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FLORENCE: Landfall expected Friday morning, inland flooding a threat

FLORENCE: Landfall expected Friday morning, inland flooding a threat Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. Despite the downgrade, Florence is expected to produce catastrophic flooding throughout the Carolinas. At least 800 flights have been cancelled or grounded due to the storm's expected landfall, CNN reported. No storm-related deaths or serious injuries were reported... [Full Article...]

SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist

SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist In a tweet Thursday night, SpaceX announced its plans to name the first private person to take a journey around the moon - and why. The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first passenger up for a trip in the company's BFR rocket. [Full Article...]

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S.

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S. More than one million residents have been ordered to evacuate from coastal areas of the three states, closing university campuses, schools and factories. Millions were expected to lose power, perhaps for weeks. While wind damage is still ordinarily covered, insurers that were stung by storms such as Sandy in 2012, which swamped NY and New Jersey, have inserted clauses in their policies that limit... [Full Article...]

ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up

ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up This is a developing story . North Carolinians can compare those measurements with this flood risk map to gauge how their areas might be affected . "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump said on Twitter. According to CNN , the hurricane hit the east coast of the United States with 90-mph winds and relentless rain. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina It was located about 85 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and about 145 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Meanwhile, winds and rain were expected to arrive later in SC, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded. [Full Article...]

Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'

The orcas have struggled with pollution, boat noise and, most severely, a lack of their preferred prey, chinook salmon, because of dams, habitat loss and overfishing. But, he said the US and Canadian governments plan to continue searching Friday on the chance she's still alive. Given the death of Tahlequah's baby, who was also a female capable of reproduction, biologists and government officia... [Full Article...]

Evacuations in United States ahead of Hurricane Florence

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles. "This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast", said Jeff Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

On Puerto Rico, Trump Is Right

On Puerto Rico, Trump Is Right Among them were a lack of training for physicians on how to certify deaths after a natural disaster and the government's lack of communication about proper death-certificate reporting before the 2017 hurricane season. "Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him". He cast doubt on the official death toll in tweets on Thursday. In August, George Washington University released a study estim... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas

As Americans in North and SC begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence , The Weather Channel has reminded viewers of how risky storm surges can be. Forecasters said conditions will deteriorate as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and makes its way slowly inland. [Full Article...]

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday . Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday evening at 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 miles per hour (224 km/h) earlier this week when it was classified a Category 4 storm. [Full Article...]

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. On Wednesday, NASA shared a view of Hurricane Florence taken that morning from a high-definition camera outside the International Space Station (embedded below). [Full Article...]

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US

The incredible video, recorded on Monday, shows the Lockheed WP-3D Orion flying through the strong winds of the hurricane until it reaches the eerily calm eye. The result: Catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, farm fields and industrial sites. The hurricane center also adjusted its projected track but stayed north of what most computer models were showing to prove some... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence latest forecast could still mean tropical impacts for Middle Georgia

Hurricane Florence latest forecast could still mean tropical impacts for Middle Georgia Duke Energy has around 4 million customers in North and SC, and says it could take several weeks to restore the electricity. David Fountain, president of Duke Energy North Carolina, emphasized the potential implications of hurricane, which is now a category 4. [Full Article...]

Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster. It's expected to hit the Carolina coast late Thursday evening. There are, in fact, 10 of them - and Florence isn't even the most unsafe one. Hurricane Florence has weakened somewhat early Thursday as its outer bands approach the North Carolina coa... [Full Article...]

Weird Fish Species Discovered in the Extreme Depths of Pacific Ocean

Weird Fish Species Discovered in the Extreme Depths of Pacific Ocean An worldwide team consisting of 40 scientists from 17 nations embarked on an expedition to search deep in the ocean with their camera and other necessary equipment. Without the pressure of the water and the chill of the deep ocean, they appear to melt on reaching the surface. With these tools, they were able to find three interesting creatures, which they believe are types of snailfish, about ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

The Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph is expected to produce 20 to 30 inches of rain in the coast North Carolina area, and 5 to 10 inches in western SC and northern North Carolina, per the National Weather Service . September 12, 2018. Between 1 millions and 3 million people will likely lose power when Hurricane Florence makes landfall later this week, according to a Wednesday report... [Full Article...]

States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

In Charleston, South Carolina, streets were quiet with schools and many offices and businesses closed. Florence is expected to start bringing tropical storm force winds to the Carolinas late Thursday. That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo , Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew. A state of emergency has been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vir... [Full Article...]

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center said the storm's strength should continue through Thursday. "These bays, these rivers and these inlets, there's so much storm surge the water is being literally forced to flow the opposite direction", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Florence Shifts, Taking Southerly Route Closer To Charlotte

The storm's eye was about 145 miles southeast of Wilmington as of 11 a.m., the briefing said. On Thursday morning, a tweet from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division brought this perspective on Florence's sheer size: It's "larger than SC and North Carolina combined". [Full Article...]

'Historic storm' lashes Carolinas with heavy rain, floods

Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday at 100 miles per hour (170 km per hour) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 mph (224 kph) earlier this week when it was classified a Category 4 storm . "Because it's Mother Nature". "Leaving is such a problem with the traffic going out", Jennie told VOA Thursday afternoon as she strolled along the shore of Carolina Beach near ... [Full Article...]


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