South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives an update on flooding from Florence Sept. 18.

South Carolina’s estimated financial losses from Florence are at more than $1.2 billion, according to Gov. Henry McMaster.

North Carolina's Court of Appeals says a prisoner convicted of killing a pair of brothers in Charlotte must have the chance to be released one day because he committed the crimes when he was 17.


South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster confirmed there have been six deaths in the state attributed to Hurricane Florence. The latest fatality was Rhonda Hartley, 30, who died Sunday in a car crash due to floodwaters in Lexington County.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper addresses the public at a press briefing on Florence updates.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed there have been 26 deaths attributed to Florence, raising the number of deaths in the Carolinas attributed to Florence to at least 32.

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.

City of Charlotte

Updated: 3:30 p.m. 

No serious injuries related to Florence were reported in Charlotte this past weekend, city officials said in an afternoon press conference. 

East Carolina University

Universities around North Carolina closed and canceled classes last week ahead of Hurricane Florence. Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday, but many schools will remain closed out of caution.

A truck tries to make its way to Wilmington on Sunday, Sept. 16 despite a road closure.
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Updated: 5:45 p.m.

In the latest forecast, Florence will continue to bring heavy rain across most of North Carolina and eastern South Carolina, while flash flood warnings will remain in effect through the evening in the Charlotte region.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy said rains from Hurricane Florence caused a release of storm water at the Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington. The company said some of that water “may have come into contact” with coal ash from a lined landfill at the site.


As Tropical Depression Florence bears down on the Carolinas, WFAE has compiled this information to help you prepare.