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President Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

President Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence , exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago. President Donald Trump is pledging to help the people affected by Hurricane Florence as he arrives in North Carolina to survey damage wrought by the powerful storm. [Full Article...]

Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina Almost 3 feet of rain fell in some parts of North Carolina and almost 2 feet in areas of SC. Trump's made his whirlwind tour through the Carolinas five days after the storm , which was blamed for at least 37 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia . [Full Article...]

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler The event was held at the company's Hawthorne , Calif., headquarters, conveniently located next to a design shop for Tesla, Musk's other company. He followed that up on Sunday with tweets showing new artist renderings of the Big Falcon Rocket , or BFR, the super heavy-lift launch vehicle that Musk promises will shuttle the passenger to the moon and eventually fly humans and cargo to Mar... [Full Article...]

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING Five days after Florence made landfall, more than a dozen rivers in the state have reached the stage of major flooding, with three more expected to peak in the next two days. Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed all the North Carolina deaths in a press conference Monday. Dams and levees throughout North Carolina are in danger of failing. [Full Article...]

Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence Its center was expected to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. Amtrak said Monday it is canceling service to points south of Washington starting Wednesday and through the weekend. "Action today can avoid losses due to Florence". [Full Article...]

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip He will be the first person to travel to the moon since the United States' Apollo missions ended in 1972. "Quite a small portion of SpaceX's resources are now spent on BFR". It became the first private company to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely return it to Earth in 2010, and the first commercial enterprise to fly to the space station in 2012 on a supply mission. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission

Musk says SpaceX has already built the first cylinder section of the BFR. In typical fashion for any company owned by Elon Musk , they've made a decision to do so by blasting a single person - the world's first private passenger, around the moon and back to test the rocket's capability for far space travel. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area

Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area Roy Cooper said in a statement that flood danger from the storm was "more immediate than when it made landfall just over 24 hours ago". However, as US Presidents Trump says, "fake news". The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews, and volunteers used helicopters, boats, and heavy-duty vehicles on September 15, to rescue scores of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as No... [Full Article...]

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth's polar ice

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth's polar ice Its last will be the ICESat-2 satellite for NASA, which will circle the globe and use a laser to measure the height of ice on the Earth. Since that first launch, Delta II rockets have launched 154 successful missions. Richard Slonaker, ICESat-2 program executive at NASA, told reporters ahead of the launch that this mission is "exceptionally important for science". [Full Article...]

More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding…

More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding… Heavy rain has fallen on portions of central and eastern SC after former hurricane-turned-Tropical Depression Florence moved onshore. "The Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, Yadkin, and portions of the Rocky River and the South Fork of the Catawba River, are still rising, and not expected to crest until later today, or tomorrow". [Full Article...]

Florence forecast: 15 more inches of rain, record-setting floods inland

Florence forecast: 15 more inches of rain, record-setting floods inland Roy Cooper said as the relenting storm puttered slowly west near the SC border. About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm. [Full Article...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump spoke with North Carolina leaders before Florence impact

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump spoke with North Carolina leaders before Florence impact As of 8 a.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said Florence was centered about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and about 220 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . The shopping list for people who have made a decision to ride out the storm at home: plywood to board up their windows, sandbags, bilge pumps, generators, trash bags, potato chips, bottled water and w... [Full Article...]

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee are all projected to crest Sunday and Monday and burst their banks, possibly flooding nearby communities. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC. Six people died in SC, including four in auto accidents and two from carbon monoxide from a po... [Full Article...]

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. Many properties within the mumble are now now not willing to handle the extensive flood of water introduced in by a storm surge , she urged World News on Thursday.Here's what the predicted 4-metre storm surge appe... [Full Article...]

2 protesters detained at climate meeting

2 protesters detained at climate meeting So how much do its efforts matter in a practical sense? Trump said the agreement was unfair to the United States and would hurt the economy. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Monday proclaiming a "100 percent clean electricity goal" for the state by 2045, reaffirming California's commitment to reducing carbon emissions. [Full Article...]

US NRC, nuclear plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

US NRC, nuclear plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence Brunswick is located four miles from the coast and sits 20 ft. above sea level; the storm surge in the area around the plant is expected to reach 9-13 ft. They also have prepared their backup diesel generators to make sure the plants have enough fuel to keep producing power. The USA's nuclear power plants have weathered hurricanes before. [Full Article...]

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall Rainfall of up to 40 inches could occur in isolated areas of North and SC. As of Thursday afternoon the storm was generating sustained winds of 105mph, as storm surge water has begun to rush into homes and streets along beachside communities. [Full Article...]

80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence Florence dipped to Category 2 hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour on Wednesday evening. "This is a very risky storm", said FEMA's Long, urging people still in evacuation zones to heed orders to flee to safer ground. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Leaves More Than 400,000 Without Power In North Carolina

Hurricane Florence Leaves More Than 400,000 Without Power In North Carolina Hurricane Irma destroyed Kathy Griffin's house in Florida a year ago, and it could be days before she finds out whether Florence smashed her fifth-story condominium in Wrightsville Beach, where authorities said utilities could be out for days or weeks. [Full Article...]

NASA posts phenomenal video of Hurricane Florence from station

NASA posts phenomenal video of Hurricane Florence from station When asked about Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, he said if the site is going to be hit with hurricane force winds, operators will shut it down at least two hours prior to the expected impact, and operators will stay on site through the storm . [Full Article...]


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