A truck tries to make its way to Wilmington on Sunday, Sept. 16 despite a road closure.
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Travel Remains Dangerous In Southeastern NC; Parts of I-95, I-40 Remain Under Water

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders.

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More than 1 million people in the Carolinas were ordered to evacuate days before Hurricane Florence hit landfall.

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As the wind and rain from Florence subsides, the damage to communities impacted by its path is still becoming apparent. Union County residents felt the devastation, from flooded roads and stranded vehicles to closed schools. And now, from two fatalities. One of the storm’s causalities was a one-year-old boy. 

A house was flooded in Columbus County.
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There have been at least 37 reported deaths in the Carolinas that are being attributed to Florence. Here is a list of the fatalities in the two states. This list will be updated.

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Many Charlotteans are back to work Monday after a weekend of rain from Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service reported the city got about 7 inches of rain over the weekend.

Union County Sheriff's Office

The Union County Sheriff's Office says it has recovered the body of a missing 1-year-old boy who was swept away in flood waters last night. 

Charlotte Talks: The Politics Of Our Court System

Sep 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Our state’s Supreme Court has been busy of late hearing a record number of impactful and political cases.  We look at how the high court has become more politicized and the impact of that trend. 

Tommy Tomlinson

As North Carolina deals with the fallout from Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Florence, WFAE’s Tommy Tomlinson has his own ideas on how to deal with the storm – and how to treat one another, stormy days or not.

National Guard trucks lead an Illinois swift water rescue crew and other vehicles across a flooded section of US 74 Business near Whiteville Sunday.
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Here's what a flash flood looks like. It's midday Sunday here on US 74 Business in Whiteville in Columbia County, where rising waters from a swamp are rushing over the road. A swift water rescue team from Illinois is here with several trucks and a boat, trying to get east to help out with the storm.

In a sign that America's two centuries-old democracy is under strain, nearly 2 in 5 American voters do not believe elections are fair, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Nearly half of respondents lack faith that votes will be counted accurately in the upcoming midterm elections.

Steve Harrison / WFAE

The heaviest rainfall from Tropical Depression Florence may be over for the Charlotte region. Even though the rain is likely to taper off Sunday night, rivers are expected to crest later in the week. There are downed trees and power lines scattered throughout Charlotte, but there’s not widespread damage from wind or rain.


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