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Time nearly up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast
- September 13, 2018

The Miami-based NHC stressed, however, that while a slow weakening is expected over the next 24 hours "Florence is still forecast to be an extremely risky major hurricane when it nears the United States coast late Thursday and Friday ". Manure lagoons are about as pleasant as they sound-vast open-air ponds of manure located next to the many hog farms near the North Carolina coast. (more...)
Florence's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs
- September 13, 2018

Like Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Florence is expected to slow significantly when it reaches the coast, allowing the storm to dump a catastrophic amount of rain in the Carolinas. "I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said. One wrote: 'I hope everyone in the path of Florence's massive penis stays safe'. (more...)
Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic
- September 13, 2018

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast. "Watch out, America!" Gerst, who joined the crew of the International Space Station in June, said Wednesday in a tweet featuring pictures he took of Hurricane Florence . (more...)
Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
- September 13, 2018

Florence is a category 4 hurricane with winds at 130 miles per hour as of 8 a.m. "I can't emphasize enough the potential for unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge , and inland flooding with this storm". The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. He underlined the point that even if you call 911, there is a chance rescue services may not be able to get to you. (more...)
'It's coming straight for us': Canadians in Florence's path prepare for worst
- September 13, 2018

Some forecasts were calling for more than 200 millimetres of rain in the western part of the state. The lingering storm could bring days of heavy rains, which could spark intense floods from SC to Virginia . Hurricane Hugo , the strongest hurricane ever to impact North Carolina, actually made landfall just north of Charleston, South Carolina in 1989 with 130 miles per hour (209 km/h) winds. (more...)
Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia and Carolinas hunker down
- September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence continues to build strength and head toward the East Coast, airlines around the United States have started waiving change fees for travelers scheduled to fly in or out of potentially impacted cities. US President Donald Trump has authorised emergency measures to free up federal funds to help those responding to the storm. The NHC said Florence is expected to be an "extremely unsafe major hurricane" when it makes landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early ... (more...)
White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
- September 12, 2018

Forecasters with The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang are now saying Florence is a Category 4 storm that could bring very unsafe winds, flash flooding and power outages. A storm surge is created by winds of a hurricane pushing ocean water toward the coast . Hurricane Isaac , much farther out to sea, has become the 5th named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, the hurricane center added. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: President Trump's statement Hurricane Florence: President Trump's statement
- September 12, 2018

Normally, when hurricanes get above 30 degrees North in latitude, they get pulled poleward by the westerly pattern in the atmosphere between the tropics and poles. If the hurricane remains at sea, the storm surge it produces is minimal. Byard, the FEMA official, said "this storm is not going to be a glancing blow". (more...)
Resistance Makes Rape Threat to Susan Collins Staffer over Kavanaugh Vote Resistance Makes Rape Threat to Susan Collins Staffer over Kavanaugh Vote
- September 12, 2018

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a pro-abortion Republican who will be a key vote in Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, condemned crowdfunding efforts by leftist groups in Maine aimed at getting her to oppose Kavanaugh. (more...)
Why Hurricane Florence Could Generate Historic Rainfall
- September 12, 2018

The storm is moving to west northwest at 15 miles per hour. The forecast is for landfall to occur overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Lennon, the chair of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, says the biggest mistake during Hurricane Katrina - which claimed 1,833 lives - was that officials only ordered evacuations 24 hours before it hit New Orleans in 2005, and by then it was too late. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: 'Extremely dangerous' storm to hit US East Coast on Thursday Hurricane Florence: 'Extremely dangerous' storm to hit US East Coast on Thursday
- September 12, 2018

While people on the ground are preparing for floods, high winds and surging waves, satellites and astronauts in orbit are looking down on the storm from above, and the views are startling. "With the size and the intensity and the current forecast track, it's a unsafe time for people in North Carolina with regard to this storm". Streams of people are fleeing in cars as Hurricane Florence is expected to lash America with winds of up to 157mph - leaving coastal areas submerged in up to 9ft of ... (more...)
SpaceX Launches New Communications Satellite, Sticks Rocket Landing
- September 12, 2018

The rocket's first stage landed on SpaceX's " Of Course I Still Love You " drone ship stationed some 400 miles (650 kilometers) east of Cape Canaveral. SpaceX's Falcon 9 propelled early Monday morning, conveying a ground-breaking broadcast communications satellite into space . It will be the first satellite in this fleet to provide coverage over the Asia-Pacific region, providing constant broadband communications services to China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region, ... (more...)
Florence Upgraded To Category 2 Hurricane; Expected To Reach Carolinas This Week Florence Upgraded To Category 2 Hurricane; Expected To Reach Carolinas This Week
- September 12, 2018

It will then turn north-northwest on Wednesday and Thursday. The hurricane, which is now whipping up winds at 130 miles per hour, is a Category 4 storm and forecast to make landfall later this week on the coast of the Carolinas. This storm is lined up behind Florence in the Atlantic. The most threatening one is Hurricane Isaac which is expected to make landfall later this week in the Windward Islands - which includes Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and Grenada - before heading toward the ... (more...)
Hurricane Helene strengthens over the eastern Atlantic Ocean: NHC Hurricane Helene strengthens over the eastern Atlantic Ocean: NHC
- September 12, 2018

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 70 mp and was located about 790 miles southeast of Bermuda. Once it makes landfall, Florence is predicted to stall and remain over North Carolina for at least 24 hours - increasing the threat of risky flooding, NHC director Ken Graham said on Monday. (more...)
Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm
- September 11, 2018

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said a landfall likely cannot be pinpointed for another 36 to 48 hours, but computer models and other indicators are lining up for a hit between the state line and Wilmington, but the storm could still hit anywhere from Savannah to Virginia. (more...)
UAE embassy issues weather warning to Emiratis in US UAE embassy issues weather warning to Emiratis in US
- September 11, 2018

