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  • US: Death toll by hurricane Florence rises to 32

    Washington: Hurricane Florence continued to wreak havoc as the death toll in the calamity rose to 32, officials told on Monday. The storm, which slammed the US East Coast last week, has left over 500,000 homes in darkness as rescue efforts are ongoing to provide aid to the stranded people. In North Carolina, two dozen of the deaths were reported alone, state officials and emergency workers were quoted by USAToday as saying.

  • Death toll rises to 14 after Hurricane Florence hits Carolina

    Washington DC : The death toll in Hurricane Florence that struck last week rose to 14, as torrential rains and heavy flooding continued to batter North Carolina and South Carolina states. Earlier, the death toll stood at eight. Currently, the storm is travelling westwards at 13 kph setting its sights on Charlotte in North Carolina, with winds measuring 61 kph.

  • Hurricane Florence turns deadly, unleashes torrential rains and flooding in Carolina

    Wilmington: A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, dousing the eastern US states with torrential rain and causing rivers to burst their banks. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as US media reported another.

  • US: South Carolina residents asked to evacuate coast as hurricane Florence approaches

    Columbia: The residents of South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate from the coast as category-4  Hurricane Florence approaches. Eight counties along the coast including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper are to be evacuated by Tuesday afternoon as decreed by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, reported Fox News.

  • Florence likely to head to US

    Miami : Hurricane Florence is expected to become a dangerous “major hurricane” by late Monday as it heads toward the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Centre said, as states of emergency were declared in preparation for the storm. The centre of Florence was located about 1,100 kms southeast of Bermuda, the NHC in its 0300 GMT Monday advisory. Florence had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, making it a Category 1