Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' Hits China's Most Populous Province

Three million people have been evacuated after a deadly typhoon dubbed the " king of storms " hit landfall in China having already ravaged Hong Kong and left dozens dead in the Philippines . Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. on Sunday on the coast of ... More..

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Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

Storm Florence weakened yesterday as it swept through the U.S. states of North and SC but dozens of communities are devastated and "epic" amounts of rain could still fall, officials said. "Any time you lose a c...More..

ULA achieves 100 launch success streak with NASA’s ICESat-2 LIDAR satellite
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

ULA achieves 100 launch success streak with NASA’s ICESat-2 LIDAR satellite

ICESat-2 is the NASA's most advance laser instrument - the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, or ATLAS . ICESat-2 follows up on an earlier NASA mission that used laser-ranging data to measure ice...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence: 16 dead but 'worst is still to come'

Authorities say the storm did not cause some other deaths that occurred during Florence in North Carolina: a woman who died of undetermined causes in a shelter, a woman who suffered a heart attack at home d...More..

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Law enforcement has set up a detour. The state DOT said on its website that the two roads are expected to re-open by Monday morning. Onslow county, located about 50 miles to the northeast of Wilmington , h...More..

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence

A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River in SC to Duck in North Carolina , and the hurricane warning is in effect for the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. "If you are in these areas, eastern North ...More..

’Super typhoon’ Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after slamming Philippines
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

’Super typhoon’ Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after slamming Philippines

Hong Kong's stock trading on Monday morning will be canceled if there is a typhoon signal no. 8 or higher after 9 a.m., according to Hong Kong stock exchange rules. In Fujian province and other parts of south...More..

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall

The child's injured father was taken to hospital. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach clos...More..

Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal

Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. In Manafort's trial in Virginia, prosecutors highlighted his lavish lifestyle, including presenting evidence that he wired millions of do...More..

Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Protesters call for greater action outside California climate change summit

He issued a statement on Monday saying he will convene a major climate summit in 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the worldwide agenda. He, along with philanthropist and former New York Mayor Micha...More..

Hurricane Florence begins battering the Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence begins battering the Carolinas

Florence's impacts: Florence's over-all wind intensity is down, but the impact to the Carolinas will not be greatly diminished: extreme, prolonged storm surge reaching 15 feet or more, high wind gusts over 1...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Astronauts Capture Haunting Video of Hurricane Florence Making Landfall From Space

High tides in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday will be mid-afternoon and again early Saturday morning. "And then even after it's gone, back behind it in its wake there's going to be unsafe flooding". He s...More..

Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video

The father was transported to a hospital for treatment. Governor Cooper said half a million customers in North Carolina were without power and it could take weeks for it to be fully restored. Authorities warn...More..

12 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

12 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

Whether residents left their homes, sought refuge in a shelter or are hunkering down, the weather service has bad news: After creeping inland, Florence "is expected to slow down even more today and tonight". ...More..

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday , Sept. By Sunday , Florence will have dissipated to a tropi...More..

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

The first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) were forecast to hit the coast on Thursday. The rest of South and North Carolina as well as southwest Virginia may see up to 24 inch...More..

by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence death toll rises to 5 amid massive deluge

Seventy people had to be pulled from a collapsing hotel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. At 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), the National Hurricane Center ...More..

Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence

The centre of the slow-moving storm, downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane after it came ashore Friday afternoon, was almost stalled over SC early Saturday, about 55 kilometres west of Myrtle Beach, moving wes...More..

FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

FEMA Chief Brock Long: Florence Performing 'Exactly as Predicted'

Long is the latest in a long line of Trump administration officials to come under fire for misusing government funds on travel. The news comes just hours before Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the c...More..

Duke Energy has 20,000 linemen on standby for Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Duke Energy has 20,000 linemen on standby for Hurricane Florence

By Friday evening, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm, its winds weakening to 70 miles per hour as it pushed inland. "Don't relax. Don't get complacent", said Gov. But given the storm's size and sl...More..

Beaufort County still not under mandatory evacuation despite changes to Florence forecast
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Beaufort County still not under mandatory evacuation despite changes to Florence forecast

The slow-moving storm, the most severe hurricane to threaten the US mainland this year, was rated a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and located about 905 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear...More..

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to deluge Carolinas
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to deluge Carolinas

A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 90 miles per hour winds, more than 2ft of rain had fallen in places, with forecasters saying there could be an additional one-and-a-half feet by the end...More..

Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

The News & Observer reports that the storm's path shifted early Wednesday and it is now bearing down on southern North Carolina and northern SC, where it could dump up to 40 inches of rain in places. The shif...More..

Isaac Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Enters Caribbean
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Isaac Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Enters Caribbean

Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for several Caribbean islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac continues its trek toward the Leeward and Windward Islands. The upper level winds are li...More..

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

The European Space Agency's astronaut , the German Alexander Gerst, called the hurricane a "no-kidding nightmare". - Even from orbit, Hurricane Florence looks like a monster. Those warily watching Flor...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event...More..

Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence weakens to tropical storm, leaves at least five dead

Forecasters have been predicting catastrophic flash flooding . Outlaw said he declared a 24-hour curfew early Friday due to continuing flooding and numerous downed trees and power lines. "Hurricanes normal...More..

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina

Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night. "The time to prepare is nearly over", North Carolina Governor Roy Coop...More..

Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence have reached Wilmington, with weather officials saying the storm will bring unprecedented rain to the region. The bad news? The still-dangerous storm is slowing down .....More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Others were at home hoping for the best. Hundreds more were rescued elsewhere from rising water. As of 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) but the National...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Hurricane Florence roared ashore Friday morning, bringing punishing winds and rains. Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". Helping with rescues there were members...More..

Hurricane hunter investigating Isaac
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane hunter investigating Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean...More..

More than 150,000 already without power in NC before Florence makes landfall
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

More than 150,000 already without power in NC before Florence makes landfall

Hurricane Florence has only just begun to wreak havoc along the Carolina coastlines, but already people are capturing absolutely shocking footage of the storm surges from the category 2 hurricane . Power outa...More..

Carolina coast battening down, boarding up as hurricane nears
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Carolina coast battening down, boarding up as hurricane nears

Motorists streamed inland on roads converted to one-way evacuation routes as about 1.7 million people in three USA states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence , a hair-raising storm taking d...More..

Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

WCTI, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, was on-air with its meteorologists when the crew announced that their building was flooding , forcing the crew to evacuate. advisory. A storm surge warning is in effect...More..