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Emiratis in United States warned as Hurricane Florence approaches east coast
- September 14, 2018

East Coast on Wednesday as evacuations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the threat of deadly high seas and calamitous floods. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in the state ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which dipped down in trajectory earlier this week. (more...)
'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas
- September 14, 2018

The category three storm is ploughing towards the east coast and is due to make landfall in SC early on Friday morning. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state. (more...)
Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING
- September 14, 2018

This was clearly a pre-written tweet timed to be released at 3:00 p.m., but the timing of it seems like a clear attack on East Carolina and their "fear" of playing Virginia Tech through a deadly hurricane . Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. (more...)
New Snailfish Species Found in Deep Pacific Ocean New Snailfish Species Found in Deep Pacific Ocean
- September 14, 2018

A massive global team consisting of 40 scientists launched an expedition to one of the deepest places on Earth. Now the group has announced at this week's Challenger Conference for Marine Science that they also discovered two additional species of snailfish, called for now the pink and purple snailfishes. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'
- September 14, 2018

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest update that Hurricane Florence now has 120 mph winds and is a Category 3 storm, located 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina . Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia. "Heed the warnings", said Byard, adding there was "well over $20 billion" in FEMA's disaster relief fund. (more...)
Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
- September 14, 2018

But despite the drop in wind strength, the most risky threat comes from Florence's rains and storm surge, which could bring flooding far inland. "Today the threat becomes a reality". More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate - but the window to do so in nearly over. At the 500-acre North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, workers shepherded a menagerie including elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees indoors, forming a sort of modern-day, stationary Noah's Ark to ride out the flood. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
- September 14, 2018

The agency is also warning people in the evacuation areas to leave stating that "This is not going to be a glancing blow". "Catastrophic effects will be felt". Hurricane Florence is predicted to creep across the coast from North Carolina to SC, drenching a wide area after making landfall late Thursday or early Friday. (more...)
Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top United States official
- September 14, 2018

Mandatory evacuation orders impacting as many as 1.7 million people are in place along the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and all three states are under a State of Emergency along with Maryland. "This has an opportunity of being a very devastating storm". During the massive gridlock preceding Hurricane Rita in 2005 , which saw around 2.5 million people fleeing the area, a bus full of elderly patients caught fire and led to the death of two dozen passengers. (more...)
Stare Down from Space into the Churning Maw of Hurricane Florence Stare Down from Space into the Churning Maw of Hurricane Florence
- September 14, 2018

Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. "Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks". Amparo did not specify how many modular units were on hand to respond to Hurricane Florence , but said it was "more than 2,000". (more...)
SC coastline battered as Hurricane Florence lands
- September 14, 2018

Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that Florence would bring "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". Some people who had rejected calls to evacuate the targeted area took walks along the water as they tried to enjoy a few final hours of normalcy before Florence's fury arrived. (more...)
Hurricane Florence maintains strength as it nears coast
- September 14, 2018

Other sites such as chemical factories, coal power plants (where coal ash poses health risks) and even nuclear power facilities also sit along Florence's projected track. A storm surge watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, SC, to South Santee River, SC, and for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border. (more...)
Carolinas Brace For Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence Carolinas Brace For Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence
- September 14, 2018

Airlines, including American, Southwest, Delta and JetBlue, have begun letting affected passengers change travel plans without the usual fees. Helene, meanwhile, was still in the Atlantic's spawning ground for hurricanes off the coast of Africa, swirling with 105 mph winds and forecast to become a major hurricane, about 375 miles west of the Cape Verde islands. (more...)
Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast
- September 14, 2018

The warning also includes Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. A storm surge warning went into effect for the same areas, as well as the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Weather experts have warned the Category 4 hurricane is expected bring extreme storm surge and wind, and prolonged rain that could cause inland flooding, The News & Observer reported . (more...)
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils $2 Billion Philanthropic Fund Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils $2 Billion Philanthropic Fund
- September 13, 2018

The Day 1 Academies Fund will launch and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired pre-schools in low-income and underserved communities, he said. The foundation helped fund a fact-finding trip to visit government-subsidized model programs in Boston, New York and New Jersey, according to Tim Burgess, the then a city council member who created the Seattle Preschool Program. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head
- September 13, 2018

