• Deadly Tropical Storm Florence brings 'epic' amount of rain to US
Deadly Tropical Storm Florence brings 'epic' amount of rain to US

In Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. Florence made landfall 10 miles east of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina , on Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds .

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  • North Carolina coast feels Florence's first blast of wind, rain
North Carolina coast feels Florence's first blast of wind, rain

Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it approaches landfall in the USA - but it is very slow moving and could linger the coastline bringing catastrophic flooding and heavy losses to insurers. "Super storm Sandy resulted in 20,000 cancellations to/from the New England region and there were 11,000 flights cancelled to/from Ho...

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  • FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'
FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'

Misuse of government resources has come back to haunt past Trump administration officials. He said he was "100 percent focused" on the Florence , which was barreling toward the Carolina coast. Bottom line is if we made mistakes on the way a program was run then we'll work with the OIG to get those corrected. "Doing something unethical is not p...

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  • Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast USA energy infrastructure
Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast USA energy infrastructure

Millions of people are in the path of the Category 1 storm which on Thursday evening was moving west at only 6 miles per hour (9 km/h). In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the USA east coast as seen from the International Space Station.

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  • Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut cause death and destruction
Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut cause death and destruction

Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , on Friday. Yesterday, the European Space Agency released a short video of astronauts aboard the space station watching the storm out of the cupola armed with powerful cameras to capture its giant knot of storm cl...

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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas
'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring unsafe rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina and 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says. For anyone needing a place to stay to escape the hurricane, both North Carolina and SC are updating their lists of emergency ...

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  • Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms
Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

The center of Helene was located 885 miles southwest of the Azores' Lajes Air Base, the NHC said. Portions of the Texas coast have received heavy rains in the past week as Tropical Storm Gordon drew moisture from the Gulf of Mexico inland.

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  • Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above
Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. The massive storm is threatening the East Coas...

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  • SC prisoners evacuated due to Hurricane Florence, SCDC says
SC prisoners evacuated due to Hurricane Florence, SCDC says

Hurricane force winds can be expected up to 70-miles from the center of the storm, and tropical storm force winds can reach up to 175-miles. But the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening that the storm is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to the Carolinas as it approaches the coast Thursday and Friday.

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  • Weathermen Ditch Live Broadcast As Hurricane Florence Floods Station
Weathermen Ditch Live Broadcast As Hurricane Florence Floods Station

The powerful storm already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power , and forecasters say that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.

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  • Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast
Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. And they say people who are truly in an emergency should call 911, not just Tweet about it. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were h...

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  • Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina
Tracking Hurricane Florence as storm lands in North Carolina

Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and the rain and storm surge will make Florence extremely risky. The storm's intensity held at about 90 miles per hour (144 kph), and it appeared that the north side of the eye was the most risky place to be as Florence moved ashore.

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  • Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas, threatening record rainfall, punishing winds
Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas, threatening record rainfall, punishing winds

New Bern, the city on the North Carolina coast where the Neuse River and Trent River intersect, was reeling Friday after being inundated from flooding caused by Hurricane Florence . NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook the storm surges could push as far as 2 miles (3 km) inland. Hurricane Florence roared ashore Friday morning, bringi...

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  • Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence
Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

No storm-related deaths or serious injuries were reported in the hours immediately after Florence hit. "The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said. The outer bands of wind and rain caused by the storm were already lashing North Carolina on Thursday morning. Twenty inches were reported by...

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  • Tropical Depression Isaac drenches Puerto Rico, sparks power outages
Tropical Depression Isaac drenches Puerto Rico, sparks power outages

Isaac weakened into a tropical storm Monday and by Tuesday recorded maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. At 2:00 pm, today, Thursday, September 13, Isaac was located at 14.9N 62.5W or about 80 miles or 130 km West-South-West of Dominica or about 240 miles or 385 km South-East of St.

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  • More than 80,000 without power in North Carolina as Florence moves closer
More than 80,000 without power in North Carolina as Florence moves closer

The father of the child was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries. With more than 1,500 commercial airline flights in and out of the Carolinas canceled - and potentially many more to come - even the skies above sat empty, except for Florence's foreboding cloud cover and rapidly strengthening rain.

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  • Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in
Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in

Florence crashed into the Carolina coast on Friday , felling trees, dumping almost three feet of rain on some spots and leading to the death of four people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. Florence is now heading for ocean water with surface temperatures of around 85 degrees, meaning it will likely stre...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Weather Channel shows simulation of 9-foot waters
Hurricane Florence: Weather Channel shows simulation of 9-foot waters

According to CNN, the hurricane hit the east coast of the USA with 90-mph winds and relentless rain. Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence in New Bern, N.C., Thursday.

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  • U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered
U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

The hurricane center predicts a " heavy rainfall event, which may extend inland over the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic for hundreds of miles". As of 11 a.m. East Coast. It is expected to intensify to near Category 5 status as it slows over very warm ocean water near North and SC. Some areas could get deluged with 20 inches of rain, Myers said.

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  • Hurricane Florence Pummels NC Coast With Heavy Surf, Storm Surge
Hurricane Florence Pummels NC Coast With Heavy Surf, Storm Surge

The No. 1 priority, he said, is to save lives. The hurricane's storm surge - the wall of water it pushed in from the Atlantic - had "overwhelmed" New Bern, a town of about 30,000 people next to the Neuse River, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.

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