Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

Mauren Lee, The Machine

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, and over the weekend caused a lot of damage to
the Carolinas. By the numbers:
-16 rivers are at major flood level.
-26 people have died in North Carolina.
-343,000 people remain without power.
-2,200 people and 578 animals were rescued
-10,000 people remain in shelters
The storm began in the Carolinas, then proceeded to move upwards toward New York as it died
down. The Cape Fear River topped 60 feet and continued to rise until Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, September 18, was the first day residents could go home to examine the damage
caused by the storm. Several people were left asking themselves what to do and where to go
after their homes or businesses were destroyed. The damage caused by Florence expanded to
Virginia when about 15 to 20 tornadoes touched down throughout Monday, leading to the first
death caused by Florence. The storm began to move offshore and weaken, causing storms for
northeastern states, but not any serious damage.