• Hurricane Florence drenches barrier islands

    Hurricane Florence drenches barrier islands

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    At 6 miles per hour, Florence is taking its time making it to shore, but it's already causing life-threatening storm surges and bringing hurricane-force winds to the North Carolina coast. "I was down at the Outer Banks over the weekend with my family", he said. Florence could bring wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as 13 feet (4 meters) and NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook they could push in as far as 2 miles (3 km).
  • Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm

    Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm

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    National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned people: "Today the threat becomes a reality". " Catastrophic effects will be felt". Florence is about 60 miles (95 km) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.
  • Hurricane Florence: US airlines begin waiving change fees

    Hurricane Florence: US airlines begin waiving change fees

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    The eye of the storm is due to meet land near the border between North Carolina and SC on Saturday, according to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). For many , the challenge could be finding a safe refuge. Helene, meanwhile, was still in the Atlantic's spawning ground for hurricanes off the coast of Africa, swirling with 105 mph (165 kmh) winds and forecast to become a major hurricane, about 375 miles (600 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde islands.
  • 'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

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    Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. While the storm's maximum sustained winds edged lower on Wednesday, those of tropical-storm-force expanded outward, extending 195 miles and putting more people at risk when the storm finally comes ashore, expected near the border separating the Carolinas.
  • Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

    Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

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    Still, some residents ignored calls to evacuate. By Saturday morning the winds weakened to 50mph but the storm's slow speed means that communities in North Carolina are receiving a prolonged battering by torrential rain. Government aid can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-priced loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence.
  • Subtropical Storm Joyce Moving Slowly Southwestward Over the Northeast Atlantic

    Subtropical Storm Joyce Moving Slowly Southwestward Over the Northeast Atlantic

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    At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the tropical storm was located approximately 916 miles east-southeast of St. Croix near 14.6 degrees North, 51.3 west. Forecasters say catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected over parts of North Carolina and SC ahead. The center of Helene was about 185 west-southwest of Flores in the Azores Islands, the NHC said in a 8 a.m.
  • Weatherman forced to bail during live Hurricane Florence coverage

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    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". "Catastrophic effects will be felt". The remnants of Florence are expected to hit the peaks of western North Carolina in a couple of days. It is expected to move across parts of south-eastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next ...
  • Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic

    Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic

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    Bands of rain from Tropical Depression Isaac continue to drench the Lesser Antilles. A wind gust at the Wilmington airport was clocked at 105 miles per hour (nearly 170 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. All of the islands under watch were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Maria or Irma last September, with some of them still trying to rebuild. While a small craft warning and a high surf advisory will be in effect for Barbados from 6 p.m.
  • Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

    Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

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    The Charlotte area will likely begin to feel some tropical storm force winds and gusts from Florence late Thursday night as the outer bands make their way farther inland. Cooper and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told more than 1 million people who were directed to leave that if they don't evacuate, no one will come to save them.
  • Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

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    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 worst of the storm's fury had yet to reach coastal SC, where emergency managers said people could still leave flood-prone areas.
  • Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

    Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

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    This rainfall may cause risky flash flooding, N.H.C. said . From the Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border and from the South Santee River to North Myrtle Beach, the NHC forecast that water could rise as high as 6 feet. Multiple states have already declared a state of emergency in preparation for the damaging flooding that Florence is likely to bring. The turbulent weather is coming off the back of one of number of major storms now raging in the Atlantic, another of ...
  • SpaceX Announces New Plan to Send Tourist Around Moon

    SpaceX Announces New Plan to Send Tourist Around Moon

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    SpaceX is set to send a private passenger on a spaceflight around the moon soon, as it's now signed up its first customer for the trip. The names and identities of those two tourists - and how much they meant to pay - were never revealed.