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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in North Carolina

Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by Hurricane Florence. Jordan played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the areas hardest hit by the …


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Florence, which is blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people, still had abundant rain and top winds around 30 mph on Monday. Forecasters said it was expected to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Clemson faces heavy criticism over decision to play home game this weekend

Clemson is moving forward with plans to host its scheduled football game this weekend while Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc on the Carolinas’ coastline with officials bracing for historic flooding and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Four dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the …


Kathleen Parker: Things left behind

When Florence finishes with us, human need necessarily will displace the longing for our lost things. But in their stead, we may rejoice in the beauty of the human spirit, …


Dana Milbank: An unstoppable Florence meets an immovable Washington

After last year’s Hurrican Maria debacle, let’s pray FEMA has healed itself and is now up to the task of dealing with Hurricane Florence – despite the inaction of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Many restaurants brace for hurricane, loss of sales while Waffle House data to help FEMA track storm severity

Hurricane Florence may have an outsize impact on sales at fried-chicken chain Bojangles’ Inc., while other southern chains like Waffle House are so popular, the Federal Emergency Management Agency uses …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

‘Threat becomes a reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:12 a.m.

Millions on the U.S. coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that’s anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Disaster preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence

Last year, it took Hurricane Harvey and Irma – two of the worst natural disasters in American history – to make Zello the most downloaded app online.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

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

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


Florence’s approach causes plethora of ACC schedule changes

While safety concerns at Atlantic Coast Conference schools are being addressed ahead of Hurricane Florence, the storm’s significant impact on this week’s schedule will have a lingering effect on scheduling …


Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

Many people with limited means will struggle to escape and rebuild after Florence’s damage is done.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Florence forces 3 games with ranked teams off weekend slate

Hurricane Florence has forced the cancellation of several Top 25 games, including No. 13 Virginia Tech’s home matchup with East Carolina, No. 14 West Virginia’s trip to North Carolina State …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Hurricane Florence could cause dangerous surf along U.S. coast

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, according to forecasters at the National …