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Man accused of raping deaf woman who gave him shelter during Hurricane Florence

By ethan / October 5, 2018

A convicted murderer from North Carolina is being accused of raping a deaf woman who let him stay in her home for shelter during Hurricane Florence. Freeman Scott Ireland, 37, has been charged with second-degree forcible rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman as she slept in her apartment on Monday. Ireland, who was on […]

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Firefighters blast rotting fish off US highways after Hurricane Florence (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Emergency services were stretched during Hurricane Florence; leading evacuations, search and rescue operations and distributing supplies. Now, firefighters in the Carolinas have been enlisted to hose rotting fish off the roads. Penderlea Fire Department shared video of some of their team blasting countless fish off of Interstate I-40 Saturday, as residents try to return to […]

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Hurricane Florence flooding kills millions of farm animals

By ethan / September 19, 2018

Millions of birds and thousands of pigs have died as a result of Hurricane Florence, according to North Carolina agriculture officials. That number may rise due to additional flooding. An estimated 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, as well as 5,500 pigs, have been lost as a result of the flooding, according to a preliminary report […]

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Time-lapse footage captured hurricane-hunting plane fly through Florence (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 12, 2018

Incredible time-lapse footage filmed from a hurricane-hunting plane shows what’s it’s like to fly through the eye of Florence, the storm that’s already forced more than 1 million people to evacuate. The video was recently captured by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aboard a specialized four-engine aircraft. The researchers continuously track […]

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TV evangelist mercilessly mocked as he tries to banish Hurricane Florence

By ethan / September 11, 2018

US TV evangelist Pat Robertson has incurred the wrath of the Twitterati after he told his followers that he could stop the approach of Hurricane Florence with the power of prayer. Robertson broadcast the sermon on his Christian Broadcasting Network, based in Virginia, where a state of emergency has been declared ahead of the hurricane. […]

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245,000 ordered to evacuate in Virginia as powerful Hurricane Florence descends on US

By ethan / September 11, 2018

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival. Governor Ralph Northam issued a mandatory evacuation order for 245,000 Virginians in low-lying, coastal areas. “Hurricane Florence has the potential to cause catastrophic flooding, especially in our coastal areas,” Governor Northam said in a statement. “This evacuation is […]

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State of emergency: Evacuations as raging Hurricane Florence inches closer to East Coast (PHOTOS)

By ethan / September 10, 2018

South Carolina has ordered the mandatory evacuation of its entire coast, and evacuations were also ordered for several North Carolina towns, as Category 4 Hurricane Florence continues her aggressive pursuit towards the states. The governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, ordered the mandatory evacuation of the state’s entire 187-mile coastline at noon on Tuesday. NEW: […]

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