• 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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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days
'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pound U.S. Southeast for days

The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states. In a statement the centre said: "Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday".

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  • Hurricane Florence Strengthens, Poses Major Threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
Hurricane Florence Strengthens, Poses Major Threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

While Florence draws eyes in the east, the entire Hawaiian Island chain is under a tropical storm warning in advance of Tropical Storm Olivia, which is expected to sweep through the islands on Wednesday. Feltgen said it's important that people don't get "hung up on the cone", and prepare for the possibility of impacts in areas outside of it. Typi...

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  • One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in
One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

Here in North Carolina there's a growing potential many will deal with destructive winds, devastating flooding and possible tornadoes. North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Maryland have all declared a state of emergency and told residents to prepare for flooding and power outages.

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  • Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast
Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast

The National Hurricane Center classified tropical storm Florence as a Category 1 hurricane, Sunday, warning that it would rapidly intensify into a major hurricane by Monday and could make the Thursday landfall as a Category 4 "extremely risky major hurricane".

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  • Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen
Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will travel between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching the southeastern USA coast on Thursday. Hurricane Florence is expected to move toward the U.S. East Coast this upcoming week with the potential of life-threatening flooding and gusty winds.

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  • Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm
Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

However, it is expected to affect over a wide area of the southeastern United States, Including parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta over the course of the next week. As Hurricane Florence grows stronger, meteorologists say it could hit the Carolinas later this week. Over the weekend, the governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC declared...

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  • History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage
History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage

First, Hurricane Florence was last observed as a strong Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 miles per hour and a minimum pressure of 974 millibars. Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation this afternoon that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward USA coast
Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward USA coast

The storm's center was 750 miles southeast of Bermuda at 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday. "While it's still too early to know the storm's path, we know we have to be prepared", Gov. It formed near the Cabo Verde Islands last weekend and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday. The Navy planned to send ships from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia ou...

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  • Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US
Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

Not only is Florence projected to become a major hurricane again, she is drawing a bead on the coastline of the Carolinas - with the center of her current forecast track cutting a swath directly through the Palmetto State . A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence is expected to gain hurrica...

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  • Heavy rain hits Florida as Gulf Coast braces for looming tropical storm
Heavy rain hits Florida as Gulf Coast braces for looming tropical storm

In the meantime, the tropical storm is pelting south Florida, the Florida Keys with heavy rain and wind. Some gradual strengthening is expected, and it's forecast Gordon will be a low-end, Category 1 hurricane at landfall late tonight or early Wednesday.

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  • Gordon dumps heavy rains, Hurricane Florence barrels toward Bermuda
Gordon dumps heavy rains, Hurricane Florence barrels toward Bermuda

Gordon's maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour (110 kilometers). Flash flood watches stretched from the Florida panhandle, through parts of southwest Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and IL. Boaters are evacuating to safe harbors, and motorists are fleeing barrier islands as the Gulf Coast hustles to get ready for t...

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  • Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues
Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

He, too, contended Booker mostly was angling for a presidential run, saying he is unsure just what point the New Jersey Democrat and others on his side were trying to make. Leahy presented Kavanaugh with claims the judge made during the mid-2000s confirmation hearings about never receiving the stolen emails. Harris is one of several Democrats...

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  • Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast
Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast

Prices for West Texas Intermediate crude oil exceeded $71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday as Gordon was forecast to make landfall as a hurricane somewhere between the Florida panhandle and the central Louisiana coast. "Whether or not Florence remains a danger to only shipping interests or threatens land will depend on how far wes...

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  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast
Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

Cantrell urged residents within the levee protection area to stock up on supplies and shelter in place. A weather system becomes a tropical storm when winds reach 39 miles per hour. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", th...

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  • Gordon becomes latest tropical storm moving toward New Orleans
Gordon becomes latest tropical storm moving toward New Orleans

Sunday . A developing weather system is expected to become Tropical Storm Gordon , bringing with it heavy rain and gusty winds for the Labor Day holiday Monday. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the edge of the Florida Panhandle. Gordon passed over the Upper Keys in South Florida on Monday morning as ...

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  • Space Station Crew Repairing ‘Micro’ Leak Likely Caused By Meteorite Strike
Space Station Crew Repairing ‘Micro’ Leak Likely Caused By Meteorite Strike

The hole appears to have been caused by either space junk or a small meteorite colliding with the station. Officials continue to monitor the situation as the crew works through its troubleshooting procedures. Astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency knows that when you're living on the International Space Station, ingenuity ma...

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