• Hurricane Helen latest: Atlantic storm to spark sunshine across Britain
Hurricane Helen latest: Atlantic storm to spark sunshine across Britain

Experts say the lagoons should be able to handle about 3 feet of rain, but hog farmers, who have been trying to pump manure out of the ponds and spray it on fields as fertilizer, aren't convinced. More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials s...

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  • Breathtaking Space Photos Showcase Hurricane Florence
Breathtaking Space Photos Showcase Hurricane Florence

Up to 10 million people lie in the path of the storm, which still poses a risk to life and property, although it has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane. NASA shared an image of the giant storm two days ago. The space agency described the footage as "a stark and sobering" view of the storm, as it moved with wind speeds of 130 miles per hour.

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  • Hurricane Florence PHOTOS: Flooding wreaks havoc in North Carolina ahead of landfall
Hurricane Florence PHOTOS: Flooding wreaks havoc in North Carolina ahead of landfall

Hurricane Florence will be one of the biggest storms to make landfall along the U.S. eastern seaboard in decades. Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. The two hardware chains said they had sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. Duke Energy Co. said Florence could knock out electricity to ...

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  • Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence
Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

Then, as the high-pressure system steering Florence weakens, the hurricane is expected to hang out inland for days, showering the region with rain much like Hurricane Harvey did to Houston a year ago. Slow-moving storms like Harvey are getting more common . "The bottom line is that there is increasing confidence that Florence will be a large a...

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $2B fund for homeless, low-income families
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $2B fund for homeless, low-income families

Earlier this year, under pressure from Amazon and other large employers, Seattle's City Council repealed an employee head tax created to provide housing and services for the homeless. In January, Bezos also personally gave $33 million USA in college scholarships for young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. While his and Amazon investors' w...

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  • Hurricane Florence starts its prolonged assault on the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence starts its prolonged assault on the Carolinas

By Thursday morning, the wind and rain tore the flag down the stripes all the way to the pole. "It's not a zero event". "The anxiety level has dropped substantially", Epperson said. Meteorologist Greg Diamond has noted that areas along the coast of North Carolina on the right side of the storm could experience a significant storm surge through ...

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  • ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up
ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up

Florence is the most risky of three tropical systems now in the Atlantic. The centre is slowing down and is expected to stall and perhaps wander around just off shore on Thursday, Friday and Saturday . Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and South Carolina Thursday...

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  • California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Renewable Electric Power By 2045
California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Renewable Electric Power By 2045

Ever the state to lead the charge towards a more sustainable future, California has set an ambitious goal to rely entirely on renewable electricity by 2045. The aim is to ensure greenhouse gas emissions are low enough that they can be absorbed by forests, oceans, soil and other natural systems. The state now gets about 44 percent of its power from ...

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  • West Point area could start to feel effects of Hurricane Florence Thursday
West Point area could start to feel effects of Hurricane Florence Thursday

Meteorologists have given Hurricane Florence, which is now heading towards the U.S., a category four level strength, meaning the storm could cause major structural damage costing millions. We're fully prepared, food, medical, everything you can imagine, we are ready. Trump said: "We are sparing no expense". Their entire neighborhood evacuated i...

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  • Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence
Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

As of 2 p.m. EDT, Florence was centered about 110 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and 165 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , moving at 10 mph. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. Businesses across the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia will likely suffer financial losses from the...

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  • Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating
Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery. Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help deal with what could be weeks of power outages in the aftermath, the company said.

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  • Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence , Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. At least 25 million residents are at risk from the storm and experts predict its current path could cause up to $170 billion worth of damage, hit up to 759,000 homes and businesses and become the costl...

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  • These maps shed light on Hurricane Florence’s new projected path
These maps shed light on Hurricane Florence’s new projected path

The slow-moving storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, is expected. The NHC stressed, however, that while a slow weakening is expected over the next 24 hours "Florence is still forecast to be an extremely risky major hurricane when it nears the United States coast late Thursday and Friday".

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  • NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space
NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

And here is video from inside Hurricane Florence. Astronaut Ricky Arnold, onboard the International Space Station , captured the hurricane churning in the Atlantic as it morphed into a monster storm. NASA called the view - captured by cameras on the International Space Station - "stark and sobering". To put things into perspective, the spac...

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  • Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia and Carolinas hunker down
Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia and Carolinas hunker down

The hurricane is about 470 miles (755km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, SC with maximum sustained winds of 125mph (205km/h). Forecasters with The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang are now saying Florence is a Category 4 storm that could bring very risky winds, flash flooding and power outages.

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  • Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence
Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

It was located 575 miles (925 kms) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving at 17 mph (28 kph) in a west-northwest direction. Florence was expected to come ashore as a Category 4 hurricane around 8 a.m. "It's going to be bad", said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners. Federal officials begged residents...

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  • Florence Now A Major Category 4 Hurricane
Florence Now A Major Category 4 Hurricane

Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour or more by Tuesday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. Marshall: You mentioned some hefty winds here in the Charlotte area. And in the 29 years since Hurricane Hugo struck, the population of the coastal Carolinas has skyrocketed.

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  • People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America
People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America

Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said . The National Hurricane Center is forecasting the ocean water to be pushed 9-13 feet over the land on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, with less...

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  • Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million
Crowdfunding campaign tied to Collins' vote on Kavanaugh surpasses $1 million

Kamala Harris (D-CA) has doubled down on her claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh believes all birth control counts as "abortion-inducing" drugs. "These people have conspired to do just that - they are dangling a fairly substantial "thing of value" - namely, $1 million dollars to be given or not given to Sen".

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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast
'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

The report also said that some facilities for inmates in Virginia are also planning evacuations, according to the state's Departments of Corrections. At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving at 17 mph. Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20in of rain, if n...

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