Hurricane Florence

Government, Business, Safety

Travel Still Hazardous in North Carolina’s Flood Zones

Flood Zones A volunteer rides a boat to check homes for animals stranded in floodwater after Hurricane Florence hit in Bergaw, N.C. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Sept. 22 in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall and urged residents to stay alert for warnings and evacuation orders.

September 24, 2018
Government, Business

DOT Announces Relief Funds for Carolinas

A car drives past a sinkhole in Wilmington, N.C. A car drives past a sinkhole in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 16, after Hurricane Florence passed through. (Chuck Burton/AP)

North Carolina and South Carolina will receive millions in federal funds to repair damaged infrastructure left in Hurricane Florence’s wake.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2018
Business, TCA

Denny’s Is Serving a Truckload of Bacon and Hot Coffee to Carolinas Hurricane Victims

Denny's sign Keith Srakocic/AP

Denny’s announced Sept. 20 that its Mobile Relief Diner is heading to the Carolinas. The 53-foot mobile kitchen will travel to affected areas to serve free meals to those in need.

Noah Feit | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

North Carolina Ports Reopen After Storm, but With Restrictions

Portwatch Industrial Park in Wilmington, N.C. Damaged and fallen shipping containers at Portwatch Industrial Park in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 17. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg)

The ports of Wilmington and Morehead City in North Carolina have reopened with restrictions to marine traffic after Hurricane Florence swept through late last week, halting shipments of everything from fertilizer to textiles.

September 19, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

North Carolina to Bring in Trucks, Supplies on Transport Ship to Flooded Wilmington

MV Cape Ray MV Cape Ray, shown in Italy in 2014, will help bring supplies to Wilmington, N.C. (Adriana Sapone/AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state is arranging for a large transport ship to ferry trucks and supplies into the Port of Wilmington to relieve shortages in the city caused by flooding.

Richard Stradling | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Trucking, Logistics Firms Assess Florence-Related Relief Needs

Lumber River overflowing Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C. The Lumber River overflows Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 18. (Gerry Broome/AP)

In response to Florence, which has claimed at least 32 lives, trucking companies and logistics groups are fielding requests for supplies and mapping out routes to deliver aid.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Florence Flooding Spreads as Storm Heads Northeast

Hurricane Florence A member of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wades through a flooded neighborhood Sept. 16 in Fayetteville, N.C. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

September 17, 2018
Government, Business

Florence Batters Rain-Ravaged Carolinas

Hurricane Florence in New Bern, N.C. Hurricane Florence leaves a path of destruction in New Bern, N.C. (The Washington Post via YouTube)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge Sept. 14, splintering buildings and trapping hundreds of people in high water as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.

Jonathan Drew | Associated Press
September 14, 2018

Editorial: Truckers Help in Times of Need

Florence is bearing down on the southeastern United States, bringing sustained heavy rains and wind — and the potential for significant damage.

September 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Eased as Hurricane Florence Approaches

Hurricane Florence People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has relaxed hours-of-service regulations in 13 states and the District of Columbia as Hurricane Florence makes its way to the East Coast.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018