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Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space

Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space East Coast. Astronaut Ricky Arnold, onboard the International Space Station , captured the hurricane churning in the Atlantic as it morphed into a monster storm. He posted this image to Twitter on September 12, 2018. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet. Another view from astronaut Alexander Gerst of the eye of Hurricane Florence, posted to Twitter on September 12, 2... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds National Hurricane Center for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. update on September 11, 2018. While a third added: 'Looks like a hard pounding... they are really going more than a few inches. But in Maryland, possible impacts were diminishing as the storm's track shifted to the south and west. [Full Article...]

'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia . Some reactors are undergoing prestorm checks now, and their reactors will be shut down 12 hours before the hurricane arrives, Green said. US President Donald Trump said the "storm looks very bad" and urged people to take ... [Full Article...]

Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday . The National Weather Service says nearly half of all deaths from tropical cyclones come from storm surge . [Full Article...]

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast Coastal areas in both Carolinas have taken steps to evacuate residents and tourists, including a mandatory evacuation in SC. Evacuation shelters will open on Tuesday and be available to individuals based on need, said Kim Stenson, director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. [Full Article...]

Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES weather satellites are providing some spectacular views of the group storms from space. Crews also prepared 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region for the storm. South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster gave the entire coastline of his state until noon on Tuesday to leave. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000

Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000 According to Collins, she is also facing a form of blackmail from a left-wing activist who raised $1 million in a crowd funding campaign . Murkowski has not said whether she will vote for or against Trump's nominee, but if her vote for Gorsuch is any indication, pressure from the GOP will outweigh pressure from pro-choice groups. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a churning monster

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a churning monster It isn't that Florence's winds aren't a big deal - they are likely to be extremely unsafe and produce deadly flying debris - but there's going to be a potentially historic amount of rainfall inland and powerful storm surge along the coast. [Full Article...]

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel US Southeast for days

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel US Southeast for days Cooper said local governments are typically responsible for issuing evacuation orders in North Carolina , and some localities have already issued orders to evacuate . "This is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years", Trump warned on Twitter. Hurricane Florence strengthened to a category 4 storm on Monday as it barreled toward the mid-Atlantic. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon 9 dispatches ground-breaking telecom satellite into space

ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, after rain and cloudy weather delayed the launch by over an hour. Unfortunately for us mere mortals watching it unfold at home, the video feed onboard the first stage cut out just as it landed. B1049 stands proud after a successful landing aboard drone ship OCISLY. This mission used the new "Block 5" variant of the Falcon 9 rocket and was the fourth to use this... [Full Article...]

Officials Urge People Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Officials Urge People Prepare for Hurricane Florence Given the potential impact, officials say now is the time to get supplies and a way to receive weather alerts. "This storm is going to be a direct hit on our coast", said Jeff Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Tracking the tropics: Three hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic

Tracking the tropics: Three hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic The core of Florence is expected to stay to the north of our area. All government services will remain in operation tomorrow as Hurricane Florence passes to the south of the island. The National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) says that Hurricane Isaac is located about 1150 miles east of the Windward Islands. Vessels that can't leave port will prepare by a variety of means, from adding moorin... [Full Article...]

Greenpeace suing Ontario government over cap-and-trade cancellation

Greenpeace suing Ontario government over cap-and-trade cancellation In a scathing decision, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said Ford and his Progressive Conservatives interfered with the right to freedom of expression for both candidates and voters when the province enacted the Better Local Government Act last month. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm

Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm The Atlantic hurricane's maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory issued at noon Eastern Time (1600 GMT). In coastal Charleston, city officials offered sandbags to residents. He estimated about 1 million residents would flee the coast of his state, following earlier orders for the evacua... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station By 5 pm, the storm's winds had again increased to 140 miles per hour, with even stronger gusts. I say "active" hurricanes because there are more storms out there that could mature into a hurricane. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm. Large swathes of the US East Coast are braced for a hurricane which is forecast to strengthen into a major sto... [Full Article...]

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate As expected, Tropical Storm Florence was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane Sunday morning by the National Hurricane Center. Florence grew into a major hurricane on Monday morning and was upgraded again to a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength at midday as its top sustained wind speeds reached 130 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h As Hurricane Florence intensified into a major, Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean today (Sept. 10), astronauts and satellites have spotted the enormous weather system from space. State of Emergency has been declared in South Carolina , North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Mr Trump wished his best to the residents of the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast

Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said . saw North Carolina operations disrupted in 2016 in flooding from Hurricane Matthew. "We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of SC must not hesitate to prepare for the possibili... [Full Article...]

More rain expected this weekend

More rain expected this weekend Rain has already washed out Xfinity Series qualifying for the Lilly Diabetes 250, scheduled for 3 p.m. ET Saturday . The circulation is also helping to form the showers and storms now moving northward across the area. The back part of next week is a hard forecast as either the front could still be around, high pressure could take control and dry us out, or Hurricane Florence could threaten the ea... [Full Article...]

Isaac forecast to pass 206 miles south of BVI on Thursday

Isaac forecast to pass 206 miles south of BVI on Thursday Although Florence's path has wavered over the past week, forecasters now project that the storm could still pack a Category 4 or even 5 punch upon landfall, which will occur along the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic coast (most likely upon the Carolinas). [Full Article...]


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