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Four killed as Hurricane Florence swamps Carolinas

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump had spoken with state and local officials, assuring them the federal government was prepared to help. 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. [Full Article...]

These 5 Reasons Make Hurricane Florence Extremely Dangerous

These 5 Reasons Make Hurricane Florence Extremely Dangerous North Carolina , South Carolina , Virginia, and Maryland and Columbia (Washington DC) have all declared states of emergency. Ten million people are now under some kind of weather advisory. Duke has said it could take several weeks to fully restore power in areas that are inaccessible due to flooding. The bad news? The still-dangerous storm is slowing down ... [Full Article...]

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

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall The storm could drop up to 40 inches of rain, causing "catastrophic" floods and a "life-threatening" situation, the NHC said. "WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", New Bern city officials said on Twitter. Their graphics look like something out of a video game, featuring a reporter in the center of a screen and water towering overhead to show how high the water can get. [Full Article...]

Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence

Mother, infant are first two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Florence Waves slam the Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, NC, on Thursday. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than one million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia. Another woman died in Pender County, North Carolina, after suffering a medical condition. He still has peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes in the ground. [Full Article...]

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind Floods have already begun in some areas, and Florence is predicted to leave as many as three million people without power. She said the momentum the storm has generated on its long trip across the Atlantic won't go away just "because the winds decrease a couple miles an hour". [Full Article...]

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression The poorly organized, 45-mph storm is not expected to strengthen but should maintain its tropical storm strength for the next few days. A Tropical Storm Watch which had been issued for St. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions". Some coastal flooding is possible in areas of onshore winds. "Just because we have a landfall to the south doesn't mean ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence lashes USA east coast, triggers flood warnings

As Florence raged, a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico brought heavy rain to already saturated areas along the Texas coast, resulting in street flooding and prompting some schools to cancel or cut short classes. The power company has warned that up to 3 million people could be left without power for an extended period of time following Hurricane Florence. Once a Category 4 hurricane... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence has forced these businesses to halt operations

Hurricane Florence has forced these businesses to halt operations 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 clouds. "It's probably going to take another 24 hours" for Florence to pass through the Wilmington region, Reid Hawkins, science officer with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington , sa... [Full Article...]


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