• Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power

Hurricane-force winds, which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night. On Thursday morning, a tweet from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division brought this perspective on Florence's sheer size: It's "larger than SC and North Carolina combined".

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  • 2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut
2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Mangkhut arrived in China after making landfall Saturday morning on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines . Authorities in southern China had issued a red alert, the most severe warning, as the national meteorological center said the densely populated region would face a "severe test caused by wind and rain".

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  • Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm
Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm

The Wilmington Police Department confirmed the deadly incident on Twitter , mentioning that the father is being hospitalized for injuries he suffered when the large tree fell on the home . Inland South Carolina likely has serious flooding to come, with waters already rising in communities such as Conway near Myrtle Beach - and some rivers may n...

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  • Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?
Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Facing another costly trial in Washington this month, with no sign of a presidential pardon on the horizon, Manafort's... But if nothing else, we should remind ourselves that Manafort is now the fifth former Trump aide to plead guilty to charges stemming from the Mueller investigation; the others are Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopo...

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  • 57% of cities plan climate action in next year
57% of cities plan climate action in next year

Salesforce recently opened a 61-story office tower in San Francisco that the company says relies on clean energy to operate. Mayors from around the world attending the Global Climate Action Summit say they are working to increase fleets of electric buses and taxis.

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  • ‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain,…
‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain,…

Young, who heads the Western Carolina University program in partnership with Duke, has been studying the coast on many front including helping coastal communities plan for sea level rise and hurricanes. Friday morning. Forecasters are predicting as much as 40in of rain in some localized areas. Forecasters continue to warn of storm surges, excessi...

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  • Hurricane Florence's First Victims Are a Mother & Infant
Hurricane Florence's First Victims Are a Mother & Infant

The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said. For people living inland in the Carolinas, the moment of maximum peril from flash flooding could arrive days later, because it...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house
Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Forecasters said Florence's surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 metres) of sea water. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook...

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  • North Carolina TV station evacuates because of rising water
North Carolina TV station evacuates because of rising water

In an exclusive interview with North Carolina's Governor, Roy Cooper said [North Carolina] has had three deaths related to the storm. The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm late Friday. Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry said "we've don...

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  • Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues
Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues

But even before the storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, experts were warning that low-income neighborhoods were already poised to bear the brunt of its ruination. The office of Governor Henry McMaster ended the evacuation for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton counties on Saturday. "It takes away from the people...

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  • Athens prepares for Hurricane Florence, statewide emergency declared
Athens prepares for Hurricane Florence, statewide emergency declared

It's exacerbated by two bays in the storm's path that collect water and increase the height of a surge. Lauren Hancock, a resident of Wrightsville Beach in the state's evacuation zone, said: "I'm looking across the street at a gas station, and it's a madhouse".

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  • Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina
Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina

National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear said in a video briefing North Carolina would see the equivalent of up to eight months of rain in a two- to three-day period. With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, around 50 stranded people had been airlifted out by helicopter in North Carolina, said Petty Officer Michael H...

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  • Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina
Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast. The Navy says nearly 30 Virginia-based ships and 128 aircraft sent away from their bases in the Hampton Roads-area because of now-Tropical Storm Florence have been given the go-ahead to return.

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  • As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery
As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

In New Bern, North Carolina, the storm surge overwhelmed the town of 30,000 which is located at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers. Dozens more were pulled from a collapsed motel. Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of an environmental disaster from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog f...

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  • NASA footage shows the 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence
NASA footage shows the 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence

EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday. 14", NASA wrote within the description of the video. Gerst photographed the storm 400 kilometers, or 248 miles, above the eye. Florence is expected to make landfall in the Caroli...

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  • Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods
Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

Five people, including a mother and her baby , have been killed by Florence, which was initially categorised as a hurricane with 120mph winds . The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for nearly 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got more than 75 centimetres and count...

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  • Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous
Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

Don't relax, don't get complacent. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it approaches landfall in the United States - but it is very slow moving and could linger the coastline bringing catastrophic flooding and heavy losses to insurers.

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  • FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'
FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'

Misuse of government resources has come back to haunt past Trump administration officials. His office will play an integral role in the government's response to Hurricane Florence , which is now affecting the Carolinas . "If we made mistakes with the way a program was run, then we'll work with OIG to get this corrected". Nalepa added that Long ...

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

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained unsafe and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said . If your power goes out, you can call to report it at 1-800-PowerOn (1-800-769-3766). More than 1 million people will likely evacuate from the storm's path in the Carolinas and Vi...

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  • Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space
Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

The storm, which intensified dramatically from a Category 1 to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday, could roar ashore with winds of up to 150 miles per hour, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. Florence could hit the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel packed 209kmh winds in 1954. American is waiv...

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