-02 20:41:31 GMT

    A Memphis couple has been found dead as fires rage through Gatlinburg. It's devastating news for their three sons who continue to recover on the 11th floor burn center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

    A Memphis couple has been found dead as fires rage through Gatlinburg. It's devastating news for their three sons who continue to recover on the 11th floor burn center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

  • Former Memphian loses $4M mansion in Gatlinburg fire

    Former Memphian loses $4M mansion in Gatlinburg fire

    Friday, December 2 2016 8:20 AM EST2016-12-02 13:20:49 GMT
    Carol Musik's mansion before and after the East Tennessee fire. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Carol Musik's mansion before and after the East Tennessee fire. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The loss of life and property is heartbreaking, but there is a spirit of faith, survival, and humanity that is keeping residents in the area thankful for what they still have and optimistic...

    The loss of life and property is heartbreaking, but there is a spirit of faith, survival, and humanity that is keeping residents in the area thankful for what they still have and optimistic...

  • Families begin sifting through ashes after East Tennessee wildfire

    Families begin sifting through ashes after East Tennessee wildfire

    Friday, December 2 2016 6:56 AM EST2016-12-02 11:56:44 GMT

    Gatlinburg leaders confirm 10 people have been killed in the wildfire that damaged and continues to threaten much of East Tennessee.

    Gatlinburg leaders confirm 10 people have been killed in the wildfire that damaged and continues to threaten much of East Tennessee.

  • 'Smokies Strong' t-shirts being sold to help fire victims

    'Smokies Strong' t-shirts being sold to help fire victims

    Thursday, December 1 2016 10:03 PM EST2016-12-02 03:03:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: Knoxville News Sentinel)(SOURCE: Knoxville News Sentinel)

    The tragic wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has touched everyone who holds a special place for the most visited National Park in the country. 

    The tragic wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has touched everyone who holds a special place for the most visited National Park in the country. 

  • Sister of firefighter killed in line of duty collecting donations for Gatlinburg wildfire

    Sister of firefighter killed in line of duty collecting donations for Gatlinburg wildfire

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 12:59 AM EST2016-11-30 05:59:30 GMT

    Shearer said they'd like to take "bottled water, Gatorade, any kinds of snacks, clothing for families that have lost everything, anything that can be used. Shoes, socks, non-perishable items, anything."

    Shearer said they'd like to take "bottled water, Gatorade, any kinds of snacks, clothing for families that have lost everything, anything that can be used. Shoes, socks, non-perishable items, anything."

  • WAFB producer vacationing in Gatlinburg describes what she saw as fires raged

    WAFB producer vacationing in Gatlinburg describes what she saw as fires raged

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 11:27 PM EST2016-11-30 04:27:45 GMT

    Many people in the Baton Rouge area have been closely monitoring the situation in Tennessee, as wildfires continue. One of our own employees was in Gatlinburg on vacation this week when the city was forced to evacuate.

    Many people in the Baton Rouge area have been closely monitoring the situation in Tennessee, as wildfires continue. One of our own employees was in Gatlinburg on vacation this week when the city was forced to evacuate.

  • Officials say wildfires to increase if rain doesn't come soon

    Officials say wildfires to increase if rain doesn't come soon

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-10-20 23:13:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 7:30 PM EDT2015-10-20 23:30:11 GMT
    There have been close to 300 wildfires in a week according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  The men and women on the ground who've been responding to blazes all month said if rain doesn't come soon, the fires have the potential to increase.  
    There have been close to 300 wildfires in a week according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  The men and women on the ground who've been responding to blazes all month said if rain doesn't come soon, the fires have the potential to increase.  
  • Wildfires burn through Tyler County

    Wildfires burn through Tyler County

    Sunday, August 2 2015 8:36 PM EDT2015-08-03 00:36:49 GMT
    Sunday, August 2 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-08-03 03:00:17 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    What began as a series of small brush fires on Saturday, continued to burn well into Sunday afternoon across parts of Colmenseil. 
    What began as a series of small brush fires on Saturday, continued to burn well into Sunday afternoon across parts of Colmenseil. 
  • Firefighters battle massive wildfires in CA

    Firefighters battle massive wildfires in CA

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 6:57 AM EDT2016-06-21 10:57:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 21 2016 6:57 AM EDT2016-06-21 10:57:33 GMT

    All the fires have prompted road closures and mandatory evacuations.  Officials say more evacuations could be necessary.

    All the fires have prompted road closures and mandatory evacuations.  Officials say more evacuations could be necessary.

  • Tuscaloosa remembers the April 27, 2011 tornado with new website launch

    Tuscaloosa remembers the April 27, 2011 tornado with new website launch

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:22 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:22:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 8:22 AM EDT2016-04-26 12:22:05 GMT
    Damage from the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC file videoDamage from the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Source: WBRC file video

    Good morning from the WBRC.com digital desk! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama: The city of Tuscaloosa recently unveiled a new website to mark the progress since it was ravaged by the April 27 tornado five years ago. 

    Good morning from the WBRC.com digital desk! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama: The city of Tuscaloosa recently unveiled a new website to mark the progress since it was ravaged by the April 27 tornado five years ago. 

  • Maili fire burns near contaminated site

    Maili fire burns near contaminated site

    Monday, April 25 2016 4:16 AM EDT2016-04-25 08:16:19 GMT
    Monday, April 25 2016 2:44 PM EDT2016-04-25 18:44:14 GMT

    A stubborn brush fire came within 35 feet of several homes in the Sea Country subdivision in Maili, prompting some neighbors to take matters into their own hands. 

