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Typhoon Mangkhut Reaches China As The Philippines Searches For Survivors

Dozens of people, mostly small-scale miners and their families, were feared to have been trapped by a landslide in the far-flung village of Ucab in Itogon town in the northern Philippines' Benguet province, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said by phone on Sunday. [Full Article...]

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets After 10 years and multiple re-scheduled launch dates, the satellite is scheduled to take-off aboard a Delta II rocket on September 15, 2018, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission will build on the results of an earlier, less powerful ICESat mission and a more limited NASA aircraft campaign known as IceBridge, all aimed at monitoring the planet's ice inventory over decada... [Full Article...]

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

The storm killed at least 11 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. He earlier said the storm system "is unloading epic amounts of rainfall: in some places, measured in feet, not inches". [Full Article...]

Florence forecast: 15 more inches of rain, record-setting floods inland

Florence forecast: 15 more inches of rain, record-setting floods inland The river may need to get to 50 feet for you to be impacted. According to Roberts, citizen volunteers with their own boats have offered to help the city coordinate rescues. The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. As the storm approached, Fisher said, extended family chose to stay back so no one woul... [Full Article...]

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression More than 30 inches (75cm) of rain has fallen across North and SC since Friday, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes. An elevated risk of landslides is also now expected in western North Carolina . In a separate briefing, Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said some areas have already received two feet of rain and could expect up ... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon The storm has carved a deadly trail across the region, killing two people in southern China and at least 54 people in the Philippines . More than 2.45 million people have been evacuated in China's Guangdong province as Mangkhut made landfall at 5 p.m. [Full Article...]

Firefighters pray at scene where mom, baby killed during Florence

Firefighters pray at scene where mom, baby killed during Florence Authorities have confirmed those storm-related deaths, including a mother and her infant child who died after a tree fell on their home in New Hanover County, where the storm hit Friday morning with a 105 miles per hour wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958. [Full Article...]

Ken Starr: Manafort plea means 'we're much closer to getting the truth'

Ken Starr: Manafort plea means 'we're much closer to getting the truth' Taking to his Twitter handle, the US President wrote a strongly-worded statement , claiming that there was no collusion with Russian Federation and that the probe is "not allowed under the law". Todd asked why Democrats did not do so when they last had power in 2006. They don't want it. Trump's former national security adviser, a retired general who had led the Defense Intelligence Agency, wa... [Full Article...]

California governor Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

California governor Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy California is the second USA state after Hawaii to commit to carbon-free energy. Above we see an ad that McDonald's promoted on Facebook, and yes, McDonald's "Scale for Good" campaign is a Global Climate Action Summit sponsor. "The president likes to talk about what a great country we are", Brainard said. In some areas, the impact of climate change is more noticeable than others and therefor... [Full Article...]

Webcams: Watch hurricane Florence make landfall

Webcams: Watch hurricane Florence make landfall Norton said. Even though the one-time Category 4 tempest has been downgraded to a Category 2 , it's still packing lethal 100-mph winds and the potential for 13-foot storm surges and 40 inches of rain, officials warned. coast for recovery and rescue efforts once the hurricane passes, said Lt. Cmdr. "We call them disasters because they break things". As the recovery from past storms continues in ... [Full Article...]

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence The child's father was transported to a hospital with injuries, according to Wilmington police. A woman in Pender County, North Carolina, died from a heart attack after calling emergency services, as paramedics could not reach her because of fallen trees. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's catastrophic flooding is a sign of what's to come

The mother and her baby were killed in New Hanover County when a tree fell on their house, the governor said, while confirming another death in Lenoir County. Nearly 20 inches of rain has already fallen. By Friday night the center of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. [Full Article...]

Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart The father was also in the house and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment after the incident. In Pender County, North Carolina, a woman suffered a heart attack and died because hurricane debris blocking roads prevented paramedics from reaching her. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant

On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges were expected to spread inland. Tom Balance, owner of a seafood restaurant in New Bern, had decided against evacuating his home and was soon alarmed to see waves coming off the Neuse and the water getting higher and higher. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA Winds: Sustained or frequent winds gusts up to or in excess of 74 miles per hour are possible in the Hurricane Watch area Friday. On the forecast track, Isaac is forecast to move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea later today, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through the weekend. [Full Article...]

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space As of 11 a.m., Florence, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm , was centered 485 miles (785 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving at 15 mph (24 kph). He adds, "Businesses in Myrtle Beach are to have operations ceased and secured by 5 this afternoon". The rainfall and flood threat would remain extreme, and there could be a southwestward-propagating storm surge alon... [Full Article...]

Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches

Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches Florence's eye could come ashore early Friday around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. A Category 2 storm means winds of 96-110 miles per hour; a Category 3 storm means 111-129 miles per hour. Some parts of North Carolina have already seen surges as high as 10ft (3m) in places. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding in Virginia and the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' The category 4 hurricane is located about 575 miles (925 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour), it said. The storm is expected to slow down, stall and then perhaps wander just off the Carolina shore as it nears the coast Thursday, Friday and Saturday. "As the system progresses westward into the eastern Caribbean Sea, m... [Full Article...]

Eight dead in Florence storm

The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Boats are stacked up on each other in a marina as a result from Florence in New Bern, North Carolina . "It typically takes 30 days from the date an NFIP policy is purchased for it to go into effect", FEMA says on it's website. By tomorrow afternoon, the center of Florence is expect... [Full Article...]

Thousands of pallets of water bottles in Puerto Rico unused after hurricane

Thousands of pallets of water bottles in Puerto Rico unused after hurricane Late night show hosts like Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert used their media platforms to call out Trump's appalling and deeply insensitive response to the deaths that accumulated in wake of the storm. Thursday's tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan , who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration's response to Maria. [Full Article...]


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