Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Year in review: Number one

Hurricane Florence hit the Coastal Carolinas hard in 2018, but for those who managed to evacuate, getting home would prove a bigger challenge than anticipated.

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.

Read the full story below. 

Weeks, not days, before safe return, New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick counties tell evacuated residents

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