    A stubborn brush fire came within 35 feet of several homes in the Sea Country subdivision in Maili, prompting some neighbors to take matters into their own hands. 

  • Massive fire burning in northern Oklahoma, Kansas

    Massive fire burning in northern Oklahoma, Kansas

    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:58:14 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:58 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:58:14 GMT
    Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services)Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services)

    A massive fire between Oklahoma and Kansas continues to grow because of high winds and dry conditions.

    A massive fire between Oklahoma and Kansas continues to grow because of high winds and dry conditions.

  • Fire at Big Bend National Park contained with the help of 'Los Diablos'

    Fire at Big Bend National Park contained with the help of 'Los Diablos'

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 11:47 AM EST2016-02-03 16:47:01 GMT

    A combination of 35 qualified National Park Rangers and fire crews Los Diablos, from Las Boquillas, have been fighting the fire at big bend national park. Some of them as long as 10 to 12 hours at a time.

    A combination of 35 qualified National Park Rangers and fire crews Los Diablos, from Las Boquillas, have been fighting the fire at big bend national park. Some of them as long as 10 to 12 hours at a time.

  • UH researchers say Hawaii wildfires strongly linked

    UH researchers say Hawaii wildfires strongly linked

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:43 AM EST2016-01-26 06:43:52 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 2:27 AM EST2016-01-26 07:27:34 GMT
    Image Courtesy: Asa Ellison (YouTube)Image Courtesy: Asa Ellison (YouTube)

    University of Hawaii researchers found that the state has seen an average of more than 1,000 fires burning over 20,000 acres each year within the last decade.

    University of Hawaii researchers found that the state has seen an average of more than 1,000 fires burning over 20,000 acres each year within the last decade.

  • Wildfire prompts evacuations in Bienville Parish

    Wildfire prompts evacuations in Bienville Parish

    Monday, November 23 2015 6:50 PM EST2015-11-23 23:50:28 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 6:50 PM EST2015-11-23 23:50:28 GMT
    Firefighters in Webster Parish are working to gain control of a grass fire that reportedly started in a neighboring parish. 
    Firefighters in Webster Parish are working to gain control of a grass fire that reportedly started in a neighboring parish. 
  • Wahiawa brush fire now 75 percent contained

    Sunday, August 2 2015 3:19 AM EDT2015-08-02 07:19:40 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 9:17 PM EDT2015-08-07 01:17:51 GMT
    Firefighters are continuing to keep a close watch on a wildfire that came dangerously close to homes in Wahiawa on Monday.
    Firefighters are continuing to keep a close watch on a wildfire that came dangerously close to homes in Wahiawa on Monday.
  • Lava flow's new leading edge advances 70 yards toward Pahoa fire & police stations

    Lava flow's new leading edge advances 70 yards toward Pahoa fire & police stations

    Monday, December 22 2014 1:34 PM EST2014-12-22 18:34:42 GMT
    Monday, January 19 2015 4:46 PM EST2015-01-19 21:46:54 GMT
    Firefighters are battling not one, but two brushfires sparked by the Puna lava flow. Officials say one reignited today after it burned through 300 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday, while a second has crossed a fire break.
    Firefighters are battling not one, but two brushfires sparked by the Puna lava flow. Officials say one reignited today after it burned through 300 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday, while a second has crossed a fire break.
  • Puna lava flow sparks brushfire

    Puna lava flow sparks brushfire

    Saturday, September 20 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-21 02:10:18 GMT
    Monday, September 22 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-09-22 10:19:52 GMT
    The Puna lava flow has sparked a brushfire that's now burning through open grasslands in a remote area above Apa'a Road to the west of Highway 130. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say no structures or properties are threatened. 
    The Puna lava flow has sparked a brushfire that's now burning through open grasslands in a remote area above Apa'a Road to the west of Highway 130. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say no structures or properties are threatened. 
  • UPDATE

    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Seed scattered over 1,220 acres burned in San Juan Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:30 GMT
    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:19:30 GMT
    (Source: Monica Chavez)(Source: Monica Chavez)
    The San Juan Fire straddling the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in the White Mountains continues to expand, but so does containment.
    Crews are working to restore the 1,220 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest that were damaged by the San Juan Fire earlier this summer.
  • National, world weatherWeather and disaster coverageMore>>

  • Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:28:06 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:24:13 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...(NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.
  • Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:52:07 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-09-24 11:05:38 GMT
    (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

  • Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:01:41 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:42:27 GMT
    (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.(Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
  • East Coast braces for Hurricane FlorenceHurricane FlorenceMore>>

  • Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:52:07 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-09-24 11:05:38 GMT
    (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

  • Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:01:41 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:42:27 GMT
    (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.(Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
  • Kirk weakens to tropical depression; Leslie forms

    Kirk weakens to tropical depression; Leslie forms

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:26:16 GMT

    The 11th and 12th named storms of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Kirk and Leslie may dissipate in the next few days.

    The 11th and 12th named storms of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Kirk and Leslie may dissipate in the next few days.

  • FloodsMore>>

  • Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:28:06 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:24:13 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...(NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.
  • Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:52:07 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-09-24 11:05:38 GMT
    (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Marvin Singleton and Michele Larrimore motor past the Pine Grove Baptist Church on the way to check out Larrimore's home on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Brittons Neck, S.C. The flooding from the Little Pee Dee River is ...

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

    More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

  • Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:01:41 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:42:27 GMT
    (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.(Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
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