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At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

Top sustained winds are now about 65 miles per hour (100 kph) and the storm is moving to the west-southwest at 5 miles per hour (7 kph) - a track that is expected to continue through early Saturday. It's all about the steering currents, we don't have any right now. "The sun rose this morning on an extremely risky situation and it's getting worse", Cooper said, calling Florence a "thousand-year rain event". Read More »

12 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 km per hour (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing three people and causing floods, landslides and power outages. ET. Forecasters say Florence is now a tropical storm but will continue to threaten North and SC with powerful winds and catastrophic freshwater flooding. Read More »

Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

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Rescue workers in North Carolina meanwhile were scrambling to save people stranded in their homes. "Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern and central Appalachians through early next week, as Florence is expected to slow down while it moves inland", the NHC discussion for Florence reads . Read More »

NHC downgrades Florence to still unsafe Category 3 hurricane

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We're ready, we're able, we've got the finest people I think anywhere in the world". The worst of the storm's effects will be felt over the weekend as Florence moves on through. "This is a very fluid situation, especially now that new model runs are shifting the course of the storm south after landfall, potentially increasing its impact on SC and Georgia", St. Read More »

Hurricane Helene ‘THREAT TO LIFE’ warning - United Kingdom to be hit on MONDAY

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Forecasters warn Hurricane Florence could hesitate just offshore for days, punishing a longer stretch of coastline, before pushing inland. But the hurricane's sheer size meant it could batter the U.S. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland have declared states of emergency. Read More »

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

The father was transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for injuries he sustained. In Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack. So far, at least three people have died because of the storm, including a mother and infant who were in a Mercer Avenue house when it was struck by a felled tree. Read More »

Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues

With a plodding pace belying still-unspent fury, Tropical Storm Florence pushed deeper into the Carolinas on Saturday, inundating homes, toppling trees and pushing rivers far beyond their banks as rescuers rushed to keep pace. The coastline is under immediate threat of increasingly high water levels due to winds pushing surges onshore, with large and destructive waves. "It's a big task, because our main priority is protecting lives", Jon Ingram, the Brunswick County, North Carolina ... Read More »

FEMA administrator under investigation for travel, use of government cars

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Long said at a press conference Thursday morning that he will "fully cooperate" in an investigation into his alleged misuse of government resources for travel, an issue that has roiled several other former Trump Cabinet secretaries. When FEMA administrator Brock Long started his job past year, he began to take routine trips home to North Carolina, using a government driver and vehicle to make the six-hour trek from Washington , D.C. Read More »

Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state in several feet of water, Reuters reports. Joel N. Myers said. Despite the downgrade, Florence is expected to produce catastrophic flooding throughout the Carolinas. They are under mandatory evacuation but have made a decision to wait out the storm. Read More »

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

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Rescue crews used boats to carry more than 360 people from rising water in the river town of New Bern, North Carolina, while many of their neighbors awaited help. "I've been through hurricanes before", he says. In Lenoir County, a 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords, and another died when he was blown away by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs. Read More »

Dont play games with it: Storm takes aim at Carolinas

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More than 60 people, including an infant, children and their pets, were rescued from a collapsing hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, at the height of the storm, according to the Associated Press. Greg Postel , hurricane and storm specialist for The Weather Channel. Meanwhile, some of North Carolina's 2,100 industrial-size hog farmers are scrambling to drain waste pools containing manure before the hurricane hits, according to NPR . Read More »

The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

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Vincent and the Grenadines - to pay particular attention to the storm. A smaller hurricane dubbed Isaac is reportedly heading for the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene - now also in the Atlantic - is forecast to track towards the UK. When that pile of water hits land, it becomes a storm surge, and they can be devastating. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds across the state. Read More »

Hurricane Florence from space

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Officials say people refusing to evacuate could end up alone, drenched and in the dark, as rescue crews won't go out to help in winds above 80 km/h. This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station. Read More »

