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Florence remains deadly, even as a tropical depression

SC recorded its first death from the storm when officials said a 61-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle hit a tree that had fallen across a highway. "Nothing I ever experienced before, I was truly scared", he told AFP . Mayor Dana Outlaw said the city, hit by a three-meter storm surge at the height of the storm on Friday, has 4,200 damaged homes. [Full Article...]

Florence death toll reaches 14 as rivers continue to rise

Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas of the Carolinas and up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia, the NHC said. In New Bern , a riverfront city near the North Carolina coast that saw storm surges of up to 10 feet (three meters), residents took stock of the damage after flood waters began receding and authorities rescued hundreds of people who had been stranded. [Full Article...]

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas The first units were expected to come online early next week in New Bern and Washington, North Carolina, according to Jack Frazier, the Baptist Men's disaster relief coordinator. The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses. [Full Article...]

For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm' The outer rain bands of the massive storm will continue moving over the Outer Banks, lashing the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina that are a popular tourist destination. "Don't play games with it". Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear-skies high-pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI. In New Bern, rescue crews saved pulled hundreds of people from flo... [Full Article...]

Storm lashes Hong Kong, wreaking havoc, East Asia News & Top Stories

Storm lashes Hong Kong, wreaking havoc, East Asia News & Top Stories In nearby Fujian province in China , 51,000 people were evacuated from fishing boats and around 11,000 vessels returned to port on Saturday morning. In China, meanwhile, Mangkhut continued its destructive path, with Hong Kong bracing for a storm that could be the strongest to hit the city since Typhoon York in 1999. [Full Article...]

In the United States of America there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

In the United States of America there were the first victims of the hurricane By Friday evening, the centre of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller

Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller Though many have speculated that Donald Trump could pardon Paul Manafort , Norm Eisen said that would not make the problem go away, and that Manafort's testimony will be just as damaging. Furthermore, there is a good deal of circumstantial evidence to suggest that Trump knew about the infamous Trump Tower meeting with representatives of the Russian government before it happened, which he has ... [Full Article...]

California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump

California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also been resisting Trump's climate policies with many tweets on the importance and urgency of fighting climate change . "Gov. Brown's promotion of continued fossil fuel production, carbon trading markets and other incentives to oil, gas and other polluting corporations, perpetuates climate change". [Full Article...]

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days The surge in power outages along the coast is the result of gusts coming off Hurricane Florence and knocking trees into power lines, said Lisa Crawley, a spokeswoman for the co-ops. Its forward movement increased slightly to 9 km/h Hurricane-force winds extended 150km from its centre. Forecasters are predicting as much as 40in of rain in some localized areas. [Full Article...]

Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

Local media said she had suffered a heart attack. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain while another man died when he was knocked down by high winds while checking on his dogs. "And then it will shift to putting our communities back together". "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said. By 5 a.m., about 200 people h... [Full Article...]

How to help Florence victims

How to help Florence victims According to the U.S. National Weather Service, there are 5.25 million residents in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million in places under tropical storm warnings or watches. The biggest danger, as forecasters saw it, was not the wind but the water: the storm surge along the coastline and the prospect of 300 to 1000mm of rain over the next several days that could trigger cata... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water The storm is a Category 1 with 75 miles per hour winds and higher gusts. Peggy Perry, who was rescued by another group in New Bern, said rising water forced her into the upper level of her home. The storm is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rainwater on USA soil, most of it in North Carolina, meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare' At 11:00 am (1600 GMT), the eye of the storm was about 485 miles (785 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving in a northwest direction at 15 mph (24 kph). Some 7,000 guard members are ready to mobilize in North Carolina, while 1,100 will be activated in SC. Florence could become the most powerful storm to hit the area in more than 60 years if its intensity continues. [Full Article...]

Tropical cyclones Florence and Mangkhut pose threats - Philippines

Tropical cyclones Florence and Mangkhut pose threats - Philippines At 1000GMT on 12 September, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h (130 mph), the equivalent of a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, and a minimum central pressure of 946 hPa, according to the US National Hurricane Center. [Full Article...]

Florence death toll up at 11, including 3 killed by flooding

Florence death toll up at 11, including 3 killed by flooding There are at least two other coal-fired Duke plants in North Carolina that are likely to be affected by the storm. At 5 am Sunday, Florence was about 20 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of Columbia, South Carolina . With rivers swelling toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carol... [Full Article...]

Slow-Moving Florence Causing Major Flooding As It Swirls Over Carolinas

WILMINGTON: Florence barreled into the Carolina coast and moved inland on Friday, knocking down trees, overflowing rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leading to the death of five people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. [Full Article...]

Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video

Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video The South Carolina Emergency Management Division called the insurance rumor "FALSE" over social media, saying that the claim had spread to SC residents. North Carolina utilities have estimated that as many as 2.5 million state residents could be left without power, the state's Department of Public Safety said. [Full Article...]

FEMA Administrator Brock Long's travel subject of inspector general investigation

FEMA Administrator Brock Long's travel subject of inspector general investigation When FEMA administrator Brock Long started his job a year ago, he began to take routine trips home to North Carolina, using a government driver and vehicle to make the six-hour trek from Washington , D.C. "At this time, we are fully focused on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and the storms in the Pacific". Long reportedly began having a government driver... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas While hurricane-force winds can rip the roofs off houses, it is the water-storm surge, inland flooding, surf and drowning at sea-that kills almost 9 out of 10 people in hurricanes like Florence. In New Bern, on the Neuse River, a CNN team had to keep shifting position in a park as the water kept rising until it was too risky to stay in the area. [Full Article...]

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane "Florence"

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency and evacuation orders have been issued in Dare County, N.C., beginning at noon Monday. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office predicted "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages", cautioning that the deadliest risk would come from flooding. [Full Article...]


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