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

Slow-Moving Florence Causing Major Flooding As It Swirls Over Carolinas Florence peaked at a terrifying Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph over warm ocean water before making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line. The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington, North Carolina. As 645-kilometre-wide Florence pounded away at the coast ... [Full Article...]

More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches The expected high winds and slow movement of the hurricane as it comes ashore are likely to make rescue efforts in flooded areas challenging, senior US Defence Department officials say. A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina , Georgia, Maryland and Virginia - as well as the U.S. [Full Article...]

Insurers brace for another round of catastrophe losses from Hurricane Florence

Insurers brace for another round of catastrophe losses from Hurricane Florence As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and was on track to make landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., sometime Friday night or Saturday morning, and then move inland across the center of SC. In addition to the dangers the expected deluge of water poses, the hurricane center cautioned, "A few tornadoes are possible in eastern North Carolina beginning late Thursda... [Full Article...]

Firefighters kneel, pray after mother and baby die from falling tree

The NWS says southern and central portions of North Carolina into far northeast SC are expected to report an additional 10 to 15 inches of rainfall - with storm totals between 30 and 40 inches along the coastal areas south of Cape Hatteras. [Full Article...]

Florence lands in Myrtle Beach area, bringing rain, wind, flooding

Florence lands in Myrtle Beach area, bringing rain, wind, flooding Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center. "Some of the rainfall totals we're getting are already adding up to about 14 inches", NHC Director Ken Graham said shortly after 11 a.m. Significant weakening is expected over the weekend. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump stands by tweets questioning Puerto Rico death toll: "NO WAY" Trump pushe... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm's slow progress across North and SC could leave much of the region under water in the coming days. Forecasters have adjusted Hurricane Florence's projected path, saying that after it makes landfall, it is likely to take a more southerly route than expected. [Full Article...]

THREATENING storm surges and NINE FOOT floods

THREATENING storm surges and NINE FOOT floods The centre of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 0715 EDT near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington , North Carolina, with sustained winds of 150 kilometres per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Lower winds and lesser storm surges extended along the entire Atlantic coastline of North Carolina and much of the SC coast as well. Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is on... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence, 8 pm Monday: Torrential flooding expected statewide

Hurricane Florence, 8 pm Monday: Torrential flooding expected statewide Florence's projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons. Only three states have laws in place to enforce mandatory evacuations - California, New York and North Carolina, with violators facing misdemeanor charges. [Full Article...]


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