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More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding states

More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding states Almost 2 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence's historic flooding , one of the country's major poultry producers said . Cooper said his office would be working closely with FEMA and state legislators to help rebuild areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Florence. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florences rain bands lash Carolinas

Hurricane Florences rain bands lash Carolinas Storm surges of 9 to 13 feet and rainfall up to 40 inches: Those are two of the most dire warnings about Hurricane Florence's effect on parts of North and SC. "We just want prayers from everyone". It is unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were urged to evacuate. [Full Article...]

Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit

Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit Gore said it's difficult to deny that climate change is causing more severe weather but that "It's a little harder to deny the 3000 deaths from the hurricane in Puerto Rico". This spirit of collaboration is in keeping with the history of San Francisco, which witnessed the signing of the UN Charter in 1945, first establishing a rules-based global order that championed multilateralism over sel... [Full Article...]

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded - International

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded - International And that's when people found themselves trapped in their homes as the water rose. Hundreds of residents were rescued on Friday, and the city was placed under a 24-hour curfew until further notice. "I can not overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them, you are risking your life", Gov. Roy Cooper said. Roughly 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate in North Ca... [Full Article...]

Weatherman makes a holy show of himself during Hurricane Florence

Weatherman makes a holy show of himself during Hurricane Florence WILMINGTON , N.C. With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence , officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers. [Full Article...]

The Potential Reality Of Hurricane Florence Is Terrifying

The Potential Reality Of Hurricane Florence Is Terrifying The father of the child was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries. Roads and intersections on North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands were inundated. "There's not many drawbacks to living at the beach, but that's one of them". Jack Kilbourne, 52, and his son Charlie, 13, were among the group of neighbors who live in large homes overlooking the waterway. [Full Article...]

No Kenyan reported dead after Hurricane Florence

No Kenyan reported dead after Hurricane Florence This was exceptional - no other tropical storm or hurricane in recorded history had been anywhere near that position in the Atlantic and then managed to make landfall in the US. "It's the first time we've ever had to move anything like this", Rose said. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event". The 400 mile-wide storm's winds weakened to 70mph after it reached the coast, well below the 140mph se... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could stall offshore in repeat of "Harvey"

Hurricane Florence could stall offshore in repeat of Florence, however, continues to threaten the east coast as a fierce storm that could trigger flooding as far south as Georgia. Little change in strength is expected during the next couple of days and Joyce is forecast to gradually turn toward the northeast on Friday, the Miami-based weather forecaster said . [Full Article...]

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant In the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores could get gusty winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Helene this weekend, while Isaac regained tropical storm strength after earlier weakening in the Caribbean Sea. But, unlike Baker, some of the people who evacuated to a shelter hadn't chosen to come. There is really nowhere for the water to go. Resident Jay Manning said he and his wife watched with alar... [Full Article...]

First Hurricane Florence deaths: mother, infant killed by tree

First Hurricane Florence deaths: mother, infant killed by tree Rather than rebuild, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina - where Hurricane Florence threatened their new home this week. All three people were in separate vehicles and died on Saturday, the Sheriff's Office said. "Rescue workers are working in risky conditions that will only get worse today", said Cooper, who called the storm a "1,000-year rain event" for parts of southeastern North Carol... [Full Article...]

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun, explaining that the courageous space men and women need wide-lense cameras to take these incredible photos. The ISS was flying 255 miles (410 kilometers) above the storm when it got the footage, which NASA describes as "dramatic". Hurricane "Florence" covered the States of North and SC in the United States. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Helene to bring rain, wind, large swells to Azores

Tropical Storm Helene to bring rain, wind, large swells to Azores Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. The government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm watch for Barbuda. Residents of the Carolinas and neighboring states should consult local authorities for any evacuation orders and other preparation guidelines. Flash flooding is possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas. [Full Article...]

Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

Blowing ashore with howling 155 km/h winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence kills at least three people

Hurricane Florence kills at least three people At landfall, Florence was a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. By 5 p.m., it was about 50 miles west-southwest of Wilmington , and the wind had dropped to 70 mph. Roberts said numerous residents live near the Neuse and Trent rivers. At least four people have died, a toll authorities fear will rise as the storm crawls westward across SC. [Full Article...]

Trump's FEMA administrator under investigation over use of official cars

Trump's FEMA administrator under investigation over use of official cars Long said it is not only FEMA that will respond to the storm, but a "partnership" that reaches from the federal government all the way into state and local levels. "The secretary is confident in the leadership at FEMA and their proven disaster management ability". During a Thursday briefing on Hurricane Florence, Long denied any wrongdoing to reporters and acknowledged an ongoing investigation... [Full Article...]

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Hurricane Florence is predicted to hit the Carolinas later this week. Anxious about how the government will respond to Hurricane Florence's devastation? Currently, the storm remains a risky category four hurricane. The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency ... [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas The storm is now 60 miles east-southeast of Wilmington with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 2. [Full Article...]

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas Authorities warned of life-threatening coastal storm surges and the potential for Florence to unleash prolonged torrential rains and widespread flooding, especially if it lingers inland for several days. For many , the challenge could be finding a safe refuge. It added: "The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds". "As of right now, as of the 11 o'clock advisory , we do... [Full Article...]

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Hurricane Florence is dumping rain on North Carolina and pushing a storm surge taller than most humans onto communities near the coast. New Bern , the city on the North Carolina coast where the Neuse River and Trent River intersect, was reeling Friday after being inundated from flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. [Full Article...]

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts ADCIRC predicts Florence's winds will cause 9 to 13 feet of storm surge in some areas along the North Carolina coast . North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, that a "historic storm" would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state. [Full Article...]


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