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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday September 21, 2018, the last full day of Summer. Autumn begins on Saturday night. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: (AP) - Hundreds of roads in North Carolina remain closed due to the effects of former Hurricane Florence. The N.C. Department of Transportation said on its Twitter page Thursday that nearly 750 roads are still closed. At one point as many as 2,200 were closed. The closures include sections of Interstate 40 and Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 258 and U.S. Highway 70. NC DOT says at this time no safe, stable or reliable route exists for the public to get to and from Wilmington. Although water is receding on some roads, the roads and bridges may be damaged and the road closures are still in effect. Signage should be adhered to. And be wary of using a GPS in unfamiliar territory: GPS systems are routing users into areas NCDOT is not recommending for travel. As of yesterday, North Carolina counted 31 deaths attributed to Hurricane Florence. WRAL-dot-com reports that some died in accidents, while packing to leave their homes ahead of the storm, and some were swept off flooded roads... ranged in age from a couple of months to 87 years, and were from 16 North Carolina counties. Governor Roy Cooper toured some of the hardest-hit areas by helicopter yesterday... and according to WRAL-dot-com was visibly shaken by what he saw in Robeson and Cumberland counties. The team landed in Lumberton to visit with those who were affected by the storm and to get a close-up look at some of the most devastated areas... ...Governor Cooper called for the General Assembly to convene in a special session to fund initial needs for Hurricane Florence recovery. The forthcoming proclamation will request legislators to return October 9. (AP) - With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, people whose homes were flooded are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction. When the Little River overflowed its banks this week, many were forced to flee homes in Spring Lake. Now that waters are receding, property owners along its banks are picking through debris and figuring out what's left of their homes and livelihood. Malicious emails sent to people in North Carolina increased more than 60 percent in the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Florence. During the week of September 8 – 14, there were significant increases in the number of spam and phishing emails. Cybercriminals often take advantage of natural disasters to solicit personal information. People should remain skeptical about any email solicitations they receive at home or work according to state Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson. Today: Patchy early morning fog, then partly sunny, with a high near 86. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 68. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
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Sunrise in the Sandhills Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence can cause problems with home septic systems. There are things homeowners with septic systems should do:
NCDHHS: Health Officials Warn That Excessive Rains, Flooding May Cause Problems with Home Septic Systems ncdhhs.gov Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are warning that the heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause major problems with septic systems.
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Sunrise in the Sandhills Moore County will begin assessing damage to homes caused by Hurricane Florence today. Damage assessment teams will be sent out to homes that have reported damage. To report damage, you can call 910-947-4380 or click here: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/mooreNC/citizenRequest.html 2018-09-17T20:13:38+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday September 17, 2018 -- we hope you came through the storm unscathed. Keep alert for flooding, though! Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Hurricane Florence has weakened into a tropical depression, but more than 11-thousand Duke Energy customers in Moore County are still without power this morning... And we're still under a flash flood watch until later this morning... and flooding will be a factor for days to come... There could also be further power outages, as trees in the soaked ground may still come down, and land on power lines.. Moore County Schools are closed today for all students and staff... parents should check in on the Moore County Schools website, at ncmcs-dot-org, or at the district's Facebook page... ...the storm is pretty much over, but the risk of flooding remains, as rivers are swelling toward record levels... SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports water rescue specialists came in from Michigan on Friday to help the Crains Creek Fire Department, and Pinebluff Fire and Rescue received help from Kentucky... The Town of Robbins had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday... an estimated 75-hundred gallons was discharged into Simlin Creek, part of the Cape Fear River Basin... the release was caused by a power failure due to damage from Hurricane Florence. Roads in and out of Wilmington were cut off by flooding, and water from the Cape Fear River swamps entire neighborhoods miles inland.... Authorities are looking at ways to get food into the city... as of Sunday, I-40 and US-74 weren't accessible. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate from communities along the Cape Fear, Little River, Lumber Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers all projected to burst their banks. Seventeen deaths have now been attributed to Hurricane Florence......Record flooding is expected on the Cape Fear River in the coming week... the prediction is that it'll crest tomorrow at 62 feet in Fayetteville, more than 27 feet above flood stage... and in Hope Mills residents along the lake and downstream are urged to take shelter somewhere else... (AP) - Rescuers are plucking residents from flooded homes as North Carolina's swollen rivers are reaching record or near record crests from the epic rains unleashed by Florence. (AP) - Flooded rivers have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution worries as the swollen waterways near their crests. State regulators say flooding from Florence has prevented them from inspecting one coal ash pit collapse and that they have no reports so far of any animal waste pits being breached at the hog farms. Today: Showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely... Low around 72. Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.. High near 87.
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