"Once In A Lifetime" Hurricane Florence Weakens, Begins Lashing Eastern US

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. "Inland flooding kills a lot of people unfortunately and that's what we're about... More..

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Stare Down from Space into the Churning Maw of Hurricane Florence

Photos of the beaches in North and SC show how serious it's going to be. The storm surge could rise up to 13 feet - that's water inundating homes up to the first-floor ceiling, the National Hurricane Center s...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Downright Terrifying From Space

Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. Worldwide space station NASA has revealed the extent of the hurricane "Flore...More..

Hurricane Florence Downgraded To Category 2 Storm, Still Concerned Life-Threatening
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Downgraded To Category 2 Storm, Still Concerned Life-Threatening

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph). There was also concern over crops. "It's going to ...More..

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC

Like many an East Coast surfer, Barley's been through this before and understands the unpredictability of storms like Florence. Mr Long said the hurricane would be a "devastating event" and urged Americans to...More..

Hurricane Florence now category 3 storm
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence now category 3 storm

A National Weather Service satellite monitoring Hurricane Florence has recorded a wave reaching 83 feet in the storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean. As of 8 p.m., the storm was centered 335 miles (540 kilom...More..

Ghostly translucent creatures discovered 24,000 feet beneath the sea
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Ghostly translucent creatures discovered 24,000 feet beneath the sea

The three new species of snailfish proliferated significantly in that area because they can live unthreatened by predators as it happens in shallow waters. But the newly discovered snailfish are perfectly con...More..

Virginia Tech Apologizes for Insensitive Since-Deleted Tweet on Hurricane Florence
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Virginia Tech Apologizes for Insensitive Since-Deleted Tweet on Hurricane Florence

Images captured by Associated Press journalists show the angst of evacuation and solitary beachgoers finding moments of calm before the storm. NOAA crews aren't the only ones flying into Hurricane Florence....More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

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

For a Category 2 storm , that means sustained winds of 154-177 km/h (96-110 mph). Federal emergency management officials warned that Florence - while weakening slightly - remains a "very unsafe storm" capable ...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

But what makes Florence so different from other storms this year? Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm the town. At 5 p.m. "We expected it to strengthen and then as it approa...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FLORENCE: Hurricane now a Category 2 storm, still unsafe

Administration officials say Mr. Merkley and MSNBC got it all wrong. With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid ex...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland. "You can't stop Mother Nature". Forecasters...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

People Have Spotted Something Hilariously NSFW About Hurricane Florence

And don't be fooled by the fact that Florence has weakened slightly to a strong Category 2 hurricane . As of Thursday morning, forecast models showed the storm bringing more rain than originally thought - of...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

US East Coast braces for "life-threatening" Hurricane Florence

In the 11 p.m. ET advisory, Florence was 280 miles southeast of Wilmington, NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 17 mph. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...More..

How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

Authorities anxious about the storm's potential to unleash prolonged torrential rains and widespread flooding across several states, especially if it lingers inland for several days. Savannah area residents can...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

‘Storm of lifetime’: Hurricane Florence barrels toward Carolinas as residents flee

Weather experts have warned the Category 4 hurricane is expected bring extreme storm surge and wind, and prolonged rain that could cause inland flooding, The News & Observer reported . Beyond the Carolinas a...More..

Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to help the homeless
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to help the homeless

For the homeless, grants will be given to organizations "doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the needs of young families", Bezos said. In the education realm...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

Marshall: You mentioned some hefty winds here in the Charlotte area. "We expected it to strengthen and then as it approached the coast to weaken somewhat", Abrams says. Forecasters predict it will make landf...More..

Wind, flooded roads herald approach of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wind, flooded roads herald approach of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

It's not clear yet where the storm will park, but local forecasts have predicted some areas could receive 30-40 inches of rain depending on where the storm sits. The hurricane is expected to weaken into a tropi...More..

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. The Category 4 cyclone is set to unleash fierce winds and mas...More..

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

The National Hurricane Centre said it was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 miles per hour or higher. At this time the storm surge,...More..

Artificial Intelligence Helps Breakthrough Listen Find New Fast Radio Bursts
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Helps Breakthrough Listen Find New Fast Radio Bursts

The UC Berkeley " Breakthrough Listen " program used machine learning to identify 72 new recordings known as fast radio bursts that came from a unusual repeating burst known as FRB 121102. "We hope our success ...More..

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

North Carolina and SC are bracing for the onslaught, which could bring storm surges as high as nine feet and rainfall of as much as 40 inches in some areas. "There will be flooding in inland areas as well". "Th...More..

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

The bill specifically requires that 50 percent of California's electricity to be powered by renewable resources by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030, while calling for a "bold path" toward 100 percent zero-carbon ...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

Florence is now expected to make a slightly earlier arrival near the border of North and SC early Friday . While Florence is no longer considered a major hurricane, its reach has expanded, threatening reside...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

'BIG AND VICIOUS': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

A year ago, people would have laughed off such a forecast, but the European model was accurate in predicting 60 inches (150 centimeters) for Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, so "you start to wonder what th...More..

'This storm is a monster' - 1.7 million flee from Florence
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

'This storm is a monster' - 1.7 million flee from Florence

Ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the state will deploy resources to assist those affected in North and SC. It is expected to make landfall this evenin...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2, still considered risky

The order was issued after the city's State of Emergency which was declared on Sunday . Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on ...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

5 photos of Hurricane Florence

President Trump said the hurricane is predicted to be one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in years as he warned residents to be prepared and to be careful. "Now it might be time for the exam", he sai...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

The Category 4 storm is likely to produce "catastrophic" flooding in the eastern Carolinas, as well as destructive winds. "We will experience power outages, we will have infrastructure damage, there will be...More..