WILMINGTON — For most people in the Cape Fear region Hurricane Florence will stand out as one of the most, if not the most significant event of 2018 in Wilmington.
With record-breaking rainfall, damaging winds, and destruction across the Carolina’s, Florence’s impact was felt all around. But as the rains continued and the storm slowed to a crawl, Wilmington was effectively cut off from the rest of the state (and country).
For those who managed to evacuate inland, getting back to their homes would prove to be a more difficult task than thought, with officials telling residents to stay put and that it could take weeks before a safe route back to the Port City was found.
Weeks, not days, before safe return, New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick counties tell evacuated residents