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3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

Duke Energy has around 4 million customers in North and SC, and says it could take several weeks to restore the electricity . More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the...

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Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence's fury begins

Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence's fury begins

At 7 a.m. EDT, the slow-moving storm was progressing forward at 6 miles per hour. But the main effect of the storm in the Triangle will be flooding rain. Life-threatening storm surge is being reported...

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Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Folks in Charleston, South Carolina , who have chosen not to evacuate, are preparing for a nasty storm that could make landfall right in their backyard. As of 11 p.m. ET, Florence was centred about 1...

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Trump Rejects Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Report

Trump Rejects Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Report

George Washington University's Milken Institute of Public Health, working with the University of Puerto Rico, conducted a study of "excess mortality" in the aftermath of Maria: i.e., the number of...

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Hurricane Florence now category 3 storm

States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., ahead of the storm. Casselano says the price increase should be brief, but could ...

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Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Forecast & Track

The US National Hurricane Center described how winds of up to 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour were pummeling the state of North Carolina . The storm was moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. Pa...

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Hurricane Florence Brings Life-Threatening Storm Surge To The Carolinas

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained unsafe and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Life-threatening storm surges ...

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Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2. East Run. It's chilling, e...

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Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas

Heavy rainfall began after dark. A simulation weather video is showing what the life-threatening Hurricane Florence storm surge might look like if it reaches a frightening nine feet (2.7m). Spanis...

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Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

Storm surges up to 3.9 meters (13 feet), the possibility of tornados and nearly a meter of rain in some areas of North and SC were expected when Hurricane Florence makes landfall late Thursday. Duke...

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McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

We're as ready as anybody's ever been". Florence is now expected to pass over much of SC, with storm force winds beginning Thursday and hurricane force winds on Friday, said John Quagliariello with ...

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Many fleeing to Jacksonville ahead of Hurricane Florence

Many fleeing to Jacksonville ahead of Hurricane Florence

The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's center reaching the coast Friday. The contraflow will e...

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New Species Discovered in Extreme Depths of the Ocean

New Species Discovered in Extreme Depths of the Ocean

These new species have been named as pink, purple and blue for the time being. Among the new discoveries are what the team believe to be three new species of snailfish. But closer to the surface, wi...

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Florence downgraded to Cat. 2; still potentially deadly storm

The centre of Florence, a slow-moving Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, is expected to strike North Carolina late Thursday or early Friday and could drift southwest along t...

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More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

He said hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles out. Hurricane Florence will be one of the biggest storms ...

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Florence begins days of potentially disastrous rain, wind off Carolina coast

This morning, the radar loop out of Morehead North Carolina is beginning to show those fans of heavy rain closing in on the coast. Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhel...

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Athens prepares for Hurricane Florence, statewide emergency declared

At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, but neither packs the deadly punch of ...

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Hurricane Categories Don't Tell You Anything About The Water

Despite having been downgraded earlier on Thursday from a more unsafe category 3 (with 111-129mph winds), weather experts still plea U.S. citizens for caution. Overall, the storm is 400 miles wide. ...

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Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

Hurricane Florence has weakened somewhat early Thursday as its outer bands approach the North Carolina coast, but weather officials cautioned that the storm will still bring life-threatening conditio...

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Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. Will the winds be that strong or they'll be stronger when they get here than that? "We've already g...

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Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

What else should I know? All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well. People fleeing coastal North and SC ...

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What Hurricane Florence Could Do to Restaurants and Retailers

As of now, Florence is due to make landfall very early Friday morning, somewhere in the Carolinas. Hurricane Florence is packing sustained winds of 140 miles (220 km) per hour and remains an "extr...

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Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Sustained winds remained at 90 miles per hour, but the storm - which was never expected to threaten the US coast - should begin to weaken over the next day and become a tropical storm on Thursday, fo...

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

The other part will launch and operate free preschools in low-income communities, where "the child will be the customer". Bezos, with an estimated fortune of more than $160 billion, is now the world...

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'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know

Officials say people refusing to evacuate could end up alone, drenched and in the dark, as rescue crews won't go out to help in winds above 80 km/h. The National Hurricane Center's best guess was t...

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1.5m to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches US

With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from tho...

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Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

The deadly storm has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane , but it is still expected to result in catastrophic flash floods, life-threatening storm surges, tropical storm-force winds and even ...

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Hurricane Florence Poised to Hit, Sit on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Poised to Hit, Sit on US East Coast

Mr Byard told Thursday morning's news conference that while Florence's wind speed had dipped, its hurricane-force wind field had expanded and total rainfall predictions were unchanged. And now, many m...

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Artificial intelligence discovers dozens of mysterious cosmic signals

The Listen science team at the University of California, Berkeley SETI Research Center, originally observed FRB 121102 on 26 August previous year, using the Breakthrough Listen digital instrumenta...

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California Will Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2045

California Will Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2045

The second part declares that the state's policy is to work toward eliminating fossil fuels from the electric grid and all agencies should make decisions with that goal in mind. Between 2008 and 2015,...

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