Michael Jordan donating $2M to Hurricane Florence victims

19 September, 2018, 20:40 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Floodwaters inundate a church after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas Monday Sept. 17 2018 in Conway S.C

The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms raced through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire and NY state. Thousands are already in shelters in North Carolina.

Trump issued the posts on Twitter Tuesday, while North Carolina is still dealing with the devastation and coastal and inland flooding wracked by the powerful storm.

The water level of the Cape Fear River was expected to crest at 61.8 feet by Tuesday.

"You might not be able to actually get back to your home", Collins said.

Florence has killed at least 32 people and left entire towns in North Carolina flooded with muddy, fetid water.

"I have been one of the lucky ones to move on and build an unbelievable career", said Jordan, who played college basketball at North Carolina.

Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Florence sent tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a tributary of North Carolina's Cape Fear River basin over the weekend.

Meteorologist Mike Rusnak says the weather service also confirmed a second tornado touched down in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, near the border with North Carolina. That has disrupted efforts to restore power, clear roads and allow evacuated residents to go home.

Florence dumped close to 36 inches of rain, according to totals measured in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

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U.S. media later said a second man in Lenoir County died after heavy winds knocked him down as he tried to check on his dogs. Rain is forecast to continue through the weekend, bringing unsafe flooding conditions to many areas of North Carolina.

Roy Cooper is scheduled to hold a news conference at 2 p.m.in nearby Newport and then survey storm damage and meet with first responders in Carteret County. Cooper said more counties are likely to be added in coming days.

"Flooding is still going to be a concern into the weekend and into next week", NWS meteorologist Hal Austin said, noting there is a chance of rain for the region today.

South Carolina's governor was doing a flyover of Florence's flooding in his state when he spotted two men stranded atop a flooded pickup truck.

There are more than 1,100 road closures around the state, including portions of Interstates 95 and 40.

Downgraded from a tropical depression, the deadly storm still had abundant rain and top winds around 25 miles per hour (40 kph). Power outages in the Southeast also were down, from a high of more than 910,000 to about 245,000, almost all in North Carolina.

"We just thought, you know, like a lot of people, didn't think it was actually going to be as bad as it did", said North Carolina resident Famous Roberts.

North Carolina estimated on Tuesday 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in the storm, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago.

Property damage from the storm is expected to range from £12.9billion (US$17 billion) to £16.72billion (US$22 billion), the risk management firm Moody's Analytics said.


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