Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims

Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims

Kenneth Drake
September 22, 2018

About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, where the Waccamaw River was still rising.

The Cape Fear River at Fayetteville crested at 61.5 feet on Wednesday, 4 feet higher than during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, while Interstate 40 flooding cut off Wilmington. This year, the water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor.

"Our organization, the Hornets organization, we take a lot of pride in giving back to our community and our efforts are truly lead by our own and Michael Jordan", Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield said to FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Wednesday. North and SC both backed Trump in the 2016 election, and the president largely saw people who were happy to greet him.

"Conway city leaders have said the river could surge past 22 feet late next week, sending enough water into neighborhoods to damage nearly 1,000 homes", according to the Charleston Post and Courier. McMaster asked congressional leaders to hurry federal aid. The town of Wilmington still remains largely isolated, with no safe routes in or out.

The investigation has been handed over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the sheriff's office has launched an internal investigation, officials said. One was off the coast of the Carolinas with a chance of drifting toward land. He called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country" and promised federal support for disaster relief.

The state public safety department said in a Twitter message Thursday evening that the body of an 81-year-old man was found in a pickup truck submerged in water in Dillon County.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan surveys flooding and damage from Hurricane Florence during a helicopter ride from Raleigh to Wilmington N.C. on Wednesday. Buchanan also assisted after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
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Home to nine million pigs, North Carolina is known for its hog "lagoons" - human-made pits or dugouts - that store animal waste and allow it to decompose to reduce pollution. Well over half of those killed were in vehicles.

They have received 20 to 30 patients a day so far, he said, but expect to be busier as the river crests. They also warned people to not get caught off guard as rivers that briefly receded were periodically rising back. Parts of the main north-south route on the East coast, Interstate 95, and the main road to Wilmington, Interstate 40, remain flooded and will likely be closed at least until almost the end of September, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said.

As of September 19, 27 were reported dead in North Carolina, more than 10,000 people remained in shelters, and more than 200,000 customers were without power across the state, according to state officials.

One megawatt can power about 1,000 USA homes.

All that water from Nichols and Conway is heading toward Georgetown County, where five different rivers dump into the Atlantic Ocean. They also warn more evacuations are possible as forecasters get a better idea how high the river will get.

These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence
The storm is on track to hit the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic region as early as Thursday, according to the hurricane centre. Meanwhile, the two other tropical storms in the Atlantic - Florence and Helen - are expected to become hurricanes today.