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For meteorologists, Florence ‘is a horrific nightmare storm’

For meteorologists, Florence ‘is a horrific nightmare storm’

The wide storm has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane and forecasters expect top winds to drop more as it nears the shore, but they're sharing a giant dose of uncertainty. More than 10 million peopl...

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Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

But the NHC warned that Florence still poses a deadly threat to a wide stretch of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, from southern Georgia into southern Virginia, and remained capable of unleashing rain-fuell...

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5 photos of Hurricane Florence

The storm is expected to be just offshore by Friday and is now a Category 3 storm with 125mph top sustained winds. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement ...

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NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast. "People are getting frantic", a shop manager said . M...

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5 important things to know about Hurricane Florence

5 important things to know about Hurricane Florence

While Florence was slightly reduced in strength earlier from 140 miles per hour winds, meteorologists expect the hurricane to jump back to a Category 4 by Thursday morning. Computer simulations - espe...

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NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds up to 140 miles per hour (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stret...

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'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Closes In On US East Coast

Residents are running out of time to evacuate before Hurricane Florence roars in to North and SC bringing potentially deadly flooding, officials warn. North Carolina resident Roberto Guzman carrie...

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Hurricane Florence forces more than 1 million people to flee

Hurricane Florence forces more than 1 million people to flee

Meanwhile, forecasters urged residents to complete such storm preparations by the end of Wednesday, saying some impacts from Florence were nearly a certainty by Thursday. He estimated about 1 millio...

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Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous

Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous

Computer models predict more than 3 feet of rain in the eastern part of North Carolina, a fertile low-lying plain veined by brackish rivers with a propensity for escaping their banks. Hurricane Cami...

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Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

In another ad being released Wednesday by Planned Parenthood, the focus group talks about how Collins has been bipartisan and could be a leader in the Supreme Court fight. His work has also appeared i...

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‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence to pummel US Southeast for days

The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. Because of the amount of rain expected, "historic" flooding could occur from Thursday thr...

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Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

Storm -surge warning: South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina and Albemarle and Pamlico sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico rivers as of 2 a.m. The storm will likely dump betwee...

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Successful launch of Falcon-9

Space X is launching a massive communications satellite into orbit tonight, and will then attempt to land a rocket's first stage on a drone ship out in the ocean. "The coverage of Telesat's newest...

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Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

As of Sunday night, the hurricane was centered in southeast Bermuda and moving west at 7 miles per hour. Florence was moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 14...

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Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina Friday, and Sunday his office sent out a news release urging residents to start taking precautions. The NHC was also tracking two o...

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Atlantic Hurricane Season: From Zero to 2017 with Florence, More

Atlantic Hurricane Season: From Zero to 2017 with Florence, More

Isaac has lost some steam on its way to the Lesser Antilles, but the weather system is expected to remain "a strong tropical storm" as it gets closer to landfall, the National Hurricane Center (N.H...

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Greenpeace suing Ontario government over cap-and-trade cancellation

Greenpeace suing Ontario government over cap-and-trade cancellation

The notwithstanding clause is contained in Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , approved by Parliament in 1982, so its use can hardly be described as unconstitutional. Beloba...

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As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia , where Florence could begin delivering tropical storm force winds late...

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Florence to become major hurricane by Monday

Florence to become major hurricane by Monday

And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats along with life-thre...

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Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

As of 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph. A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through the end of the ...

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