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Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in U.S. in 50 years He said he plans to visit storm-ravaged areas as soon as he can. "Winds of this intensity can really knock down any tree or structure in its path". The storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 50 miles per hour and it was moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael

Warnings Issued for Hurricane Michael We will likely see winds in the 10 to 20 miles per hour range with some possible gusts to 30 miles per hour. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Gov Scott said after he received a briefing at the state's emergency management centre. [Full Article...]

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast

Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast When it made landfall about midday in the Florida Panhandle, the Michael was packing 155 miles per hour winds, 2 miles per hour shy of a Category 5 storm. The NHC said some areas of the Florida coast could expect storm surge of nine to 13 feet, and as much as a foot of rain. Following morning showers, heavy rain will arrive after 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 by evening. The hurricane center , citing Michael's risky trifecta of storm surge , flash flooding and winds , described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as "life-threatening". [Full Article...]

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space

3 astronauts land safely on Earth after 6 months in space Intrigue continues about what - or who - punctured a hole in a Russian spacecraft that caused a small but potentially serious loss of pressure aboard the International Space Station in late August. The hole has since been fixed with tape and sealant, stopping the oxygen break, and authorities said the current group, comprising of three US space explorers, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, w... [Full Article...]

First woman in 55 years wins physics Nobel prize

First woman in 55 years wins physics Nobel prize A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining. Last year's physics prize went to three Americans who used abstruse theory and ingenious equipment design to detect the faint ripples in the universe called grav... [Full Article...]

Goodbye Kirk! Tropics settle down for the moment

Goodbye Kirk! Tropics settle down for the moment Kirk was located about 1,400 miles east of the Windward Islands Monday, bringing with it showers, thunderstorms and gale force winds. Little change is forecast for the storm's intensity through Tuesday, but it looks likely to strengthen with winds kicking up to 65 mph within 48 hours, forecasters said Monday evening. [Full Article...]

Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs

Dramatic Satellite Photos Reveal Impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina CAFOs The National Weather Service said the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday. In South Carolina , two women died on Tuesday evening (Wednesday NZT) after a van taking the mental health patients from one facility to another was overtaken by rising floodwaters near the Little Pee Dee River, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Eastern Iowans helping out storm victims in the Carolinas

Eastern Iowans helping out storm victims in the Carolinas Additionally, more than 400 associates, who have volunteered to be a part of Lowe's Employee Relief Teams, will deploy to areas hit hardest by the hurricane. We are prepared to send more blood products to ensure patient needs continue to be met. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Florence relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 800-RED CROSS. [Full Article...]

A land transformed by water: North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence

A land transformed by water: North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence President Donald Trump told a crowd of military and local and state of officials this morning that the federal government resources are at the disposal of North Carolina following hurricane Florence . Mick Mulvaney, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. "You better pray. I think we all need to pray that it don't happen". In a 2015 interview, Tim Davis, an entomologist and senior... [Full Article...]

Meet the tech billionaire who will be SpaceX's first moon tourist

Meet the tech billionaire who will be SpaceX's first moon tourist The goal of Maezawa's project is for the artists to be inspired by the journey and create art about it when they go back to Earth. The device wasn't used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a "PR stunt" and said it wouldn't have worked to free the boys who were trapped in the flooded cave. [Full Article...]

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain The 55-year-old Jordan still has family and friends in coastal North Carolina. A one-year-old boy is the youngest victim to have been killed by the storm after he fell out of his mother's hands near Charlotte, North Carolina. Major flooding is expected to continue in the state after Florence's passing or even worsen in some areas. Crews have conducted about 700 rescues in New Hanover County,... [Full Article...]

Florence closes interstates in North Carolina

Florence closes interstates in North Carolina North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches. "This is a monumental disaster for our state". "We're going to get through this". The Northeast Cape Fear River flooded there after Hurricane Floyd, destroying her original home. In Hampstead, North Carolina, emergency responders going to a call for cardiac arrest fou... [Full Article...]

Woman Airlifted From Her Flooded Home Following Hurricane Florence

Woman Airlifted From Her Flooded Home Following Hurricane Florence North Carolina officials warned motorists not to drive on roads in a large area - south of the I-64 and east of the I-73/74 highways - because of hazardous conditions in the southeast of the state. More than 450 people had to be rescued from swirling flood water over the weekend. Officials are warning that the worst of the storm may still be yet to come, as catastrophic flooding inundates the ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene bound for Portugal`s Azores Islands

Hurricane Helene bound for Portugal`s Azores Islands However, it is expected to generate accumulations of rain of between five and seven centimeters in isolated areas of the Lesser Antilles, with a danger of flooding. Joyce and Helene are both now tropical storms that will continue to stay out to sea and not impact the U.S. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds , condition... [Full Article...]

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant The NHC said Hurricane-force winds extended outward 80 miles (130 kms) from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended almost 195 miles (315 kms) out. When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington, not far from t... [Full Article...]

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like President Donald Trump is preparing to travel to areas affected by Florence next week. Latest forecasts show the storm lingering near the coast, bringing days of heavy that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia - parts of North Carolina could get 40 inches (1 metre). [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours

Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours After appearing headed toward the North Carolina-Virginia border at one point, Florence shifted south and is now taking aim at the Carolinas . Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing accuracy where it will hit and who will get walloped. [Full Article...]

Race to rescue people stranded in U.S. hurricane

Race to rescue people stranded in U.S. hurricane One man was rescued from the Mercer Avenue home, according to Wilmington Fire Department Chief Buddy Martinette. Florence blew ashore early Friday in North Carolina with 90 miles per hour winds , buckling buildings, deluging entire communities and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses as it crawled inland and weakened into a still-lethal tropical storm. [Full Article...]

FLORENCE: Tree falls on Wilmington home, killing mother, child

FLORENCE: Tree falls on Wilmington home, killing mother, child The father sustained injuries and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for medical care. According to poweroutage.us, more than 500,000 customers in North Carolina and 50,000 in SC were without power on Friday morning, though the Weather Channel estimates up to 3 million customers could lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence. [Full Article...]


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