Cajun Navy to the Rescue: Here’s How the Volunteer Relief Group Got Its Roots

(Southern Boating) - The Cajun Navy has entered popular vernacular, but what do we know about the group? The famed Cajun Navy came to be when a Former Louisiana state senator Nick Gautreaux pleaded for someone, anyone to assist after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Between 350 and 400 people and their boats answered the call. The makeshift flotilla rescued more than 10,000 people … [Read more...]

Port of Wilmington, N.C. Still Shut Down Due to Florence’s Flooding

By Lydia Mulvany and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) -- The Port of Wilmington in North Carolina remains shut in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, freezing shipments of everything from fertilizer to textiles. Florence dropped as much as 40 inches (102 centimeters) of rain in some places as it passed over Wilmington on its way through North and South Carolina. Several … [Read more...]

North Carolina’s Raging Rivers from Florence Test Beefed-Up Defenses

By Patrick Rucker FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Sept 16 (Reuters) - Deadly storm Florence's historic rainfall is testing the best efforts by many North Carolina cities to bolster their defenses against flooding since Hurricane Matthew inundated the eastern part of the state two years ago. Since Matthew, firefighters have been trained in rapid water rescue and are equipped with … [Read more...]

The National Hurricane Center Recorded an 83-Foot Wave Height Associated with Florence. It Could Be An Error, But Maybe Not

My eye lit up in amazement Wednesday morning after I scrolled to a tweet by the National Hurricane Center's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch claiming that satellite radar picked up a significant wave height of 83-feet in the northeast quadrant of Hurricane Florence. My mind was blown, along with the others who shared, retweeted and commented on the post. A wave … [Read more...]

You Can Watch Hurricane Florence Roll In Live from the Frying Pan Tower – Here’s How

Update: Unfortunately, the Explore.org feed is down due to the storm. The group's website says they are troubleshooting. Check their Youtube and Facebook feeds for the latest. A video from the tower just before sunset Thursday is posted here.  The Fry Pan Tower is a former Coast Guard Light Station located some 34 miles south offshore from Bald Head, North Carolina. You … [Read more...]