A look back at Hurricane Florence, the 9th most destructive storm in the U.S.

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC- SEPTEMBER 11: Local residents fill sand bags that was provided by the town as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach, United States. Hurricane Florence is expected on Friday possibly as a category 4 storm along the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coastline. […]

Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in mid-September before moving through South Carolina.

In the weeks after the storm, flooding became a major problem in the Myrtle Beach-Florence-Lumberton area.

A National Hurricane Center report says Florence killed 22 people across three states and was also responsible for 30 indirect deaths (classified as those resulting from heart attacks, house fires, electrocutions and traffic accidents).

Damages from Florence were estimated at $24 billion, making it the ninth most destructive storm in terms of property damage in U.S. history.

Some of the hardest-hit parts of our area were Nichols, Socastee and Conway, Dillon County and Robeson County.

Click here to see the damage from Hurricane Florence.

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