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'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Southeast

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane's peak winds have decreased slightly to 125 mph but the size of the wind field has increased to outwards of 70 miles from the center. A state of emergency has been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington amid concern over potential torrential rain and flooding. [Full Article...]

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

As the storm moves into hilly terrain, it's also expected to unleash catastrophic and potentially deadly flash flooding and possibly mud slides, the hurricane center warned. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines. Faircloth's not sure when he can go home because he arrived on an evacuation bus from Wilmington . [Full Article...]

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

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC The U.S. Coast Guard said it closed the ports of Wilmington and Moorehead City in North Carolina and restricted port operations in Charleston, South Carolina . The storm was heading for the coast of the two states but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south. "We'll handle it. [Full Article...]

Florence to bring rain and wind our way

Florence to bring rain and wind our way Hurricane Florence has officially hit the North Carolina coast, according to an 8 p.m. briefing by the National Hurricane Center. Beaches throughout the region will see storm surges as high as 12 feet, with the surge expected to cause structural damage to buildings in many areas, with homes on barrier islands washed away entirely. [Full Article...]

Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and will make its "violent grind across our state for days", calling the storm an event that comes along only once every 1,000 years. The station's journalists were out in the weather Friday, reporting on the impact and posting updates to the station's Facebook page . Florence's forward movement during t... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helen latest: Atlantic storm to spark sunshine across Britain

Hurricane Helen latest: Atlantic storm to spark sunshine across Britain However, cloudiness and showers trailing Tropical Depression Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia during the next 24 hours. The storm was about 100 miles southeast of Wilmington and had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, which is slightly weaker than earlier Thursday, the briefing said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington , where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the electricity went out. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Already Thursday, streets were transformed into raging streams and massive wav... [Full Article...]

What To Expect As Hurricane Florence Bears Down On Carolina Coast

What To Expect As Hurricane Florence Bears Down On Carolina Coast He estimated around 1 million people have evacuated. Duke anticipates 1 million to 3 million of their 4 million customers in the Carolinas will lose power from Florence . And about 46 miles north of Emerald Isle in New Bern about 150 people were waiting to be rescued from rising flood waters, WXII-TV reported . "We'll operate without power; we have candles". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head How many people will it affect? North Carolina Emergency Management warned residents on Friday to stay indoors, avoid stagnant or moving flood waters and have their emergency kits ready. East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had North Carolina Gov. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence lashes USA with rain and wind

Hurricane Florence lashes USA with rain and wind CNN showed the scene, a small brick house. Earlier, he said: "Please hear my message "We can not underestimate this storm". After landfall, Florence slowed to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise". Florence also blew down trees, including one that went through the roof o... [Full Article...]

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

A police vehicle patrols the beach ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , U.S. September 11, 2018. As of Tuesday, about 1.7 million people in North and SC and Virginia were under warnings to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents. [Full Article...]

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall Florence arrived at the Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm, its 90-mph winds far slower than the fearsome 150 miles per hour of just a few days ago. Does it matter that Florence is moving slowly? Torrential rains brought about significant flooding in some areas, with the rains expected to continue over Oahu through Thursday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 meters) of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet (0.9 meters) of rain, touching off severe flooding. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. A tree fell on a homeowner's auto, parked in the driveway as Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Forecast & Track

Immigration officers have been dispatched to help with response and recovery as Florence lashes North and SC with life-threatening winds, rain and floods. He said there are about 7,000 U.S. military forces now in place and ready to respond to the storm - along with ships, helicopters and high-wheeled vehicles. [Full Article...]

‘This is a life threatening situation’: Hurricane Florence plows toward Carolinas, Virginia

‘This is a life threatening situation’: Hurricane Florence plows toward Carolinas, Virginia Officials in at least one area that ordered an evacuation will be going to homes to ask people planning to ride it out for information on their next of kin, CNN reported Wednesday. Across southeastern North Carolina, north of Cape Fear, Florence could hit so hard that entire areas "may become uninhabitable for an extended period", the center stated . [Full Article...]

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

Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis RTE reports that the National Hurricane Centre in the United States said that the weather event will be packing wind speeds of 140km/h, but that by the time it reaches the UK and Ireland, it won't be as severe as it has been elsewhere. It will continue to move to the west and away from the V.I. during the overnight hours. Its warning, in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday, said... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip When asked if Musk would be the person aboard the flight, he responded simply by posting an emoji of a Japanese flag. To date, only 24 people have traveled to the Moon and all of them were NASA astronauts that were a part of the Apollo Program that saw some nine 3 man crews venture to our nearest celestial neighbor (three of them journeyed to the Moon more than once). [Full Article...]

Florence by the numbers: Strongest wind gust in 60 years hits Wilmington

Florence by the numbers: Strongest wind gust in 60 years hits Wilmington And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery. It was still considered risky with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding. "Catastrophic effects will be felt". The National Weather Center predicts another 20 to 25 inches of rain for the areas surrounding the Carolinas' border, with 30 to 40 inches in some places. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Is Dumping a Huge Amount of Rain on the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence Is Dumping a Huge Amount of Rain on the Carolinas And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery. "This will cause extremely risky flooding". "Catastrophic effects will be felt outside the center of the storm due to storm surge as high as 9 to 13 feet". Officials said at least 150 people were "awaiting rescue" early Friday morning as the risky. Those numbers will only rise as the slow-moving storm hovers over the region through at lea... [Full Article...]

UCF due to approach of Hurricane Florence

UCF due to approach of Hurricane Florence Although as of yesterday afternoon Hurricane Florence was a Category 3 hurricane, models and forecasts predict that it will intensify into a Category 4 hurricane. Beaufort County public schools will remained closed for the rest of the week. Governor Henry McMaster has already ordered an evacuation starting today for a long stretch of the coast. [Full Article...]


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