Listen: South Carolina, Florence and Maria Puerto Rico discussed on WCBS Programming
"Showing many victims of last year's hurricane Maria Puerto Rico died agonizing deaths well after the storm cleaning disabled and elderly people discharged from overwhelmed. Hospitals with bed sores that lead to fatal infections and three on Florence. Now. The latest on WCBS. The Hurricane Center reporting sustained winds and what is now tropical storm. Florence have dropped a fifty miles an hour. The storm, however is moving slowly west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And that slow movement is what makes it super dangerous. It's dumping about fifteen inches of rain on the Carolina's close to two feet of rain has fallen in morehead city North Carolina in new Bern more flooding as rivers start overflowing combination. Still of storm surge and rainfall and together they brought the water levels up about eight to nine feet here near new puts it into the major flood stage. Again, the slow movement of this storm is what is the most deadly. Because the rain just keeps falling in one spot. That was meteorologist Ed Rappaport with the national weather service over one hundred water rescues are underway. Emergency teams have rescued more than three hundred seventy five. Five people from flooded areas. This is a deadly storm as well. A woman and her infant were killed when a tree toppled onto their home in Wilmington and a man was electrocuted. Trying to hook up a generator in the rain w CBS news time, five sixteen a."