Accidents and disasters

FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn’t rely on them. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 17, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has raised concerns about whether dams across the state, some of them already in poor condition, will be able to hold up under the strain. State officials have been monitoring dam safety in cooperation with local...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 4:46 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say the number of deaths tied to Florence has risen to at least 32, the bulk of them in North Carolina. Officials say the latest deaths include a person who died in an apparent tornado near...
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel, top, and Randy Haba, bottom left, talk to Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., as he is rescued from a rooftop in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wy. An attack by a female and her more than 1-year-old cub in the Teton Wilderness east of Grand Teton National Park happened in an area where Wyoming officials are trying to persuade a judge to allow grizzlies to be legally hunted. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart,File)
September 17, 2018 - 3:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears aren't docile animals, but an especially aggressive attack that killed a hunting guide and injured his client is puzzling wildlife officials. A female bear that was with its cub killed Mark Uptain of Jackson Hole and injured Corey Chubon of New Smyrna Beach,...
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A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 2:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have...
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Map locates Latakia in Syria, where airstrikes are reported.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
September 17, 2018 - 2:26 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Loud explosions shook Syria's coastal province of Latakia late Monday, sending orange flames into the sky in what Syrian state media said was an Israeli attack on a state company for technical industries that injured 10 people. Explosions continued for nearly a half hour,...
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Coast Guard Road leading to the south end of Emerald Isle is seen after Hurricane Florence hit Emerald Isle, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 17, 2018 - 9:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground...
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Willie Schubert of Pollocksville, N.C., cradle his dog Lucky as he waits to be rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew off a stranded van in Pollocksville, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 8:10 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as rescuers elsewhere used helicopters and boats to pull inland residents from homes swamped by...
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Elton Matheson, who rode out the storm, looks at the flooded waters in front of his home after Hurricane Florence hit Emerald Isle N.C.,Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 17, 2018 - 5:33 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Authorities are searching for a 1-year-old boy who was swept away by floodwaters in North Carolina after the boy's mother lost her grip on him. Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood said...
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A miner waits for news as the search continues for victims believed to be buried in a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
September 17, 2018 - 1:56 am
ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine mayor said Monday that it's unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers were still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they...
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