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Hurricane Florence claims several lives

The father sustained injuries and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for medical care. Two people died in Lenoir County. "I'...


Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm

Power outages in North Carolina have increased as a weakened and slower Hurricane Florence moves closer to the coast . The National Hurricane Center said...


Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the north Atlantic, but is not now a threat to land. "As we enter ...


North Carolina TV station evacuates due to rising waters

Cuthbert Langley, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross in South Carolina , told HuffPost that the organization has more than 1,500 disaster response volu...


Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas. "A turn to the west-northwest and west at an even slower for...


'We're in the bullseye' of storm

Although as of yesterday afternoon Hurricane Florence was a Category 3 hurricane, models and forecasts predict that it will intensify into a Category 4 hurric...


Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Forecast & Track

Florence was registering as a Category 4 storm earlier in the week but has since been downgraded to a Category 1 storm. Roads and intersections on North Car...


Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

As of 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm was centered 260 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina, moving northwest at 17 mph (2...


SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined previous year. SpaceX will send its first passenger around the Moon in a Big Falcon Rocket (seen...


Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland

Maarten. There are now four storms swirling in the Atlantic Ocean with the formation of Tropical Storm Joyce . Gusts may range from 30 to 40 miles per hour w...


Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence

Others turned to social media and held live prayer sessions asking God to cause Hurricane Florence to lose strength. Forecasters at the National Hurricane C...


Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances

Bringing a devastating storm surge, powerful winds and catastrophic flooding, governors in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland are urging re...


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

The fund will also launch and operate a network of high-quality Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is wor...


Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina

About 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches, the...


California mandates 100% clean energy by 2045

Hawaii Gov. David Ige in June signed a similar bill, strengthening the state's commitment to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy resou...


West Point area could start to feel effects of Hurricane Florence Thursday

Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apart...


'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts anxious

Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, wi...


Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches USA coast

Hurricane Helene is veering toward Europe and newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce is not expected to threaten land. Residents near coastal areas have been g...


High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

It's big and vicious. "It is an extremely, dangerous , life-threatening, historic hurricane", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. This is an issue, Meyers...


Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

The video tracks across the swirling clouds at the outer edges of the hurricane before passing over the eye. Astronaut Alexander Gerst also joined in the fun,...


Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

The US National Hurricane Center warned late Tuesday US time that Florence was expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to portions o...


Watches issued for Tropical Storm Isaac which could regain hurricane strength

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbi...


Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

During the hearings, he expressed significant respect for Roe v. Wade's status as precedent under the doctrine of stare decisis , as well as mixed signals...


Florence Expected To Be Cat 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard

A National Hurricane Center graphic showing the potential track for Hurricane Florence , as of 11 a.m. Improving atmospheric conditions were expected to al...


'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

Concerns about the monster storm extended even into Virginia . The hurricane has been rapidly strengthening all morning. The storm was producing large sw...


Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the coasts of South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia , and states of emergency have been declared ther...


Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries

Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - to pay particular attention to the storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Helene has maximum sustai...


UAE embassy issues weather warning to Emiratis in US

The governor warned residents that Florence was gaining strength and that the winds would likely be higher than other recent hurricanes. The center of Florenc...


Zach Daniel provides update on potential Hurricane Florence impact in Virginia

However, the entire east coast is warned to be on high alert in case the storm's path further shifts, and of course, the impacts will expand far beyond the stor...


Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

The current forecast track for Hurricane Olivia shows it starting to impact the state on Tuesday. Tropical storm or hurricane conditions could be felt anywhere ...


Florence strengthens into hurricane; could become Cat 3 by Monday

Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency Saturday to give his state time to prepare for the possible arrival of the storm . The Weather Channel sai...


Florence could threaten East Coast as a major hurricane this week

Florence remains a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and located some 1,500 miles east of east of the US mainland, slowly tracking to the w...


Florence forecast to restrengthen to a major hurricane by next week

Through the course of the weekend, the wind shear should diminish and the storm will head into warmer waters allowing for the storm to return back to hurrica...


Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

But he said he didn't see semi-automatic rifles as "unusual". However, the first of at least four days of hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee began w...


Democrats Take ‘Civil Disobedience’ Stance in Leaking Kavanaugh Documents

Booker said in the hearing that his attempts to question Kavanaugh on race were being thwarted by Republicans. "I am not sure that all legal scholars re...