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  • North Carolina’s Famous Wild Horses Emerge from Hurricane Florence Unscathed

    09/18/2018 5:27:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    SouthernLiving ^ | September 17, 2018
    We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week. Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.
  • Trump's approval rating will likely not be impacted by hurricanes, says pollster

    09/17/2018 1:03:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Julia Manchester
    Pollster Mallory Newall said on Monday that hurricanes are not likely to impact President Trump's approval rating, given how steady it has been recently. "What strikes me about President Trump's approval rating is that it has been remarkably steady for months, and even in the face of different newsworthy events, a hurricane or a tropical storm being one of them, he tends to hover around the low to mid-forty percent range," Newall, research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "If you look at this trend over time, it's been remarkably steady for months,"...
  • President Duterte calls Philippines typhoon an 'act of God'

    09/16/2018 4:08:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Philippine News Agency ^ | 09 - 16 - 2018 | Jelly Musico
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his sympathies to families who lost their loved ones during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. “I share the grief of those who lost loved ones,” Duterte said in a situation briefing on the effects of "Ompong" in Tuguegarao City. “Those we call in the unforeseen events, in insurance, this is an act of God. I don’t know how it can be an act of God but that is the term used by the insurance,” he added. Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said at least 25 people died at the height of the...
  • Where is the list of 3,000 Puerto Rican deaths? [Vanity]

    09/16/2018 9:29:50 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 56 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | September 17, 2018 | Self
    Okay, the media and GWU Research says 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of the Trump administration 2017 hurricane response. Fine, where is the list? Has anyone seen a list of these 3,000 victims? Names, dates, locations, and cause of death?
  • 'Cigarettes, beer and junk food ... the essentials': Thousands of Wilmington residents

    09/16/2018 7:24:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2018 | Jose Lambiet
    Complete Headline: 'Cigarettes, beer and junk food ... the essentials': Thousands of Wilmington residents overcrowd supermarket open amid hurricane chaos and COPS have to help with crowd control As the Hurricane Florence clean-up efforts were under way residents turned out to hunt for snacks Cops were called and the lines were said to take up to four hours to get served Shoppers were looking for 'cigarettes, beer and junk food' Thousands remain without power across the state as the storm continues Stores elsewhere in the city are expected to be able to reopen Sunday The residents of Hurricane Florence-stricken Wilmington,...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas [CNN reporter:It's absolute pandemonium in North Carolina]

    09/15/2018 8:16:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2018 | CNN's Miguel Marquez
    CNN's Miguel Marquez reports from Carolina Beach, North Carolina,
  • Wilmington Looting -[FD Managememt told] Police to stand down.

    09/15/2018 2:24:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 105 replies
    WilmingtonPD twitter ^ | September 15, 2018
    Watching Fox News. Just had a live interview with Rick Leventhal in Wilmington. Has video of looters (the usual perp types) at a Family Dollar and someone yelled at him "where are the police? Our taxes pay for them?." Leventhal contacted the police and they responded back that it was a "management decision" not to respond (their response was shown on the story)
  • Vanity - NC/SC First Responders & Citizens active in rescue/recovery, Hurricane, Florence.

    09/15/2018 7:55:46 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    I have been staying tuned to the ongoing reports of storm conditions and various "proactive, positive" rescue & recovery activity going on in hard hit North & South Carolina in the areas devastated by "Hurricane, Florence". The storm of course is still quite active and will be for a few more days....but the instant reaction, and swift actions of Police, Firemen, EMTs, AMTs, the USA Coast Guard, the Cajun Navy volunteers, the Red Cross, Samaritans Purse, the actions by the hundreds of people and organizations of all kinds from all over this country, doctors, nurses, and just terrific volunteer USA...
  • The Hurricane Florence looting has begun

    09/15/2018 5:46:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2018 | Natalie O'Neill
    ooters raided shops, homes and cars as Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina, according to a report Friday. At least four crooks were busted near Wilmington, where the powerful storm forced residents to evacuate — creating a looter paradise of empty buildings, local cops told WWAY News.
  • Terrified families trapped in rising Florence floods plead for help and admit they were wrong [tr]

    09/15/2018 5:25:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2018 | Keith Griffith and Chris Dyer
    Hundreds of residents have been left trapped, thousands have been left without power and five people have been killed as Hurricane Florence battered the south-east coast of America. Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast. Roads became flooded, trees blown over and homes destroyed as some parts of North Carolina have already seen surges of flood water as high as 10ft. As Florence first broke on land yesterday 90mph winds struck the coastal areas, but as the storm system moved across land it was...
  • “When Trump visited (…)last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died....”

