• Officials rescued 455 people from this small North Carolina town after Florence's floodwaters stranded people in their homes

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Residents were rescued from the coastal town of New Bern, North Carolina after massive flooding and damage from Hurricane Florence stranded hundreds.
    NBC News reported 455 people were rescued by the operation.
    Officials said operations were functional because the storm had weakened, but warned rising flood waters meant the threat isn't over.
    Rescuers had to rush to rescue residents from the coastal town of New Bern, North Carolina after Hurricane Florence caused devastating flooding that trapped people in their homes.
    The county that contains New Bern issued a mandatory evacuation Tuesday...
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  • Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

    Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

    9 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected. .
    An analysis of federal flood insurance records by The Associated Press found there were roughly 5.1 million active flood insurance policies in the U.S. as of July 31, up from 4.94 million a year earlier.
    The Carolinas had modest gains - a 2.5 percent increase in South Carolina and a 3.5 percent increase in North Carolina.
    But large gaps in coverage remain. South...
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