Myr­tle Beach, South Carolina

Hur­ri­cane Florence

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Lane Pittman takes a lone, oddly pa­tri­otic stand against Florence, de­fy­ing wind and rain on de­serted Ocean Boule­vard on Septem­ber 14. Af­ter mak­ing land­fall as a Cat­e­gory 1 hur­ri­cane and slow­ing to a trop­i­cal de­pres­sion, Florence as­saulted the Caroli­nas with over­whelm­ing rain and wind, leav­ing cat­a­strophic flood­ing. Three days later, at least 23 peo­ple were re­ported dead. Mean­while, Typhoon Mangkhut bat­tered the Philip­pines and trig­gered a se­ries of dev­as­tat­ing land­slides. Dozens were killed in the storm.

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