Off the state's coast, large sea swells and unsafe rip currents were already apparent over the weekend , foreshadowing the storm's arrival. A third Atlantic storm, Hurricane Helene , is not expected to impact any land in the coming days as it moves north over open water. (more...)
Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast
- September 11, 2018

On its current track, the storm could make landfall around the Carolinas on Thursday or Friday. The governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC all declared states of emergency. "We are preparing for the worst, and of course hoping for the best", South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said, adding that his declaration would allow state agencies to deploy assets quickly to the coast. (more...)
UNC remains open through preparation for Hurricane Florence
- September 11, 2018

Helene - 375 miles (600 kms) west of the Cape Verde islands off the African coast - had winds up to 105 mph (165 kph), and was expected to continue moving west-northwest for another couple of days, the NHC said in its 1500 GMT bulletin. Hurricane Florence will make its way westward, likely toward the Carolinas later this week while Hurricane Isaac moves westward toward the Caribbean. (more...)
Florence expected to become a 'hurricane' as it heads to US Florence expected to become a 'hurricane' as it heads to US
- September 11, 2018

Hurricane Isaac was expected to lose strength as it reaches the Caribbean, and Helene, much farther out to sea, may veer northward into the open ocean as the 2018 hurricane season reaches its peak. The system is expected to move westward over the coming days, and will likely become a tropical storm later Saturday. Not only has the storm exploded in intensity, but its zone of hurricane-force winds approximately doubled in size Monday. (more...)
Region gets its share of rain from Gordon remnants Region gets its share of rain from Gordon remnants
- September 11, 2018

Some light rain and patchy drizzle already showing up on the radar early, with off and on light rain chances expected throughout the day. "The rain is in Pennsylvania this ( Sunday ) morning". The overnight low is expected to cool to around 59 degrees, with winds of up to 16 miles per hour. Sunday , we will start off in the 50s with highs warming into the mid-70s. (more...)
Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Florence Becomes Category 4 Storm Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Florence Becomes Category 4 Storm
- September 11, 2018

The first strike will occur at landfall, which is forecast to occur Thursday night as a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher). According to aircraft data, its maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 miles per hour. Cooper's office says state agencies are coordinating resources and reviewing emergency response plans to be ready for the worst case scenario. It would also mean a "massive rain event" from as far north as Virginia all the way down to SC. (more...)
Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island
- September 10, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Olivia closes in on Hawaii Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018. It was moving west at 6 miles per hour. Now a Category 1 hurricane more than 1,200 miles east of Honolulu, Olivia is expected to weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches the islands late Tuesday or early Wednesday. (more...)
Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US
- September 10, 2018

Thursday, NOAA says . State emergency officials increased the state's danger readiness level Sunday ahead of a possible hit by Hurricane Florence . This is supposed to show the area in which the storm's center may be by next Thursday and Friday. It is expected to regain Category 1 status Sunday, with further strengthening anticipated as Florence moves over warmer ocean waters. (more...)
Virginia Governor declares state of emergency for potential impact of Florence Virginia Governor declares state of emergency for potential impact of Florence
- September 09, 2018

The storm was centred about 1,340 kilometres southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 11 km/h. Florence's precise path remained uncertain on Sunday, but the NHC said the "risk of direct impact" somewhere between Florida and North Carolina was increasing. (more...)
Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane
- September 08, 2018

Florence is likely to reintensify over the next few days. The NHC said Potential Tropical Cyclone Eight is becoming better organized and is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm later today . Hurricane tracking models remains split in the longer term but they will likely begin tightening up in the coming days. The low-pressure trough due east of Georgia and the Carolinas was producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species
- September 07, 2018

What an animal consumes is not necessarily the same as what it digests and retains nutrients from. The shark's meat-based diet features crab, shrimp, snails and bony fish, while its plant-based diet mainly consists of seagrass . Although sharks lack a secondary jaw that many herbivores use to chew plants, they have highly acidic stomachs which may aid digestion, the researchers said. (more...)
Democrat releases 'confidential' emails as Kavanaugh hearing heats up Democrat releases 'confidential' emails as Kavanaugh hearing heats up
- September 07, 2018

The draft, meant to be submitted under the name of a "high-profile, pro-choice" women in support of a Bush judicial nominee, had said that "it is widely understood accepted by legal scholars across the board that Roe v. Later, Kavanaugh said he would like to know the specific person Harris was thinking of. The finger-pointing over the unusual vetting process for Trump's nominee made for a rough start for the final day of questioning of Kavanaugh who has so far avoided major missteps ... (more...)
Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures
- September 07, 2018

Federal police will investigate since the museum was part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro . Researchers held out hope that a famed skull and other valuable objects might somehow be recovered from the ashes of a massive blaze that tore through Brazil's National Museum after firefighters found bone fragments from the collection. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron loses second minister in a week Emmanuel Macron loses second minister in a week
- September 06, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron picked a political ally and a former swimming world champion to plug two holes in his government left by the unexpected resignations of the environment and sports ministers. The environment post , meanwhile, was handed to parliament speaker Francois de Rugy, a former Green party lawmaker who jumped ship to Macron's Republic on the Move party past year. (more...)
Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near The International Space Station Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near The International Space Station
- September 06, 2018

CNET has reached out to Obayashi and Shizuoka University for comments. Two ultra-little cubic satellites measuring 10 centimeters on every aspect linked by a metal cable about 10 metres prolonged will nearly definitely be carried from Kagoshima's Tanegashima Dwelling Heart to the World Dwelling Region on Eleventh of September.From there, the linked satellites will nearly definitely be launched and a motorised container performing as an elevator automobile will commute along the cable and ... (more...)