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The Carolinas Look to Recover as Hurricane Florence Passes

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The Carolinas Look to Recover as Hurricane Florence Passes

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In the wake of Hurricane Florence, one cannot help but reflect on what has happened. As of September 22nd Hurricane Florence’s death toll is at 43, according to the News & Observer.

It is widely evident that this powerful category four storm has caused devastation, flooding, and destruction of homes in several areas. The hurricane caused Union County Public Schools, along with countless other North and South Carolina school districts, to cancel sessions for several days.

Roads were closed in Union County as well as across the state, many areas flooded and unreachable. Trees plummeted to the ground as a result of saturation, flooding, wind, and rain. Many of these trees fell on top of homes, leaving people without a place to stay.

Though the loss from Florence is great, many have come forward to help rebuild and recuperate. Organizations such as Convoy of Hope have stepped in to assist residents and community members throughout the Carolinas, giving humanitarian aid to those who lost everything in the storm. The state government is also contributing to help victims. With state assistance available, and much cleanup still on the horizon, the only thing left to do is have hope and perseverance for the next chapter of the Carolinas.

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