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Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days. Surf swells generated by Isaac are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane Florence isn't the only storm threatening lives and property around the world. [Full Article...]

First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

The father was pulled from the home and transported to a local hospital with injuries, police said. No other information was given. Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 am at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline. [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 Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles. Winds and wind gusts that strong can cause damage to even the most well built, sturdy homes. Today's weather will not be as impactful for areas farther in land. But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Gov. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to deluge Carolinas

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to deluge Carolinas Trinidadians living overseas are vigorously preparing themselves for the hurricane . About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia. Flooding and a strong storm surge prompted more than 90 calls to the emergency operation center in Craven County, N.C., for residents trapped in vehicles and hom... [Full Article...]

Millions brace themselves as Hurricane Florence approaches USA coast

Millions brace themselves as Hurricane Florence approaches USA coast A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border. At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph. The worst of the storm's fury had yet to reach coastal SC, where emergency managers said it was not too late for people to get out. "I do worry though about people here becaus... [Full Article...]

Florence sits on doorstep of Carolinas with projected winds of 100mph

Significant beach erosion is also forecast for the southeastern US coast, the weather service warned. As Hurricane Florence barreled into the shores of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., early Friday, Americans braced for destruction that will effectively shut down daily life across the Southeastern United States in the coming days. [Full Article...]

Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

As of 8 a.m. ET, Florence was 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, N.C., moving west-northwest at 17 mph, the National Hurricane Center says . Florence's winds in the afternoon were down slightly to 125 miles per hour (205 kph), from a high of 140 miles per hour, and the Category 4 storm fell to a Category 3. [Full Article...]

Outer rain bands approaching N. Carolina coast

Outer rain bands approaching N. Carolina coast Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A auto goes through a flooded street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina, United States on September 13, 2018. With the hurricane beginning to batter North Carolina, the state's Governor has asked US President Donald Trump for another federal disaster declaration beyond what he declared earlier this week. [Full Article...]

FLORENCE: Hurricane now a Category 2 storm, still unsafe

FLORENCE: Hurricane now a Category 2 storm, still unsafe Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the USA coast late Thursday and Friday , the NHC added. Despite pleas from officials, some residents ignored calls to evacuate. This storm is going to be a direct hit. Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epi... [Full Article...]

UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence

UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence Exactly where it will strike is still not clear but the further north that happens the more likely we are to get high wind, storm surge, and a lot of rain. Even before it officially arrives, Florence will push tall waves far ahead of it. "Cotton is probably the most vulnerable crop from this storm", McIntosh says. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene has Britain in its sights

Hurricane Helene has Britain in its sights In contrast, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Helene, but residents of the Azores were encouraged to monitor the storm. At 11 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 54.7 West. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence track update on Thursday morning

Hurricane Florence track update on Thursday morning However, the surge is expected to be accompanied by large and destructive waves, regardless of when the storm arrives. "Surge-related flooding can vary greatly over short distances", the advisory said . Wilmington and Brunswick County communities like Bolivia and Oak Island have seen rainfall up to 8 inches. One electricity company fears that three-quarters of its four million customers will l... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip Details on who is flying - and why - will be revealed during a live webcast on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. At the time, Musk said the pair approached SpaceX about sending them on a weeklong flight and paid a "significant" deposit for the trip. [Full Article...]

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall An estimated 10 million people live in the storm's path, according to the US Weather Prediction Center, and coastal businesses and homes were boarded up in anticipation. More than 12,000 were in shelters in North Carolina. "This may be worse than what we've seen before", Assistant Fire Chief Joey Roberts said during a press conference Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Downgraded as Trump Claims It’s "More Powerful"

Hurricane Florence Downgraded as Trump Claims It’s The National Hurricane Center said a gauge in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, reported 6.3 feet (1.92 meters) of inundation. At 7 a.m., Florence was centered just 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina. Cooper also requested additional federal disaster assistance in anticipation of what his office called "historic major damage" across the state. At least 12,000 people had ta... [Full Article...]

House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll

House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll He falsely claimed the number had been inflated by Democrats "in order to make me look as bad as possible". Last month, Puerto Rico's governor raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2 ,975, after an independent study found the number of people who succumbed in the aftermath had been severely undercounted. [Full Article...]

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas Governor Roy Cooper requested the added disaster declaration on Thursday (local time) because he anticipates what his office calls "historic major damage" across the state from the hurricane . As of Thursday morning, forecast models showed the storm bringing more rain than originally thought - officials now predict 35 inches of rain will fall in a two-day period as Florence, now a Category 2... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas with heavy rain, floods

We've pulled together some of the key elements that explain why officials are so anxious, and what damage Florence could cause. The ISS is now orbiting at an altitude of about 400 km above the surface of the Earth meaning it has an incredible view of Hurricane Florence as it rages. [Full Article...]

This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen from the International Space Station. The governors of those three states have declared states of emergency, CNN reports, and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned residents to prepare for a period of time without power. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence begins to batter USA east coast

Although it's been downgraded to a category two storm with 105mph winds , officials say there could be feet - rather than inches - of rain. Further inland, rain totals could reach 30 centimeters in the Carolinas, and up to 24 centimeters in the rest of the Carolinas and in southwestern Virginia. [Full Article...]


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