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Hurricane Florence continues path to USA east coast Hurricane Florence continues path to USA east coast
- September 14, 2018

With "monumental" rainfall totals of up to 40 inches possible, "the rain from Florence may break all-time state records for rainfall from a hurricane or tropical storm", Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters said . Trump said the storm will be "tremendously big and tremendously wet - tremendous amount of water". It will possibly weaken somewhat as it nears land - but that will hardly change the flooding threat. (more...)
'The Storm's Pretty Intense Right Now': Wilmington Resident Riding Out Hurricane Florence 'The Storm's Pretty Intense Right Now': Wilmington Resident Riding Out Hurricane Florence
- September 14, 2018

Its storm surge and the prospect of 1 to 3 feet of rain were considered an even bigger threat than its winds, which dropped way down from a terrifying 140 miles per hour - Category 4 - earlier in the week. A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, north to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. But the danger comes not so much from the wind as from the storm surges , which could raise the sea level to 4 meters in some points and flood the coast. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Floods North Carolina, Knocks Out Power Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Floods North Carolina, Knocks Out Power
- September 14, 2018

The Army Corps of Engineers were preparing to start work restoring power, installing temporary roofing and removing debris. Hurricane Florence began lashing the North Carolina coast on Thursday, with heavy surf pounding the Outer Banks and barrier islands, winds shredding flags, and a storm surge pushing seawater over some beaches and past oceanfront homes. (more...)
SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist
- September 14, 2018

When asked if he himself is the passenger, he hinted that the mystery person is Japanese by tweeting the country's flag . The person's identity will be revealed on September 17, SpaceX. No other details have yet emerged about the mission, when it will take place or how much the yet unidentified passenger has paid for the privilege. (more...)
Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms
- September 14, 2018

At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 33.8 north, longitude 43.1 west. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said. He says the time to flee Hurricane Florence is now. "Heed those warnings and evacuate if you're in one of the zones". (more...)
Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence
- September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 miles per hour winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. (more...)
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches US$2 billion fund to help the homeless Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches US$2 billion fund to help the homeless
- September 14, 2018

He said the cash will also provide funding to launch and operate "a network of high-quality, full-scholarship" pre-schools in "underserved communities". Until now, Bezos, 54, had only taken small steps into philanthropy. The company's push to build a second home base highlights how massively Amazon has expanded during its 20-plus year history. (more...)
Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations
- September 14, 2018

Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC. Forecast models suggest that more than 2 feet of rain could fall over the higher elevations of the Carolinas and Virginia, which would generate risky flooding downstream. (more...)
Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade
- September 13, 2018

We woke up today and saw the storm is looking less scary! The huge storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight, but forecasters warned that it still packed a unsafe punch - 110 mile-an-hour (175 kph) winds and torrential rains. Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast. We only need to remember that tropical storm Irene was not a hurricane when it created tremendous damage to homes and covered bridges in Vermont in 2011. (more...)
Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas
- September 13, 2018

The majority of the storm surge and rainfall issues are expected to remain for southeast North Carolina down into Charleston. While the hurricane is expected to weaken as it begins to interact with land before making landfall, Florence will remain a risky major hurricane as it approaches the East Coast, officials said. (more...)
Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

The National Hurricane Centre said it was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 miles per hour or higher. 14), the massive storm will now "wobble" southward and then head west, making a "big, grand tour" of the southeastern United States, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. (more...)
FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina
- September 13, 2018

The hurricane centre is forecasting the storm to hover near the coast Saturday with winds of around 130 km/h before landfall, but with rainfall in the 50 to 75 centimetre range and almost four metres of storm surge . East Coast with winds of up to 215 km/h. Other bars in North Carolina stayed open on Wednesday night (amid warnings to evacuate) and advertised local beer, pizza and vodka , the Daily Mail reported. (more...)
California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity by 2045 California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity by 2045
- September 13, 2018

The new law, along with an executive order Brown signed directing California to take as much carbon dioxide out of the air as it emits, represent the latest in a string of ambitious environmental initiatives as California seeks to fill a void left by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and his efforts to boost the coal industry. (more...)
Hurricane ‘Florence’: ‘Nothing like you’ve ever seen’ Hurricane ‘Florence’: ‘Nothing like you’ve ever seen’
- September 13, 2018

NHC Director Ken Graham warned that rivers up to 60km inland may flood. Upon its arrival, the National Hurricane Center projects that Florence could drop anywhere from 20-40 inches of rain along the Carolina coast. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help deal with what could be weeks of power outages in the aftermath, the company said. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm
- September 13, 2018

Like Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Florence is expected to slow significantly when it reaches the coast, allowing the storm to dump a catastrophic amount of rain in the Carolinas. For example, the seas off of Wilmington, North Carolina have risen 7.5 inches since 1935, according to NOAA. Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours
- September 13, 2018

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked on Wednesday at 115 miles per hour (185 km per hour), down from a peak of 140 mph a day earlier before Florence was downgraded from a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of wind strength. (more...)
Hurricane Florence from space Hurricane Florence from space
- September 13, 2018

The storm is strengthening rapidly and is expected to become a major hurricane very soon. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival. Florence's predicted path as of Wednesday has it making landfall on the SC coast, just south of North Carolina. He said on Wednesday that the ISS's crew "is thinking of those who will be affected."source Ricky Arnold/NASA This oblique view of the cyclone shows its outer bands just within reach of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina ... (more...)
Florence Shifts, Taking Southerly Route Closer To Charlotte Florence Shifts, Taking Southerly Route Closer To Charlotte
- September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence , now a Category 4, is on track to hit the U.S. East Coast early Thursday. The hurricane is about 470 miles (755km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, SC with maximum sustained winds of 125mph (205km/h). The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. He underlined the point that even if you call 911, there is a chance rescue services may not be able to get to you. (more...)
Hurricane Florence prompts mass evacuations
- September 12, 2018

Henry McMaster said Tuesday that his state is in "a very deadly and important game of chess with Hurricane Florence ". Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20in of rain, if not more , with as much as 10in elsewhere in the state and in Virginia , parts of Maryland and Washington DC. (more...)
Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence
- September 12, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that a storm surge is when there is a danger of "life-threatening inundation" from water moving inland from the coastline. 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. (more...)