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Author: 0 Michael now a Category 1 hurricane

The storm's projected path shows Michael staying west of peninsular Florida , making a landfall somewhere along the Panhandle on Wednesday . A tropical storm watch is in effect for Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay as well as the Alabama-Florida border to the Mississippi-Alabama border, according to the NHC .

Sci-tech Citrus County schools to close for Hurricane Michael
Author: 0 Citrus County schools to close for Hurricane Michael

Manatee County and Anna Maria Island also were under a storm surge watch as of 6 a.m., and the storm surge watch stretches to Navarre. Hurricane Michael is just days away from making landfall in Florida, and later this week, it could bring between one to four inches of rain to parts of southern New England, forecasters said .

Sci-tech Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution
Author: 0 Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

Arnold also is the second person this week with ties to San Diego to win the Nobel. Frances H Arnold was born 1956 in Pittsburgh, USA. Marie Curie , Joliot-Curie's mother, shared half of the prize with her husband and fellow physicist Pierre Curie in 1911 for "the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel".

Sci-tech Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth
Author: 0 Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

They are slated for launch overseas a Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on October 11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA said. Rogozin said the commission's main line of inquiry was that the hole had been drilled deliberately, a position that has been voiced in the past.

Sci-tech Hurricane Rosa loses strength as it spins toward California
Author: 0 Hurricane Rosa loses strength as it spins toward California

Rosa, with maximum sustained winds decreasing to nearly 120 miles per hour (195 kph), was now a Category 3 storm, coming down a notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It's expected to turn north, weaken over several days and make landfall over northern Baja California. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday.

Author: 0 Kirk is a storm again

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts. According to resources, there are no current threats to Florida from Kirk at the present time. "A small-craft Warning means in this case that wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area".

Author: 0 No-deal Brexit could ends UK-EU flights, government says

Party members will be asked to agree that "if we can not get a general election, Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote". "That is what Labour members and supporters want and it is the direction in which Labour are now travelling", she said. He told Sky News: "We will vote against (a deal) if it doesn't meet our six tests".

Sci-tech Widespread damage after tornado hits Ontario and Quebec
Author: 0 Widespread damage after tornado hits Ontario and Quebec

Meanwhile, electricity company HydroQuebec reported over 130,000 customers were without power in the Ottawa area Friday evening. Damage from a tornado is seen in Dunrobin, Ontario west of Ottawa on Friday, Sept. The roof was sheared off, the second storey of the edifice was open to the sky. Anthony Di Monte, general manager of the City of Ottawa's Emergency and Protective Service, said that more than 400 traffic lights continue to be out.

Sci-tech Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

It was cruising west at about 25 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m. The westward movement speed had increased to 25 mph when it was 835 miles west southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. The NHC says it's expected to dissipate within two days and is no longer issuing updates on the system. In the North-Central Atlantic, Leslie probably is not even subtropical.

Sci-tech Rovers land on asteroid
Author: 0 Rovers land on asteroid

While the first images were less than awe-inspiring, successive shots show a craggy, pitted surface fit for a Hollywood blockbuster. "Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu". Hayabusa2 is scheduled to attempt three brief touch-and-go landings on the asteroid to collect samples in hopes of providing clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Sci-tech Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore
Author: 0 Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

The warmer climate conditions in western Greece have led to a weird phenomenon. A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long. These spiders are not unsafe for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora. The Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders " - are known for building enormous webs for mating when it's hot and humid.

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.

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