    09/14/2018 7:42:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | September 14, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    “When Trump visited the island territory last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died from Maria.” The Washington Post. This was long AFTER the hurricane took place. Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE. Then, like magic, “3000 PEOPLE KILLED.” They hired.... 10:05 PM - 14 Sep 2018 ....GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?). This method was never done with previous hurricanes because other jurisdictions know how many people were killed. FIFTY TIMES LAST ORIGINAL NUMBER - NO WAY! 10:23 PM -...
  • Two men arrested in Fayetteville Family Dollar looting

    09/14/2018 6:05:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | September 14, 2018 | Local News
    When deputies arrived at Walker’s house, they found the shirt that that the suspect wore during the break-in on Walker’s front porch with glass from the Family Dollar’s door still on it. Deputies also recovered several full cold bottles of Corona and dishwasher pods in the trash can that Walker and Hilliard were standing next to.
  • Weather Channel defends reporter seen in viral Hurricane Florence video

    09/14/2018 5:54:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    The Weather Channel voiced support for one of its reporters on Friday after a video of him reporting during Hurricane Florence went viral online. The video clip posted to Twitter appeared to mock the reporter's hurricane coverage, suggesting he was exaggerating the storm's force. The video shows longtime Weather Channel meteorologist and reporter Mike Seidel as he tried to gain his footing as the storm's winds bore down on him. "This is about as nasty as its been," Seidel, who was reporting from Wilmington, N.C., says in the clip while bracing against the wind. The camera then pans over to...
  • VANITY: So We're Clear... (Florence-related)

    09/14/2018 12:47:58 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 9/14/18 | Self
    So we're clear: A person in North Carolina who will die in about 6 months of diabetes complications because he didn't take care of himself will be counted as a victim of Hurricane Florence, correct? (sarc)
  • Why Do People Stay When a Hurricane Comes? (looters not mentioned)

    09/14/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/18 | Nicole Stephens
    **SNIP** With my collaborators MarYam Hamedani, Hazel Markus, Hilary Bergsieker and Liyam Eloul, I conducted a psychological study of Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers, as well as Americans who watched the disaster from afar. We found that outside observers — and even the relief workers providing aid — viewed those who evacuated as “self-reliant” and “hard-working,” while they denigrated those who stayed behind, calling them “lazy,” “negligent” and “stubborn.” These characterizations, rooted in pervasive American attitudes of independence, presume everyone in harm’s way has a clear ability to leave when, in reality, many lack reliable transportation or the money...
  • Military assessment cited 'high' potential for government failure in Puerto Rico

    09/14/2018 8:12:13 AM PDT · by cll · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2018 | Jeremy Diamond and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN) - A military intelligence assessment warned days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico of a "high" potential for government failure on the island, new documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee reveal. "The potential for government failure and the resulting humanitarian crisis on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is high," reads the unclassified J-2 assessment obtained by the House Oversight Committee. ~ snip ~ The intelligence assessment, written five days after Maria struck Puerto Rico, was prepared for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cummings wants...
  • Trump is right about the exaggerated Puerto Rico hurricane death count

    09/14/2018 7:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2018 | Jack Hellner
    Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin says that President Trump is crazy because he says the vast number of deaths in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria last year was supposedly made up. Here's how she starts: What we learn when Trump says crazy stuff On Thursday morning, President Trump showed once again that he lacks even a tangential relationship with reality: What is actually crazy is when an independent research firm used computer models to determine the number of deaths from the hurricane, instead of the actual body count from the coroner's. So does Rubin and the other WaPo Democrat...
  • Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm, still packing winds of 90 mph

    09/13/2018 10:45:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | 11:52pm | David K. Li
    Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm late Thursday night, as it approached shore — but officials warned it was still very dangerous.
  • It’s Not Just WaPo. More Join The Chorus Of Alarmists Blaming Trump For Hurricane Florence

    09/13/2018 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2018 | Michael Bastasch, Energy Editor
    CNN’s John Avlon agrees with The Washington Post that Trump is “complicit” in the storm. •Why? Because he’s not a global warming alarmist and opposes Obama-era climate policies. •One climate scientist touted the “irony” of a storm coming while Trump is deregulating. President Donald Trump’s critics are not only trying to implicate him in the potentially catastrophic damage of Hurricane Florence, but some seem to be touting the “irony” of a storm coming amid the administration’s deregulatory efforts. CNN political analyst John Avlon agreed with The Washington Post’s editorial board that Trump was “complicit” in the hurricane headed for the...