Time is running short to flee Hurricane Florence , a monster of a storm zeroing in on the southeastern coast of the United States with more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating path. "With the storm expected to linger, power restoration work could take weeks instead of days". In August 2017, Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 and practically stalled over southern Texas , dropping record-breaking rain in many areas and causing widespread flooding. (more...)
People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America
- September 13, 2018

Practically, however, that won't matter when it comes to storm surge and inland rainfall. As of 11 a.m. EDT, Florence was centered about 145 miles (230 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, its forward movement slowed to 10 mph (17 kph). (more...)
Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds
- September 13, 2018

Florence was expected to bring very heavy storm surge, rain and flooding to the entire region on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 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. (more...)
NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

Myrtle Beach International Airport in SC has also suspended commercial operations, and urges passengers to check with their airlines - not the airport - about upcoming itineraries. "This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", the briefing said. "The time to prepare is nearly over", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a morning news conference. (more...)
Florence's winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas Florence's winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas
- September 13, 2018

Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia. In yet another reminder to those in the path of the storm , it's worth noting that Trump also said the response to last year's hurricane in Puerto Rico - which officially killed almost 3,000 people - had been "incredibly successful". (more...)
Brown Signs Law Setting Goal of 100 Percent Clean Electricity by 2045 Brown Signs Law Setting Goal of 100 Percent Clean Electricity by 2045
- September 13, 2018

As of 2017, the previous year for which complete data is available, the state got 44 percent of its electricity from renewable sources , including 15 percent from large hydroelectric projects, just over 10 percent from solar, and 9 percent from wind power. (more...)
'We have a duty:' Myrtle Beach officers prepare for Hurricane Florence 'We have a duty:' Myrtle Beach officers prepare for Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

Downpours and flooding would be especially severe, lasting for days, if the storm stalls over land. While Florence is no longer considered a major hurricane , its reach has expanded, threatening residents from Georgia to Virginia. 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 . (more...)
Trump Confident His Government Prepared for Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of SC in danger and imperiled Georgia, too. He said electric power could be out for weeks. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (more...)
Hurricane Florence downgraded to category two storm Hurricane Florence downgraded to category two storm
- September 13, 2018

This storm is a slow-moving mammoth and will linger for days on the coast, heavily affecting not only North and SC but also Georgia and parts of Virginia before moving further inland, causing devastation to entire states throughout the weekend. (more...)
‘Phenomenal’ 83-foot wave detected in Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

Due to the storm's enormous size and power, it's been a recent - if not frightening - muse for astronaut photography . Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. Although the storm has been designated Category 3 rather than 4, emergency services were warning it could hit the coast with the force of a "Mike Tyson punch." Duke Energy, the second-largest energy company in the USA, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million ... (more...)
Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours
- September 13, 2018

The slow-moving storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, is expected. North Carolina electric company Duke Energy Corp is expecting between 25 percent and 75 percent of its four million customers to lose power. "We're on the wrong side of the storm, where most of the damage is done", Cooper said. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. "Water, generators, all the people here, we have everything we need", he said. (more...)
Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

This enhanced satellite image shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to hover along the southern edge of the North Carolina coast from Thursday night until making landfall Saturday morning. (more...)
Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’ Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’
- September 13, 2018

Earlier today, the orbital post flew directly over the eye of the storm, which offered the astronauts unparalleled views of Hurricane Florence in all her might. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that Florence's outer bands - and tropical-force winds - will begin to arrive Thursday morning, with the rest of the storm plowing through the area through the weekend. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Tracker: Warnings Sent Out for North, South Carolina
- September 12, 2018

The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring risky rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina, with 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says. Forecasters are anxious about the surge from Hurricane Florence, which is expected to be a major storm when it pounds the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday . (more...)
Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space
- September 12, 2018

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, onboard the International Space Station, captured the hurricane churning in the Atlantic as it morphed into a monster storm. The weather agency also warned "life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event". Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. (more...)
Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space
- September 12, 2018

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station. Since the space station completes a full orbit of the planet every hour and a half or so, the crew doesn't have to wait long to see whatever areas of Earth they want. (more...)