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  • Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING
Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Johnson says she has the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's notifications come to her phone. "Honestly, it's a weird storm, it's coming in slow. Florence set a record in the state for rain from a hurricane, dumping 33.9 inches (86 cm) in Swansboro, North Carolina . At least 10 people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina , i...

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  • Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

The National Hurricane Center said Florence's top sustained winds were holding at 45 miles per hour (75 kph), with higher gusts east of the storm's center. THESE shocking pictures show the true extent of Hurricane Florence - a powerful storm dubbed a "1,000 year event". Two men were also killed in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast
Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

That's down from a high of 140mph, but still expected to cause "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall". Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help people to higher ground after rescuing them from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence in James City, North Carolina.

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  • Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders held out hope of being rescued. About 70 people in Jacksonville, North Carolina, had to be moved to safety from a hotel whose structural integrity was threatened by the hurricane.

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  • Carolinas Hunker Down As Florence Approaches
Carolinas Hunker Down As Florence Approaches

The National Weather Service is predicting that the hurricane will blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward, with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.

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  • Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression
Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Tropical storms generate winds between 39 and 73 miles per hour, just below hurricane force. The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas. Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called Florence an "unin...

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  • State braces for major hurricane
State braces for major hurricane

Heavy rain in the Washington area over the weekend had already led to flooding in historic Alexandria, Virginia, local media said, and the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for part of the Potomac River. SC emergency management officials said they were "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". It remains an extremely ...

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless Families
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless Families

The Seattle City Council unanimously backed the proposed business tax, dubbed "Amazon Tax", in May, only to back down a month later after Amazon halted the construction planning for a new high-rise in the city. His net worth has risen by US$64.7 billion this year alone as Amazon's shares surged. The Bezos cash injection follows the philanthropic ...

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  • Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence
Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

Those facing the most serious threat are in the Carolinas, as Category 4 Hurricane Florence barrels toward the coast, with an expected landfall Friday . The hurricane was moving northwest in the Atlantic at 15 miles per hour and was packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. In addition to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, five mi...

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  • Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina , "bringing days and days of rain". As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph.

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  • Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda
Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda

Tropical Storm Florence has winds of 65 mph on Saturday morning as it is located 840 miles southeast of Bermuda. Florence is forecast to track west through the weekend, forecasters said. Now with 115 miles per hour winds, the storm had risen briefly to Category 4 on Wednesday with winds of 130 miles per hour. Hurricane Hunters (airplanes that ...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon seen from International Space Station
Tropical Storm Gordon seen from International Space Station

The National Hurricane Center is no longer issuing advisories on Gordon. A flash flood watch is in effect along and north of United States 50 and east of USA 231. The name and age were not released. Power was restored for all of those households by noon Wednesday. "I just hope I don't have to throw out everything in my refrigerator when I get hom...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Nearing Landfall; Buoy Hits 17ft Off Panhandle
Tropical Storm Gordon Nearing Landfall; Buoy Hits 17ft Off Panhandle

Coastal areas from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana could experience 4-8 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 12 inches through late Thursday that could cause risky flash flooding and "life-threatening" storm surge, according to the hurricane center.

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  • Tropical storm Gordon moving quickly across eastern Gulf of Mexico: NHC
Tropical storm Gordon moving quickly across eastern Gulf of Mexico: NHC

Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents. In Mississippi, Gov. A storm surge warning was posted for the north central Gulf Coast from Shell Beach, La.to Dauphin Island, Ala. The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning ...

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  • Calif. passes bill eliminating fossil fuels by the year 2045
Calif. passes bill eliminating fossil fuels by the year 2045

For decades Washington, D.C. has operated an effective pretrial system with nearly no money bail. San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan supports releasing misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders from jail in 12 hours without posting bail and keeping more serious offenders in jail until trial.

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  • Cabinet, party room supportive: Turnbull
Cabinet, party room supportive: Turnbull

The coalition has lost 38 successive Newspolls to Labor, eight more than Tony Abbott's record. Mr Turnbull had brought on the vote himself in a bid to resolve speculation that his leadership was under threat. The concession avoided the most conservative government lawmakers voting against the legislation in Parliament, openly undermining his ...

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  • Trump Touts Coal Industry Comeback At W. VA. Rally
Trump Touts Coal Industry Comeback At W. VA. Rally

In talking points obtained by E&E News , the administration says the EPA's own analysis shows "the proposal could reduce 2030 Carbon dioxide emissions by 0.7% to 1.5% from projected levels" under a business as usual scenario compared to 2005.

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  • Peter Dutton launches challenge against Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership
Peter Dutton launches challenge against Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said earlier Mr Dutton had told him the prime minister has his absolute support. The embattled prime minister has faced serious questions over his leadership in the past week amid changes to his National Energy Guarantee policy.

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  • Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say
Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

According to the report , Glyphosate was found in 43 out of 45 product samples with "conventionally grown" oats. The World Health Organization's cancer research agency classified glyphosate as " probably carcinogenic to humans " in 2015.

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