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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

Florence is now expected to pass over much of SC, with storm force winds beginning Thursday and hurricane force winds on Friday, said John Quagliariello with the National Weather Service in Columbia. But in Maryland, possible impacts were diminishing as the storm's track shifted to the south and west. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office said stro... [Full Article...]

What Hurricane Florence Could Do to Restaurants and Retailers

Forecasters warn that millions could be affected by the hurricane, and have urged mass evacuations of areas within its path. The image was captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, now living and working onboard the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Begins Its Assault On The Carolinas

The National Hurricane Center warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rains could trigger landslides in the western part of his state. CoreLogic, a global property firm, has predicted that 759,000 homes on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are at risk of storm surge damage with a potential rebuil... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

In Hampton Roads, a tropical storm warning is in effect from Poquoson to the Virginia-North Carolina border, including the lower James and York rivers. The storm was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. Additionally, the National Hurricane Center has not changed its forecast for the storm surge - with up to 13 feet possible - or rainfall - with up to 40 inches dumped in some spots. [Full Article...]

Evacuation of South Carolina coastline ordered ahead of Hurricane Florence

Evacuation of South Carolina coastline ordered ahead of Hurricane Florence In a tweet , the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) tweeted that "residents in all coastal evacuation zones in all counties must evacuate beginning at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, 2018". North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said Florence is already being felt along the state's coast, with large sea swells resulting in life-threatening rip currents and surf. [Full Article...]

Georgia Declares State of Emergency Over Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is now expected to head more directly west after making landfall, crossing through SC. Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos launches $2-billion fund to help homeless families, build preschools

The initiative will be called the Bezos Day One Fund, borrowing from Amazon's corporate mantra to approach tasks with the initiative of a startup's first day. Citing the Amazon mantra of customer obsession, Bezos said in a tweet , "The child will be the customer". "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire". [Full Article...]

A.M. Update: Florence weakens slightly as approaches NC coast

Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. The National Hurricane Center said the storm's strength should continue through Thursday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded Florence to a Category 2 storm from Category 3 on the five-level Saffir-Simpson wind scale, the second such drop in the space of hours. [Full Article...]

Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina As of now, Florence is due to make landfall very early Friday morning, somewhere in the Carolinas. Images captured by Associated Press journalists show the angst of evacuation and solitary beachgoers finding moments of calm before the storm. [Full Article...]

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas On Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center issues storm surge warnings for the areas around the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the South Santee River in SC. Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the US East Coast. Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it approaches the U.S. [Full Article...]

Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This GEMA/HS continues to lead our preparedness efforts as we coordinate with federal, state and local officials to provide public shelter and accommodate those evacuating from other states. "Flooding is nearly guaranteed". A hurricane warning was issued for South Santee River, SC, north to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. [Full Article...]

FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina

FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia. Shelters in the city were filling and some people were being bused inland to Raleigh, even though some residents there were told they might have to evacuate because of flooding. [Full Article...]

California Approves Goal for 100 Percent Clean Energy

California Approves Goal for 100 Percent Clean Energy Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows California is ranked sixth among states in crude oil production and 15th in natural gas, though production of both has declined since the mid-1980s. Major cities will likely announce greenhouse gas emissions trending downward, and governors will unveil partnerships supporting indigenous efforts to sustainably manage tropical, carbon-dens... [Full Article...]

Will Pluto become a planet again?

Will Pluto become a planet again? August 24 2006 the worldwide astronomical Union (IAU) proposed to call the planets only those objects that satisfy three basic criteria: orbit the Sun, have a spherical shape and capable of its gravity to clear the neighborhood of its orbit from other celestial bodies. [Full Article...]

Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence

Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence Those facing the most serious threat are in the Carolinas, as Category 4 Hurricane Florence barrels toward the coast, with an expected landfall Friday . She added residents and visitors should "take this storm seriously". SC will not be evacuating Ridgeland Correctional Institution, even though it's in an area that could be hit by Hurricane Florence, the newspaper The State reports . [Full Article...]

Prehistoric 'hashtag' found in SA may be world's oldest drawing

Prehistoric 'hashtag' found in SA may be world's oldest drawing Mr Henshilwood works at Norway's University of Bergen and South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand and led the research into the drawing. What was the earliest known drawing found before this? The earliest known engraving, a zig-zag pattern, was discovered 540,000 years ago in Java, Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Monster Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

More than one million citizens from the Carolinas and Virginia were now under mandatory evacuations he said."We can not stress the importance to our citizens that are in evacuations to heed the local and state warnings", he said, adding, "Hurricane Florence is the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of our country in decades". [Full Article...]

Desert rain: Scientists find a way to vegetate the Sahara

A series of mammoth wind and solar installations intends to increase rainfall and abet vegetation in Africa's Sahara Desert. This is expected to generate an average of 3 terawatts of wind power and 79 terawatts of solar power. The effect was not uniform across the vast desert, with the most substantial rain increase occurring in the Sahel, a semi-arid region extending from Senegal to Sudan... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad Georgia Governor Nathan Deal , concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in the state . This would put us in a swath of maybe up to 4-8 inches of rain from Friday night to early Monday evening and could linger beyond that as the remnants cast off to our west. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

Goins Jr., president of Lutheran Services Carolinas, whose seven facilities are staying open during the hurricane. "This wave would be very, very unusual in any circumstance". Mr Graham said the Pamlico and Neuse rivers in North Carolina will see their flows "reversed" as storm surges push water back inland. "All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurric... [Full Article...]


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