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'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

It was moving west at 3 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said . Coast Guard members said choppers had made about 50 rescues in and around New Bern and Jacksonville as of noon. The woman's husband was injured in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital, according to police. "The fact is this storm is deadly and we know we are days away from an ending", Gov Cooper said. Read More

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Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and SC as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising. "We've just never seen anything like this". It's unclear exactly how many people fled ahead of the storm, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Read More

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Hurricane Florence: Residents urged to rush as ‘unprecedented disaster’ looms

Hurricane Florence: Residents urged to rush as ‘unprecedented disaster’ looms

Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour, while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher. More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate along 300 miles of coastline. Despite all that, 65-year-old Liz Browning Fox plans to ride the storm out in the Outer Banks village of Buxton, North Carolina, despite a mandatory evacuation order. Read More

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Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

With Hurricane Florence , numerous coastline will see water levels from the storm surge rise over 3 feet, with some families seeing over 9 feet of water near their homes. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning area beginning within the next few hours through the afternoon. Read More

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund

Despite his fortune, Bezos has not been a major philanthropic donor and Amazon has been criticized in its home of Seattle, Washington, for doing little to address problems of the growing homeless population. Mr Bezos solicited ideas on Twitter past year for ways to donate some of his wealth. Until now, Bezos, 54, had only taken small steps into philanthropy. Read More

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Florence Now A Major Category 4 Hurricane

Florence Now A Major Category 4 Hurricane

Monday, as the rapidly strengthening storm moved westward through the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center . That means, she said , that the Wilmington region is going to be affected by what she said is going to be a major hurricane that could reach category 4 strength, which means maximum sustained winds of 130 to 156 miles per hour. Read More

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Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

The Carolinas could begin to feel Hurricane Florence's fury as early as Wednesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center . Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and North and SC have all declared states of emergency . "Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia". The rain could lead to life-threatening flash flooding. "Florence is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20 inches with isolated maxima to 30 inches ... Read More

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Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

The NHC said: "Isaac is a small hurricane and uncertainty in the forecast is higher than normal". One model the weather service uses shows Florence making landfall along the southern Outer Banks, then interacting with a low-pressure trough moving across the Great Lakes that steers the storm back out to sea early next week, Wimberley said. Read More

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Leahy presses Kavanaugh over emails stolen by Republican operative

Leahy presses Kavanaugh over emails stolen by Republican operative

The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh turned into a fight over Senate rules Thursday morning, with arguments about the release of confidential documents and threats of the possible expulsion of some members. But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, and with no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on top USA judicial body. Read More

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Tropical Storm Gordon: What to expect in Alabama

Tropical Storm Gordon: What to expect in Alabama

It's expected to make landfall along the Alabama or MS coast late Tuesday night or early Wednesday perhaps as a category one hurricane. While the system is expected to bring hurricane winds and rain to the Gulf Coast, the fast 17 miles per hour pace at which the storm was moving gave it less time to strengthen over waters before it is expected to hit land. Read More

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Rain, landslides, flooding: Hurricane Lane's impact on Hawaii, in photos

Rain, landslides, flooding: Hurricane Lane's impact on Hawaii, in photos

The storm has gained a little more strength and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin (crossing 140 W) later today. To recap, Hurricane Lane was approaching Hawaii last week until strong wind shear and trade winds steadily weakened it from a category 5 hurricane to a tropical storm over a three-day period before finally pushing it away from the islands last Friday. Read More

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Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech

Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are working on a bill that would rename the "problematic" Russell Senate Office Building after the late Sen. It gave the nation something to talk about at a time when we can't agree on anything. "I don't know where that came from", Bidwill said when asked if he could be a replacement. Read More

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Arizona volunteers travel to Hawaii to help residents prepare for hurricane

Arizona volunteers travel to Hawaii to help residents prepare for hurricane

The National Weather Service said Lane is expected to make a gradual turn toward the northwest Wednesday, followed by a more northward motion into the islands on Thursday. He also announced that all public schools, University of Hawaii campuses and non-essential government offices on the islands of Oahu and Kauai would be closed for at least two days starting on Thursday. Read More

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Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding the public to stay off the water when hurricane or tropical storm force winds are present, and to stay clear of beaches. There is still considerable uncertainty on Lane's expect track beyond 48 hours but those in the Hawaiian Islands should keep a vigilant eye on Lane and follow the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for the latest details on the protection of life and property. Read More

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Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Trump, who has scheduled a rally on Tuesday in coal-producing state West Virginia, has vowed to end what he termed "the war on coal" and boost domestic fossil fuels production. The EPA says should all states adopt these new efficiencies - it's unlikely all will - emissions will go down by around 1% by 2030. Andrew Wheeler, the current acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is a former coal industry lobbyist. Read More

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Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr

Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr

Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. In the statement , the officials call the move "unprecedented" and caution against using security clearances as a political tool. The letter , released Thursday, defends Brennan , whose security clearance was revoked in what critics say was retribution for speaking out against Trump. Read More

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 85 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Bouts of heavy rain on saturated ground may cause lowland and poor-drainage flooding issues, so please stay alert and remember: never drive through water-covered roads! In fact, for the third straight day, flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of the area especially hard hit by repeated heavy rain. Read More

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Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

Partial Solar eclipse today; few things to keep in mind

Doctors warn of a solar Eclipse might have a negative impact on health of even healthy people. The Greeks believed that a solar eclipse was a sign of angry gods and could portend natural disasters. "Like the partial solar eclipse of Saturday, two more solar eclipses were also not visible in India", says Director and Founder, Planetary Society of India, N Sri Raghunandan Kumar. Read More

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NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to our star during the seven-year, $1.5 billion journey. The probe, about the size of a auto, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before (Earth's average distance to the Sun is 93 million miles), according to NASA. Read More

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Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

In fact, you will not be able to see it in North America at all unless you are in a specific part of Newfoundland, Canada, according to Vox. Check this page closer to 3 p.m. In Britain , for example, the lunar eclipse lasted throughout the evening, beginning when the moon rose at 8:50 p.m. During this total eclipse , the Moon - earth's natural satellite - will turn striking shade of red. Read More

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