Hurricane Florence Recovery Six Months After Hurricane Florence By Vince Winkel • Mar 14, 2019 Vince Winkel Listen Listening... / 3:42 Listen here Six months ago, Hurricane Florence pounded the Cape Fear Region, with a mix of strong winds and record-setting rain. Today, Wilmington and the rest of Southeastern North Carolina are still in recovery mode. $17 Billion in Damages from Hurricane Florence By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Nov 2, 2018 Vince Winkel / WHQR News Listen Listening... / 0:39 Listen to the story here. Hurricane Florence is going to cost North Carolina nearly $17 billion. That’s more than the cost of Hurricanes Matthew and Floyd combined.