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Thousands of North Carolina Students Are Still Missing School Weeks After Hurricane Florence Thousands of North Carolina Students Are Still Missing School Weeks After Hurricane Florence

For some kids in North Carolina, the school year started only to be abruptly halted. Hurricane Florence tore through their communities three weeks ago, but the situation has yet to return to normal.

That Viral Shredded Hurricane Florence Flag Sold For $10,900 on eBay, and I Wish My Battered Spirits Were Worth as Much That Viral Shredded Hurricane Florence Flag Sold For $10,900 on eBay, and I Wish My Battered Spirits Were Worth as Much

Last month, millions of people watched the American flag that flew at the Frying Pan Tower lighthouse about 39 miles off the North Carolina coast, as a livestream showed the flag being pummeled by the 100-mph winds of Hurricane Florence. Now, that symbol of dreams and natural nightmares will live on for a good cause.

South Carolina Coast Braces For Worst Flooding Yet More Than a Week After Florence South Carolina Coast Braces For Worst Flooding Yet More Than a Week After Florence

South Carolina has been dealing with flooding since Florence arrived at the coast on September 13. More than a week later, the situation is only worsening for some coastal residents. Potentially record-breaking flood waters are set to inundate areas that didn’t see much flooding last week along the northeastern coast…

Coal Ash Could Be Spilling Into North Carolina's Drinking Water

Fears about toxic pollution in the wake of Florence’s floodwaters are already being realized. On Friday, Duke Energy confirmed a possible coal ash spill next door to the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. That river serves as a source of drinking water for residents living downstream in Wilmington.

North Carolina Is Facing a Public Health Crisis After Florence North Carolina Is Facing a Public Health Crisis After Florence

Hurricane Florence unleashed unfathomable amounts of disgusting—and dangerous—substances into the environment. There’s literal pig shit, animal carcasses, and coal ash. These are already entering floodwaters, and there’s likely more pollution to come. After all, flooding in the Carolinas may continue to worsen.

Millions of Chickens Have Drowned in Florence's Floodwaters [Updated] Millions of Chickens Have Drowned in Florence's Floodwaters [Updated]

Large parts of the Carolinas remain underwater thanks to Florence’s record rainfall, but the impacts of the storm are slowly trickling out. The latest news from the state’s flooded agriculture sector is not good.

Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence

After plowing into the North Carolina coast late last week, Florence lingered over Carolinas all weekend like an unwanted house guest. Though its winds had slackened to a tropical depression by Sunday, the record-setting rains it unleashed have created a flooding catastrophe that is still unfolding. The scale of that…

The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week The EU Copyright Directive, Starforce, Ray-Tracing and Apple: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

The European Union passed its disastrous Copyright Directive this week, including amended versions of its onerous Articles 11 and 13 (the so-called “link tax” and “upload filter,” respectively). There’s still time to make sure it never passes into law by defeating a final ratification vote in January, though given the …

The World's Largest Captive Lemur Facility Is Bracing For Florence The World's Largest Captive Lemur Facility Is Bracing For Florence

The folks over at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina, are pros at hurricane preparedness. They have to be. Home to the largest number of lemurs in the world outside Madagascar, the Lemur Center’s got a serious responsibility in protecting the 240 lemurs that roam its facilities.

Florence Loses Speed, Now Crawling Inland as Historic Rainfall Continues [Updating]

With an ear-splitting howl and booming surf, Hurricane Florence has arrived. The storm could be a landmark event that breaks rainfall records, leaves waterways flooded for weeks, and reshapes the Carolinas coast for decades.

This Astronaut's Photos of Hurricane Florence Are Terrifying This Astronaut's Photos of Hurricane Florence Are Terrifying

The Carolinas are bracing for the storm of a lifetime as Hurricane Florence rumbles toward the shore. The storm is utterly massive—some might say tremendously big and wet—but it’s hard to truly grasp the scale unless you can see the entire beast at once, and to do that, you need to go to space.

Officials Warn Those in Path of Hurricane Florence It's Their Last Chance to Evacuate Officials Warn Those in Path of Hurricane Florence It's Their Last Chance to Evacuate

Authorities are warning coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Florence to evacuate now or be at the mercy of the Category 3 storm, which is expected to slow upon hitting the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday and ravage the region with storm surge, rainfall, and flooding.

Florence Is a Hurricane Again, Projected to Hit East Coast at Near Category 4 Strength Florence Is a Hurricane Again, Projected to Hit East Coast at Near Category 4 Strength

Hurricane Florence, which was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm last week, was re-upgraded to hurricane status on Sunday and looks like it is destined to barrel straight at the U.S.’ East Coast. According to CNN, odds are good that it will have strengthened to Category 4 status—meaning sustained winds in the…

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