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Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space Monday, according to NASA . "Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. "This is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", he added. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet . The hurricane is expected to reach the coastlines of North Carolina and SC on Friday morning, with experts estimat... [Full Article...]

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

Then, as the high-pressure system steering Florence weakens , the hurricane is expected to hang out inland for days, showering the region with rain much like Hurricane Harvey did to Houston past year. Meanwhile the hurricane is forecast to dump one to two foot of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and farms. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

The hurricane center's projected track Wednesday had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected. "I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening, 35, who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington. [Full Article...]

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

Gerst photographed the storm 400 kilometers, or 248 miles, above the eye. But on Wednesday, a high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a detailed and sobering view of Hurricane Florence from above. 14", NASA wrote in the description of the video. An astronaut aboard the space station said it was "chilling". Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is less than 48 hour... [Full Article...]

This one is different: Mass evacuation in USA over 'monster' hurricane

This one is different: Mass evacuation in USA over 'monster' hurricane There is also particular concern about the storm lingering once it nears the coast and moves onshore, allowing it to drop torrential amounts of rain in certain parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia . Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are adding to Florence's strength, and computer models predict that the storm will make landfall Thursday in North Carolina or SC as a major hurrican... [Full Article...]

The force of Hurricane Florence | Register

The force of Hurricane Florence | Register At this time, residents in Zone A in Virginia Beach have been ordered to evacuate . The hurricane is forecast to dump 1ft to 2ft 6in of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and farms. [Full Article...]

AI program detects dozens of ‘alien’ signals from far off galaxy

AI program detects dozens of ‘alien’ signals from far off galaxy The FRBs are coming from the only known source that has sent out repeating messages, with the rest of the blasts only ever being detected once. Researchers have used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years from Earth. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Watches posted as ‘extremely dangerous’ Florence churns toward Carolinas

Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, according to emergency management officials, as the storm churned across the Atlantic Ocean towards the coast. [Full Article...]

Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence

Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway - the harbinger of a storm surge that could wipe out dunes and submerge entire communities. Ever since the federal government's inadequate preparation and relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 under former president George W Bush, storm prepar... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: the eye of the storm from space

Hurricane Florence: the eye of the storm from space More than a million coastal residents have been ordered to leave their homes ahead of the storm's projected arrival on Thursday, with emergencies already declared in the states of North and South Carolina , Virginia and Maryland. The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for ... [Full Article...]

Ocean Cleanup heads for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ocean Cleanup heads for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The system includes a tapered three-meter skirt to catch plastic floating just below the surface. Once in place, the Ocean Cleanup , dubbed System 001 , is deployed. He said that scientists first learned about the plastic concentrating in the Pacific garbage patch in the 1970s. "We at the Ocean Conservancy are highly skeptical but we hope it works", he said. [Full Article...]

Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

US President Donald Trump signed declarations of emergency for both North Carolina and SC, freeing up federal money and resources for storm response. Major airlines that serve the mid-Atlantic region are offering change-fee waivers and flexible rebooking in areas expected to be in the path of Florence. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: 1.7m urged to evacuate as 'monster' storm nears US

Hurricane Florence: 1.7m urged to evacuate as 'monster' storm nears US The National Hurricane Centre said "reconnaissance aircraft finds Florence has weakened slightly" but added it was expected to strengthen again by last night. "In line with that order, Boeing will suspend operations at Boeing South Carolina today so our employees can properly evacuate". On Monday, Maryland Gov. [Full Article...]

When will Hurricane Florence hit?

When will Hurricane Florence hit? A year ago, people would have laughed off such a forecast, but the European model was accurate in predicting 152cm of rain for Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, so "you start to wonder what these models know that we don't", said University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy. [Full Article...]

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike United States southeast

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike United States southeast At that point the storm was centered about 1,170 miles (1,880 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , the NHC said . The storm's winds had increased to 140 miles per hour by Monday afternoon. Astronaut Ricky Arnold, onboard the International Space Station, captured the hurricane churning in the Atlantic as it morphed into a monster storm. [Full Article...]

Awesome astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic

Awesome astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic All government services will remain in operation tomorrow as Hurricane Florence passes to the south of the island. The storm is expected to move west, toward the Lesser Antilles, likely impacting those islands by later this week. President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, facilitating federal help, and canceled campaign events Thursday and Friday, citing the storm. [Full Article...]

Major Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the Carolinas

Major Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the Carolinas Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said a landfall likely cannot be pinpointed for another 36 to 48 hours, but computer models and other indicators are lining up for a hit between the state line and Wilmington, but the storm could still hit anywhere from Savannah to Virginia. [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 launches Telstar 18 Vantage satellite

The rocket was carrying the Telstar 18 VANTAGE commercial communications satellite which was deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff to geostationary transfer orbit. The new satellite "will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat's Telstar 18 satellite", which launched in 2004, SpaceX officials said in their statement . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence strengthens as it nears United States mainland

Hurricane Florence strengthens as it nears United States mainland Most forecast models are trending towards southeastern N.C. near the Wilmington area. The warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. "This is a serious storm, and it's going to affect the entire state of Virginia ", he said . North and SC are anticipated to bear the brunt of Florence, which the National Hurricane Center said ha... [Full Article...]

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast Landfall is expected in the Carolinas later this week, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). "The Storms in the Atlantic are very risky", President Trump said. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and consumers Monday to be on the lookout for any issues. Emergency declarations were issued by the governors in both states, as well as in Virginia and Maryland. [Full Article...]


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