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Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC In Morehead City, the rain and surf pounded the shoreline and took aim at the few boats still in the water. Near the beach in Wilmington, a Waffle House restaurant, part of a chain with a reputation for staying open during disasters, had no plans to close, even if power is lost. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on journey around the moon

Although its Falcon Heavy rocket was set to fly in 2013, the first, and only flight, of the heavy lifter happened some five years later , and lobbed Musk's Tesla Roadster into space to puzzle future extraterrestrial visitors. 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...]

Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING Now, workers are racing against rising flood waters to shore up the city's main levee system before the river crests. Wilmington Police reported on Twitter that a tree fell on a house on Mercer Avenue, killing a mother and baby around 9:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Hits Insurers Early as Businesses Shut Down

Hurricane Florence Hits Insurers Early as Businesses Shut Down However, Hurricane Florence is still a huge threat to 10 million people in and around the Carolina coast as people continue to evacuate the area. The S&P Composite 1500 Property & Casualty Insurance Index fell 0.5 percent on Wednesday, with shares of insurers including Travelers Companies Inc, Allstate Corp, American International Group Inc and Chubb Ltd trading down less than one percent. [Full Article...]

'Threat becomes reality': Hurricane Florence begins days of rain, wind

'Threat becomes reality': Hurricane Florence begins days of rain, wind It is now at Category 1. As Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the East Coast, video was released to show the terrifying reality of being trapped by rising floodwaters. The center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast on Friday (local time), then drift south-west before making its way inland on Saturday. [Full Article...]

In the USA raging hurricane "Florence"

In the USA raging hurricane Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that Florida state agencies and electric utilities are taking steps to provide help after Hurricane Florence hits land later this week. Parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet, he said. McMaster has ordered evacuations along much of the state's coast. [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches Carolinas And you don't need power to sling booze", owner Eli Ellsworth said. "It will be historic", Baker said of the rain from Florence. Officials were warning residents in the Cayman Islands to keep monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac Friday evening, after the unpredictable cyclone regained strength. [Full Article...]

Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms, hurricanes

Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms, hurricanes The centre of that bullseye may be Camp Lejeune, a sprawling Marine Corps training base. The current forecast suggests much of the region could see 10 to 15 inches of rainfall, with some low-lying areas seeing higher amounts. NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. "Unfortunately, the model... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion philanthropic fund targeting homelessness, preschool education

Bezos, with an estimated fortune of more than $160 billion, is now the world's wealthiest man, according to Forbes. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world by an astronomical margin. More than a year after putting out an open call for suggestions about what to do with his spectacular wealth, Jeff Bezos has come back with a decision. [Full Article...]

More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas The governors of North and SC and Virginia declared states of emergency far ahead of the approaching storm. The first effects were already being seen on barrier islands as risky rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Will Vote On Kavanaugh September 20

Senate Judiciary Committee Will Vote On Kavanaugh September 20 The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh until next week, as the deeply bitter fight over his confirmation intensified and a handful of moderate senators continued to deliberate privately over whether to support him. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top United States official

Computer models show Florence's storm surge will flood tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Stormhunters Jaclyn Whittal and Mark Robinson will be LIVE in the Carolinas with the latest. The governor of neighbouring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County, while a state of emergency was de... [Full Article...]

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space ZlotoNews

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space ZlotoNews A storm's a-brewin' - and NASA has it on tape. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Florence isn’t the only one; 3 more hurricanes brewing

Florence isn’t the only one; 3 more hurricanes brewing In North Carolina, more than 250,00 people are set to be evacuated today from the northern Outer Banks. The state's emergency management agency said it is "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". Hurricanes need warm ocean water to form, so hurricane season comes when the Atlantic Ocean is at its warmest. The video also includes still images from NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold ,... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Will Have a "Minimal Impact" on Massachusetts, Forecasters Say

Hurricane Florence Will Have a Feasting off the energy from unusually strong sea surface temperatures, Hurricane Florence is intensifying quickly and tracking inexorably toward landfall along the U.S. National Weather Service officials in Honolulu urged residents to remain careful, noting that the difference between a Category 1 hurricane and a tropical storm is just 5 miles per hour wind speed. [Full Article...]

'Atmospheric Brick Wall' Steers Hurricane Florence Toward US East Coast

'Atmospheric Brick Wall' Steers Hurricane Florence Toward US East Coast And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas, while some coastal counties in North Carolina have done the same. Forecasters said Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic, between Bermuda and the Bahamas, Tuesday and Wednesday - and approach the Carolina coast Thursday. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker: I'm Breaking Senate Rules on Brett Kavanaugh

Cory Booker: I'm Breaking Senate Rules on Brett Kavanaugh The document is partially redacted. But Collins, who is one of those undecided Republicans, voiced skepticism that Kavanaugh had taken a personal position on Roe in the 2003 email. Marc Kasowitz, one of the firm's partners, has long worked with Trump. In fact, some of the documents the Democrats wanted released had been put out hours earlier, in a pre-dawn disclosure approved by Bill Burck, ... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Gordon makes US landfall

Tropical storm Gordon makes US landfall The NHC's hurricane warning for Tropical Storm Gordon covers all of coastal MS and Alabama, with a tropical storm warning reaching to Morgan City, Alabama, and Florida's Okaloosa-Walton County Line. In addition to strong winds and heavy rainfall, people along a large swath of the coast are bracing for the effects of a potentially life-threatening storm surge. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches An additional 4,000 people are without power across the state, but mostly on Dauphin Island in the south, according to Alabama power. He elevated his house off the ground after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has food, water and two generators. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place Gordon was about 70 miles south of Mobile, Ala., and moving northwesterly at 14 mph, according to an 8 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Another seven floodgates and the Caernarvon Sector Gate were set to be closed Tuesday. Of course, people were even more concerned for New Orleans, as the city suffered so much damage after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. [Full Article...]


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