• Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises
Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

Tropical Storm Florence is causing flash flooding and major river flooding over a "significant portion" of North and SC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. "Our neighbors in the path of Florence are facing some tough days ahead", states the release. SC recorded its first death from the storm when officials said a 61-year-old woma...

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  • NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch
NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

ATLAS includes state-of-the-art electronics that can turn a laser on and off thousands of times per second and a large telescope that can detect the handful of laser light photons that bounce off the surface and return to the satellite's 300-mile-high orbit.

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  • Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

But even when the rain lets up, don't be fooled. Simms told Oliver he was concerned about bridge over the river. Hurricane Florence continues to rip through the Carolinas in the United States today, wreaking destruction and causing widespread flooding and infrastructural damage.

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  • Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas
Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Remnants of the storm will touch down Monday evening, National Weather Service meteorologist Evan Heller said, with heavy rains moving in later on. -23-year-old Michael Dalton Prince died Sunday after the truck he was riding in lost control on a flooded two-lane road in Georgetown County, South Carolina , said Coroner Kenny Johnson.

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  • Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding
Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

Another, odder and more unsafe aviation problem: Officials begged the public to stop flying drones, which they said threatened rescue flights by the North Carolina National Guard as well as 10 other states that lent military helicopters for emergency service.

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  • NCDOT warns residents about Florence flooding interstates, highways
NCDOT warns residents about Florence flooding interstates, highways

Florence crashed ashore Friday morning in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane , and it has wiped out power to about 964,000 customers in that state and SC. The slow-moving storm is still dumping colossal amounts of rain on North Carolina and parts of northern SC. "This morning, we will be evaluating a variety of maps, and I believe that our ...

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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

Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, underscored the danger of the storm surge in an interview with Good Morning America . "Today the threat becomes a reality", he said. Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 110 miles per hour (175 kph) as its outer rain b...

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  • Typhoon lashes China after killing 64 in Philippines
Typhoon lashes China after killing 64 in Philippines

Some roads were waist-deep in water with parts of the city cut off by floods and fallen trees. Authorities in southern China had issued a red alert, the most severe warning, as the national meteorological center said the densely populated region would face a "severe test caused by wind and rain".

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  • Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man perished when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. There had been no reports of injuries or fatalities, though most of the city was without power and thousands of buildings had been damaged, she said.

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  • Manafort Deal Includes 10-Year Cap On Prison Time
Manafort Deal Includes 10-Year Cap On Prison Time

Manafort, a high-rolling political consultant brought low, also agreed to forfeit big bank accounts, life insurance and more as part of his plea deal on Friday with special counsel Robert Mueller . "The decision by Manafort to provide evidence in exchange for leniency on sentencing is a stunning development in the long-running probe into whe...

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  • Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate
Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate

Hite said the summit will help the Paris goal come true, noting that "achieving carbon neutrality the earlier the better", because that process will encourage the public to embrace "clean and renewable energy that is actually taking into consideration social and environmental costs".

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  • Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast
Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast

The child's father was taken to a hospital. The Outer Banks of North Carolina took the initial brunt Thursday afternoon, with parts of Highway 12 - the main road that runs through Ocracoke and Hatteras islands - flooding and becoming impassable.

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  • Florence is an unusual storm | Register
Florence is an unusual storm | Register

According to Weather.com , more than 635,000 homes and residences have lost power and more than 12,000 people are already in 126 evacuation shelters. "And then even after it's gone, back behind it in its wake there's going to be unsafe flooding". "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

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  • Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas; residents take shelter
Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas; residents take shelter

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rainfall on North and SC, as much as 40 inches (one meter) in some places. Other communities got well over a foot. Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he pl...

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  • First Hurricane Florence deaths: mother, infant killed by tree
First Hurricane Florence deaths: mother, infant killed by tree

The powerful Category 1 storm is making its way south along the Carolina coast hours after making technical landfall early Friday morning. "A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house", police tweeted Friday afternoon.

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  • Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods
Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

More than 360 people had to be rescued in New Bern North Carolina alone. Three died in one inland county, Duplin, because of water on roads and flash floods, authorities said. Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry said "we've done this many times before".

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

Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the USA coast late Thursday and Friday , the National Hurricane Center said. That means more impervious surfaces - such as roads and rooftops - and less area for the floodwaters to go. A hurricane watch ...

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  • Hurricane Florence weakens, US East Coast still on high alert | Infographics
Hurricane Florence weakens, US East Coast still on high alert | Infographics

People in areas vulnerable to the unsafe hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. But authorities warn Florence has an enormous wind field as it zeroes in on the Southeast U.S. Duke Energy, the second-largest energy company in the U.S., said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four ...

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  • Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina
Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

Mother Lesha Murphy-Johnson and her baby, Zac, were killed after being trapped inside their home in Wilmington when a tree fell onto the roof at around 9.30am on Friday. Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines on Saturday, with its powerful winds and rain setting off landslides and destroying homes, leaving at least three people dead and...

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  • National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence
National Hurricane Center Updates Current Status of Tropical Storm Florence

The North Carolina Baptist Men's organization planned to begin soon moving kitchen equipment inland, where they expect to prepare 85,000 meals a day when all its feeding operations are up and running. They then carry the two canines into their boat. North Carolina utilities estimated that as many as 2.5 million state residents could be left wit...

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