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Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; 8 dead

But its slow march over the two states, crawling west at only 2 miles per hour (3 km per hour), is expected to leave large parts of the region deluged in the coming days. Southern and western North Ca...

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OneShot: Florence, A Silent View From Space

OneShot: Florence, A Silent View From Space

The storm, which is presently a Category 3, has forced huge numbers of people to evacuate, and going by the images shot from space it's easy to see why. The video, taken with a high-definition camera ...

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Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

The National Hurricane Center described Florence's path as a wobble around southeastern North Carolina. Florence has already set a North Carolina record for rainfall totals, exceeding that of Hu...

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Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and the likelihood of it lingering around the coast for days - would bring seawater surging on to land and torrential downpours. The mayor of Myrtle Be...

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FEMA chief under investigation over use of official cars

FEMA chief under investigation over use of official cars

At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA previous year, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina, according to Politico . Politico said FEMA directed questions...

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Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence deluges the Carolinas

As Hurricane Florence begins to hammer the Carolinas, a few fliers managed to escape the storms path, arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Thursday just before the hurricane is pred...

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Evacuations along Southeastern coast underway ahead of Florence

Evacuations along Southeastern coast underway ahead of Florence

The National Hurricane Center is offering that warning on Tuesday morning as hurricane watches and storm surge watches were issued for the coasts of North Carolina and SC for the first time. As of T...

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Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to being heavy rain and strong winds to the coasts of North and SC as early as Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting . But this estimate could ...

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Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help

Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help

Storm totals could reach between 30 and 40 inches in some areas. Major river flooding expected to continue into early next week . Video footage shot during the tropical storm shows what appears t...

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Hurricane Hunter Flight Says Isaac Has Weakened Further

Hurricane Hunter Flight Says Isaac Has Weakened Further

Isaac is moving toward the west near 15 miles per hour, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days. "As it tracks towards the United Kingdom it will ...

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'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

The wind howled and sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before dawn in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the power failed. The d...

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Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

As the giant, 400-mile-wide hurricane pounded away, it unloaded heavy rain, flattened trees, chewed up roads and knocked out power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses. Right now, the National Oc...

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Hurricane ‘Florence’ rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

The child's father was taken to a hospital. Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins confirmed to WWAY that a woman was killed in Hempstead, Pender County after suffering a heart at...

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Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

The National Hurricane Center (N.H.C.) in its 5:00 p.m. advisory said all tropical storm watches and warnings for Isaac have been discontinued, news that will be welcomed by interests in the Caribbe...

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Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

New Bern spokeswoman Colleen Roberts told The Associated Press more than 360 people had been rescued by mid-afternoon Friday (local time), but another 140 were still waiting for help. In a hurricane...

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More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches

More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches

Power outages in North Carolina have increased as a weakened and slower Hurricane Florence moves closer to the coast. Being such a small number, first responders have made clear to them the situ...

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Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

The National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a tropical storm but said life-threatening storm surges and catastrophic freshwater flooding were expected over portions of North and SC. "This rainfal...

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North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes

North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes

The town's public information officer, Colleen Roberts, told CNN 150 more people were awaiting rescue. "You can't get over till we have power and we have sewer up and running", said the retired te...

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Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

According to Fire Chief Glen Rogers, there are in fact only 12 people left on the beach to sit out the storm. On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophi...

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Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

As Florence reaches landfall, storm surges are the biggest concern, with 49% of USA hurricane deaths attributed to surges. Another reason, according to the National Hurricane Center, is that So...

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UNC Storm Surge Expert Warns Of Potentially 'Catastrophic' Florence

UNC Storm Surge Expert Warns Of Potentially 'Catastrophic' Florence

Some strengthening is expected during the next 36 hours, and Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday. In South Carolina, No. Isaac, a weakening Category 1 hur...

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Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Some predictions are calling for Florence to dump as much as 10 trillion gallons of rain on the region. About 1.7 million people in North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia have been put und...

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Hurricane Florence moves inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina: NHC

Hurricane Florence moves inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina: NHC

The storm remained a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. "Coastal areas had already begun to experience tropical-storm-force winds, and millions of people acro...

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Tropical Storm Isaac expected to regain hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Isaac expected to regain hurricane strength

Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days. A risky Hurricane Florence is steadily mak...

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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 31-engine BFR is part of the company's grand plan for travelling between planets, and will replace its current suite of rockets like the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. The first ship carrying crews ...

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Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

Pieces of buildings ripped apart by the storm flew through the air. Florence is expected to stall over the Carolinas and remain for almost a day, somewhat reminiscent of how Hurricane Harvey hover...

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Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

It was moving west at 13 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . NOAA's latest "probable" models see the center of the storm at the North Carolina coast at 2 a.m. In the Pacifi...

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

The other component, called the "Day 1 Academies Fund", will create "and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities", Bezos said. He...

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NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and SC and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday, bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters). R...

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Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

Because the storm will slow it moves over the eastern Carolinas, these wind impacts will be magnified. "There are approximately 800 line workers and tree personnel actively engaged in storm response p...

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs renewable energy bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs renewable energy bill

State Sen. Kevin de León , D-Los Angeles, wrote the bill to push 100 percent green energy in the state. Jerry Brown after Brown signed his environmental measure SB100, Monday, Sept. "We believe c...

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Georgia Governor declares State of Emergency for all counties

Georgia Governor declares State of Emergency for all counties

The majority of the storm surge and rainfall issues are expected to remain for southeast North Carolina down into Charleston. "Category 4 means damaging winds, and a storm surge- which is this mou...

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Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

But what makes Florence so different from other storms this year? "These enormous waves are produced by being trapped along with very strong winds moving in the same direction [of] the storm's motio...

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White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

A Category 4 on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, Florence was 750km south-southeast of Bermuda and the centre of the hurricane was forecast to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas...

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High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

Shepard Smith and Flaherty said reports showed storm surge from the system is likely to be felt dozens of miles inland, including along the Neuse River Basin - which stretches inward from New Bern...

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Evacuations in United States ahead of Hurricane Florence

Although the storm has been designated Category 3 rather than 4, emergency services were warning it could hit the coast with the force of a "Mike Tyson punch." At 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), the eye of th...

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Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). Gerst and American astronaut Ricky Arnold captured the Category 4 storm and its swirling eye up close in images posted to Twitt...

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Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’

Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’

Forecasters do not expect that strength to change much before it makes landfall late Thursday or early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Henry McMaster said Tuesday that his sta...

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Latest model reveals Florence on track to hit Georgia

Ahead of what is projected to be massive devastation for several Southeast states, NASA has released high-definition footage of the storm as viewed from the International Space Station above the Atl...

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'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill urges residents to take the category 4 hurricane seriously. Even scarier: It could get more intense as it gets closer to the Carolinas. Emergency preparations i...

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