Hurricane Michael: deadly storm hits Carolinas after ‘obliterating’ Florida coast – live updates | US news

11.53am EDT11:53 The Guardian’s Jamiles Lartey, who weathered the storm in Marianna, Florida, has re-established contact and will be filing a dispatch on the ground shortly. Jamiles Lartey (@JamilesLartey) Hey all thanks for your concerns and well wishes. I’m safe here in Marianna– Towers are back online, no doubt thanks to the folks I met …

Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm ever to hit Florida Panhandle – live updates | US news

10.54am EDT10:54 Photos sent to the Tallahassee Democrat show flooded streets and falling tree branches in Apalachicola, Florida. Tori Schneider (@photoriphy) Photos and videos I received from Seth Silva who lives on 4th Avenue in Apalachicola. You can see in the first photo that Avenue I is floooded and in the second, tree branches are …

‘Worst yet to come’: 16 dead as North Carolina faces Florence flooding | World news

As the death toll from Florence rose and hundreds were rescued from their flooded homes, North Carolina slid into the next stage of the disaster: catastrophic flooding. On Saturday Mitch Colvin, mayor of Fayetteville, told reporters: “The worst is yet to come.” On Sunday, the death toll in North and South Carolina rose to 16; …

Hurricane Florence: storm downgraded but Carolinas brace for inundation – live updates | World news

1.32am EDT01:32 The National Weather Service (NWS) has been warning people that Florence will not just affect coastal communities, as warnings come that very few parts of North Carolina will escape torrential rainfall, and that surges will occur along rivers and other bodies of water. An example of the impact on inland communities is seen …

Hurricane Florence: more than 1m ordered to evacuate in South Carolina and Virginia | World news

More than a million people living along the coastlines of South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, as parts of America’s mid-Atlantic coast brace for what could be the most powerful storm to ever hit the region. Hurricane Florence is expected to bring potentially catastrophic winds, flooding and storm …

Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with floods and fire as thousands lose power | US news

In a rush of wind, rain, and even fire, Hurricane Lane battered the Hawaiian islands on Friday, hitting the Big Island and Maui the hardest and leaving thousands without power. On the Big Island, torrential rains dumped 35in over 48 hours. The coastal town of Hilo saw flash floods that prompted many residents to fortify …