• Tropical Storm 'Florence' Leaves Five Dead, Communities Flooded in North, South Carolina
Tropical Storm 'Florence' Leaves Five Dead, Communities Flooded in North, South Carolina

At least four people were killed. The father was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. "This is not the first hurricane to hit North Carolina ", said Curliss, who noted that many lagoons are at a low point across the state at this time of year.

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  • Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence
Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant, located four miles from the coast in Southport, is being shut down as Hurricane Florence moves onshore. Bobby Brown, 50, with his granddaughter Lyric, 1, during a power outage in Florence, South Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018.

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  • Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

In Leland, a low-lying city north of Wilmington, homes and local businesses were engulfed by water. "We've ridden out a couple of them, but this one anxious us", Barfield said, explaining the history of her circa 1906 home. "Help is on the way", said Mayor Outlaw. In 2013, one of the most powerful storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, killed 7,300 ...

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  • Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall
Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall

Florence was about 550 miles off shore Wednesday morning and is expected to bring rain, wind and a massive storm surge to the Carolinas by Thursday. "There's no canned goods", Kristin Harrington said as she shopped at a Walmart in Wilmington. Rather than pushing up toward western Virginia, the storm's center is now predicted to move across easter...

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  • Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge
Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge

Heavy rainfall began after dark. "I just don't want to leave and take a chance and not be able to get back in", Green said . For the Columbia area, state and city officials warned of the likelihood of flash flooding. Rural electric cooperatives reported more than 325,000 customers who have lost power, mostly clustered in the southeastern par...

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  • Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said that while Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday and into Friday , it will still be an "extremely risky major hurricane" when it makes landfall. He says the time to flee Hurricane Florence is now. As of Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), about 1.7 million people in North and S...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence crawls inland as it batters North and SC
Tropical Storm Florence crawls inland as it batters North and SC

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm as it moved further inland in the days ahead. McMaster had ordered residents in most of the state's coastal counties to evacuate ahead of Florence's arrival. It further provides assistance to individuals for rent payments for emergency lodging, home repairs, payments to cover unemployment...

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  • NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart
NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour. "These violent storms form over the ocean, often beginning as a tropical wave - a low pressure area that moves through the moisture-rich tropics, possibly enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity", the agency explains.

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  • Threat becomes reality as Hurricane Florence closes in
Threat becomes reality as Hurricane Florence closes in

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center.

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  • Astronauts Capture Haunting Video of Hurricane Florence Making Landfall From Space
Astronauts Capture Haunting Video of Hurricane Florence Making Landfall From Space

Forecasters said Florence's surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 3.4 metres of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 0.9 metres of rain, touching off severe flooding . The deaths came as the storm was turning through the southeast part of the state, dumping more than 20 inches of rain in...

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  • Tropical Depression Isaac drenches Puerto Rico, sparks power outages
Tropical Depression Isaac drenches Puerto Rico, sparks power outages

As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system". - Tropical Storm Florence continued crawling slowly across SC late Friday as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds were expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat.

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  • Storm could slow down, pound Southeastern NC
Storm could slow down, pound Southeastern NC

Our prayers and thoughts go to our friends, family and loyal readership in that part of our coverage area. Three of them - Harvey, Irma and Maria - were major hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands.

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  • NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall
NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

One forecast from weather-tracking website Weathermodels.com predicts that over the next week, the Carolinas could see as much as 11 trillion gallons of rain. "I about jumped out of my skin", he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday morning. As of 7:30 a.m. EST, 402,974 residents were experiencing power outages, according ...

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  • Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

The monster storm - which briefly flirted with category five status on its march across the Atlantic - was located roughly 170 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina as of 8:00 a.m. The company is also lifting speed caps restrictions for first responders in Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, according to a st...

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  • SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR to Moon
SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR to Moon

SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket ( BFR ), a massive launch vehicle that is being created to carry people into deep space. Why it matters: One lucky passenger, presumably of Japanese descent, will board SpaceX's BFR launch vehicle for an unforgettable trip around the Moon.

