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Hurricane Florence: Five reasons to fear this storm

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster did not mince words on Thursday, delivering a dire message mainly to those coastal residents who have chosen to remain in their homes despite repeated warnings to leave as Hurricane Florence creeps toward the coast. [Full Article...]

As Hurricane Florence nears, live surf cam videos show impact on Carolinas

Florence is moving toward the west-northwest at nearly 5 miles per hour (7 kph). "Simply put, when you have tens of thousands of people that are trying to get out of harm's way and they're all filling up at the same time, certainly it overwhelms how much gasoline can be stored.at gas stations". [Full Article...]

Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to launch a $2bn (£1.53bn) fund to help homeless families and launch pre-schools in poor communities. Amazon's Jeff Bezos attended a board meeting in pajamas to raise awareness about childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the USA between kids aged 4 and 14. [Full Article...]

1.5m to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Sen. Jeff Merkley of OR said the administration was taking money from FEMA's "response and recovery" to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency at a time when Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the Southeast U.S. The "once-in-a-lifetime" storm was due to hit the coast of the southeastern USA tomorrow, bringing winds of up to 130mph and causing a sea surge of as much as 13 feet. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence Rain bands with tropical-storm-force winds have moved onshore over the Outer Banks of North Carolina . "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely". "Its a big one", he said at the White House. He adds, "Businesses in Myrtle Beach are to have operations ceased and secured by 5 this afternoon". Monster storm Hurricane Florence is barreling closer to the coast of the Carolin... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here The governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, ordered the mandatory evacuation of the state's entire 187-mile coastline at noon on Tuesday. The 1st effects were already being seen on barrier islands Monday as unsafe rip currents and seawater flowed over the state highway. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's winds and rain begin lashing US Carolinas coast

Storm surge, the rise in seawater above normally dry land at the coast, could rise a story high. Florence could strengthen some over open water and then weaken as it nears land, but the difference won't make it any less risky, forecaster Stacy Stewart wrote in a National Hurricane Center discussion. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence webcams: Where you can watch the storm

Hurricane Florence webcams: Where you can watch the storm But a computer simulation known as the European model predicts some places could get 45 inches. Downpours and flooding would be especially severe, lasting for days, if the storm stalls over land. On its current track, Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia the hardest, the NHC said. Wilmington, North Carolina , just north of where the hurricane is expected to come ashore, wa... [Full Article...]

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

The category 4 storm carrying maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h would probably strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday , the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Duke Energy, the second-largest energy company in the U.S., said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence map uses an unfortunate graphic to display devastation

More than 1.5 million people living on the US East Coast have been ordered to leave their homes as Hurricane Florence heads towards them. The storm was heading for the coast of North and SC but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south. [Full Article...]

3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm was centred 485 miles (785 kilometres) 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. [Full Article...]

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space GOES-16/NOAAHurricane Florence approaches the US East Coast in a satellite image taken from space on September 12, 2018. "This is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", he added. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet . An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018. [Full Article...]

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast If Hurricane Florence's predicted track holds, it will be the first Category 4 storm to make landfall directly on the North Carolina coast. Latest forecasts Wednesday afternoon showed Florence stalling once it comes ashore near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, possibly drifting southwest and setting parts of the Carolinas up for potentially devastating flooding. [Full Article...]

U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered The hurricane is forecast to dump 1ft to 2ft 6in of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and farms. "We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of the evacuation routes", said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ). [Full Article...]

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic After completion of the trails, the 600-meter long device will travel the remaining 1000 nautical miles to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch . System 001 consists of a 600-meter-long (2000 ft) U-shaped floating barrier with a three-meter (10 ft) skirt attached below. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch powerful telecom satellite

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch powerful telecom satellite Just like the Telstar 19V, the spacecraft hitched a ride into space atop a brand-new "Block 5" booster. Telstar 18 VANTAGE is expected to enter commercial service after it has successfully completed orbit raising and comprehensive in-orbit testing. [Full Article...]

Hurricane historian says Florence similar to Hazel, Fran, Floyd

Sustained winds were 130 miles per hour Tuesday morning, but it remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to intensify to near Category 5 status as it slows over very warm ocean water near North and SC. "The safety of our Boeing teammates and their families is our top priority, and our leaders across the enterprise are closely monitoring the storm and working in conjunction with state and l... [Full Article...]

Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US Florence is moving toward the west near 6 miles per hour, and this general motion is expected to continue today. "We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of SC must not hesitate to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane impacting our coast". [Full Article...]

Forecasters: Florence to Take Aim at US East Coast as Major Hurricane

Forecasters: Florence to Take Aim at US East Coast as Major Hurricane Storm surge and hurricane watches may be issued Tuesday morning for portions of southeastern U.S. states, the NHC said . The hurricane, which is now whipping up winds at 130 miles per hour, is a Category 4 storm and forecast to make landfall later this week on the coast of the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

California follows the example set by Hawaii, which set the same 2045 goal in 2015. " Climate change is real, it's here, it's deadly, and it's extraordinarily expensive", he said Monday before the signing, extolling the new target's promise of creating tens of thousands of jobs. [Full Article...]


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