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Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

To the con­tin­ued wrath that Mother Na­ture is un­leash­ing on the na­tion this year. Af­ter Hur­ri­cane Florence flooded much of North and South Carolina with sus­tained heavy rains, a nearly Cat­e­gory 5 Hur­ri­cane

Michael bashed the Flor­ida

Pan­han­dle this week, ut­terly de­stroy­ing sev­eral gulf-front com­mu­ni­ties. At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most pow­er­ful hur­ri­cane to hit the con­ti­nen­tal U.S. in over 50 years, and it wasn’t done yet: Though re­duced to a trop­i­cal storm, it brought flash flood­ing to North Carolina and Vir­ginia, soak­ing ar­eas still re­cov­er­ing from Florence, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press. More than 900,000 homes and busi­nesses in Flor­ida, Alabama, Ge­or­gia and the Caroli­nas were with­out power. As the his­tor­i­cally bad weather con­tin­ues to de­stroy Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties on a nearly yearly ba­sis, we have to be­gin to be­lief that this is not just the rou­tine weather that some cli­mate change skep­tics may be­lieve.

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