Damage estimates from Hurricane Florence could hit $50 Billion, according to news reports, making it one of the top ten most costly hurricanes in the nation's history.
A USA Today report puts the death toll at 43, and thousands of residents affected by the storm remain out of their homes under evacuation orders. Read more...
Meanwhile, drinking water concerns are still very real. This report says environmentalists and health officials are concerned about pink shaded ponds on hog farms that have overflowed into surrounding flood waters.
As always, WQA recommends residents affected by severe flooding have their water tested and use bottled water if necessary until water treatment options are available.
Check our our flood resources here.