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Michael strengthens to a major hurricane

Michael strengthens to a major hurricane So far, Coast Guard crews in Florida have rescued 40 people and assisted 232. In the storm's wake lay crushed and flooded buildings, shattered lives and at least 11 deaths that state and local officials have linked to the storm, with authorities investigating another three deaths. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi In a 5 p.m. update on October 9, the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) said Michael has strengthened to a "major hurricane " and has life-threatening storm surge , hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall. "This storm can kill you". "If you're responsible for a patient, you're responsible for the patient". With an officiant standing in front of them, the couple said their vows on the beac... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast Shortly afterward SpaceX showed a shot of Falcon 9, successfully landed on landing zone 4. Nearby residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties were warned they "may hear one or more sonic booms" from the landing. SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the goal of radar-imaging the ea... [Full Article...]

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from that storm, which packs top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Strong upper-level winds are expected to diminish by Sunday or Monday, which could allow for some slow development of this system while it moves westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. [Full Article...]

Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly. The centre is slowing down and is expected to stall and perhaps wander around just off shore on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Despite the drop in wind strength, the most risky threat comes from Florence's rains and storm surge, which could brin... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles

Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles Fayetteville city manager Doug Hewett said he's concerned that with the rain gone, the residents may become complacent and try to get back home, which could be unsafe. - A day after Gov. Roy Cooper called for an October special session to approve initial funding needs for the Hurricane Florence recovery, legislative leaders said they're prepared to meet next week. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX in HUGE announcement over first tourist trip to Moon

Elon Musk’s SpaceX in HUGE announcement over first tourist trip to Moon It's hoped the first passenger moon flight will happen sometime in 2023, although previous projects have suffered delays. SpaceX added that it was "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space". [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims

Michael Jordan makes two enormous donations to Hurricane Florence victims More than 5 million gallons (18 million liters) of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said , and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents. [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler He said Maezawa, founder of Japan's largest retail website and one the country's richest people, came to SpaceX with the idea for the flight. Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. No matter who SpaceX has signed for its "BFR Lunar Mission", the company is hyping it as an epic trip. Musk said houses equipped with Tesla's Solar Roof would feed e... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump calls North Carolina officials to offer support

Pres. Trump calls North Carolina officials to offer support The Navy says the aircraft will make their way back beginning Saturday, and the ships will start to return Sunday. President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm President Donald Trump touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. "It's a big one", he said. Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A

Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A The US National Hurricane Centre in its 8 a.m. tropical storm update reported Tropical Storm Isaac's centre was 25 miles east of Dominica and 80 miles southeast of Guadeloupe. The Ocean Resort Casino announced on Twitter that they were at capacity Thursday morning, and rooms were booked up through Saturday, September 15. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Game Time

Hurricane Florence: Game Time This doesn't mean that the storm isn't just as unsafe, as the bulk of the damage and possible loss of life will likely come from the 9-foot storm surge or up to 40 inches of rain that meteorologists are predicting. Some of the few people still left in Nags Head on the Outer Banks took photos of angry waves topped with white froth. Wilmington resident Julie Terrell said she was concerned after ... [Full Article...]

Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence

Nikki-Dee breaks down what changed overnight with Hurricane Florence North Carolina's governor urged people to learn what evacuation routes to take and put fuel in their vehicles in case they're ordered to leave. If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rain to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe conditions. [Full Article...]

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence The NHC said Florence is expected to be an "extremely unsafe major hurricane " when it makes landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday , bringing life-threatening storm surge to coastal areas. The storm's winds may have weakened in recent days - they are now at 110mph (175km/h) - but there are fears Florence's slow-moving nature could bring different problems. [Full Article...]

Pence heading to Georgia ahead of Hurricane Florence

All 22 of the FBS and FCS games scheduled this weekend in South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina were canceled or adjusted in some way due to the storm , according to CBS' Jerry Palm. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) declared a state of emergency for Georgia Wednesday. Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm watch issued as Hurricane Olivia continues approach

Tropical storm watch issued as Hurricane Olivia continues approach Sunday ET), the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said . Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Salt Lake resident Rebecca Cabasag and her family prepared for Lane and is back to restock hurricane supplies. As NPR's Bill Chappell reported , the town of Mountain View on the Big Island recorded 51.53 inches of rain as a result o... [Full Article...]

Florence to approach East Coast next week

Florence to approach East Coast next week The NHC encouraged residents along the east coast to review their hurricane plans. Cooper says state emergency management officials are working with local and federal agencies to prepare North Carolina for possible impacts from Florence . [Full Article...]

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast Hurricane Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for parts of the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coasts. Hurricane warnings stretch from the Florida/Alabama border to the Louisiana/Mississippi border as the storm center is most likely to strike along the Mississippi or Alabama coastline. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes He condemned the spate of US school shootings but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. Kavanaugh began the tumultuous process on Tuesday, spending most of the time listening to the various members of the Senate Judiciary Committee give their own statements. [Full Article...]


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