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  • TS Isaac less organised; Governments call off Storm Warnings, Watches
TS Isaac less organised; Governments call off Storm Warnings, Watches

APP USERS , tap here to see the forecast track. The storm has become less organized over the eastern Caribbean with the latest advisory, as it continues on a westward path. All watches and warnings that had been issued on neighboring islands were canceled Thursday. Isaac weakened into a tropical storm Monday and by Tuesday recorded maximum sust...

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  • In the Triangle: Tornado watches, flood warnings as Florence makes landfall
In the Triangle: Tornado watches, flood warnings as Florence makes landfall

On one level, prayers have been answered as the storm's wind speeds have decreased from catastrophic Category 4 winds of 140 miles per hour down to Category 2 winds of 105 miles per hour. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas. "We know that this is an extremely unsafe...

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  • Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless
Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless

Citing the Amazon mantra of customer obsession, Bezos said in a tweet "the child will be the customer". Many on Twitter, however, did not hurry to heap praise on Bezos' new endeavor, pointing out Amazon's practices of underpaying its workers and forcing employees to work in stuffy warehouses without air conditioning.

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  • Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence
Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence , carrying winds of up to 130mph as a Category 4 storm, is expected to strengthen and possibly become a Category 5 storm on Tuesday. His campaign says it's canceling a Thursday event in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he had been scheduled to stump for the Republican senate candidate, state attorney general Josh Hawley.

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  • Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS
Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045. The renewable energy measure also would require California's utilities to generate 60 per cent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030.

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  • Hurricane Florence pictures: First pictures as Florence approaches North Carolina
Hurricane Florence pictures: First pictures as Florence approaches North Carolina

After Florence's rain starts to fall this week, he said, the rainfall could continue through Monday. 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.

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  • 'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas
'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the eastern seaboard Friday morning, which means Coweta County and the surrounding area could begin feeling the effects of the storm late Friday night and Saturday. North Carolina officials evacuated long-term care facilities and hundreds of prisoners in vulnerable areas, and also closed state par...

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  • Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade
Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade

And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore. As the storm moves inland, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland will also be in peril. WCNC-TV meteorologist Brad Panovich told WFAE Morning Edition host Marshall Terry that the shift of Florence means more rain for the Cha...

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  • Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 storm, closing in on US
Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 storm, closing in on US

We're ready, we're able". "If they're telling you to leave, you have to leave", Graham said. There are concerns that it could knock out power for weeks. The U.S. National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then slog its rainy way westwar...

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  • Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos
Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos

The hurricane will pose a pretty serious threat to the East Coast and is expected to produce winds of around 140 miles per hour as it makes landfall. Hurricane Florence had already reached the fourth category out of five possible, the state of emergency was introduced in the States of Maryland and Virginia.

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  • SC won’t evacuate prison for Hurricane Florence
SC won’t evacuate prison for Hurricane Florence

The storm is so large, even central OH could receive rain from the system, according to the National Hurricane Center . "This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast", the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., said, "and that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from hurricanes Diana, Hu...

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  • Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast
Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

As Hurricane Florence steadily makes its way toward the southeastern part of the USA, meteorologists have issued repeated warnings of expected rainfall, flash flooding, high-intensity winds and even mudslides . And he had advice for coastal residents. If this scenario plays out, meteorologists say there would be monumental rainfall totals alon...

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

Collins told the AP that she hasn't made up her mind yet. This month's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have highlighted deeply held fears that abortion rights are in danger. All six of Collins' offices in ME are receiving letters, emails, visitors and a high volume of phone calls and voicemails about Kavanaugh and Collins herself.

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  • Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares
Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina Friday, and Sunday his office sent out a news release urging residents to start taking precautions. The massive hurricane poses a serious threat as it barrels toward a landfall somewhere along the East Coast on Thursday. In addition, in the Pacific, what's now Hurricane Olivia i...

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  • Hurricane Florence grows to Category 4; evacuations ordered
Hurricane Florence grows to Category 4; evacuations ordered

The storm has rapidly intensified and reached "major hurricane" classification on Monday morning (with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, making it a Category 4 ), although eyes are also on Isaac and Helene for the future. By 11 p.m. Sunday, Florence was moving across the Atlantic Ocean at about 7 miles per hour, and it was almost ...

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