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Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane More flooding is expected over the weekend in the aftermath of the storm. The mandatory evacuation issued Thursday for Kelly, population about 800, was the third for the town since the storm began lashing the state more than a week ago. Duke Energy, the area's biggest utility, reported that tens of thousands of customers in North and SC were still without power Thursday. North Carolina's hog ... [Full Article...]

Full coverage: Tropical Storm Florence

Full coverage: Tropical Storm Florence Hurricane-force winds were blowing 80 miles from its centre, and tropical storm force winds reached up to 195 miles from the eye. On the forecast track , the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. [Full Article...]

Florence downgraded, flooding fears grow as rivers rise

Florence downgraded, flooding fears grow as rivers rise Up to 20,000 people are in emergency shelters in North Carolina alone. More than 900 water rescues have been reported in North Carolina alone, the governor's office said - but many more people need help. Tens of thousands were ordered evacuated from communities along the state's steadily rising rivers - with the Cape Fear, Little River, Lumber, Waccamaw and Pee Dee rivers all projected to burs... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to inundate Carolinas

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to inundate Carolinas Kathleen O'Neal, who lives on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks, was also feeling good about her decision to sit tight, having weathered more than 30 hurricanes in the past. The city of about 29,000, which was founded in the early 1700s and was briefly the state capital, is near the North Carolina coast and is bordered on the east and south, respectively, by two rivers. [Full Article...]

"United States readies for ‘big one" as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

Forecasters have adjusted Hurricane Florence's projected path, saying that after it makes landfall, it is likely to take a more southerly route than expected. Susan Faulkenberry Panousis said she has stayed on Bald Head during prior hurricanes, but not this time. If hog farmers in impacted areas accomplish this, the waste lagoons should be able to handle nearly 3 ft of rainfall, experts at Nor... [Full Article...]

80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence With gusts upward of 110 miles per hour already battering the Carolina coastline, storm surges have already started to destroy homes and overflow onto roads. The vivid presentation - powered by the Unreal Engine , most commonly used in video games - seems likely to serve as a more pressing demonstration of the storm's threat than a mere written warning, and that's vitally important for folks in... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Isaac reforms, remains unpredictable

Tropical Storm Isaac reforms, remains unpredictable Isaac is expected to be near hurricane strength when it moves through the Lesser Antilles, with some weakening forecast afterward on Friday and Saturday. The hurricane center is giving the system a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next five days. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at... [Full Article...]

Watch NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye of Hurricane Florence

Watch NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye of Hurricane Florence As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hurricane Florence had maximum sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour, a slight weakening from earlier the morning. "It's an extremely risky, life-threatening, historic hurricane ... What's worse: Much of the Carolinas are already saturated from rainfall. So the land can't absorb much more water. That means high rainfall totals and consequent inland flooding could bec... [Full Article...]

California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Clean Electric Power By 2045

California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Clean Electric Power By 2045 Brown, who signed the bill amid a huddle of environmental and legislative leaders, also issued an executive order pushing the state to reduce its net output of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere - including from the single largest source, cars and trucks - to zero by the same 2045 deadline. [Full Article...]

Kshama Sawant responds to Jeff Bezos' $2 billion charitable fund

The second will operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship Montessori-inspired preschools. To raise awareness about childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. As with most investment decisions by the Amazon founder, this one was likely grounded in data and science. "We will build an organisation to directly operate these schools". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could produce extreme flooding to North Carolina

Hurricane Florence could produce extreme flooding to North Carolina Long-duration hurricane-force winds of 74 miles per hour or higher could cause tremendous damage and widespread power outages. The storm is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast, possibly as a Category 4 storm, overnight Thursday into Friday. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't recognize father of Parkland shooting victim

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't recognize father of Parkland shooting victim Susan Collins (R-ME) to vote against the nominee. "Senator Collins votes YES on Kavanaugh and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified". Kavanaugh's testimony did not appear to have cost him any support among Republicans, nor has it prodded two moderates in the caucus to declare how they will vote. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly, expected to reach Carolinas as Cat 3

Current forecasts call for Florence to be at least a Category 3 storm when it arrives at the Carolinas. Stormhunters Jaclyn Whittal and Mark Robinson will be LIVE in the Carolinas with the latest. North and South Carolina's state governments said it is up to individually operated nursing homes outside of mandatory evacuation zones to decide whether to move their medically fragile patients. [Full Article...]

NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space

NASA reveals ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence pictures from space On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast. Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center . [Full Article...]

Mandatory evacuations issued for Outer Banks ahead of Florence

Mandatory evacuations issued for Outer Banks ahead of Florence Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds, in 1954. Last week, Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. Rain from Hurricane Florence falling on this saturated ground will bring a widespread and severe flooding event. [Full Article...]

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space By Friday night Florence will be down to a tropical storm. Virginia , North Carolina, and SC have all declared states of emergency. Just had calls with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam regarding the incoming storm. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker Says He’ll Violate Senate Rules to Release Kavanaugh Email

Cory Booker Says He’ll Violate Senate Rules to Release Kavanaugh Email One shouted: "Sham president, sham justice!" TRT World's North America Correspondent Jon Brain reports from Washington . After Cornyn read the Senate rules about the repercussions for disclosing confidential business of the Senate, which includes committees, which carries the punishment of expulsion from the chamber, Booker responded, "bring it". [Full Article...]

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches

Heavy rain hits Florida as tropical storm Gordon approaches It's expected to make landfall along the MS coast Tuesday night perhaps as a category one hurricane . Jim Cantore took a lovely sunset photo at the Gulfport Harbor on Labor Day after he landed in the Gulf Coast, but he's not the only Weather Channel meteorologist covering Tropical Storm Gordon from the Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

U.S. Gulf Coast Bracing for Hurricane Gordon as Storm Nears

U.S. Gulf Coast Bracing for Hurricane Gordon as Storm Nears Tropical Storm Gordon spaghetti models are showing a westward track as it moves across Florida, and we're expecting winds and rain in Sebastian and Vero Beach. "It's a relatively small storm, so you could go one or two counties away from you and it wouldn't be the same impacts". A storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast The peak wind forecast on the Mississippi Coast on Monday is 15 to 25 miles per hour with wind gusts of 35 miles per hour. Meanwhile Tropical Storm Florence continues to hold steady over the eastern Atlantic, about 790 miles (1271 kilometers) west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. [Full Article...]


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