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More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches

More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches Despite days of warnings to evacuate, some residents are staying put - even if they don't want to. By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity , according to North Carolina Emergency Management. A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states: North Carolina, South Carolina , Georgia, Maryland and Virginia and the U.S. capital Washington. [Full Article...]

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence Wednesday update . The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane's peak winds have decreased slightly to 125 mph but the size of the wind field has increased to outwards of 70 miles from the center. Rather than pushing up toward western Virginia, the storm's center is now predicted to move across eastern SC on Friday night and Saturday . Tropical disturbance Invest 95L as of Wednesday ... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Registers First Passenger for Round-the-Moon Trip The company said in a tweet that the person would be launched aboard its new " BFR " launch vehicle, which is still in development . "Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17", the tweet said . SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the astronauts living at the ISS, via regular cargo trips on its Dragon spaceship, launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. [Full Article...]

The Weather Channel’s green-screen hurricane simulation is terrifying

The Weather Channel’s green-screen hurricane simulation is terrifying Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm overnight. "This water is through the first floor of your home, into the second", Navarro says. The NHC predicted "catastrophic freshwater flooding " to hit "over portions of North and SC". About150 people were awaiting rescue in New Bern, N.C. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC And she has seen reports of people fleeing to rooftops to escape high floodwaters. "You never know where there are active downed power lines that could cause an electric situation", Parker says. The Weather Channel used the high-tech graphic to place meteorologist Erika Navarro in a virtual street, with water levels rising steadily around her. [Full Article...]

Mandatory evacuations ordered in Carolinas, Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Mandatory evacuations ordered in Carolinas, Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence Tall corn and tobacco crops are most vulnerable to wind damage and hard to harvest if knocked down, said Rhonda Garrison, executive director of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina . Trojniar said she and her husband were packing up belongings and plan to stack sandbags around their single-floor home in Wilmington's eerily named Landfall neighbourhood near the ocean before checking in... [Full Article...]

California mandates 100 percent clean energy by 2045

California mandates 100 percent clean energy by 2045 President Trump has denied climate science, begun steps to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and worked to expand the use of coal, one of the most polluting fuels, to generate American electricity. "We all have the opportunity and the obligation to do our part to combat climate change ", he told AFP hours after signing the bill into law. "Trump has made himself a... [Full Article...]

Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year's end

Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year's end The fund will also seek to launch and operate "a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities", he wrote . Some analysts have suggested Amazon could face antitrust scrutiny over its growing power in the economy, and President Donald Trump has accused the company of taking advantage of the Postal Service, despite studies suggesting the intern... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Intensifies To A Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Florence Intensifies To A Category 4 Storm Immediately to the north of Virginia, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said his state was also "preparing for the potential of historic, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding". Henry McMaster said an estimated 1 million people would be fleeing his state's coast, with eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and USA 501 heading into Myrtle Beach reversed to ease the exodus. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence grows in deadly size even as winds weaken

Although its peak winds diminished, forecasters said the storm's total energy grew as its inner core and outlying bands of wind expanded. "We just need to figure out how to make it through". An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, said Marc Chenard of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. [Full Article...]

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

More than 2,000 Florida utility workers were also sent to help restore power after the storm hits. Forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia . [Full Article...]

Ford fights back against ruling striking down council-cutting plan — NewsAlert

Ford fights back against ruling striking down council-cutting plan — NewsAlert This will be the first time that the clause will be used in Ontario's history. This is a breaking news update. Belobaba called Bill 5 "profoundly unfair" and found that nothing the government's lawyers had presented could reasonably explain why the 47-ward election for a city of almost 3 million people needed to be cancelled by legislative fiat. [Full Article...]

Activists Raise Over $800,000 So Susan Collins Won't Support Kavanaugh

Activists Raise Over $800,000 So Susan Collins Won't Support Kavanaugh Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has received 3,000 coat hangers in the mail. Mainers for Accountable Leadership (MFAL) and the Maine People's Alliance are fundraising to oppose Collins in 2020, asking donors to pledge funds that they will only be charged if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic Happy #FullDiskFriday! #GOESEast is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm #Florence from 22,300 miles out in space. NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold shared views from the International Space Station , which orbits around 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say Cooper said 200 National Guard troops have already been activated. Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that the federal government was monitoring the storm and was ready to help. Forecasters said Monday the storm to come ashore by late Thursday or early Friday. Odds have increased that this storm may have a hard time finding an escape route to the north as it draws closer to the East Coast, althoug... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene strengthens over the eastern Atlantic Ocean: NHC

Hurricane Helene strengthens over the eastern Atlantic Ocean: NHC The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday night that the storm could remain powerful as it passes over the United States mainland, and could penetrate as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From left to right below you see the X marking the area of potential development, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Isaac , and Hurricane Helene . On North Carolina's Outer Banks, Dawn Farrow Taylor, 50, was ... [Full Article...]

Three hurricanes churn the Atlantic; 1 could impact East Coast

Three hurricanes churn the Atlantic; 1 could impact East Coast Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. GOES-16/NOAASatellite imagery shows hurricanes Florence , Isaac, and Helene from space on September 10, 2018. With September fulfilling the promises of peak hurricane season , residents are reminded to take the appropr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence slightly increases in speed

Hurricane Florence slightly increases in speed The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as risky rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and this year was forecasted to have a slightly above-average number of storms. [Full Article...]

Flash flood watch in effect for mid-Missouri counties

Flash flood watch in effect for mid-Missouri counties This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. Most flash floods that turn deadly are preventable. Anything after noon should be more isolated. "Widespread rainfall of 2" to 4" is likely with locally higher totals (excess of 7") are possible and will be monitored. [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast The National Hurricane Center said the storm is about 1,640 miles east of the Windward Islands, which are in the West Indies. Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the southeastern US coast on Thursday, the NHC said . [Full Article...]


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