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Hurricane Florence: Colgate coach donating hotel rooms after game was canceled

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The US National Hurricane Center has warned that a life-threatening storm surge along the coast of South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia is likely. Henry McMaster's message is pretty blunt: If you live in an evacuation zone, hit the road soon. "Don't play games with it". St. Helena Island near the South Carolina-Georgia line is used to riding out big storms - from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma a year ago. Read More »

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

Video SpaceX today named its first paying passenger it will fly around the Moon and back to Earth - and it's Japanese biz baron Yusaku Maezawa . The BFR was first announced in 2016, and was touted as the most powerful rocket in history, even more potent than the Saturn V Moon rocket that launched the Apollo missions five decades ago. Read More »

Pictures show before and after flooding in North Carolina

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With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, stranded people were being rescued by boat and by helicopter, while tens of thousands of others hunkered down in shelters. "I just feel comfortable staying". The station reported the fourth death involved a 77-year-old Kinston man who family members said died at 8 a.m. Friday when he was "blown down by the wind" while tending dogs. Read More »

Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

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The commission on Wednesday said it's sending additional inspectors to plants in North and SC and is activating its regional incident response center in Atlanta, to provide around-the-clock staff support during the storm. Brunswick is located about four miles (6.4 kilometers) from the coast and sits about 20 feet (6.1 meters) above sea level. On its current track, the storm will hit the coast on Friday with maximum sustained winds of about 105 miles per hour. Read More »

NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

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Forecasts project the center of Florence to make landfall around the South and North Carolina border on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. The threat has sparked a rush of evacuation efforts in SC and North Carolina, with more than a million people urged to get out of Florence's way. Read More »

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he asked the president for an enhanced disaster declaration to expedite more resources as the storm began to bear down on the coast. "Please be safe and be smart and use your common sense", Cooper added. The Outer Banks of North Carolina took the initial brunt Thursday afternoon, with parts of Highway 12 - the main road that runs through Ocracoke and Hatteras islands - flooding and becoming impassable. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

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Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". About 10 million people could be affected by the storm, and more than one million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Thursday and Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity . Read More »

Met Service issues severe weather alert for all parishes Sunday to Monday

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Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts. As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system". Joyce is centered about 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) southwest of the Azores and is moving southwest at 6 mph (9 kph). The mammoth waves were spotted early Wednesday in the storm's northeast quadrant, said the NHC's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch, which ... Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Watches posted as ‘extremely dangerous’ Florence churns toward Carolinas

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Roy Cooper said . The very centre of Florence's bullseye may be Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine Corps training base. Heavy rainfall - up to 15 inches - for much of northern Virginia and nearly all of the state's eastern half. "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km)". Read More »

No fossil fuels in power, law says

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Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating the electricity target on Monday. Senate Bill 100 , authored by state Sen. Also on Monday, Brown issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality by the same year. In 2015, Hawaii became the first state to set such a target. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif . SB100 sets a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045. Read More »

Feinstein's 'Information' on Kavanaugh Creates a Stir

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Feinstein - who's on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which just finished confirmation hearings for Kavanagh - says she has "referred the matter to federal investigative authorities". Democrats are fighting Kavanaugh's nomination and decrying the process that Republicans used to compile his government records for review. Sen. Booker repeatedly announced he was breaking the rules during Kavanaugh's hearings last week, causing many to claim the Democrat senator was grandstanding to gain ... Read More »

Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence may now be dipping a bit south and hitting a portion of the Great State of Georgia. Forecasters worry the storm's damage will be worse if it lingers on the coast. People fleeing coastal North and SC clogged highways Wednesday as Florence bore down on the coast for a direct hit in a low-lying region dense with beachfront vacation homes. Read More »

Florence Upgraded To Category 2 Hurricane; Expected To Reach Carolinas This Week

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. - The National Hurricane Center announced at 5 p.m. Monday it could begin issuing hurricane and storm surge watches as soon as Tuesday morning. East Coast. The center expects the biggest threats from Florence to be "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions". An animation of GOES-16 weather satellite imagery shows Florence strengthening from a tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane at 15 UTC on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Read More »

Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence

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And the storm surge , which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change. As of midday on Tuesday, Florence remains a powerful category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Read More »

Cory Booker Releases Racial Profiling Information on Brett Kavanaugh

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Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday, Kavanaugh explained he was simply summarizing views of legal scholars, not offering his own view. "Give us some reassurance about your commitment to the democratic institutions in this country, in the face of a president who seems prepared to cast them aside", Durbin said. Read More »

State of emergency declared in Mississippi

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A Hurricane Warning is also in effect for portions of the northern Gulf coast. Visiting from Nashville, the couple planned to stay on the island despite the storm . By Saturday evening, however, it had blossomed into a depression and by Sunday morning intensified to a Tropical Storm about 10 miles west of Key Largo. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

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Heading northwest at 17 miles per hour (27 km/h), the National Hurricane Center predicts Gordon could strengthen to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico before it likely makes landfall in MS early Wednesday. While likely to remain outside of the storm's core, this zone is still expected to see gusty winds and heavy rainfall. There is a Special Marine Warning for Indian River County and Brevard County. Read More »

California Moves One Step Closer To Being 100% Renewable Powered By 2045

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Crime is going down too. A 2013 study by the Drug Policy Alliance and Luminosity found that almost 40 percent of jail inmates in New Jersey were locked up because they were too poor to afford their bail. But it faced heavy opposition from the bail industry and some former supporters of the bill, who said significant amendments to the final version would unjustly expand the number of suspects in pretrial detention. Read More »