Carolinas Storm Damage Tally Impeded by Lingering Floods

Flooded area

School systems across the largely rural eastern counties in both of the Carolinas report structural and water damage to buildings, some requiring closure for the remainder of the school year.

October 9, 2018
Jim Parsons & Tom Sawyer - Engineering News-Record

As October rolls in, slow-moving flood crests and sluggish drainage persisting weeks after the passage of Hurricane Florence are leaving large eastern areas in the affected states too inundated for accurate damage assessments. The extent of damage is still largely uncalculated. In some cases, it’s believed to be worsening.

Reprinted courtesy of Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record and Tom Sawyer, Engineering News-Record
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