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by | September 18, 2018 | 02:42

Some towns have endured more than two feet of rain and forecasters say that more than three feet of water could bring major flooding further inland in the coming days. Rivers have burst their banks as the rain consistently falls with the slow-moving storm. Dawn Baldwin Gibson, 47, a minister and private school founder who lives on a farm closer to the coast in nearby Pamlico County and runs a Facebook page about weather in eastern North Carolina, had evacuated to New Bern to stay with ...

by | September 18, 2018 | 02:41

WILMINGTON , N.C. With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

by | September 17, 2018 | 01:34

The father received injuries and were hospitalized for medical care. "This is my third hurricane that I have worked, my second one with Craven County", she says. Video reports from several towns in the Carolinas showed emergency personnel wading through rippling thigh-high floodwaters in residential neighborhoods.

by | September 17, 2018 | 00:54

Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. Eustatius. On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days. Depending on the track after Friday, the threat for strong winds could spread beyond the Watch area across southeast SC and parts of southeast Georgia Saturday.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:46

But authorities warned Florence has an enormous wind field that has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land and making Florence extremely risky. More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia. In all, an estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, according to the U.S.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:42

The time to prepare is nearly over, he said. A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, VA, and for Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort. If the storm track brings the center of circulation closer to Georgia, we could see some of that heavy rain as well, particularly in the northeastern mountains where slopes are particularly steep and rainfall amounts will be increased by the mountainous terrain.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:39

The Wilmington Police Department confirms Hurricane Florence has killed two after a tree falls on a mother and infant in Wilmington, NC . The powerful Category 1 storm is making its way south along the Carolina coast hours after making technical landfall early Friday morning.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:40

They don't retire the name of every hurricane - and there's already a buzz that Florence will join the likes of Hazel (1954), Hugo (1989), Fran (1996) and Isabel (2003), the four most destructive hurricanes to strike the southeastern United States.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:38

EDT on Friday, Sept. 14 . He said that only 300 of the city's 22,000 residents have power as of Friday afternoon. On the forecast track, the center of Florence is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern SC today and Saturday.

by | September 16, 2018 | 18:59

Charleston felt the impact of three days of record-setting 10-foot storm surges in 2017. At 11:00 pm (0300 GMT), Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and moving northwest at six miles per hour, the NHC said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:27

The webcast is embedded below. Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a "full-scale test" of the massive rocket within the next few years. Instead, Musk said, SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR , which he deemed a better option for tourism missions. Given that this new BFR rocket, as it's dubbed, has yet to be built, the flight presumably is at least a few years off.

by | September 13, 2018 | 04:12

Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely risky major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the United States east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's movement will slow to a crawl, meaning that some coastal areas will get as much as 24 hours of battering winds and rain.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:16

Now a Category 4 storm , it's possible that it could strengthen even more as it moves swiftly through the Atlantic Ocean. Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and SC and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday , bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:47

It is also located 1,240 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , according to the NHC . Florence could bring a life-threatening coastal storm surge, and inland flooding as far north as Virginia , the NHC said . In a tweet Monday, President Donald Trump urged the "incredible citizens" of the Carolinas and the East Coast to prepare for Hurricane Florence.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:17

About halfway between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Helene is the small but risky Tropical Storm Isaac , which was downgraded from hurricane status early this morning (Sept. Given the storm's expected track and path, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have already declared states of emergency as authorities prepare to deal with Hurricane Florence .

by | September 11, 2018 | 00:55

It is too early to know the exact path the storm will take but it could hit land on Thursday, the centre added. Where is the hurricane now? The center of the strong storm is about 1,240 miles east-southeast of Bald Head Island, with the hurricane moving westward at roughly 13 mph.

by | September 07, 2018 | 04:59

Harris promised to follow up with Kavanaugh on the topic. Asked by Democratic Senator Cory Booker whether he was picked because of an expectation of loyalty to Trump, Kavanaugh responded: "My only loyalty is to the Constitution". Kavanaugh eventually said he couldn't think of any such conversations but would need to see a list of the firm's lawyers. "Our long march to racial equality is not over".

by | September 07, 2018 | 01:41

The NHC's key messages are that heavy rainfall from Gordon will affect the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, northeastern Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa and IL, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches through early Saturday .

by | September 06, 2018 | 13:25

Tillis went on to say, "I think we have before us an eminently qualified judge, and I am personally insulted when members on the other side of the aisle suggest I am complicit in evil if I support the nominee". Asked whether he was on an email list that Kozinski used to send offensive material, Kavanaugh responded: "I don't remember anything like that". Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

by | September 05, 2018 | 06:57

The long-range forecast map for the storm shows it slowly turning to the northwest as it approaches Bermuda by the end of the week. NOAA forecasters are now calling for 9 to 13 named storms with winds of 39 miles per hour or higher, of which 4 to 7 will strengthen into hurricanes.

by | September 05, 2018 | 04:57

Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi . New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas outside of the New Orleans levee system ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of storm surges of between 3 and 5 feet (1 and 1.5 meters) and told South Mississippi residents to be prepared to evacuate.

by | September 04, 2018 | 04:29

Gordon could be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast, the Miami-based hurricane center said. "This warning replaces the hurricane Watch and tropical storm warning for this area". No oil refinery production has been shut in the Gulf due to the storm, but plants were securing loose items to prevent damage from the winds. According to a report by CNN , 13 million people are under a tropical storm warning as of Monday afternoon, and nearly 2 million people ...

by | September 02, 2018 | 02:51

The bill prohibits ISPs from throttling or blocking online traffic, and prioritizing select websites or services over others, with these rules applying to both home and mobile internet connections. "The internet must be governed by a single, uniform and consistent national policy framework, not state-by-state piecemeal approaches", said Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO of USTelecom, a trade group representing broadband companies .

by | September 01, 2018 | 07:06

The MJO is a global player in the tropics - an eastward moving grouping of clouds, showers and winds that traverses the planet and returns to its starting point in 30 to 60 days. This is expected to move northwest over Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. Met Éireann, Ireland's national forecaster, do not issue long-range forecasts and therefore can not confirm the possible storm.

by | August 31, 2018 | 03:41

Whispering Pines-Clinton Chief Mike LeBourdais, a supporter of the project, says he wasn't surprised by the decision , admitting the court's contention that there wasn't "meaningful consultation" with First Nations was correct. The $7.4 billion project is now halted indefinitely by this decision which is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists. "We see the value in the twinning of the pipeline to support economic stability in our region", says association president Bryce ...