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North Carolina Issues First-of-Kind State Evacuation Order Due to Hurricane

North Carolina Issues First-of-Kind State Evacuation Order Due to Hurricane The last time the U.S. capital declared a state of emergency was in January 2016 when a winter storm dubbed "Snowzilla" blanketed the capital region in knee-deep snow. Unfortunately, the forecast is for the storm to stall out and drop a ton of rain in the Carolinas. Forecast models have said that several feet of heavy rain could cause flooding well inland from the coast. [Full Article...]

How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You? With maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph), Florence was due to grow even stronger before making landfall on Thursday, mostly likely in southeastern North Carolina near the SC border, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, heads toward Carolinas

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, heads toward Carolinas Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office described Florence as possibly the state's "most significant hurricane event in decades", warning of "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages". Helene is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 miles per hour (22 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed through tonight. [Full Article...]

'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane The South Carolina Emergency Management Division tweeted Sunday that officials there are "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". On its current track, Florence is expected to slam the Carolinas and Virginia the hardest - and the three states issued emergency declarations to speed preparations. [Full Article...]

S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

All of California's electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. [Full Article...]

How To Watch SpaceX Launch Its Telstar 18 Vantage Satellite Live

The first stage made a successful landing on the company's " Of Course I Still Love You " droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. Rain, lightning and thick clouds delayed the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida for over an hour, but Elon Musk's rocket company managed to blast off about 45 minutes after midnight Sunday, sending a heavy communications satellite on its way to orbit. [Full Article...]

Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space

Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space It has the potential to become a Category 5 storm, the National Hurricane Center says, and it is expected to make landfall in North or SC by Thursday. "Florence is rapidly strengthening this morning", the National Hurricane Center advisory said. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office warned of "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages", cautioning that... [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. [Full Article...]


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