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Sep 14 2018

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

In its 5 p.m. advisory on Tuesday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said that the eye of Florence was located 580 km south-southwest of Bermuda and 1,260 k...

Sep 14 2018

More than 19,000 without power in U.S. Southeast ahead of Florence

Gradually, Friday through the weekend (local time), the massive storm - containing a zone of tropical-storm-force winds almost 643km wide - will drift inland, engulfing m...

Sep 13 2018

Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at southeast US

Its trajectory showed its center most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said . With...

Sep 13 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4

The Homeland Security Department is pushing back against a Democratic U.S. senator's claim that the Trump administration transferred almost $10 million from the governmen...

Sep 13 2018

North Carolina feels first bite of mammoth Hurricane Florence

Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington states have all already declared states of emergency ahead of the storm . Landfall is expected late...

Sep 13 2018

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence

So as you can see, they're forecasting a major landfalling storm - Category 3 or 4 storm at landfall. The full impact of storm surge on the coast will depend on wheth...

Sep 13 2018

Breakthrough Listen Uses AI To Detect New Fast Radio Bursts

FRBs are bright pulses of radio waves which last only a couple of milliseconds and originate from faraway galaxies. Some theories, however, justify that their properties...

Sep 13 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs renewable energy bill

This bill requires that 50% of California's electricity must be powered by renewable resources by the year 2025. It is more of a goal than a mandate. The measure was wr...

Sep 13 2018

Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

The Category 4 storm was expected to start hitting the North and SC coasts sometime Thursday or Friday , and should make landfall near Wilmington, N.C., early Saturda...

Sep 13 2018

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

Officials didn't reveal exactly which institutions would be evacuated due to security concerns, but said evacuated prisoners would get a free phone call to notify loved o...

Sep 13 2018

5 photos of Hurricane Florence

Shelves at a store in Raleigh, North Carolina, emptied of supplies as people stock up ahead of Hurricane Florence. President Trump on Wednesday said that as Hurricane...

Sep 13 2018

Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

At 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), the eye of the storm was 435 miles (700 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). "That means the more ...

Sep 13 2018

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 193km/h, before Florence was downgraded from a Category 4. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said damagi...

Sep 13 2018

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

ABOVE VIDEO: A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on September 12....

Sep 13 2018

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

Moving and storage company U-Haul will offer 30 days of free storage at its facilities across the Carolinas and Virginia as Hurricane Florence begins to bear down on ...

Sep 12 2018

'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

Global Affairs Canada issued a statement Wednesday saying the areas to be avoided extend from Edisto Beach in SC to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including Paml...

Sep 12 2018

Florence path shifts, could impact Middle Georgia late this weekend

The new trajectory means the storm will idle at sea for longer creating even heavier and prolonged rains and storm surges for the Carolinas and possibly northern parts ...

Sep 12 2018

Category 6? Climate change may cause more hurricanes to rapidly intensify

At this point, county and city agencies are operating at OPCON 3 as operations were ramped up a bit on Sunday morning. Sharp doesn't like to compare hurricanes beca...

Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

The eye of the storm is forecast to make landfall late on Thursday or early Friday along a stretch of coastline already saturated by rising seas, and then the system ...

Sep 12 2018

Warner Announces Intention to Vote Against Kavanaugh

The Planned Parenthood ads going up on Wednesday include women from a focus group conducted of swing voters in ME explaining their concerns about Kavanaugh and why they b...