Surprisingly little is known about the toxins that lurk in floodwaters. In Hurricane Florence's aftermath, scientists, environmental groups and public health officials are studying the impact of contaminated water and raising concerns about lack of water quality alerts. Rapid water…
By Cat Wise
Researchers are developing“disease drones” and other tools to better control bacteria outbreaks in the future.
By Nsikan Akpan
It’s been nearly two months since Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and then drenched the state for days, leading to devastating flooding in many inland areas and causing an estimated $17 billion dollars worth of damage. Special correspondent…
By Cat Wise
The unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest since the Vietnam War. The economy added 134,00 jobs, fewer than expected because of losses from Hurricane Florence.
By Gretchen Frazee
By Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner, Alan Suderman, Associated Press
Authorities are urging 8,000 people on the South Carolina coast to be prepared to flee flooding that is expected to being Tuesday.
In our news wrap Friday, Duke Energy says surging water breached a dam at a closed power plant near Wilmington, North Carolina, and could be spilling toxic coal ash into the Cape Fear river. Also, Tanzanian officials say at least…
By Meg Kinnard, Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
New evacuation orders Friday forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end.
By Michael Biesecker, Alan Suderman, Associated Press
Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.
By Gary D. Robertson, Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
In South Carolina crop damage has been estimated at $125 million so far.
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