Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

14 Sep, 2018

Rivers are expected to burst their banks.Some 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate from North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia. More are expected, as the storm could bring winds up to 45 miles per hour around the area, according to Durham County emergency management officials.


Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds

14 Sep, 2018

Wind gusts from Florence could reach tropical storm force (39+ mph), while sustained winds are expected to be in the 20-30 miles per hour range. The Atlantic seaboard got some good news as Hurricane Florence slowed to a Category-1 hurricane as it finally made landfall this morning.


Elon Musk's SpaceX to announce first tourist to Moon

14 Sep, 2018

But Musk later hinted that the passenger could be Japanese by tweeting the country's flag when asked if he was the one being sent. Who will be flying and why will be known on Monday, September 17 at 6 pm PT, added in the tweet. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year".


Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

14 Sep, 2018

The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Saba and St. Eustatius. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Damaging winds, floods, high surf and storm surge are still possible. A Met Office warning of strong winds has been issued for south west Scotland.


Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence

14 Sep, 2018

Michele Johnson said she's anxious about her husband, but "I think he's OK with me going, so I don't stress him out more ". A Hurricane Warning from Duck, North Carolina south into SC, including Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. "It will probably fall faster than it can leave". Cooper said state officials are anticipating that tens of thousands of homes will experience flooding.


Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year's end

14 Sep, 2018

With a little more than three months left in the year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he still intends to announce a decision on where its second headquarters will be located before the new year. In a tweet last June, Bezos asked the public for ideas about where he should give his money. With #PJammin, scores of Amazon employees joined their boss to support the cause and drive attention to raise awareness.


Americans invited to 'shoot guns at Hurricane Florence'

14 Sep, 2018

Crystal Kirwan didn't see she had much choice as she got her family ready to leave their home Monday on the coast of North Carolina, with Category 4 Hurricane Florence threatening the state. Hurricane Helene is a category 2 storm but is expected to go out to sea with no threat to land. Liz Browning Fox was planning to ignore these orders and ride out the storm in the village of Buxton on the North Carolina Outer Banks.


S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

13 Sep, 2018

Also on Monday, Brown issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality by the same year. "It will not be easy". Nevertheless, pursuing 100% renewable energy has never been more important, as we get closer to entering a time that scientists say will be the point of no return from irreversible climate damage.


Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

13 Sep, 2018

The storm's center was about 135 miles (216 km) east of Wilmington, North Carolina, at noon EDT (1600 GMT) but tropical storm-strength winds and heavy rains already were hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.


Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

13 Sep, 2018

Dubbed the "Storm of a lifetime", the National Weather Service expects the hurricane to reach the Carolinas on Thursday or Friday, and may linger over the weekend - bringing with it "catastrophic" winds and flooding rainfall. A risky storm surge will come before the massive storm makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday. Thousands of residents in North and SC have fled their homes as Hurricane Florence, the biggest of the extreme weather conditions on the map, looks set to tear its ...


Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

13 Sep, 2018

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center.


Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast

13 Sep, 2018

The Miami-based NHC stressed, however, that while a slow weakening is expected over the next 24 hours " Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the USA coast late Thursday and Friday ". "All you have to do is look up at your ceiling, and think about 12 feet (of water)". But authorities warned Florence has an enormous wind field that has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land and making Florence extremely risky.


Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station

13 Sep, 2018

The International Space Station captured photos and video of massive Hurricane Florence spiraling over the Atlantic, and those images captivated people on social media. The Category 3 storm has winds over 125 mph and is well over 70 miles across according to meteorologists. The National Hurricane Center is advising people in the hurricane's path to prepare for potentially life-threatening storm surges, freshwater flooding and damaging winds as Florence impacts the United States this week.


Hurricane Florence map uses an unfortunate graphic to display devastation

13 Sep, 2018

The evacuations have prompted U-Haul to keep more than 90 of its storage facilities open so those leaving the path of the storm can use them for free, according to Elijah Mack, U-Haul Company of Coastal South Carolina president. "He was thinking of coming here until this morning, and now he asked me if I wanted to come up there", he said. While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'.


'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

12 Sep, 2018

Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that it would bring "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". It will continue to strengthen and likely upgrade to a category 4 by Tuesday. With Hurricane Florence expected to make landfall near Wilmington as a Category 3, many coastal areas will likely be inundated by a storm surge , according to the National Hurricane Center .


Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000

12 Sep, 2018

For liberals concerned about what a seat for Kavanaugh would do to the court, Collins has been both a source of limited hope and frustration, expressing concerns about threats to Roe vs. Ethics expert Adav Noti at the Campaign Legal Center, however, tells the Washington Post that the campaign appears to be an attempt to do an end-run around federal bribery laws.


Carolinas brace for potentially devastating Hurricane Florence

12 Sep, 2018

Florence rapidly intensified into a fearsome category 3 hurricane Monday and could strike a direct and risky blow to the Carolinas later this week, possibly as a category 4, forecasters said. The storm is expected to pose life-threatening risk from both its powerful winds and the epic, prolonged rain it is expected to dump over the course of a few days on coastal and inland areas extending potentially hundreds of miles in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic.


Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm

12 Sep, 2018

Emergency personnel and employers are also keeping an eye on Hurricane Olivia-which forecasters say may weaken in intensity to a tropical storm-expected to hit Hawaii as soon as Tuesday. Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern United States already soaked by heavy rain and may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.


These airlines are waiving fees before Hurricane Florence

12 Sep, 2018

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel , with 130 miles per hour winds, in 1954. Coastal areas are likely to experience storm surges and the hurricane may dump heavy rains across the entire mid-Atlantic region, causing risky floods.


Florence isn't the only one. There are more hurricanes brewing

12 Sep, 2018

Trump said in a Twitter message he has spoken to the governors of North and SC and Virginia, adding: "Federal government stands by, ready to assist". Even when the overall weather conditions suppress the abundance of storms, the hurricanes that manage to overcome the hurdles are 3 to 6 times more likely to intensify into major approaching hurricanes.


US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane

11 Sep, 2018

Still closer to Africa than North America, Helen is predicted to head north in the Atlantic and not make landfall, the center says. The category 4 hurricane now has max sustained winds at 140 miles per hour with gusts near 200 miles per hour.


How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

11 Sep, 2018

Dr. Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel , tells NPR that it's important not to focus exclusively on the coast when it comes to Florence's potential impact. Forecasters said it is too early to know the exact path Florence will take but warned that it could roll ashore in the Carolinas by Thursday. Dare County officials have announced that a mandatory evacuation order goes into effect on Hatteras Island at noon Monday.


Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic

11 Sep, 2018

The hurricane center said, "All indications are that Florence will be an extremely unsafe Category 4 hurricane while it moves over the western Atlantic toward the southeastern United States". Hurricane Isaac is holding steady in strength over the Atlantic. "I dont think many of us have ever been through a Category 4". Red flags flying on beaches warned swimmers to stay out of waters already roiled by the distant storm, and cruise ships and Navy vessels were being steered out of ...


Hurricane Florence Will Have a "Minimal Impact" on Massachusetts, Forecasters Say

11 Sep, 2018

Where is the hurricane now? It was centered about 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). A slew of risky storms - hurricanes, tropical storms and a typhoon - are on the move and threatening life and property in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii

10 Sep, 2018

Hurricane Olivia , a storm with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, is churning toward Hawaii and could affect the island chain as early as Tuesday evening. "I am declaring a state of emergency so that we can begin to prepare state assets, and I encourage Virginians to monitor forecasts and make their own preparations now", Northam said.



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