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Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power

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It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm's slow progress across North and SC could leave much of the region under water in the coming days. Forecasts show those currents giving Florence no sense of direction in a day or so. Long said the danger was not only along the coast. Florence is headed straight for some of the most well-known military bases in the country. Read More »

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

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As Americans in North and SC begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence , The Weather Channel has reminded viewers of how unsafe storm surges can be. Some areas could receive as much as 40 inches (one meter) of rain, forecasters said. A tornado watch was also in effect for parts of North Carolina. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Storm weakens slightly, still risky

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As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm was centered 485 miles (785 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington , moving at 15 mph (24 kph) with the potential for 1 to 3 feet of rain in places - enough to touch off catastrophic flooding and an environmental disaster, too, if the water inundates the region's many industrial waste sites and hog manure ponds. Read More »

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

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NEW BERN, N.C. -Florence continued to drench the Carolinas Saturday as it lumbered across the region, claiming at least five lives and stranding hundreds of people in floodwaters. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. The death toll is likely to rise. Read More »

Hurricane Florence from space

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Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut who's now orbiting Earth from 250 miles up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him. ABOVE VIDEO: A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. Read More »

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas next

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Mid September is peak hurricane season and it's not unusual to have multiple storms in the ocean at the same time. Hurricane Florence made landfall early Friday morning, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue storm surge warnings for both Carolinas. Read More »

Florence still weakening; still unsafe

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A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. The department, which did not release their names, said that the father of the child was transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries. Read More »

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

The eye of the storm and its outer edges pushed a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripped apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain . on September 13. "Florence may be weakening but will have a large storm surge". In Craven County, authorities say they received more than 150 telephone calls to rescue people in the historic town of New Bern because water had entered their homes . Read More »

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks. Florence is now heading for ocean water with surface temperatures of around 85 degrees, meaning it will likely strengthen on its way to the East Coast. Read More »

Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds

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A family enjoys the surf ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, U.S. September 12, 2018. Florence, a Category 3 hurricane, was about 370 miles (595 km) east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 km per hour), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said. Read More »

Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina

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Hurricane-force winds extended 130km from its centre, and tropical storm-force winds reached out to 315km. "It doesn't matter where you are", he said. Authorities say at least 20,000 people have evacuated their homes and are sought refuge in shelters throughout North Carolina. Water rescues were also underway, although it was hard to know how many had occurred. Read More »

Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence

Wilmington Deputy Fire Chief Steve Mason said the victims died at the scene. "This could be enough to knock you off your feet", says Navarro. "It required a tremendous amount of heavy lifting, airbags and saws". But forecasters said its extreme size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and is moving slowly, at 6 miles per hour. Read More »

Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A

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Olivia's maximum sustained winds are about 60 miles per hour, after the storm weakened from Category 1 strength, forecasters said . It's now expected to continue weakening and dissipate in five days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves. "Intermittent rain bands are expected on St. Read More »

Hurricane Florence floods parts of the Carolinas with pounding wind and rain

The Cape Fear river crested at 8.27 feet about 3:30 p.m., setting a new record and by Wednesday, the Maccamaw River may climb to 17.1 feet, the National Weather Service's Wilmington office reported , just shy of its record. " Hurricane Florence is powerful, slow and relentless", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. During the day a faulty rain gauge briefly caused inaccurate rain estimates - some as high as 30 inches - which the National Weather Service quickly corrected. Read More »

Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

No other information was given. The eye of the hurricane made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, just outside Wilmington , on Friday morning, with winds of over 100mph, then stalled and began crawling inland at just 3mph. The wind howled and sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before dawn in Wilmington , where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the power failed. Read More »

Hurricane Florence begins to batter US east coast

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In a 2012 article for Philadelphia Magazine, journalist Joel Mathis (a Kansas native who moved to Philadelphia) explained why hurricanes " terrified " him so much and why he would "rather take my chance with a tornado". 12, 2018. Federal emergency management officials warned that Florence - while weakening a bit - remains a "very unsafe storm" capable of wreaking havoc along a wide swathe of the East Coast . Read More »

Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

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Yesterday, the European Space Agency released a short video of astronauts aboard the space station watching the storm out of the cupola armed with powerful cameras to capture its giant knot of storm clouds. About150 people were awaiting rescue in New Bern, N.C. early Friday morning, and multiple news outlets report some 60 people had to be evacuated from a motel in Jacksonville, N.C . Read More »

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

It was still considered risky with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding . The port city of Wilmington woke Friday to the sound of exploding electrical transformers with strong gusts throwing street signs and other debris as well as water in all directions, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. Read More »

'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches in parts of North Carolina. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds reached out 195 miles (315 kilometers). Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening ... Read More »

USA readies for 'big one' as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

However, her agency was prepared to assist neighboring SC and North Carolina, which are in the landfall bullseye for Category 4 Hurricane Florence , according to some computer models. Upon its arrival, the National Hurricane Center projects that Florence could drop anywhere from 20-40 inches of rain along the Carolina coast. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read More »

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

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Not the most ideal of weather-situations and apparently it's only about to get worse because the tail-end of a hurricane is about to hit Ireland and it's not going to be pretty. Surf swells generated by Isaac are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles. In contrast, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Helene, but residents of the Azores were encouraged to monitor the storm. Read More »

SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist

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In a statement released last year, SpaceX wrote: 'This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years and they will travel faster and further into the Solar System than any before them'. The first ship carrying crews could arrive two years later, he said. In a tweet Thursday night, SpaceX announced its plans to name the first private person to take a journey around the moon - and why. Read More »

UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence

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Florence is now at a Category 4 level, the second highest classification on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with winds now at 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour). Both counties issued state-of-emergency declarations this morning, joining Currituck County and Chowan County and Edenton, which issued their declarations on Monday, and Elizabeth City, whose declaration took effect this morning. Read More »

ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up

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If you're anxious about flooding away from the coast, then the Southeast River Forecast Center is your go-to stop. "I'm anxious about what I might find when I go home, though", she said. The National Hurricane Center says the eyewall of Hurricane Florence is beginning to reach the North Carolina coast. "This may be worse than what we've seen before", Assistant Fire Chief Joey Roberts said during a press conference Wednesday. Read More »