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Sci-tech Death toll from Hurricane Florence rises to 8
Author: 0 Death toll from Hurricane Florence rises to 8

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous agreed, telling ABC News' David Muir, "I see a biblical proportion flood event that's going to occur". "I see the beach communities being inundated with water and destruction that will be pretty, pretty epic in nature".

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence: Life-Threatening Storm Lands In N/Carolina
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence: Life-Threatening Storm Lands In N/Carolina

About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm. New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw confirmed there were no reports of fatalities as of early Friday morning. "I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening, 35, who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington.

Sci-tech North Carolina Has History With Deadly, Slow-Moving Storms
Author: 0 North Carolina Has History With Deadly, Slow-Moving Storms

Mandatory evacuations were ordered ahead of Florence's landfall in parts of North and SC, though many people chose to remain in their homes for reasons ranging from financial concerns and the need to care for pets that they may not have been able to take to some evacuation shelters, some who stayed in their residences told ABC News ahead of the storm.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Storm surges up to 3.9 meters (13 feet), the possibility of tornados and nearly a meter of rain in some areas of North and SC were expected when Hurricane Florence makes landfall late Thursday. If the storm track brings the center of circulation closer to Georgia, we could see some of that heavy rain as well, particularly in the northeastern mountains where slopes are particularly steep and rainfall amounts will be increased by the mountainous terrain.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast U.S. energy infrastructure
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast U.S. energy infrastructure

And yet another tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Thursday night. The National Hurricane Center said the storm would dump as much as 30 to 40 inches (76-102 cm) of rain on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and part of northeastern SC, as well as up to 10 inches (25 cm) in southwestern Virginia.

Sci-tech US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

Helene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Thursday. United Parcel Service Inc, which already has stopped deliveries and pickups into evacuation zones, is helping large customers make contingency plans for packages destined for delivery in those areas, UPS spokesman Matthew O'Connor said.

Sci-tech Celebrities Share Well Wishes For Hurricane Florence Victims
Author: 0 Celebrities Share Well Wishes For Hurricane Florence Victims

From Thursday night through Sunday morning, CNN reported that Florence would travel only 150 miles, or slower than the average walking pace of 2-3 mph. The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.

Sci-tech UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 UNC, NC State cancel football games due to Hurricane Florence

Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches (50 centimetres) of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches (25 centimetres) elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Once the storm makes landfall, the threats are far from over. Florence's projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in huge lagoons.

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Author: 0 "Monster" Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill urges residents to take the category 4 hurricane seriously. While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings extending over the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren't taking any chances.

Author: 0 People flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Florence sweeps towards America

The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but a grave threat to life and property, is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday , then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday , enough time to drop as much as 40 inches (1 meter) of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center .

Sci-tech Tory slams Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause to halt court ruling
Author: 0 Tory slams Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause to halt court ruling

A judge has struck down provincial legislation that would have cut the size of Toronto city council almost in half in the middle of an election . City lawyers argued that making the cuts during an election period was "discriminatory and arbitrary", while the province's lawyers argued that municipalities can not override decisions made by the provincial government about their affairs.

Sci-tech These maps shed light on Hurricane Florence’s new projected path
Author: 0 These maps shed light on Hurricane Florence’s new projected path

It will strike with torrential rains, powerful winds and potentially devastating flooding. The latest projections of Florence, now a Category 4 storm, show it shifting south putting Georgia in its possible path. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. To hasten evacuations from coastal SC, officials reversed the flow of traffic on some highways so all major roads led away from shore.

Sci-tech Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US
Author: 0 Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US

As of noon EDT, Florence was centered about 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Stay with tampabay.com for updates. "Warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear (which, when high, can zap the energy from a storm) have set up flawless conditions for Florence to intensify".

Sci-tech Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night
Author: 0 Heavy rain expected for Toronto starting Sunday night

Near Pensacola, Florida, more than a foot of rain has fallen in the last few days. Rain moving in will become heavy at times Saturday night over western areas, and become heavier over eastern areas on Sunday. Rain totals should have no problem reaching 2"-4" over the course of Friday/Saturday/Sunday with some higher totals certainly possible. A flash flood watch means there are conditions that could lead to flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

Sci-tech Florence approaches U.S., set to become 'extremely dangerous' storm
Author: 0 Florence approaches U.S., set to become 'extremely dangerous' storm

Winds will begin hitting the Carolina coast 8 p.m. Wednesday and the middle of the two states by 8 a.m. Thursday, NOAA says . The state of SC also declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Florence was a Category 4 hurricane last week, the first of the 2018 Atlantic season. The Ohio Valley ridge is concerning because Florence could stop moving pretty quickly around day 5, potentially leading to a serious heavy rain episode and inland flood hazard.

Sci-tech Hirono grills Supreme Court nominee for past views on Native Hawaiians
Author: 0 Hirono grills Supreme Court nominee for past views on Native Hawaiians

Kavanaugh , however, declined to answer how he would rule on whether President Donald Trump , who nominated him to the high court, could be subpoenaed to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller about Trump's 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the investigation.

Sci-tech Gordon now a tropical depression, flash flooding possible into the heartland
Author: 0 Gordon now a tropical depression, flash flooding possible into the heartland

The NHC's hurricane warning covers all of coastal MS and Alabama, with a tropical storm warning reaching to Morgan City, Alabama, and Florida's Okaloosa-Walton County Line. The National Hurricane Center said it is way too early to know if either of those storms will have any impact on land. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 12 casinos that were ordered closed Tuesday were given permission Wednesday to open at noon.

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