Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge

More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said. The police chief of a barrier island in Florence's bulls'-eye said he was asking for next-of-... More..

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Three New Species, The Surprise Hidden in the Atacama Marine Pit
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Three New Species, The Surprise Hidden in the Atacama Marine Pit

Among the new discoveries are what the team believe to be three new species of snailfish. Among the creatures found there, the scientists discovered the three new species of fish, which are actually new speci...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Florence was 435 miles from Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane Florence, now a category three storm, continues t...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

TD Bank closes 16 branches in the Carolinas as Florence approaches

The forecast shows landfall occurring early on September 15, 2018 after an update indicated weather conditions would slow down the storm; the update was issued on September 12, 2018. The "cone of error" in the ...More..

Carolinas coastal residents wait, watch as Florence's fury begins
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Carolinas coastal residents wait, watch as Florence's fury begins

The storm was a unsafe Category 4 hurricane Wednesday but has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm Thursday. Rainfall will accumulate near 2 feet in North Carolina . Florence's weakening as it neared th...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

Isha Renta, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office, said while the forecast may look humdrum for the region, "we can not discount" the storm. The storm has pret...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts anxious

It's just not anywhere near a level of Maria", forecaster Eric Blake said. Isaac, along with Florence, Helene and two other systems increasingly likely to form, have set a hectic pace for the Atlantic - even ...More..

Hurricane Florence is a big test for FEMA. Is it ready?
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence is a big test for FEMA. Is it ready?

The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over the road. The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power p...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Ohio Task Force 1 leaves for North Carolina for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Helene was expected to weaken over the eastern Atlantic. North Carolina officials evacuated long-term care facilities and hundreds of prisoners in vulnerable areas, and also closed state parks, muse...More..

Florence is now
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Florence is now "only" a Category 2 hurricane. That won’t matter much

Categories only represent the speed of sustained winds, and these are still destructive. Energy companies have also warned that the storm could knock out power for the foreseeable future in some areas. Some 3...More..

Amazon’s Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Amazon’s Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

There will also be full scholarships for Montessori-inspired preschools in "underserved" communities, he said. Mr Bezos - reportedly worth more than $164bn - has faced criticism for not doing more philanthrop...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars. "This is not going to be a glancing blow", Byard said, warning of power outages, road cl...More..

Hurricane Florence Likely To Be Catastrophic For Parts of the Carolina Coast
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Likely To Be Catastrophic For Parts of the Carolina Coast

Hurricane Florence is now a massive Category 4 hurricane. NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. At...More..

Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'

Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina , Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Delta Air Lines added 1,200 seats as of Wednesday evening via extra flights and ...More..

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the US East Coast as a category 2 hurricane, now packing winds of 110mph. Hurricane force winds are possible along and just inland from the southeast coast of North Car...More..

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

California Governor Jerry Brown stunned residents throughout the Golden State Monday; abruptly singing new legislation that would ban fossil fuel consumption in the region by 2045 and switch the entire electric...More..

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 storm, closing in on US
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2 storm, closing in on US

The centre of Florence, which is no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing a grave threat to life and property, is expected to strike North Carolina's southern coast on Friday . "I'm very ...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Watch NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye of Hurricane Florence

The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that storm surge watches and warnings are in effect Wednesday for the entire North Carolina coast and parts of SC. Florence's new eye appears to be stable enough t...More..

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Florence's maximum sustained winds had eased slightly to 115 miles per hour (185 kph) and it had been downgraded to a Category 3 storm from a Category 4 on the fi...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence could stall offshore in repeat of "Harvey"

A nurse helps a resident Wednesday at the Trinity Grove nursing facility in Wilmington, N.C., where residents and employees planned to hunker down for Hurricane Florence. It may move a little north into Virgini...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

Gargantuan waves towering up to 83 feet were crashing within Hurricane Florence's sprawling reach early Wednesday as the Category 4 monster continued its ominous advance on the East Coast, experts said. "No...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

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). "Disaster is at the doorstep and is coming in". Shelters in ...More..

NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

A high-definition camera outside the International Space Station captured video Tuesday. "It's chilling, even from space", he wrote in another tweet . North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the impact of the ...More..

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Hurricane Florence may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall north of Florida if predictions hold. During a press conference Monday morning, N.C. The storm's 175-mile (282 km) wide "cone of probabil...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

Early Wednesday morning, Hurricane Florence was less than 600 miles away from the North Carolina coast moving quickly to the west/northwest at nearly 20 mph. It's going to destroy infrastructure. "We deci...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

AI Detects More Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

FRBs can generate as much energy as hundreds of millions of suns so they are well worth studying, but they are also unpredictable and their origins are still a mystery. Rapidly radio bursts are intellectual ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

A storm surge warning was called for the coast between Edisto Beach, S.C., and the South Santee River, and the coast north of Duck, N.C., to North Carolina's northern border. It isn't that Florence's winds ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

The Pentagon sent a small team of Defense Department personnel to an emergency operations center in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday to carry out an assessment and coordinate with state officials, said Col. People buy ...More..

Trump Says Hurricane Florence Is ‘Tremendously Big and Tremendously Wet’
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Trump Says Hurricane Florence Is ‘Tremendously Big and Tremendously Wet’

There was little change in Florence's track during the 11 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The last Category 4 hurricane to make a direct hit on North Carolina was Hazel in 1954, a devasta...More..

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

The organization says they aim to remove about half of the garbage in the Great Pacific Patch within five years, and project that if fleets were deployed around the world they could remove 90 per cent of ocean ...More..