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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...]

Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours

Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case. For storm surge , people should evacuate, while for wind, they can stay in place in a strong structure as long as it's away from flood-prone areas, Knabb said. [Full Article...]

First death during Hurricane Florence confirmed in Pender County

It started pushing its way westward across SC later in the day, in a watery siege that could go on all weekend. However, the main risk is, and always has been, life threatening flooding. The Neuse, Pamlico, Pungo and Bay rivers may experience storm surges from 4 to 7 feet. The president is "expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined hi... [Full Article...]

Can you buy flood insurance now that will cover damage by Florence?

Can you buy flood insurance now that will cover damage by Florence? In Pender County, officials said that a woman died of a heart attack Friday morning as emergency crews tried to reach her; they were delayed because of downed trees and debris in the road. By tomorrow afternoon, the center of Florence is expected to be across western SC. In South Carolina , some 36,000 customers are without power. As of noon, Swansboro, North Carolina, had almost 31 inches of r... [Full Article...]

Florence lumbers inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded, World News & Top Stories

Five people are known to have died as the massive weather system knocked down trees, flooded rivers, and dumped sheets of rain in the Carolinas. Bobby Brown, 50, with his granddaughter Lyric, 1, during a power outage caused by Hurricane Florence in Florence, South Carolina , U.S., September 14, 2018. [Full Article...]

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space East Run. Hurricane "Florence" covered the States of North and SC in the United States. The size of the storm and its expected staying power will make life tough for anyone who decides to try to ride it out (which is not a good idea). "Watch out, America! Hurricane Florence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the Space Station", European astronaut Al... [Full Article...]

Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding

With close to 90 of the state's 100 counties setting up their emergency management offices for this storm, all signs point to an even longer recovery from Florence. "We face walls of water". Electricity remained out for much of the city, known for its historic mansions, with power lines lying across roads like wet strands of spaghetti. [Full Article...]

More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches

More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. Tropical storm Florence lumbered inland on Saturday, knocking down trees, flooding rivers, and dumping sheets of rain in the Carolinas where five people have died. The full impact of the storm surge on the coast will depend on whether the storm's arrival coincides with high tide. Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker fr... [Full Article...]

Duke Energy has 20,000 linemen on standby for Hurricane Florence

Duke Energy has 20,000 linemen on standby for Hurricane Florence Regardless of whether or not Florence moves inland swiftly or stalls, risky surf conditions will extend as far to the north as Nova Scotia, as far to the south as the east-central Florida coast and the northeast-facing shoreline of the Bahamas and as far to the east as Bermuda. [Full Article...]

FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars

FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars The inspector general is looking into whether taxpayers inappropriately footed the bill for Long's trips, according to the report, citing three unnamed sources. "At this time, we are fully focused on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and the storms in the Pacific", DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton told Politico in a statement. [Full Article...]

Search-and-rescue team from Maryland heads to SC before storm

Search-and-rescue team from Maryland heads to SC before storm Closing in with terrifying winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) and potentially catastrophic rain and storm surge, Florence is expected to blow ashore Saturday morning along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, the National Hurricane Center said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Trump declares North Carolina a ‘major disaster’

Hurricane Florence: Trump declares North Carolina a ‘major disaster’ Still, some residents ignored calls to evacuate. The storm is expected to lumber into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area with rain and damaging winds. Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept. [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence moves in

4 dead as Hurricane Florence moves in As of noon, Swansboro, North Carolina , had almost 31 inches of rain, Emerald Isle had over 23, and Wilmington and Goldsboro had about a foot. Both storms should weaken, but Helene is still expected to "pack a punch", according to the Express. [Full Article...]

Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding

Deadly Florence trudges inland in Carolinas with 'epic' rain, flooding Trump ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts beginning September 7 in areas affected by Florence, which made landfall early Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the White House said. Downed trees blocked the road, making it impossible for paramedics to get to her. "It's insane", he said in a phone interview. "Florence slowly weakening just inland over eastern SC but causing catastro... [Full Article...]

Carolina coast battening down, boarding up as hurricane nears

Carolina coast battening down, boarding up as hurricane nears At 11 a.m., Hurricane Florence was located about 485 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 520 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . He says the time to flee Hurricane Florence is now. Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]


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