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Author: 0 'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

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. Emergency preparations in the area included activating 2,800 National Guard troops in North Carolina, stockpiling food, setting up shelters, switching traffic patterns so that major roads led away from shore and securing 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region.

Author: 0 Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

Isolated areas could see as much as 40 inches. The storm is expected to lumber into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area with rain and damaging winds. "It's insane", he said in a phone interview. The Hurricane Florence has began to unleash fierce rains across the United States southeast. "When it comes around back, that's when I'll be making a call", he said.

Sci-tech Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages
Author: 0 Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

This rainfall may cause risky flash flooding, N.H.C. said. 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". The center of Isaac is forecast to pass 109 miles south of St. Croix at 2 a.m. on Friday. "There will be some rain but at the moment it doesn't look as though that's going to be the issue".

Sci-tech Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in
Author: 0 Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

Despite the slight drop in maximum sustained winds to 70 miles per hour, Isaac is expected to be at or near hurricane strength as it passes near land later this week. That could bring prolonged heavy rainfall . It's expected to make landfall Thursday into Friday. After that point, it would be hard for people in the storm's path to either finish preparations or flee affected areas.

Author: 0 Hurricane Florence TORNADO warning

The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity. In a hurricane, as Live Science has reported, the most significant threat is flooding, not the high winds. WTOP's Steve Dresner, who is in Morehead City, North Carolina, described the scene just after 10 p.m.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast

The storm is expected to crawl into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area over and over with rain and damaging winds. While Zone A is a mandatory evacuation zone, a city spokesperson said they would never force anyone to leave. Hundreds more were rescued elsewhere from rising water.

Sci-tech Hurricane-Force Winds, Life-Threatening Storm Surge From Florence Impacting The Carolinas
Author: 0 Hurricane-Force Winds, Life-Threatening Storm Surge From Florence Impacting The Carolinas

Packing 105 miles per hour wind , Florence is still expected to make landfall early Friday near Wilmington, N.C. It is expected to slowly move west through central SC by Sunday morning. "I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence ", Deal said. More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate and authorities urged them to get going before the streets become inundated.

Sci-tech SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
Author: 0 SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

The company will host a media event on Monday, Sept. 17 and other than state that it will be held at their headquarters located in Hawthorne, California and that Musk would "announce the world's first private passenger scheduled to fly around the Moon aboard SpaceX's BFR launch vehicle" - little else has been released.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence Could Bring Up To 30 Inches Of Rain To Carolinas
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Could Bring Up To 30 Inches Of Rain To Carolinas

Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 225kmh to 175kmh as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early on Thursday. Its unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Airlines had cancelled almost 1,000 flights and counting.

Sci-tech Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2B United States charitable fund
Author: 0 Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2B United States charitable fund

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. Bezos solicited ideas on Twitter past year for ways to donate some of his wealth. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the money will all come from Bezos, though there are few details about how the fund will operate.

Sci-tech California Gov. Jerry Brown signs renewable energy bill
Author: 0 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs renewable energy bill

California Governor Jerry Brown stunned residents throughout the Golden State Monday; abruptly singing new legislation that would ban fossil fuel consumption in the region by 2045 and switch the entire electricity grid towards "clean sources".

Sci-tech 83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

A storm covering enormous area, to drench and lash more people. Next week, when Florence has finally passed the Carolinas and moved into the Ohio Valley, the rain will have been the big story. In Charleston, the city government said that after giving out 53,000 sandbags, "there is no longer any sand available at any city of Charleston location".

Sci-tech Georgia Governor declares State of Emergency for all counties
Author: 0 Georgia Governor declares State of Emergency for all counties

Florence could then slowly move inland near the state line or some computer models suggest it may move down the SC coast before actually make landfall later in the weekend. today. Sound unlikely? It's the same model that accurately predicted that last year's Hurricane Harvey, which also stalled over land, would drop 60 inches.

Sci-tech White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph. The storm is expected to be just offshore by Friday and is now a Category 3 storm with 125mph top sustained winds.

Author: 0 States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

We're as ready as anybody's ever been". Forecasters worry the storm's damage will be worse if it lingers on the coast. A graphic of Hurricane Florence's path, generated today (Sept. A lot of people hearing this are remembering Hurricane Hugo in 1989. While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia and Carolinas hunker down
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia and Carolinas hunker down

The 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 U.S. "Whether or not the game could have been played, we made the decision we think is best for the state and those who are evacuating the coast", athletics director Ray Tanner said in a statement released by the school.

Sci-tech Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models
Author: 0 Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models

Residents and visitors should prepare for rising waters, flash flooding and keep in mind to never drive across flooded roadways. "Somewhere along the Carolinas will see a surge, we just don't know where yet", he said . Florence continued its west-northwest crawl toward the southeastern USA coast, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents", the National Hurricane Center said.

