• Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall
Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall

Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them. "But that's not going to be until Monday", Eliasen said". "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". 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 Hu...

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  • Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power

The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. Earlier Friday, the Wilmington Police said they were responding to this incident. Both rivers overflowed their banks, flooding homes, stores and streets and trapping many people in their houses. "If the number ...

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  • Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles
Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

In the latest information from the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 event. That's out in open ocean, where waves are much larger than those reaching the coast as storm surge. Isaac is expected to produce up to 3 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of up to 5 inches, across southeast Pue...

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

A woman in Hampstead, in Pender County, also died of an apparent heart attack after emergency crews could not clear debris to get to her. The hurricane is now centered about 220 miles (354km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , and 170 miles to the south-east of Wilmington , North Carolina .

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  • Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

Storm surge triggered by Hurricane Florence could be seen slamming into a house on stilts in Nag's Head, North Carolina, on September 13. It's unclear just how bad it's going to be. But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent". HO/AFP/Getty Images In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, hurricane ...

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  • Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing U.S. coast
Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing U.S. coast

Its surge of ocean water could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 13 feet, and days of downpours could unload more than three feet of rain, touching off severe flooding. A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm. "Florence is expe...

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  • Hurricane Triggers Life-threatening Storm Surge
Hurricane Triggers Life-threatening Storm Surge

In Jacksonville , next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the cinderblock structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse. On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophic" flooding and "life-th...

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  • Hurricane Florence lashes USA east coast, triggers flood warnings
Hurricane Florence lashes USA east coast, triggers flood warnings

The United States Geological Survey recorded flood water 10.01 feet deep in the town of New Bern in North Carolina . Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected. 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 h...

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  • More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence
More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 miles per hour (155 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

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  • Hurricane Florence: 'This One Really Scares Me,' Forecaster Says
Hurricane Florence: 'This One Really Scares Me,' Forecaster Says

Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said. "It's well south of us", said Hubbard. He has also cancelled campaign events Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm. "Even if you have ...

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  • Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles, the hurricane center said. "It will be much easier since it's on the mainland", Scanlon said, "so you hopefully won't see some of the problems that we had with Maria previous year".

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  • Hurricane Florence begins to batter U.S. east coast
Hurricane Florence begins to batter U.S. east coast

Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. "Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience", he warned. The NHC said the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rain could trigger landslides in the west of his state.

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  • Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing
Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland. "Rainfall: "2-4" in the CSRA, 3-7" in the central Midlands, 6-10" in northern forecast area. Readings of 15 miles per hour were already being recorded in Emerald Isle, a popular beach town on Bogue Banks near Cape Loo...

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  • Elon Musk's SpaceX to announce first tourist to Moon
Elon Musk's SpaceX to announce first tourist to Moon

In 2017, Space X revealed that two "private citizens" had paid a "significant deposit" to book themselves on a journey around the moon. Earlier this year, Musk said the company would be able to focus its investment on the BFR , following the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy.

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  • FLORENCE: Up to 30 percent of NC could lose power
FLORENCE: Up to 30 percent of NC could lose power

Florence was about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, N.C., at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said . While the storm's winds will abate as it moves inland, they could continue to gust to tropical-storm-force - especially near its core.

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund

Amazon warehouse employees are known to have bad working conditions, pitiful wages , and have even been forced into homelessness after workplace injuries. The newspaper says Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage. "The Bezos Family Foundation - and Jeff obviously has a role in that - has been engaged with early learning initiatives fo...

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  • Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence
Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence , carrying winds of up to 130mph as a Category 4 storm, is expected to strengthen and possibly become a Category 5 storm on Tuesday. The ocean waters that Florence is travelling over are about 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) warmer than normal, McNoldy said. This NASA handout photo shows a view from the International Space ...

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  • California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045
California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045

Brown also says moving toward a regional electric grid is critical to California meeting its goals. Without referring to Trump, Brown said Monday that climate change was an "existential threat", adding, "No matter what the naysayers may say, it is a real and present danger to California and to the people of the world".

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  • Fraudsters force people to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches
Fraudsters force people to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches

The impact of Florence will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. Hurricane force winds now extend out 70 miles, McDonald added. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina to South Santee River, South Carolina.

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  • Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold
Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

More than 1 million people in coastal areas in North and SC and Virginia faced mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall on Friday. "We could get some rain and gusty winds". Officials warned there was a chance of "life-threatening inundation from rising water" as the hurricane is due to hit land on Friday.

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