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Hurricane Florence is bringing torrential rain, wind, and 6-foot floods to the Carolinas. Here's how you can help the victims

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Hurricane Florence is sweeping the Carolinas, with some models anticipating more than 50 inches of rain and 80 mph winds in certain areas.
The National Hurricane Center 's predictions of both "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges has kicked emergency relief efforts into high gear. Thus far, 1.7 million people have been required to leave their homes in the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and millions of homes have been put under official watch or warnings for extreme weather conditions.
Although its wind...
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Hurricanes can cause former drug users to relapse - here's how North Carolina will keep that from happening

Hurricanes can cause former drug users to relapse - here's how North Carolina will keep that from happening

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Hurricanes, and other natural disasters, present an added safety concern for former drug users or addicts in the midst of treatment.
If unable to receive proper care, patients of rehab facilities may relapse in order to ease withdrawal symptoms.
Additionally, they may contract other diseases through the use of shared, unclean needles.
As Hurricane Florence descends on North Carolina, the government has a plan to help those who are receiving treatment.
Hurricanes bring about a number of dangers for people in its path, and Hurricane Florence is no exception. The now-Category 1 storm has been...
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Hurricane Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons of rain - as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay

Hurricane Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons of rain - as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain over North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland.
That's as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay, or enough water to cover the entire state of Texas with nearly four inches of water.
North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons of rain, enough to cover the state in about 10 inches of rain.
WASHINGTON - Florence's rain total will likely be staggeringly huge.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculates that Hurricane...
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More flights canceled as Florence pummels Carolinas

More flights canceled as Florence pummels Carolinas

4 days ago   |   By CNN

About 1,100 flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been canceled because of Hurricane Florence, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware.com. That's in addition to more than 600 cancellations Thursday.
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Footage captured by a live camera along the coast of North Carolina shows an American flag being ripped to pieces by Hurricane Florence

Footage captured by a live camera along the coast of North Carolina shows an American flag being ripped to pieces by Hurricane Florence

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

NOAA via AP
Live footage of North Carolina's Frying Pan Tower shows an American flag being ripped apart by strong winds from Hurricane Florence.
The tower is a coast guard station located 34 miles away from the North Carolina shoreline.
More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia have already been affected by the hurricane's intense downpour and winds.
Rescue initiatives are in place and forecasters believe the storm will worsen as it heads closer to the North Carolina-South Carolina line.
Footage captured by a live camera overlooking the Atlantic Ocean shows an American...
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A North Carolina newsroom was evacuated while reporters were live on air covering Hurricane Florence

A North Carolina newsroom was evacuated while reporters were live on air covering Hurricane Florence

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The newsroom of ABC affiliate WCTI12 in New Bern, North Carolina was evacuated while meteorologists were live on air covering Hurricane Florence .
New Bern - which was under evacuation orders - is contending with rising floodwaters from rainfall and the storm surge associated with Florence.
150 people remain trapped in New Bern, and FEMA rescuers are trying to reach them.
Follow our live updates page for the latest on the storm.
A newsroom in New Bern, North Carolina was evacuated while two meteorologists were live on air covering the onslaught of Hurricane Florence...
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Watch A North Carolina Family Drive a VW Jetta Onto a Porch in Preparation for Hurricane Florence

Watch A North Carolina Family Drive a VW Jetta Onto a Porch in Preparation for Hurricane Florence

4 days ago   |   By Jalopnik

To prepare for Hurricane Florence , one North Carolina family decided to try to drive their Volkswagen Jetta up two supremely sketchy makeshift ramps, and onto the front porch. It's not to save the car from the storm like we saw with last year's hurricanes, either-it's for a very different reason.
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