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Florence's Floods Obscure Damage Inflicted on Carolinas

  • At Duke Energy plant, a landfill gives way amid deluge
  • Wilmington cut off; tobacco crops, hog-farm operations at risk
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Record-setting, still-rising floods covering much of eastern North Carolina are preventing companies, regulators and environmental groups from making a comprehensive assessment of damage from Hurricane Florence.

On Monday, bucketing rains and tornado warnings continued to bedevil both Carolinas as the storm moves northeast, while many rivers are still days from cresting. North Carolina will be dealing with flooding for at least two weeks, said Wylie Quillian, a National Weather Service hydrologist.