Sci-tech Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

Like Collins, Murkowski voted against the American Health Care Act but voted to confirm Gorsuch-and like Collins, Murkowski is part of the pro-abortion rights minority in the GOP. While other Democratic senators have been vocal in their opposition to Kavanaugh, Heitkamp met with him for about 75 minutes in August and issued an official statement saying she was weighing the decision carefully.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence strengthens to a Category 3 storm

According to an 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Florence's maximum sustained winds have intensified to 75 miles per hour. The Miami-based weather center said although the storm could intensify to a Category 4 hurricane by midweek, its path was still unclear. "While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through landfall", forecasters said.

Sci-tech Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?
Author: 0 Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?

As of mid-day on Monday, Florence was located more than 1,200 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving to the west. As of 11 a.m. From left to right below you see the X marking the area of potential development, Hurricane Florence , Hurricane Isaac , and Hurricane Helene . So far, mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for residents and visitors in some coastal areas of the state, while other counties only issued them for those in low lying and " flood prone " ...

Sci-tech Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

Maps of the storm's trajectory show it is most likely to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday, making it the most powerful storm to strike the Carolinas in almost three decades. As of 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 1,085 miles east-southeast of Bald Head Island. He warned people living inland of flooding and power cuts.

Sci-tech Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast
Author: 0 Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

Hurricane Olivia, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's advisory issued at 11 a.m. ET Sunday, is approaching Hawaii with maximum sustained winds near 80 miles per hour and is expected to remain at hurricane strength through Monday evening.

Sci-tech Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week?
Author: 0 Will Hurricane Florence hit Charlotte later this week?

The latest storm track released by the National Weather Service shows Florence moving inland Friday morning as a weaker hurricane, and possibly continuing west into central North Carolina Saturday morning. More than a million people living along the coastlines of SC and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, as parts of America's mid-Atlantic coast brace for what could be the most powerful storm to ever hit the region.

Sci-tech Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast
Author: 0 Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

Besides Florence, the Atlantic Ocean's sixth named storm of 2018, two other storms, Isaac and Helene, are churning in the Atlantic basin. The new forecast track doesn't show any major changes for Florence with models continuing to show the hurricane expected to make landfall Thursday near the SC and North Carolina border.

Sci-tech These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence

Southeast, the NHC said . That means, she said, that the Wilmington region is going to be affected by what she said is going to be a major hurricane that could reach category 4 strength, which means maximum sustained winds of 130 to 156 miles per hour.

Sci-tech Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii

Due to that, we have Tropical Storm Watches out for the Islands in advance of the storm. Even as a tropical storm, Lane cost the city about $1 million in overtime, Caldwell said. Olivia, now a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, is projected to reach the islands Wednesday morning, although the storm is expected to weaken over the next several days.

Sci-tech Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival
Author: 0 Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival

However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges, it's too soon to determine the exact timing, location, and magnitude of those impacts. The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Centre said the storm winds have reached 75mph (120kph), which means it is now at hurricane strength.

Sci-tech Major Hurricane Likely to Hit East Coast Late This Week
Author: 0 Major Hurricane Likely to Hit East Coast Late This Week

Tropical Storm Florence , now in the Atlantic about 1,500 miles from the coast and 765 miles from Bermuda, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday and gain power for days. There are a lot of factors that will affect the storm's track over the coming days, and slight shifts in any of them could have major consequences.

Sci-tech Florence could restrengthen into hurricane this weekend
Author: 0 Florence could restrengthen into hurricane this weekend

Weatherman Jason Caterina from Pinpoint weather warned that Hurricane Florence , now downgraded to a tropical storm, could make landfall as a hurricane over North Carolina next week. Swells from Florence are forecast to begin reaching beaches locally and all along the U.S. East Coast this weekend, generating life-threatening surf and rip currents, with rough surf and large breaking waves possible by the middle of next week.

Sci-tech Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues
Author: 0 Kavanaugh Defends Judicial Record As Democrats Seek Answers On Hot-Button Issues

If there are relevant records on this issue--or any other issue that requires public release-- they must immediately read them into the Senate record. Protesters on Wednesday repeatedly brought the hearing to a pause before they were ejected. "I think it's really important that people-as well as the judge, the nominee-understand how strongly we feel and why we feel that way", Feinstein said, according to The Journal.

Sci-tech Grassley confident in Kavanaugh confirmation
Author: 0 Grassley confident in Kavanaugh confirmation

On Wednesday, Kavanaugh's said the message of the decision, which he called one of the greatest moments in US judicial history, was clear. Dreith acknowledged that the numbers are on Kavanaugh's side but said she and other protesters are hoping to bolster Democrats on the committee and possibly sway one or two Republicans.