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Trump made his comments after visiting an emergency operations centre in Conway, South Carolina, and speaking to residents who were preparing to evacuate as rivers rose. Kinston Police in North Carolina also posted a video on Facebook showing clumps of fire ants in flood waters, warning residents to stay safe. As of noon Tuesday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said it had received reports of floodwaters inundating or overtopping lagoons at 22 locations, leaving trails ...
  • Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina

    Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina

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    Most of the outages were in North Carolina . - With one of North Carolina's largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence , officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods.
  • Startling before and after photos lay bare Hurricane Florence's wrath

    Startling before and after photos lay bare Hurricane Florence's wrath

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    As the Carolinas begin to recover from Hurricane Florence and brace for the inevitable flooding its biblical downpours caused, the extent of the damage is only just starting to become plain. "We can't wait to go back home and live a normal life again, hopefully on Wednesday". About 500,000 homes have suffered power outages. Fifteen members of the Red Cross Disaster Assistance Response Team, made up of current and retired members of the FDNY, are headed to North Carolina to help Monday.
  • Japanese billionaire named as SpaceX's first moon traveler

    Japanese billionaire named as SpaceX's first moon traveler

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    The craft will "take off, have booster separation, go to parking orbit, do a trans-Lunar injection, fly around the Moon and then come back and land", he said. One of those pieces was by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whom Maezawa discussed during the press conference: Basquiat died in 1988, but what could he have created had he seen Earth from space? The price for a SpaceX lunar mission is likely hefty, though Musk pointed out, "It's going to be free for the artists".
  • Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

    Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

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    Maezawa, 42, will take his trip round the moon in SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship and will be the first man to travel to earth's only natural satellite since the U.S. This isn't the first time Musk has vowed to send tourists around the Moon. It's worth remembering that even a rocket beginning integrated systems tests - expected to commence with BFR as early as late 2019 - can end up looking and being nearly nothing like the vehicle that ultimately rolls off the assembly line and ...
  • Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING

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    President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina , the White House said Saturday. A 16-mile stretch of the highway closed Saturday because of flooding. These things went viral and here are of few of them. "Or bury us, or something", he said as floodwater crept upon his porch. "We didn't know where to go", she said.
  • Typhoon Mangkhut death toll climbs in Philippines

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    Typhoon Mangkhut began to lash southern China on Sunday, the latest stop along a destructive path that has left dozens dead and many missing. In Hong Kong , authorities issued their maximum alert, with residents warned to stay indoors to avoid flying debris.
  • More flooding to DRENCH Carolina 'WORST is yet to COME'

    More flooding to DRENCH Carolina 'WORST is yet to COME'

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    Downgraded to a tropical depression , Florence slowly crawled over South and North Carolina , dumping heavy rains on already flood-swollen river basins that authorities warned could bring more death and destruction. and their chimney going down", said Paige Tootoo, pointing to a house across the street. In North Carolina City, a city of 120,000 people, all roads in and out of the city are underwater.
  • Final Delta 2 rocket launches $1 billion ice probe

    Final Delta 2 rocket launches $1 billion ice probe

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    The American space agency's new satellite blasted off aboard a Delta II rocket from an air force base in California, USA, on Saturday. This was the last ever Delta 2 rocket launch. Its operators, Lockheed Martin and Boeing's joint United Launch Alliance , are switching over to their existing Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy fleets as well as the still-in-development Vulcan Centaur rocket .
  • California governor: Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

    California governor: Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

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    At the ongoing Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown is leading both domestic and global resistance against Trump's climate policies. The remarks echoed a pledge the Governor made almost two years ago at a scientific gathering in the face of potential cuts to federal satellite and climate monitoring programs under President Donald Trump , who is skeptical of climate science.
  • 'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

    'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

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    North Carolina and SC are bracing for the onslaught, which could bring storm surges as high as nine feet and rainfall of as much as 40 inches in some areas. Where is Hurricane Florence now? A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to Cape Charles Light, VA, and for Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.
  • Five dead as Hurricane Florence barrels into US

    Five dead as Hurricane Florence barrels into US

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    Authorities were most concerned about inland flooding and storm-surge flooding from Florence. Its winds were down to 40 miles per hour (75 kph). Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center.
  • Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

    Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

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    Power outages from Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Friday morning in North Carolina and SC, have topped 945,000 customers. The release says that there are multiple levels of protection in place to protect the plant, but that shutting it down helps mitigate effects beyond what the region is used to.