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Track Hurricane Florence as it heads for the East Coast

Track Hurricane Florence as it heads for the East Coast Hurricanes produce three major kinds of threats: storm surge , damaging winds, and inland flooding from rainfall . Category 4 hurricanes are unusual this far north. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Fran, a Category 3 storm, made landfall in the Cape Fear, N.C., area. [Full Article...]

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely unsafe

Tropical storm force winds are rated at 39 to 73. Then come the torrents of rain. Storm Surge: While the eye of Florence may make landfall along the south or middle of North Carolina's coast, the worst of the storm surge may occur further north, near the city of New Bern. [Full Article...]

Huge plastic collection system towed out to floating rubbish dump

Huge plastic collection system towed out to floating rubbish dump Due to its shape, debris is funnelled to the centre of the system where it will be scooped up by ships once every six weeks. Promotional materials show the structure is comprised of a long floater with a plastic skirt underneath, meant to move along with the current but at a slightly faster pace due to pressure from wind and waves. [Full Article...]

This one is different: Mass evacuation in USA over 'monster' hurricane

Last year, the United States was hit by three major hurricanes. Dividing the globe up into squares roughly 25km by 25km in size, researchers were able to simulate Category 4 and 5 storms, and where they now occur around the globe - not perfectly, but in a way that was broadly representative. [Full Article...]

'This storm is a monster' - US braced for Florence

'This storm is a monster' - US braced for Florence On the heels of the most expensive hurricane season ever, the approaching storm raises the questions: What role is climate change playing - and could technology offset these growing dangers? Now a Category 4 storm, it's possible that it could strengthen even more as it moves swiftly through the Atlantic Ocean. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence slows dramatically on approach, 40 inches of rain possible

American and Southwest Airlines were among the carriers cancelling flights to and from the hurricane zone starting Wednesday. Byard, the FEMA official, said "this storm is not going to be a glancing blow". The National Hurricane Center predicts a total of 15 to 20 inches of rain in parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states from Thursday to early next week. [Full Article...]

Trump Confident His Government Prepared for Hurricane Florence

Trump Confident His Government Prepared for Hurricane Florence North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker issued a statement that said , per state policy, that the regular season schedule is governed by the member schools and conferences, but added that "Every decision should be made with the safety of all participants in mind". [Full Article...]

Democrats going to court this week over Kavanaugh documents

Democrats going to court this week over Kavanaugh documents If she votes "no" the money would be refunded to donors. In the closely divided senate, Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hinges in part on the votes of two moderate Republican senators: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. [Full Article...]

'Big and vicious' hurricane closes in on southeastern US

Half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and numerous hog farms are on the storm's path. The University of North Carolina canceled its scheduled home game against the 18th-ranked University of Central Florida in Chapel Hill due to the storm's expected landfall . [Full Article...]

Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence Several inches of rain will fall across the state. "This is not just a coastal event". It's gaining strength and could even be upgraded to Category 5 before it makes landfall early Friday, according to forecasts. More than a million people were under mandatory orders to evacuate in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with many more being urged to do so voluntarily. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence grows to Category 4; evacuations ordered

Hurricane Florence grows to Category 4; evacuations ordered The hurricane is about 1,230 miles out from Cape Fear, North Carolina , and moving west at about 13 mph. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats. [Full Article...]

Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic

Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area. The Aqua satellite was just one view from space of the increasingly alarming hurricane activity. "So, for the weekend and beyond we think it looks like northern and western parts of the country could stay on the cool side - closer to areas of low pressure quite cool and ... [Full Article...]

East Coast Warned Of "Major" Hurricane Florence

East Coast Warned Of Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and is urging all North Carolinians to prepare. Hurricanes impacting the Carolinas isn't rare, but it has been some time since a major hurricane has made landfall in North Carolina. Forecasters said it is too early to know the exact path the storm will take but warned that it could roll ashore in the Carolinas by Thursday. It was centered about 1,230... [Full Article...]

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Commits to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045

California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. A report released by the state's energy commission estimated that in 2017 around one third of retail electricity sales in California came from renewable sources . [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 launches Telstar 18 Vantage satellite

Following the launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9's first stage on its drone ship. Elon Musk may have had a rocky summer , but that didn't stop SpaceX from another successful launch at Cape Canaveral early Monday morning. "Telstar 18 VANTAGE is a high throughput, highly flexible, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide a significant competitive advantage to customers serving... [Full Article...]

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space WILMINGTON - Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, according to the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center . The warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. "September is the peak month of the hurricane season ", he said. [Full Article...]

Evacuations in North Carolina as hurricane Florence roars closer

Evacuations in North Carolina as hurricane Florence roars closer The third hurricane in the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence , could pose a danger to parts of the U.S. Storms increase in frequency and intensity by mid-August and into September as temperatures in the Atlantic climb to their highest levels, Javaheri said. [Full Article...]

Hamilton forecast calls for heavy rain starting Sunday

Hamilton forecast calls for heavy rain starting Sunday Gordon is no longer a tropical system as it spins through central Arkansas, but it is responsible for the oppressive humidity area wide. Flash flood watches this morning stretch from Arkansas to Maryland. Expect heavy rain and storms to ramp up with some stronger storms on the table Sunday afternoon, especially in eastern Kentucky. High temperatures today reached close to 70 degrees comb... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast

Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast Navy ships off Virginia's coast are getting set to sail out of the path of the powerful hurricane, one North Carolina university has canceled classes and people have begun stocking up on plywood, bottled water and other supplies even with Florence still far out at sea southeast of Bermuda. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades Hurricane Florence will make its way westward, likely toward the Carolinas later this week while Hurricane Isaac moves westward toward the Caribbean. The hurricane's impacts could range from a strong storm surge to flooding from torrential rainfall and hurricane-force winds . North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday. [Full Article...]


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