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Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

The lingering storm could bring days of heavy rains, which could spark intense floods from SC to Virginia . In a video message on Wednesday, President Trump said that people shouldn't "play games" with the storm and that the federal government is ready to assist. [Full Article...]

These maps shed light on Hurricane Florence’s new projected path

Fears about Hurricane Florence spread south on Wednesday, with Georgia declaring a state of emergency after officials in the Carolinas urged people to evacuate the coast ahead of the storm's expected pounding winds and rain-driven floods. [Full Article...]

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA called the view - captured by cameras on the International Space Station - "stark and sobering". The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the United States east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's movement will slow to a crawl, meaning that some coastal areas will get as much as 24 hours of battering winds and rain. [Full Article...]

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC ahead of the Category 4 hurricane, which frees up help from federal agencies. "It's possible it could be even higher than that depending on how quickly the storm moves to the coast, but we're kind of expecting it to slow down as it moves to the coast and would probably cut down the storm surge ", AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlows... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas

Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas North Carolina's governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation for the state's barrier islands as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. The National Hurricane Centre said it was a potentially catastrophic Category-4 storm, but was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5 , which means winds of 157 miles per hour or higher. [Full Article...]

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts Sure enough, the machine learning model picked out 72 more FRBs in the same period. Scientists can not explain the origin of fast radio bursts, but have suggested they are produced by neutron stars, supermassive black holes or even technology built by an advanced alien civilisation. [Full Article...]

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

This could be exacerbated by a slowing or stalling of the storm as it reaches the coast. Together, they're responsible for 76 per cent of all direct hurricane deaths. The National Weather Service has warned the hurricane has the potential to be a "storm of a lifetime", posing a threat to life as well as likely to cause massive damage. [Full Article...]

Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

Forecasters say Olivia - with current wind speeds of 65 miles per hour - will make landfall on Wednesday morning. The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states. [Full Article...]

These airlines are waiving fees before Hurricane Florence

These airlines are waiving fees before Hurricane Florence The Category 4 storm is located 905 miles (1456 km) east of Cape Fear, North Carolina and has maximum wind speeds of 130 mph (209 km/h), according to the National Hurricane Center . Although Florence was still days from arrival , authorities took extraordinary measures to move people out of harm's way. In addition to flooding the coast with wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as... [Full Article...]

Massive boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

Massive boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash A giant device created to remove plastic from the sea has begun a three-week voyage from San Franciso to one of the most heavily polluted areas of ocean on the planet. The system includes a tapered three-meter skirt to catch plastic floating just below the surface. Chief scientist at environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy, George Leonard, said he was sceptical Mr Slat could achieve the g... [Full Article...]

US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence

US President Donald Trump signed declarations of emergency for both North Carolina and SC, freeing up federal money and resources for storm response. "The power is going to be off for weeks", warned Long, adding that the hazards will be statewide. A Walmart in Mt. People in the path of Hurricane Florence are boarding up their homes and businesses and leaving behind messages for the massi... [Full Article...]

Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at US

Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at US Many more were left to wonder where they might be safe if days of torrential rains unleash floods from the mountains to the sea. More than one million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the United States southeast coast as Hurricane Florence , the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in almost three decades, barrelled closer. [Full Article...]

‘Staggering’ Hurricane Florence On Collision Course For Carolinas

Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. Officials have called for the mandatory evacuation of more than 1.4 million coastal residents across the Carolinas and Virginia . CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that lanes, at noon, will be reversed on ... [Full Article...]

Forecasters: Florence to Take Aim at US East Coast as Major Hurricane

Forecasters: Florence to Take Aim at US East Coast as Major Hurricane Maps of the storm's trajectory showed it likely to come ashore somewhere near the border of North Carolina and SC. While the governor noted there is still some uncertainty about the track of the storm, he says Maryland officials are "preparing for the potential of historic, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding in Maryland". [Full Article...]

Watches issued for Tropical Storm Isaac which could regain hurricane strength

Watches issued for Tropical Storm Isaac which could regain hurricane strength The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency in preparation for significant flooding from Hurricane Florence . Movement is west at 6 miles per hour. Florence is expected to strengthen further. The center of Hurricane Helene was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 33.6 West. Helene is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 miles per hour (22 km/h), and this motion is... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say Henry McMaster said. Tropical Storm Florence was expected to strengthen back into a hurricane on Sunday, and forecasters warned that the storm could still make landfall somewhere along the United States eastern seaboard late next week. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles. Florence is a major threat t... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches heavy Falcon 9 satellite despite heavy weather

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched early Monday morning, carrying a powerful telecommunications satellite into orbit. "Now targeting September 9 launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE from Pad 40 in Florida", SpaceX wrote on Twitter . "Telstar 18 VANTAGE is a high throughput, highly flexible, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide a significant competitive advantage to customers serving the demanding req... [Full Article...]

US Military Gearing Up For Hurricane Florence

US Military Gearing Up For Hurricane Florence Packing winds of up to 220 km/h (140 mph) late Monday, Florence was expected to further strengthen and become "an extremely unsafe major hurricane " by the time in makes landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC ) said in a 21:00 UTC update. [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast One year after historic storms that ravaged the American Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico last year, officials warned not to underestimate the threat the storm poses. East Coast this week. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions". Helene is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour, packing maximum-sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover sends a selfie home from Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover sends a selfie home from Mars To make sure you experience the video at its fullest, watch it on a browser that supports playback of 360-degree video and images, such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera, advises NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) in Pasadena, California, which uploaded the footage on YouTube on September 6. [Full Article...]


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