Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday (September 15), then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said. More..

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by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Relentless rain threatens North Carolina agricultural town

Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 meters) of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet (0.9 meters) of rain, touching off severe f...More..

Gazing into the eye of the storm
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gazing into the eye of the storm

Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station , shared his view of the storm along with Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene, which are also brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. It is estimated tha...More..

'The water kept rising': Residents overwhelmed by flooding
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

'The water kept rising': Residents overwhelmed by flooding

In Fayetteville, a North Carolina city of about 210,000 people about 90 miles inland, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes because of the f...More..

Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas

Florence could bring wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as 13 feet (4 meters) and NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook they could push in as far as 2 miles (3 km). "Data from an Air Force Reserve ...More..

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm

It has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm , but forecasters say Hurricane Florence is still capable of delivering a lethal punch. It is now at Category 1. Forecasters said the onslaught could last for day...More..

FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing

The news of the investigation comes as the east coast of the United States braces for Hurricane Florence . Long lives in Hickory, North Carolina , and has reportedly been using government vehicles to commut...More..

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Florence is moving 16 miles per hour northwest with a maximum sustained wind of 120 miles per hour and the eye is expected to first land in southern North Carolina near the SC border. The slow movement, combine...More..

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Wilmington Police confirmed that a mother and her infant died when a tree fell on their home. A gust of 169km/h was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. Th...More..

Florence remains a powerful category four hurricane
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence remains a powerful category four hurricane

Instead, Atlantic tropical storms are given their names based on pre-set lists from the National Hurricane Center (lists that originated in 1953) and are maintained and updated through a strict procedure by...More..

Hurricane Florence’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

The storm's first casualties included a mother and her baby, who died when a tree fell on their brick house in Wilmington, North Carolina. Residents are running out of time to evacuate before Hurricane Flore...More..

Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm

The slow-moving, hurricane - downgraded to a tropical storm around 5 p.m. Friday - is expected to linger over the area this weekend continuing to create a risky situation. "The water kept rising and kept risi...More..

Tropical Storm Helene expected to bring rain, wind gusts to Azores
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tropical Storm Helene expected to bring rain, wind gusts to Azores

Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC. "Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC added. Rain chances Friday and S...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence

Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, and a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain, authorities...More..

Final calls to evacuate as Florence buffets US East Coast
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Final calls to evacuate as Florence buffets US East Coast

Avair Vereen, her fiance and one of her seven children at a shelter in Conway, South Carolina yesterday as several states along the U.S. eastern coast were bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence . A...More..

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky

If the storm tracks further west than anticipated, weather along the Cumberland Plateau could turn "a bit more showery and breezy", the NWS said, "but for now things are looking pretty good for the Mid-State"...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence makes turbulent arrival with strong winds, bands of rain

Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". Inland cities and towns will not be spared from the storm, with anywhere from 5-20 inches of rain forecast to fall in many ...More..

Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

Spending, meanwhile, fell more than 30 percent, or around $500 that week, and more than 65 percent on the day of landfall as businesses closed up shop and residents took shelter from the storm. Emergency crews ...More..

Why a weaker, Category 2 hurricane is still unsafe
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Why a weaker, Category 2 hurricane is still unsafe

Forecasters said wind speeds have dropped from a high of 225 km/h to 175 km/h, reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward...More..

Official Describes Hurricane Florence Rescue Efforts In Hard-Hit New Bern, North Carolina
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Official Describes Hurricane Florence Rescue Efforts In Hard-Hit New Bern, North Carolina

The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and is moving slowly, at 6 miles per hour. The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wid...More..

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip

It's anybody's guess, but Musk did reply to a tweet with a Japanese flag emoji, prompting speculation that the tourist is from Japan. SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the astronauts ...More..

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

It will continue to move to the west and away from the V.I. during the overnight hours. The official track has Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturd...More..

Hurricane Florence weakens but deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens but deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

Hurricane Florence , now a Category 2 storm, is slowly approaching the US coast, and the storm's massive fury is on full display in video footage taken from the International Space Station. Looking a little bet...More..

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane "Florence"

Evacuation shelter locations for those evacuating from the state's northern and central coastal counties will be available on scemd.org , McMaster said. A storm covering enormous area, to drench and lash more...More..

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Launches $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Launches $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless

The child will be the customer". Last year, Bezos said that he wanted to use philanthropy to help solve society's issues in the "here and now". In the summer of 2017, Bezos tweeted a request from the masses...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

People are having ‘hurricane parties’ to distract themselves from Florence

FEMA officials wrote on Twitter people should not focus on the category of the storm - as of Thursday morning, Hurricane Florence was a Category 2 storm , indicating slower wind speeds - but rather should ...More..

California's commitment to 100 percent 'clean energy' by 2045, explained
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

California's commitment to 100 percent 'clean energy' by 2045, explained

President Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies. The new law gives California the most far-reaching clean energy goals of any US state, along with Hawaii, which set a similar target in 2015 of 100 percent car...More..

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

The NHC notes that amount of rainfall would "produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding". Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina , Virginia, Maryla...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

The Category 4 cyclone is set to unleash fierce winds and massive waves as it makes landfall in North and SC and Virginia, early on Friday. This remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence is one of...More..

'Monster' storm: Hurricane Florence is a rare threat in an unusual location
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

'Monster' storm: Hurricane Florence is a rare threat in an unusual location

We started the day in Raleigh, North Carolina , where we met Gov. Roy Cooper at the state's emergency operations center. Hurricane Florence has developed into a major storm over extremely warm water, Gin...More..