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3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood Trump later handed out meals to people at Florence at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern and traveled to SC to continue his tour of hurricane damage. When no one answered, they turned their attention to their white home with dark shutters partially submerged in the waters in front of them. Matt Wellington, antibiotics program director of U.S. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Could Result in Higher Chicken Prices

North Carolina may not be out of the woods just yet as the governor urges residents not to return to their homes. Among the dead were two detainees who died in a Horry County Sheriff's Office transportation van in SC floodwaters. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs were killed by Florence. The river hit 61.4 feet early... [Full Article...]

NASA's new planet hunting satellite shares 'first light' photo of space

NASA's new planet hunting satellite shares 'first light' photo of space Hunter exoplanets , spacecraft TESS sent to earth the first panoramic photos of the southern hemisphere. NASA's Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director, said: "In a sea of stars brimming with new worlds, TESS is casting a wide net and will haul in a bounty of promising planets for further study,". [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC It's too early to tell how many people will end up homeless because of Florence. "So quite naturally it hits home, and I felt like I had to act in a sense that this is my home". The tragic incident occurred near the Little Pee Dee River, which continues to rise as water from upriver North Carolina makes its way into South Carolina's waterways. [Full Article...]

Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels As Florence

Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels As Florence The tropical depression continues to produce widespread heavy rains over parts of North Carolina and north-eastern SC into western Virginia and flash flooding will continue over portions of the western mid-Atlantic region, it said. A mother and her seven-month child who died when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington were the first known deaths reported. Wilmington , on the banks of the Ca... [Full Article...]

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face The remainder of the deaths have resulted from drownings, electrocutions, carbon monoxide poisoning, and falling trees, such as the deaths of a mother and her infant, who were killed after a tree fell on their North Carolina home . "We got them out, but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned", DiPaola warned in his now-viral tweet, showing the pups clawing at ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX is flying a Japanese billionaire to the moon in 2023

SpaceX is flying a Japanese billionaire to the moon in 2023 To see the moon up close "was a lifelong dream", he said. While he might not be a household name in the West, he is famous in his own country as the founder of the Amazon-like shopping portal Zozotown , Japan's largest online retailer. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described Maezawa as the "bravest" and 'best adventurer'. Going forward, Musk and Maezawa will figure out details like training, but "nothing... [Full Article...]

VA Struggles to Restore Services in Storm-Ravaged North Carolina

VA Struggles to Restore Services in Storm-Ravaged North Carolina North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has urged residents who were evacuated from the worst-hit areas ahead of Hurricane Florence to stay away amid warnings that the floods in the state were worsening. It is expected to keep producing heavy rain over Pennsylvania into southern New England. Further flooding could push up that figure. The risk modeling agency Air Worldwide on Tuesday said insur... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina They include a 3-month-old baby and an 81-year-old man. They also warned that other routes are still risky and sinkholes are developing under some of the flooded roads. The Little River in Manchester topped Hurricane Matthew's flood record at 32.19 feet. Also airlifted: 234 pets. "We transported one other minor injury to hospital", Jason Elmore, a public information officer for the Richmond Polic... [Full Article...]

Team Of Current, Retired FDNY Firefighters Headed To Florence Danger Zone

Team Of Current, Retired FDNY Firefighters Headed To Florence Danger Zone Cigna says the company is also helping its customers cope with Hurricane Florence by working to ensure they have access to the pharmacy and medical care they need. The Red Cross is providing shelter for evacuees with as many as 100,000 people possibly needing help. You can help by visiting RedCross.org or texting the word "Florence" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. [Full Article...]

Florence Flooding In The Carolinas: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’

Florence Flooding In The Carolinas: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’ The Cape Fear river is not predicted to crest until Tuesday or Wednesday, so there's no immediate hope on hand for residents. Cooper said his office would be working closely with FEMA and state legislators to help rebuild areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Florence . [Full Article...]

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords, while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said . Duke said it had more than 20,000 personnel ready to start fixing outages as soon as conditions allowed, including over 8,000 from Duke's Carolinas utilities, 1,700 from the Midwest, 1,200 from Florida a... [Full Article...]

6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose

6 dogs rescued from locked flooded kennel as Hurricane Florence waters rose In Fayetteville, a North Carolina city of about 210,000 people some 90 miles (145 km) inland, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes by Sunday afternoon because of the flood risk. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut slams South China after hitting the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slams South China after hitting the Philippines A man takes pictures against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong , Sunday. But officials in Hong Kong are still warning residents to be cautious. "We prohibit people from going there". Some roads were cut off by landslides and many remained submerged. This is the moment a father made his children pose for photographs during deadly Typhoon Mang... [Full Article...]

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon What is known is that the flight is expected to reach a distance from Earth of between 500,000 to 650,000 km (310,685 to 403,890 mi), making Maezawa and his passengers the farthest-travelling humans from Earth. The first space tourist was Dennis Tito, an American businessman who in 2001 paid some $20million to fly on a Russian spaceship to the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas

Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas The number of customers without power across North Carolina fell to just under 500,000, with about 20,000 in SC. "I know it was hard for them to leave and it's even more difficult for them to be waiting at home not knowing what is happening here or whether they even have a home to come back to", said Cooper. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission Expected payload: one man who, according to this cryptic tweet from Musk himself, is not Elon Musk and may be Japanese. It also said it would reveal "why" - implying the mission may have a goal other than simply satisfying the whim of a wealthy client - as was the case with the first space tourist, Dennis Tito, an American businessman who in 2001 paid some $20 million to fly on a Russian space... [Full Article...]

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides after typhoon devastation

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides after typhoon devastation The storm brought heavy rain and many landslides. Mangkhut also felled trees, tore scaffolding off buildings under construction and flooded some areas of Hong Kong with waist-high waters, according to the South China Morning Post . [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Florence dumps metres of rain on Carolinas

Tropical storm Florence dumps metres of rain on Carolinas Tom Watson watched floodwaters creep toward his home on the south edge of Burgaw, where he rode out the storm with his wife and adult daughter, who fled from Wilmington to be with them as Florence approached. Authorities in the U.S. state of North Carolina have warned residents that flooding could get worse. A 61-year-old woman was killed late Friday when the vehicle she was driving struck a... [Full Article...]

Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

State television showed scenes of crashing waves, innundated streets and trees half-bent by the strong winds as Mangkhut unleashed its power. The Hong Kong Observatory said Mangkhut was the most powerful storm to hit the city since 1979, packing winds of 121 miles per hour. [Full Article...]


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