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Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas, heavy rain leads to floods

Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas, heavy rain leads to floods

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained risky and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. As of 11am local time, Florence...

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Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm

The impact of Florence will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge , unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. CoreLogic noted at the ti...

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Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

Tropical storm Florence hovered over the Carolinas and pounded the region with heavy rains Saturday, after it landed as a hurricane and left five people dead, including an infant. Storm Florence has...

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'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

Small said the precautions have worked in previous hurricanes, but he said he remained wary of the flooding potential from the storm with the same name as his town. Liberty Mutual Insurance and Nation...

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At least 4 dead as slow moving Florence terrorizes Carolinas

At least 4 dead as slow moving Florence terrorizes Carolinas

In Fayetteville and Wilmington, officials said more evacuations were possible as the Cape Fear River continues to rise above record heights. It blew ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out str...

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Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Trouble began brewing last week, when three hurricanes-Florence, Isaac, and Helene-starting churning up the North Atlantic. The massive storm was captured on a high-definition camera from the Intern...

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Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Forecasters said Florence is expected to continue moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week. "Isaac is expe...

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Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall

Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas as it nears landfall

In Morehead City, the rain and surf pounded the shoreline and took aim at the few boats still in the water. Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern,...

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Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center showed Florence as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour. The hurricane...

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Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel. With one grueling day behind them, the Carolinas on Friday grappled with rising water and cascading misery from a deadly and...

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US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter th...

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Hurricane Florence expected To Be 'catastrophic'

Hurricane Florence expected To Be 'catastrophic'

Currently, the hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles from the eye. Such a slow, meandering trajectory could create devast...

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Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas

Friday. By Friday evening, almost 640,000 people in North Carolina alone were without power. Hurricane Florence is expected to pack a potentially life-threatening punch as it continues its path ...

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Hurricane Florence unleashes wrath on United States, with worst yet to come

And while Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon, meteorologists predict heavy rain - up to 2 feet of rain when all is said and done - will continue into the weekend. The for...

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NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

About halfway between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Helene is the small but unsafe Tropical Storm Isaac , which was downgraded from hurricane status early this morning (Sept. Sustained winds on...

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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Screaming winds bent trees and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday. Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wil...

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Webcams: Watch hurricane Florence make landfall

Webcams: Watch hurricane Florence make landfall

An estimated 10 million people live in the storm's path, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center, and coastal businesses and homes were boarded up in anticipation. "Don't relax", Cooper said o...

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First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

We are more inland from the coast. Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them. - Authorities in the coastal city of New Bern were working with federal responders to rescue at least ...

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Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in

Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in

Tornadoes are possible in eastern North Carolina through Friday . According to the latest figures by the National Flood Insurance Program, fewer homeowners in North and SC own flood insurance today...

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NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence

NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence

Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel. It was located 575 miles (925 kms) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving at 17 mph (28 kph) in a west-northwest direction. "It's go...

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Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15...

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Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

The NHC is estimating that as many as 20 inches of rain could fall in some places along the southern North Carolina coast while bringing in excess of 10 inches of rain in parts of SC. It's moving ...

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Huntington Coast Guard rescue team traveling to North Carolina for support

Huntington Coast Guard rescue team traveling to North Carolina for support

North Carolina will likely see eight months' worth of rain in two to three days, said National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear in a video briefing. The effects of Hurricane Florence ha...

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Hurricane Florence: Five reasons to fear this storm

Hurricane Florence: Five reasons to fear this storm

The Hurricane Center's Dennis Feltgen reiterated that warning, saying 90 percent of hurricane-related deaths are from problems that arise with the massive amounts of water. A state of emergency was de...

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Hurricane Florence evacuation lifted for Beaufort, Jasper

Hurricane Florence evacuation lifted for Beaufort, Jasper

Maps of Florence's trajectory showed the centre of the storm most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina. "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" Florence is so wide that a life...

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Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

Michael Milstein, a spokesman for NOAA Fisheries, said boats and planes in the USA and Canada are looking but that Balcomb usually makes such calls on missing whales because he keeps the population da...

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The world's oldest human drawing is a hashtag-like doodle

The world's oldest human drawing is a hashtag-like doodle

Christopher Henshilwood , who is the author of the new study on the 73,000-year-old stone drawing, notes that "the preservation is absolutely ideal". "The abrupt termination of all lines on the frag...

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Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

One resident, 67-year-old Linda Smith, told the MailOnline: "We're a little anxious about the storm surge so we came down to see what the river is doing now". The effects of Hurricane Florence can...

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SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR to Moon

SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR to Moon

SpaceX announced late Thursday evening that it had penned its first ever private passenger to fly around the moon in its new Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). SpaceX will reveal more information regarding th...

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Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Ford also ran for mayor in 2014 but lost to John Tory. By invoking the nearly never used and highly controversial "notwithstanding clause" (Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms ), Ford ...

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