Henry McMaster

  • georgia Sep 7, 2019

    Dorian's Floodwaters Trap People in Attics in North Carolina

    A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another. Medics and other rescuers rushed to Ocracoke Island — accessible only by boat or air...

  • georgia Sep 6, 2019

    Deadly Dorian Grazes Carolina Coast, Aims for Outer Banks

    Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled away roofs and flipped trailers, and more than 250,000 homes and businesses were left...

  • georgia Sep 4, 2019

    Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds in Hurricane-Stricken Bahamas

    Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown. The storm’s punishing winds and muddy...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2019

    WATCH: Images of Hurricane Dorian's Wreckage in The Bahamas

    The extent of the damage of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas is unclear, but people began sharing videos of the storm’s wreckage on social media.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2019

    Dorian Triggers Massive Flooding in Bahamas; at Least 5 Dead

    Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

  • driver Apr 3, 2019

    Father Vows Safety Push After Daughter's Ride Share Death

    The man accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had turned on the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside, police in South Carolina say. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook also said investigators found the victim’s blood in Nathaniel David Rowland’s vehicle. Rowland,...

  • adviser Feb 17, 2019

    Storm-Lashed South Carolina Reassesses Global Warming

    When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination....
    Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three years. “We’re getting into this sort of unknown territory,” Webster...

  • Donald Trump Feb 8, 2019

    Globe-Trotting Political Donor Eyed in Trump Inaugural Probe

    Federal prosecutors have cast a wide net in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, subpoenaing a smorgasbord of documents, including any addressing whether foreign nationals helped fund the $107 million celebration thrown to celebrate the Republican’s ascent to the White House. But in their records request Monday, federal prosecutors in New York also singled out a donor by...

  • Atlantic Ocean Dec 9, 2018

    South Carolina Ups Its Relief Request for Hurricane Florence

    South Carolina’s congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state’s governor. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice that he was increasing the estimate for community development block grant relief from $108 million to $435...

  • Henry McMaster Oct 10, 2018

    Storm-Weary Carolinas Worry Michael Could Hurt Rebuilding

    In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael’s approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and pushed floodwater into living rooms. Both states are still...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2018

    Suspect in Shooting of 7 Officers Bragged About Gun Skills

    The Vietnam veteran and disbarred lawyer accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, killing one, bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the “smell of gunpowder” in the years before the deadly standoff, records and social media posts unearthed Thursday showed. Frederick Hopkins lost his law license in the 1980s for mishandling money and faced several minor criminal charges...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2018

    1 Officer Killed, 6 Wounded in S.C. Shooting

    One law enforcement officer was killed and six others wounded Wednesday in a shooting in Florence County, S.C. Officials said the suspected shooter was in custody.

  • Congress Sep 25, 2018

    Florence the Week After: Evacuations Continue Amid Persistent Flooding in S. Carolina

    More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence. They moved the pews to higher ground and watched anxiously for days as the nearly black, reeking water from the swollen Waccamaw River rose, even though the hurricane was long gone....

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2018

    Travel Still Dangerous Amid Flooding in Parts North Carolina

    Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, while parts...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2018

    When Will It End? Florence's Floodwaters Rising in Carolinas

    With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body...

  • Henry McMaster Sep 22, 2018

    Florence Flooding Breaches Dam at NC Power Plant, Coal Ash May Spill

    Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington, North Carolina power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn’t believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a significant threat of increased flooding to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2018

    North Carolina Flooding From Above

    Drone footage shows the extensive flooding around North Carolina after Hurricane Florence.

  • georgia Sep 13, 2018

    Despite Evacuations Ahead of Hurricane Florence, Some Families Stay Home

    Mercedes O’Neill is a little scared to ride out Hurricane Florence in her home just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean with her boyfriend, her 6-year-old daughter, two cats and her new son, due Sept. 27. She thought hard about leaving. She is in a mandatory evacuation zone, but in South Carolina officials can’t force anyone to leave. A family...

  • georgia Sep 13, 2018

    Storm Evacuees Find Refuge at Speedways, Makeshift Shelters

    Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson’s South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. They include two dogs, a cockatoo in its cage, a couple of coolers with sandwich meat and the mangled remains of a tire that blew out at midnight...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2018

    10 Million in Crosshairs as Florence Charges Toward East Coast

    Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia’s governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in...

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