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Five storm-related deaths confirmed in Virginia

Five storm-related deaths confirmed in Virginia By early Friday morning, the storm was about 65 miles northeast of Norfolk, Va., with top sustained winds of 60 mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center. An 11-year-old girl in Georgia also died when Michael's winds picked up a carport and dropped it through the roof of her grandparents' home. Geological Survey Thursday showed some sites exceeded that by an inch or more. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael strengthens into Category 2 storm with 100 miles per hour winds

Hurricane Michael strengthens into Category 2 storm with 100 miles per hour winds By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 miles per hour (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Florida Gov. Rick Scott expanded a state of emergency declaration Tuesday to include 35 counties in preparation for the storm. "We are catching some hell", said Timothy Thomas, who rode out the s... [Full Article...]

'Monstrous' hurricane Michael powering towards Florida

'Monstrous' hurricane Michael powering towards Florida Unlike Florence, the storm is expected to move through the state quickly, leaving conditions to improve on Friday. According to the 10 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Michael's winds had increased to 110 miles per hour and the central pressure was down to 965 millibars. [Full Article...]

Two, including a child, killed in Hurricane Michael; Florida witnesses 'worst' storm

Two, including a child, killed in Hurricane Michael; Florida witnesses 'worst' storm CNN's John Berman and Dianne Gallagher report from Panama City Beach, Florida , as Hurricane Michael approaches landfall . "There were mandatory evacuation orders, but only idiots like us stuck around", said Jordon Tood, 31, a charter boat captain in Port St. [Full Article...]

Hubble Operations Suspended While NASA Investigates Gyro Issue

Hubble Operations Suspended While NASA Investigates Gyro Issue This photo of the Hubble Space Telescope was taken on the 5th servicing mission to the observatory in 2009. Astronomers are aiming to prolong Hubble's life, but losing another gyroscope makes life hard. "Hubble's instruments still are fully operational and are expected to produce excellent science for years to come", the NASA statement reads. The safe mode is meant to keep the telescope "pre... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael tears apart Florida towns, kills 7

Hurricane Michael tears apart Florida towns, kills 7 Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of ravaged beach communities on Thursday after Michael, one of the most powerful hurricanes in USA history, slammed into the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding and killing at least seven people. [Full Article...]

Track Hurricane Michael flooding in real time

Track Hurricane Michael flooding in real time He advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders and has put more than 5,000 National Guard soldiers on alert. At least seven people were killed by the storm in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina from falling trees and other hurricane-related incidents, according to state officials. [Full Article...]

This is what Hurricane Michael looks like from space

This is what Hurricane Michael looks like from space More: Is image of skull showing up at the center of Hurricane Michael? Forecasters warned that Michael could ultimately dump a foot (30 centimeters) of rain in western Cuba, triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountain areas. Thousands of homes and businesses were blown apart as Michael cut its swath across the Florida Panhandle and into Georgia. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a ... [Full Article...]


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