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

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The National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a tropical storm but said life-threatening storm surges and catastrophic freshwater flooding were expected over portions of North and SC. New Bern resident Dan Eudy said he and his brother were awakened on Thursday night by the sound of a boat ramming against his front porch. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses could be flooded in North Carolina alone, Governor Cooper warned. Read More »

Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to make landfall tomorrow. With the governor of North Carolina calling the storm " a monster " and one Atlantic weather expert predicting that it could be " an unprecedented disaster for North Carolina ", mandatory evacuation orders are in effect in many parts of the Carolinas and Virginia. Read More »

The Weather Channel’s green-screen hurricane simulation is terrifying

Roy Cooper, governor for North Carolina, said: "The sun rose this morning on an extremely risky situation and it's going to get worse". "Catastrophic effects will be felt". The storm's movement, not its strength, has forecasters and officials anxious. It's moving toward the coast at a speed of 12mph. According to poweroutage.us, more than 500,000 customers in North Carolina and 50,000 in SC were without power on Friday morning, though the Weather Channel estimates up to 3 million ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Isaac expected to regain hurricane strength

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Forecasters say Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with isolated amounts near 10 inches across the southern Leeward Islands late this week, with 1 to 2 inches anticipated across portions of the Windward Islands. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Calling on residents to follow evacuation orders declared by state and local officials, Byard said the hit by hurricane would not be a "glancing blow", but rather "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". "Forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks as a strong Category 3 on Thursday, although shifts in the track are possible and storm impacts will expand great distances beyond where landfall occurs". Read More »

HUGE storm surges ENGULF houses as monster storm hits

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Volvo closed its new plant in Charleston, South Carolina , which employs 1,000 people who make the company's S60 sedan. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU". And about 46 miles (74 kilometres) farther up the waterfront, in New Bern, about 150 people were waiting to be rescued from floods on the Neuse River, WXII-TV reported. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel. "A storm surge warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline". Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of environmental havoc from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Read More »

Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

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Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence September 13, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina . "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU". Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Read More »

Hurricane Florence smashes into US East Coast, rescuers scramble

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The Category 1 hurricane - with maximum winds of 90 mph and dumping 3 inches of rain an hour - made landfall at 7:15 a.m. near Wrightsville Beach, according to the National Hurricane Center . New Bern Police Lt. David Daniels said early Friday morning that between 150 and 200 people had been rescued so far, with others still waiting for help. Read More »

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky

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No evacuations have been ordered for year-round residents there or on the mainland, the county said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on September 10 urged North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors not to delay preparations and to follow evacuation orders. Read More »

Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis

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In contrast, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Helene, but residents of the Azores were encouraged to monitor the storm. This general motion is expected to continue for the next few days. Its warning, in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday, said "very strong winds " could pose the risk of "injuries and danger to life" because of flying debris. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Poised to Hit, Sit on US East Coast

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Florence is moving northwest at about 10 miles per hour. The hurricane centre said Florence will approach the coast on Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. Winds: Sustained or frequent winds gusts up to or in excess of 74 miles per hour are possible in the Hurricane Watch area Friday. Emerald Isle is about 84 miles (135 kilometers) north of Wilmington. Read More »

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

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As per a tweet on Thursday, the company has signed its first private passenger to fly on its BFR launch vehicle, in what would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space". More details would be made available on Monday, it said. It would be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972. Ever wondered who owns the moon? "We've been approached to do a crewed mission beyond the moon from some private individuals", he said at the time. Read More »

Puerto Rican Officials Slam Trump for Claiming Response to Maria Was "Success"

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A George Washington University report said last month that vast numbers of Puerto Ricans died as a direct result of the September 20 storm, far beyond the initial estimate of 64 deaths. As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over the administration's response to the Category 4 storm that smashed into the USA territory last September. Read More »

CLOSINGS: Several schools close ahead of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence, which the National Weather Service warned is life-threatening, is now a Category 2 storm and made landfall in North Carolina Thursday. "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump said on Twitter . "I have no generator", said Petra Langston, a nurse. Read More »