Hurricane Florence Shifts South as Carolinas Hunker Down

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks. With Hurricane Florence bearing down on... More..

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First deaths from Hurricane Florence reported in North Carolina
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

First deaths from Hurricane Florence reported in North Carolina

A woman in Pender County, North Carolina , died from a heart attack after calling emergency services, as paramedics could not reach her because of fallen trees. The National Hurricane Center said a gauge in E...More..

Carolinas brace for Florence
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Carolinas brace for Florence

The first effects of Hurricane Florence are almost hitting the North Carolina coast. The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thur...More..

Hurricane Florence: One million residents evacuated & flights cancelled - is travel safe?
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence: One million residents evacuated & flights cancelled - is travel safe?

An estimated 10 million people live in the storm's path, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center, and coastal businesses and homes were boarded up in anticipation. Roy Cooper warned residents to not l...More..

Hurricane Florence: Giant, slow-moving storm causes deluge as it makes landfall
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Giant, slow-moving storm causes deluge as it makes landfall

The states of Georgia, South Carolina , North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Washington D.C., declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Video footage showed parking lots in the riverfront ...More..

Hurricane Helene turns northward, no landfall expected
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Helene turns northward, no landfall expected

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Gradual weakening is forecas...More..

Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast

Heavy rainfall began after dark. That said, just because the category has changed , it doesn't mean that it should be taken lightly. Far out in the Atlantic, Joyce strengthened into a tropical storm on Thurs...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Five dead from Hurricane Florence, including mother and baby, say officials

Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Insurers Brace for $20B in Catastrophic Losses From Hurricane Florence

Beach communities in North and SC emptied out on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatened to unleash pounding surf and potentially deadly flooding as the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on the stat...More..

Hurricane Florence kills at least three people
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence kills at least three people

Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. Downed trees, branches ...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought th...More..

Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

Hurricane Florence has more than 10 million people in its crosshairs as the monster storm closes in on the US East Coast with uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swathe of t...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence smashes into US East Coast, rescuers scramble

The city's official Twitter account urged residents to move to the upper floors of their homes. As Florence drew near, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that FEMA and first responders are "supplied an...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Up to 1.7 million people have now been ordered to leave their homes as the United States braces for Hurricane Florence. The hurricane was about 470 miles (755 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach SC, with maxim...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

THREATENING STORM: Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Wareheim made a decision to ride out the storm at home after buying a generator this week. JAMES CITY, North Carolina - After a night of torrential rain, devastating wind and risky storm surges, the damage ...More..

Storm Helene wind warning issued
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Storm Helene wind warning issued

Tropical Storm Isaac is also worth paying attention to, but the news as of Wednesday is encouraging . "It's just extremely busy and it's even busier than a year ago and all at once", Blake said. Tropical-st...More..

Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm

One million people were ordered to evacuate in recent days. The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and is moving slowly, at 6 miles per hour. Sixteen kilometres away in the city o...More..

Florence sits on doorstep of Carolinas with projected winds of 100mph
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Florence sits on doorstep of Carolinas with projected winds of 100mph

But these winds combined with a giant storm surge and deluge of rain are brewing havoc along the coast. Forecasters say the center of the eye of Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall near Wrightsvi...More..

UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence

The agency said, "Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence". A hurricane watch is now in effect for Edisto Beach South Carolina to the North Caro...More..

Ailing orca J50 declared dead, but feds to keep looking
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Ailing orca J50 declared dead, but feds to keep looking

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say they are concerned that the ailing killer whale known as J50 has not been seen in several days. Efforts to save the sick whale have...More..

'Oldest known drawing' a hashtag found in South Africa
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

'Oldest known drawing' a hashtag found in South Africa

But after studying thousands of similar flakes, Dr Pollarolo and Professor Christopher Henshilwood , who has been excavating the cave since 1991, concluded they could only have been made intentionally, probabl...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Lashes Carolinas, Bringing Life-Threatening Flooding

Hurricane Florence already inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power early Friday, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulking storm slogs inland. A...More..

Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

Hurricane Florence again decreased in speed late Thursday and was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, but the storm has already wreaked havoc and meteorologists warn that it will do considerable damage. "But...More..

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

SpaceX first floated the idea of sending private people around the moon in early 2017, saying two people had "paid a significant deposit" for the mission. Boeing is also hard at work on its crew vehicle, with...More..

Ford will appeal court bid to
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Ford will appeal court bid to "shut down" elected gov't

But Tory is also vowing to work with Ford. "I will trust that Ontarians will reflect on whether or not the provincial government made the right decision on overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on thi...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the "life-threatening" storm's path. Hours later, Mr Trump approved emergency declarations for both coastal states, a move allowi...More..

Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall

Then it is likely to hover along the coast on Saturday, pushing up to 13ft of storm surge . Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm , but don't be fooled, it's still incredibly unsa...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas

The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 miles per hour by nightfall. It is expected to stall and hover over the Carolinas, dumping enormous amounts of rainfall on th...More..

Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’

Trump said on Twitter that "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths" at the time he visited the island after the storm. The researchers estimated the number of excess deaths by analyzing death certificates and ...More..

Florence Close To Landfall In North Carolina, Bringing Huge Storm Surge
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Florence Close To Landfall In North Carolina, Bringing Huge Storm Surge

Hurricane Florence has just about reached the cost of the Carolinas, set to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to the area tomorrow and through the weekend. "We will reopen these stores only after we have cond...More..