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Hurricane Florence increases in size despite weakening winds

Hurricane Florence increases in size despite weakening winds Meteorologists forecast Hurricane Florence will slow down as it moves over land, meaning it could stall over North Carolina and dump rain for days over inland North Carolina, much of which is flat, Young said. The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Carolina under more than 9ft of water in spots, projections showed. "But more than likely, it will be Friday an... [Full Article...]

Former Toronto mayors slam Ford's use of notwithstanding clause before new vote

Former Toronto mayors slam Ford's use of notwithstanding clause before new vote But MacLeod, who is the MPP for Nepean-Carleton in Ottawa's southwest, emphasized the government wasn't about to do that. "We will go down to the street at the border and put up that big sign I've been talking about and tell our neighbour, 'Ontario is open for business'". [Full Article...]

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned residents not to "underestimate" the storm. According to meteorologists, Florence could be quite deadly-and with climate change making hurricanes more common and more catastrophic, there are going to be a lot more storms like Florence. [Full Article...]

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer Bloomberg said that something was insane when environmentalists protests an environmental conference. He said he was disappointed Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement . On Thursday, dozens of states, regions and major cities committed to allowing only zero-emission cars, buses and trucks on their roads within a few decades. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's catastrophic flooding is a sign of what's to come

The mother and baby were among a family of three who were in a house in Wilmington , North Carolina, when it was struck by a falling tree. Utility officials say almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas on Friday and more were expected to lose power. [Full Article...]

Flooded town of New Bern, N.C., turns a corner

Flooded town of New Bern, N.C., turns a corner Roy Cooper said as the relenting storm puttered slowly west near the SC border. Wake County, which includes the state capital Raleigh, opened three new shelters Thursday that it said could hold as many as 1,100 people. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they are seeing the floodwaters rise". "The best thing to do is stay at home until this thing blows out of here". [Full Article...]

Eight Killed as Florence Dumps 'Epic' Rain on Carolinas

Doll said residents near the Cape Fear River should expect major floods by Monday. As Florence first broke on land yesterday 90mph winds struck the coastal areas, but as the storm system moved across land it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm . [Full Article...]

What’s the latest Hurricane Florence forecast for Charlotte?

What’s the latest Hurricane Florence forecast for Charlotte? Meanwhile inland regions of the Palmetto State, North Carolina and Virginia are expected to see 6-12 inches of rain , with up to two feet falling in isolated areas. "I was down at the Outer Banks over the weekend with my family", he said. "As the rain pours down during the storm, inland evacuations may become necessary and the time for completing such tasks will come to an end as travel bec... [Full Article...]

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US Meanwhile, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the USA electricity sector has been well prepared for Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm. If you have any preparations to make, make sure you get them done today. Since Tuesday, forecasts have shifted the storm track towards the south and southwest after it reaches the coast, which could increase the storm's severit... [Full Article...]

Toronto Liberal MPs slam Ford's 'heavy-handed' use of notwithstanding clause

Toronto Liberal MPs slam Ford's 'heavy-handed' use of notwithstanding clause The provincial government has appealed the ruling and reintroduced its changes this week in a new bill, compounding the chaos facing the clerk as she oversees preparation for the election. "Every hour that goes by, every day that goes by creates greater uncertainty and raises in me a huge concern over the proper conduct of this election", Ms. [Full Article...]

Florence pours rain on the Carolinas; death toll at 7

Florence pours rain on the Carolinas; death toll at 7 At 5 p.m., Florence had been downgraded to a tropical storm , with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Florence is moving slowly across eastern SC, and according to the National Hurricane Center is producing "catastrophic flooding over North and SC". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for life-threatening storm

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for life-threatening storm Power outages and flood-related damage to pumps caused by the hurricane will also disrupt pipeline operations, threatening petroleum supplies in this region. Friday morning. With winds picking up along the coastline early Thursday, federal and state officials had issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of the "once in a lifetime" weather system. [Full Article...]

Military assessment cited 'high' potential for government failure in Puerto Rico

Military assessment cited 'high' potential for government failure in Puerto Rico The original death toll was put in double digits, but recently a new study placed the "official" count at just short of 3,000. Trump caused outrage this week when he said without any evidence the 3,000 death toll was a move by Democrats to make him look "as bad as possible" . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Center: Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Center: Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. A man sits on a park bench in a flooded park as the Cape Fear River rises above its usual height in Wilmington . Florence also blew down trees. Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains

Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains A North Carolina city says about 70 people have been rescued from a hotel whose structural integrity is being threatened by Hurricane Florence . With flood waters rising rapidly in many communities, people trapped in homes awaited rescue, while tens of thousands hunkered down in shelters after fleeing their homes as the storm approached. [Full Article...]

Southeast braces for 'days and days' of floods from Florence

Southeast braces for 'days and days' of floods from Florence Florence, packing winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph), was expected to grow even stronger before making landfall on Thursday, mostly likely in southeastern North Carolina near the SC border, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The president has spoken to the governors of both Carolinas and Virginia, the White House said Monday. Early on Monday Isaac, which the NHC called a small hurri... [Full Article...]

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence It was forecast to make landfall mid-day Friday near Cape Fear, North Carolina , bringing up to 40 inches (1 metre) of rain, and storm surges as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the NHC said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, 'The time to prepare is nearly over. As it stands, Florence is now a Category two hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 177 km/h. [Full Article...]

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall In New Bern , North Carolina, where the Neuse and Trent rivers intersect, around 200 people were rescued after being stranded in their homes overnight, according to Mayor Dana Outlaw. Some ignored warnings, choosing instead to hunker down at home and take their chances. More than 1.7 million were ordered to evacuate in advance of the storm. [Full Article...]

Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

It remains a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), but a gust of 112 miles per hour (180 kph) was reported just offshore. Roberts said numerous residents live near the Neuse and Trent rivers. When all is said and done, Florence could dump 18 trillion gallons along its path, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue. [Full Article...]

Weekend rains from Tropical Depression Isaac

Weekend rains from Tropical Depression Isaac Based on the current forecast, Isaac will move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday. Although Olivia is expected to move over the islands as a tropical storm, it could still bring worse impacts than recent Hurricane Lane to some areas, the center said . [Full Article...]


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