Hurricane “Florence”: in the US, a growing number of victims

Ураган "Флоренс": в США растет число жертв

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In the US, a growing number of victims due to hurricane “Florence”. According to recent reports, the disaster has claimed the lives of at least 13 people. The dead included a woman with a child, which because of a squally wind fell a tree in North Carolina.

For the last day force of the hurricane weakened slightly, however the “Florence” continues to move from the coast inland, threatening new devastation and disasters.

Had previously been evacuated in the coastal areas of the United States, where a total population of about 1.5 million people.

As a result of natural disasters were left without electricity hundreds of thousands of homes. In some States introduced a state of emergency, but even if the peak of the hurricane is behind us, liquidation of consequences of hurricane will take a long time. That’s what said the Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper.

“If you were evacuated to a safe place while back home not worth it. It is unsafe, – said Cooper. – In addition, an unauthorized return may complicate the work of rescuers affected by the hurricane “Florence”.

Meanwhile, the situation was exploited by looters. Several people had already been arrested for theft in any unattended buildings and stores.

According to preliminary estimates, the overall damage from the hurricane “Florence” can reach about $ 30 billion.

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