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Hurricane Florence is continuing to push towards a landfall around the North Carolina/South Carolina border, and is beginning to lash the central Atlantic seaboard with damaging winds and storm surge. "These enormous waves are produced by being trapped along with very strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion". Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge.
Duke Energy officials say Florence will knock out power to an estimated 1 million to 3 million customers in North and SC. Panovich: Right now it looks like landfall is going to occur sometime early Friday morning between, I would say, 4 a.m.
The National Hurricane Center says it's now expected to hit Wilmington and then veer west, taking it south of Charlotte. As Hurricane Florence hurdled towards the East Coast, its final destination remains uncertain , but North Carolinians who appear to be in the storm's path were taking few chances.
As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm was centred 485 miles (785 kilometres) southeast of Wilmington , moving at 15 mph (24 kph) with the potential for 1 to 3 feet of rain in places - enough to touch off catastrophic flooding and an environmental disaster, too, if the water inundates the region's many industrial waste sites and hog manure ponds.
Although the storm has been designated Category 3 rather than 4, emergency services were warning it could hit the coast with the force of a "Mike Tyson punch." Florence is already a Category 4 storm with 130mph winds. Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'. At least 25 million residents are at risk from the storm and experts predict its current path could cause up to $170 billion worth of damage, hit up to 759,000 homes and businesses and become ...
This is a breaking news update. Keesmaat made the comment to reporters at a news conference outside city hall on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after Ford announced that he would use the Charter's notwithstanding clause to push through legislation cutting the size of Toronto council almost in half despite a judge's ruling calling it unconstitutional.
Packing heavy winds with a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 miles per hour (195 km/h), the hurricane is slowly barreling toward the U.S. East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm. At around 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Hurricane Florence had strengthened to a Category 4 storm .
Steady streams of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tried to convince everyone on North Carolina's coast to flee. 12. Some areas could get deluged with 20 inches of rain, Myers said. A state of emergency has been declared in both North and SC. "The time to prepare is nearly over", he said.
On Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center issues storm surge warnings for the areas around the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the South Santee River in SC. Although North Carolina is still expected to see the worst of the storm, a more southern track would mean that states further north - like Virginia - could be spared of some nasty weather.
If she votes yes, however, all of the money - which, on Tuesday, officially stretched into excess of $1 million - will be donated to the campaign of Collins' future 2020 opponent. But now, activists are urging Collins to vote "no" on Kavanaugh, with Republicans holding a slim 51-to-49 majority in the Senate. The new ad buy comes as Collins is facing an onslaught of pressure to oppose the nomination.
According to an 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence's maximum sustained winds have intensified to 75 miles per hour. Henry McMaster said. This ridge of high pressure will cause a blocking pattern and steer Florence dangerously close to, or into, the East Coast of the U.S.by midweek.
Tuesday. It's located about 370 miles south of Bermuda , or 845 miles east of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving to the west at 17 mph. The Atlantic hurricane's maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory issued at noon Eastern Time (1600 GMT).
Moving west-northwest near 17 miles per hour with a turn to the northwest expected on Wednesday, Helene is not expected to pose any threat to land. Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night.
North and South Carolina are under a state of emergency, and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the coastline to evacuate. McMaster, Northam and North Carolina Gov. This satellite image taken yesterday shows Hurricane Florence off the U.S. east coast in the Atantic Ocean. The storm forced people to cut their vacations short along the coast.
Interests in Hawaii should monitor the progress of Olivia this weekend and use this time to enact your hurricane action plan. Still, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds could threaten the islands. Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. It's moving westward at 12 mph about 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 760 miles east of Honolulu.
The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts as high as 90 miles per hour. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018 shows Tropical Storm Florence - which forecasters say will soon become an extremely unsafe hurricane - being followed westward across the Atlantic by Tropical Storms Isaac and Helene8.
Over the last 36 hours, Florence weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as the system encountered hostile conditions in the central Atlantic Ocean. Ahead of Florence , a separate small tropical system was raining on Bermuda. SC officials began preparing Saturday for the possible arrival next week of a powerful Hurricane Florence , with authorities saying the storm could affect a large portion of the state .
The study authors, from the United States, were unsure if the shark could actually digest the seagrass. However, the ecological implications of 4.9 million bonnethead sharks eating up on seagrass are not yet fully understood. "Until now, most people thought that seagrass consumption was incidental when these sharks were hunting for crabs, etc. that live in the seagrass beds", Leigh said in a statement.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said Florence's weakening appeared to have stopped for the moment, but restrengthening is forecast over the weekend. In scenario one, an area of high pressure over the central Atlantic weakens, allowing Florence to curve northward and finally northeastward out to sea.
Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, did so at the risk of expulsion from the Senate . The emails in question were apparently a discussion between Democrats over how to question Bush's judicial nominees, and were stolen by a Republican staffer named Manuel Miranda .
It is incredibly unlikely we will feel winds that strong here in Kentuckiana. At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide. Tropical Storm Gordon's gusty winds and heavy rains began buffeting the Alabama coast on Tuesday night after coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for the deluge.
Infrared satellite data from Aqua's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument identified the strongest areas of the storm where cloud-top temperatures were indicative of strong winds and heavy rain, according to a statement from NASA.
Kavanaugh made it clear where his loyalties lie. Lee focused most of his questions on the Constitution and separation of powers, asking Kavanaugh at one point to name is his favorite Federalist Paper. Tillis said, "We have had almost every member in the minority on this committee either publicly state or participate in a press conference that they were going to vote against Judge Kavanaugh, with majority announcing it within the first 24 hours".
A NASA spokesman said it was too early to speculate on whether the three might have to return to Earth early if the leak can not be stopped. "What is this: a production defect or some premeditated actions?" he asked. This leak is much smaller than the type of damage caused by space debris in the 2013 film which starred George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Russian space officials have said that the puncture was caused by a micrometeoroid , but NASA has not confirmed this.