• As Hurricane Florence nears, expat Islander braces for storm in North Carolina
As Hurricane Florence nears, expat Islander braces for storm in North Carolina

At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). And it led to mixed signals from officials in SC, whose governor had canceled mandatory evacuation for several coastal counties.

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  • Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas
Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

At the White House, President Donald Trump urged people to "get out of its way". "We are ready. We're as ready as anybody's ever been". You're talking about him like he just escaped from Skull Island. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall". The Gameco...

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  • NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane
NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane "Florence"

NEW: Florence is now a category 4 hurricane. Gerst said Hurricane Florence was so enormous, with a width of more than 500 miles (804 kilometres), that he "could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens". "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 ...

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

Updated forecasts from the NHC show the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas , packed with days of torrential rain that could trigger huge inland flooding from SC to Virginia. "There's really not a lot of good news", NOAA flight director Paul Flaherty said on "Shepard Smith Reporting". A state of emergency has been declared in Maryl...

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  • Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane
Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

Hurricane watches in Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe were discontinued, and the Netherlands government issued a tropical storm watch for Saba and St. The next National Hurricane Center advisory is scheduled for 5 a.m. Monday. The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

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  • Resistance Makes Rape Threat to Susan Collins Staffer over Kavanaugh Vote
Resistance Makes Rape Threat to Susan Collins Staffer over Kavanaugh Vote

Of course, even though the full quote makes it clear that Kavanaugh is referring to the religious group's objection and using their terminology, Harris doubles down on her earlier claim that he used a "dog whistle" to refer to birth control generally.

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  • 'In the bull's-eye:' North Carolina orders evacuations as storm nears
'In the bull's-eye:' North Carolina orders evacuations as storm nears

The governors of Virginia, Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. A "major" hurricane is one with sustained winds of more than 110 miles per hour. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. The state's emergency management agency s...

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  • Tropical Storm Watch issued for St
Tropical Storm Watch issued for St

Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour. On top of Irma and Maria, powerful category 4 hurricane Harvey inflicted $125billion worth of damage, mostly from catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas, between August and September past year.

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  • Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas as 1 million-plus ordered to evacuate
Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas as 1 million-plus ordered to evacuate

The category 4 hurricane is now moving to the west at 13 miles per hour and is expected to begin a turn to the northwest by late Wednesday. It's expected to become at least a Category 3 hurricane before it hits the mainland US around SC and North Carolina, likely on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday.

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  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence
Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

Governor Ralph Northam issued an evacuation order for about 245,000 residents in flood-prone coastal Virginia beginning at 8 a.m. local time while South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered more than 1 million residents along his state's coastline to leave starting at noon on Tuesday.

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  • East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength
East Coast Prepares for Storm Surge as Hurricane Florence Gains Strength

Florence had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. "Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday", the National Hurricane Center said.

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  • Florence to grow into 'major hurricane' on path toward US East Coast
Florence to grow into 'major hurricane' on path toward US East Coast

NHC officials say further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged his state's residents to get ready, noting the storm was generating swelling waves and risky currents.

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  • One million told to flee as Hurricane Florence nears US
One million told to flee as Hurricane Florence nears US

There is great uncertainty regarding this, so we encourage you to check back for updates often. Where is the hurricane now? By noon EDT Monday, Florence was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph.

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  • Tropical storm watch issued as Hurricane Olivia continues approach
Tropical storm watch issued as Hurricane Olivia continues approach

The National Weather Service says high storm rainfall from Olivia is possible with amounts of 10 to 15 inches, with isolated amounts over 20 inches. By Wednesday evening, the storm's expected to have about 50 mph winds some 145 miles west of Kailua-Kona. Even if Olivia arrives as a tropical storm, as predicted, Hawaii is in danger of experienci...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence threatens U.S. eastern seaboard
Tropical Storm Florence threatens U.S. eastern seaboard

The storm is expected to approach the southeast U.S. Coast on Thursday. Forecasts show the Carolinas most vulnerable to a direct hit, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about the exact track of the storm, and forecasters say the swath of coastline between Florida and New York City is at risk.

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  • Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions
Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh vows independence, sidesteps questions

A decade earlier, Kavanaugh wrote that the Constitution seems to dictate that "congressional investigation must take place in lieu of criminal investigation when the President is the subject of investigation, and that criminal prosecution can occur only after the President has left office".

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  • Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms
Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms

Vermont's senior senator accused the judge of being aware of emails stolen from Leahy and other Democrats from 2001 to 2003 and having knowledge of the warrantless surveillance of United States citizens that went into effect in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

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  • All Parishes dropped from warnings, Mississippi coast remains under hurricane warnings
All Parishes dropped from warnings, Mississippi coast remains under hurricane warnings

Gordon is moving toward the northwest near 14 miles per hour (22 kph). He and his cousin, Lance, were relieved that the center of the storm was jogging more to the east. usa and global crude futures were up a fraction as traders said they did not expect the storm to have long-term impact on Gulf output. Boaters are evacuating to safe harbors...

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  • Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida
Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center as of 4:00 PM CDT, now has Tropical Storm Gordon strengthening into a weak Category 1 hurricane just ahead of making landfall along the central Gulf Coast. Rain totals greater than an inch will be possible in the western Big Bend areas near the coast with the possibility of locally higher a...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin
Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

Bush . Democrats have raised objections to both Kavanaugh's record and his nomination process, which they say has been rushed and has lacked transparency. And the stage is this week's Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Instead, her stinging defeat almost two years ago has left her on the outside, where...

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