Death toll rises as Florence leaves path of destruction

By Melkorka Licea|

High waters flood a car as Tropical Storm Florence comes ashore in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

The two unidentified victims were killed by the unrelenting storm pummeling the Carolinas on Harker’s Island Friday morning, Carteret County Emergency Services told the Charlotte Observer.

Additional details have yet to be released, but authorities said the victims did not drown.

Officials fear the number could rise as the some 400-mile wide storm crawls westward.

Florence was at a virtual standstill early Saturday and could dump up to 3.5 feet of rain and cause dangerous flooding.

Source: New York Post

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.