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Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis

Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis McNoldy says "the rainfall has been and continues to be a very substantial threat over the entire area". Hurricane Hugo was an example on September 22, 1989, when it made landfall on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. A risky Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast. Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with hig... [Full Article...]

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast According to Mashable , if Florence hits North Carolina as a Category four storm, it will be the strongest storm to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Florence is still a Category 2 hurricane. A National Weather Service forecaster has said it will be the "storm of a lifetime" for parts of the Carolina coast. [Full Article...]

Astronauts Capture Haunting Video of Hurricane Florence Making Landfall From Space

In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River trapped people, and Mayor Dana Outlaw told The Charlotte Observer that about 200 had been rescued by 5 a.m. At 90 miles per hour, its wind speed was dipping but still risky. "We are stuck in the attic". Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind acro... [Full Article...]

As Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall, Trump Tweets Support to First Responders

The storm surge , water pushed by a storm over land that would normally be dry, "overwhelmed" the town of New Bern at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, Cooper said. Heavy rain, wind gusts and rising floodwater from Florence swamped the Carolinas as the massive storm crawled toward the coast, threatening millions of people in its path with record rainfall and punishing surf. [Full Article...]

Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence

Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence The company said as many as three-fourths of its 4 million customers in North Carolina and SC could lose power. "The threat of freshwater flooding will increase and spread inland over the next several days". "I was really anxious about coming back to Cleveland because of the weather report ", said Cheryl Hermsdorfer, a Cleveland area native who managed to book an earlier flight. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma search and rescue helicopter team leaves for Hurricane Florence

Oklahoma search and rescue helicopter team leaves for Hurricane Florence The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. "The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact - and we have that". and also the wind". The Category 3 hurricane is expected to be one of the biggest on record to hit Virginia and the Carolinas, potentially causing as much as $170 billion in property dam... [Full Article...]

HUGE storm surges ENGULF houses as monster storm hits

HUGE storm surges ENGULF houses as monster storm hits The hurricane was seen as a major test for the country's Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago. Forecasters said catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected well inland over the next few days as Florence crawls across the Carolinas. WXII-TV reported that 150 people were waiting to be rescued f... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence floods parts of the Carolinas with pounding wind and rain

Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this video was recorded on the night of September 13. "This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", the hurricane center said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Triggers Life-threatening Storm Surge

Hurricane Triggers Life-threatening Storm Surge Long said people in storm-damaged areas need to "get their mindset right". North Carolina's Emergency Management tweeted that more than 154,000 homes were already without electricity by late Thursday. The Weather Channel produced a terrifying Hurricane Florence weather forecast using a visualization to show the horrifying reality of what 9-foot flood waters might look like in North Ca... [Full Article...]

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers). So far, it's estimate more than 1.7 million Americans have heeded the warnings about Hurricane Florence . [Full Article...]

Louisiana first responders head to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

Louisiana first responders head to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence At 2 a.m., the storm was centered 625 miles (1,005 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving at 17 mph (28 kph). "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" Trump tweeted, adding: "WE are here for you". In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia triggered warnings for multiple Hawaiian islands as it blew west towards an arrival over the state as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA The storm, which just days earlier had been a hurricane, weakened significantly as it approached the the Lesser Antilles and passed with little notice in the USVI, stirring some winds and bringing some hit-or-miss showers to the territory but little else. [Full Article...]

`Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

`Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind The National Hurricane Center warned Thursday that Florence will still bring an increased risk of life-threatening storm surge , catastrophic flash flooding and risky winds to those states and the surrounding region. Florences top sustained wind speeds are now 105 miles per hour (175 kph) as its outer rain bands — along with tropical storm force winds — have spread across the Outer Banks ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon Who will be flying and why will be known on Monday, September 17 at 6 pm PT, added in the tweet . It is not yet clear if the BFR voyage has any connection to SpaceX's previous pledge to send tourists on a fly-around-the-moon mission. Musk has designs on sending spacecraft to Mars and establishing a colony. there. SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity o... [Full Article...]

'The Storm's Pretty Intense Right Now': Wilmington Resident Riding Out Hurricane Florence

'The Storm's Pretty Intense Right Now': Wilmington Resident Riding Out Hurricane Florence Although the storm is approaching the US coastline as a Category 2 hurricane after weakening from a Category 4 storm, that doesn't mean the storm will be gentle. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. The timing of the official landfall could change with any shift in Florence's track over the next 12-18 hours. [Full Article...]

Trump Denies Revised Death Toll in Puerto Rico...Cue the Outrage

Trump Denies Revised Death Toll in Puerto Rico...Cue the Outrage In fact, there are two categories of disaster deaths. "We will never apologize for erring on the side of having too much of a commodity in a place, because that's what we're supposed to do", he said. She said at the time that back-to-back hurricanes a year ago prompted "the largest domestic disaster response mission in history". It took more than 11 months, for example, to fully restore electr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Where will the storm hit?

Hurricane Florence: Where will the storm hit? Officials warn of life-threatening storm surges in North and SC as the hurricane moves towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). "On a scale of one to 10, I'm probably a seven in terms of worry, she said". Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. [Full Article...]

'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets U.S. east coast

Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane , it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says. Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space NASA also posted an incredible video of Hurricane Florence viewed from space. Global space station NASA has revealed the extent of the hurricane "Florence" , which is close to the coast of the United States. Photo station published on its website. It is expected start affecting North Carolina and SC as early as September 13. Those warily staring at Florence grasp in contrast it to Hurricane... [Full Article...]

NASA footage shows the 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence

Pugh and his wife had no choice but to flee, taking with them only their dogs and a couple of bags of clothes. Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. "Leave it in the Lord's hands". "People who have spent their whole career here who have not seen an event like Florence", she said. Hardin says it's been tough to watch the commu... [Full Article...]


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