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NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss It will take a measurement every 2.3ft (70cm) along the satellite's path. Delta 2 rockets have launched scores of and satellite telephone relay stations, seven Mars missions - including the Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity rovers - Earth observation satellites, commercial payloads and trail-blazing NASA science probes, including the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. [Full Article...]

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

North Carolina Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips Live coverage: Trump court pick on the hot seat in day two of hearing Patient groups say GOP bill on pre-existing conditions is insufficient MORE (R) said earlier Sunday that the storm has caused billions of dollars of destruction already as it continues to makes its... [Full Article...]

Florence death toll rises to 15, thousands more ordered to evacuate

Florence death toll rises to 15, thousands more ordered to evacuate The death toll rose to at least 16. By 6 a.m. Saturday, North Carolina emergency management officials say ground and air crews reported rescuing 245 people and 77 animals in three counties and almost 20,000 people were in 150 shelters across the state. [Full Article...]

Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

At least seven people were killed. With rivers swelling toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. Some of the worst flooding was in New Bern, where authorities were enforcing a curfew. "We have a curfew in effect from 7 p.m.to 7 a.m. and if you do not have to get out... [Full Article...]

'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US

'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US When emergency responders tried to reach her, their path was blocked by fallen trees. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned against such behavior as roads became increasingly unsafe. Youngren of Elgin, South Carolina, died Sunday when a pickup truck hit a bridge piling in Kershaw County, said Coroner David West, who added that weather "played a big part" in the death. [Full Article...]

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Bion Stewart, leader of the Coast Guard's response to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina , said in a statement. The Northeast Cape Fear River, near Chinquapin, North Carolina, will rise above record flood levels set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. [Full Article...]

Florence, Now a Tropical Depression, Still Dumping More Rain

Florence, Now a Tropical Depression, Still Dumping More Rain Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the storm's impacts are far from over. Radar showed parts of the sprawling storm over six States, but North and SC were in the bull's-eye. Dams and bridges were in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. Hundreds of thousands of homes across North and SC are without power and tens of thousands of people are in emergency shelters. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut: about 100 feared dead in the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut: about 100 feared dead in the Philippines Hong Kong raised its highest No. 10 typhoon signal at mid-morning as ferocious winds uprooted trees and smashed windows in office and residential buildings, some of which swayed in the gusts, residents said. More than 500 flights have been cancelled at one of the world's busiest airports as Hong Kong prepares for Typhoon Mangkhut after it lashed the Philippines, killing at least 12 people. [Full Article...]

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045 She shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump's contentious policy on climate change and global warming, as the U.S. administration decided past year to pull out of the landmark Paris Agreement that committed all states across the globe to take joint actions on climate challenge. [Full Article...]

Florence continues to wreak havoc in North and SC

Destruction was widely scattered across the region, and the Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles to conduct rescues Saturday. More than 600 roads total are closed around the state. The coastal North Carolina city of Wilmington , population 117,000, is so deeply submerged that no one can get in. [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centers in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities. The company said its procedures required closing the plants when facing sustained 75 mph winds, even though the plants were created to withstand winds of more than 200 mph and a stor... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake Storm surge could be as high as 11 feet in parts of North Carolina, prompting officials to closely watch the rise of rivers in the eastern part of the state. Most of those in North and SC live in Raleigh, Charlotte and Charleston. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU ", the authorities in New Bern said on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. The NHC said Florence had the potential to dump historic amounts of rain on North and SC, as much as 40 inches (one meter) in some places. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast Florence remains a Category 1 storm , and it's spinning hurricane-force winds up to 35 miles from its center. Florence arrived at the Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm, its 90-mph winds far slower than the fearsome 150 miles per hour of just a few days ago. [Full Article...]

At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm The storm is a Category 1 with 75 miles per hour winds and higher gusts. Parts of New Bern, North Carolina, which is home to 30,000 people, are 10ft (3m) underwater. The state's transportation secretary, James Trogdon, said the state may see "flood events" that normally only occur once every 1,000 years. Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this vide... [Full Article...]

Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected

Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected A fifth would add to an already crowded map that includes Hurricane Florence , which is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas Friday, and tropical storms Helene , Issac and Joyce . Residents especially those in flood and landslide prone areas are to be vigilant; and small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to locally rough seas. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina

Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina The hurricane's impending landfall in North Carolina has seen panic-buying at petrol stations threatening to trigger a fuel crisis in the USA state. Florence is rated a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. Deal cited the storm's "forecasted southward track" in a statement declaring a state of emergency. [Full Article...]

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence Accuweather reported that its meteorologists "believe that the hurricane will stall and meander near the Carolina coast from Thursday night to Saturday". Florence will unload up to 40 inches of rain in parts of North Carolina. "This is a life-threatening situation", the advisory said. Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Ho... [Full Article...]

Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac

Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac The hurricane's immensity is why some 10 million people across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under storm watches and warnings, with meteorologists projecting Florence could become the most powerful storm to hit this part of the United States in at least 25 years. [Full Article...]

Relentless rain threatens North Carolina agricultural town

The Cape Fear River near Fayetteville is projected to rise nearly 45 feet (14 metres) to 62 feet (19 metres) by Tuesday. Numerous state highways leading out of town were also disappearing under water. "I can not overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them, you are risking your life", Governor Roy Cooper said. This system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall: "in ... [Full Article...]


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