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SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon' He added: "I choose to go to the Moon . with artists!" And he also allowed him to take on his trip eight yet unnamed " artists and cultural figures ". Initially, SpaceX had planned to use Falcon Heavy rockets to launch the crew, but the company has made a decision to use its newly designed Big Falcon Rocket which is now under construction. [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief

Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief I-95, which goes from Maine to Florida, travels through low-lying plains in eastern South and North Carolina . Of the 33 storm-related deaths, at least 26 were in North Carolina, six were in SC and one was in Virginia. The water level of the Cape Fear River is expected to crest at 61.8 feet by 8 a.m. Tuesday. The report said that I-40 from Exit 385 near Wallace to the New Hanover County line ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) said in its latest advisory on Thursday. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds will hit North and SC with full force on Thursday evening. It is unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina with the brunt of the s... [Full Article...]

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding WILMINGTON , N.C. With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence , officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers. [Full Article...]

Florence becomes tropical storm

Florence becomes tropical storm A father in the same home was transported to the hospital. The deceased was an unidentified woman whom emergency responders could not reach due to a downed tree, Proctor said. Sunday. Soon afterward, the administration of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said that a 78-year-old man died of electrocution as he was attempting to connect a power generator, while CBS 17 television reported that ... [Full Article...]

Trump declares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties

Trump declares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties Roy Cooper warned on Friday. "This is a monumental disaster for our state". Already, the event has already broken North Carolina's state record for most rain in a tropical storm or hurricane, with a preliminary report over 30 inches. [Full Article...]

California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump

California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump He issued a statement on Monday saying he will convene a major climate summit in 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the worldwide agenda. "I'm a graduate student and so I think it's really important as well to have students and young folks involved", she said. [Full Article...]

Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas These victims of the hurricane were staying at a hotel that took severe storm damage from Florence . Yet the long-ranging, torrential winds are not the primary concern. But now that she's ready to go back home, she can't. As rivers swelled toward record levels, state regulators and environmental groups were monitoring the threat from big hog and poultry farms located in low-lying, flood-prone... [Full Article...]

Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas People walk past storm shuttered buildings on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. "It's chilling, even from space", European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst said in a tweet on Wednesday. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington , N.C., and was moving northwest at 17 mph, and this general motion, accompanied by a gradual decrease in forward sp... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry Hurricane Florence , a powerful Category 4 storm , could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean. [Full Article...]

Dark warning to hurricane battlers

Dark warning to hurricane battlers Eric Abdullah, of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, who said officials were trying to stay flexible. Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 2. [Full Article...]

Stunning Weather Channel Video Shows Why Storm Surges Are So Dangerous

Stunning Weather Channel Video Shows Why Storm Surges Are So Dangerous As a Category 3 and 4 storm, Florence has been pushing massive waves toward the East Coast for days, creating the momentum for a pile of ocean water to infiltrate inland. Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to almost a million homes and businesses as it dumped huge amounts of rain on North and SC, causing five deaths. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear said North Carolina is likely to see eight months of rain in two to three days. But it's not only North Carolinians who live along the coast who are being impacted by severe flooding . [Full Article...]

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week. The National Weather Service has issued strong warnings to residents of the Carolinas and other mid-Atlantic states, saying the hurricane would be the "storm of a lifetime", bringing damaging winds, life-threatening storm surges, and "ca... [Full Article...]

Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods Members of Onslow County emergency look to see if a passenger was still in a vehicle that was overtaken by flooding on US Route 17 outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina. These are the best moments from Hurricane Florence that has captured the hearts in not only the Carolinas but across the nation. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm, according to a Reuters report . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast

Hurricane Florence starts battering US East Coast Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warn that Florence remains deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane. In South Carolina and other parts of North Carolina, rain could be 6 to 12 inches, isolated up to 24 inches. The centre issued a public advisory with a summary of watches and warning... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA September 12 update. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour or 95 km/h. The poorly organized, 45-mph storm is not expected to strengthen but should maintain its tropical storm strength for the next few days. Duke Energy North Carolina President David Fountain said Florence is so massive and its potential for damage so extensive that people could be without power for a very long t... [Full Article...]

‘Straight out of hell.’ Videos capture drama, destruction as Hurricane Florence rages

‘Straight out of hell.’ Videos capture drama, destruction as Hurricane Florence rages Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 miles per hour winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. [Full Article...]

FEMA director under investigation for possible misuse of taxpayer resources

FEMA director under investigation for possible misuse of taxpayer resources The DHS IG is examining whether Long misused government vehicles and personnel for his six-hour drives between his home in North Carolina and FEMA headquarters in Washington , DC, Politico reported . "Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA, and not part of my track record and my whole entire career". FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurri... [Full Article...]

'Don’t Relax.' Officials Prepare for the Worst in North Carolina's Emergency Center

'Don’t Relax.' Officials Prepare for the Worst in North Carolina's Emergency Center There is overwash but nothing we are not used to", she said . In South Carolina there were 7,000 people staying in shelters, according to the state's emergency management office. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by th... [Full Article...]


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