NC resident dies plugging in a generator, marking 4th storm-related death

Ignacio Smith
September 17, 2018

The hurricane was also deadly, killing five people.

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. The father was taken to hospital with injuries. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris.

The storm made landfall at Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning. A powerful 10-foot storm surge left around 150 people stranded and waiting to be rescued in New Bern, North Carolina, Friday morning.

She said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, a group of private and public organizations which work together during emergencies, has been on "red alert". His mom remembers Hurricane Hazel, when the water did not rise as high as his fifth step, where it was Thursday night.

Climate scientist Michael Mann said that Florence is "a climatologically-amplified triple threat".

Picture the entire state of Texas covered with roughly 4 inches of water: that's Florence's rainfall forecast over a week.

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Residents boarded up their homes and stripped grocery stores bare of food, water and supplies. That Category 4 storm destroyed 15,000 buildings and killed 19 people in North Carolina .


Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees.

As of 11 p.m., Florence was centered about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east-southeast of Columbia, South Carolina, amd crawling west at 3 mph (6 kph) — not even as fast as a person walking.

She retreated and was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited assistance. "Houses. Trees", Holt said.

Power outages increased throughout Friday.

Airlines cancelled more than 2,100 flights through Sunday.

Emergency officials warned residents that the peril had probably not passed, as the storm continued to dump torrential rain.

The storm originally made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning as a category one hurricane. Residents mostly heeded police commands to stay home and off the streets. Gov. Roy Cooper warned, describing day after day of disastrous weather to come.

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"It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic meters) of ash were displaced at the Sutton Plant and that contaminated storm water likely flowed into the plant's cooling pond. In Belhaven, the rising Pungo River almost swallowed the first floor of a house.

Emergency crews were stretched thin.

Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters.

Roads are particularly bad in Pamlico and Craven counties, with major and secondary roads flooded, according to Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event".

As of Friday morning, the state was housing nearly 20,000 people in 157 shelters, Gov. Cooper told Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition. He added that there would be no mercy for those who try to steal from others' homes during the storm.

Shaken after seeing waves crashing in the Neuse River just outside his house in the town of New Bern, hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated.

The personnel combined with other agencies to form the Tennessee EMS Ambulance Strike Team and the TEMA-Middle Tennessee Fire Chiefs swift-water rescue team.

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"If it goes up to my front step, I have to get out", Quinton Washington said. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU".

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