by | September 18, 2018 | 01:45

A 61-year-old woman was killed around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Union County when she drove into a tree that had been blown into the roadway, Fox Carolina reported . Almost 814,000 homes in North Carolina and 170,000 in SC are without power. "As the water recedes things will get better". "We can pump 42,000 gallons (159,000 litres) a minute once we have water receded enough".

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:47

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland . "There is not a danger to life, but we are just saying be prepared for it be very windy for a while". Storm Helene will travel up the West Coast on Monday and Tuesday, hitting Wales and travelling through parts of the North West.

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:50

Jerome Balinton, a spokesman for Save the Children who was on the ground in north-eastern Luzon, said: "The further north we travelled the more extensive the damage, particularly in Cagayan province". Government officials said 54 people died and 42 were missing, including 33 miners who were killed in a landslide at a mining site. "Even for a person of my weight, I was about to be blown down by the wind which made me very scared", said a 70-year-old resident surnamed Fung.

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:29

Please note " Hurricane Florence Relief Fund" in the memo area of each check. The storm should move up into West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and parts of New England by Tuesday, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain there. Stephens said staff had gotten most of the roadways in and around New Bern open, with the exception of streets that have downed trees and electric lines or where roadway structural failures have occurred.

by | September 17, 2018 | 04:03

The U.S. Naval Forces North Command also has deployed ships off the S.C. coast for recovery and rescue efforts once the hurricane passes, said Lt. Cmdr. Millions of people are in the path of the Category 1 storm which on Thursday evening was moving west at only 6 miles per hour (9 km/h). More than 1 million Virginians and Carolinians are under mandatory evacuation orders, but there is little government officials can do to force people from their homes.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:06

The grim news means scientists believe just 74 whales remain in a group that has failed to reproduce successfully in the past three years . The West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network was also activated, and airlines flying in and out of islands in the area were on the look out.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:12

The storm is moving west at 5 miles per hour and a slow westward movement will continue across extreme eastern SC through Saturday. Police in Wilmington say a mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their house. Authorities warned, too, of risks of mudslides and environmental disasters from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Governor Cooper said: " Hurricane Florence is powerful, slow and relentless".

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:10

Although more than $740 million in federal, state and local funds have been spent to address Matthew's damages, state officials are still working to distribute $236 million allocated by the federal government previous year to help reimburse or pay for extensive home repairs.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:20

In 2015, 196 countries around the globe came together under the Paris Agreement to transform their development trajectories so that they set the world on a course toward sustainable development, aiming at limiting warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

by | September 16, 2018 | 06:02

Trump in his tweets blamed Democrats for inflating the numbers. He says, "Then, like magic, '3000 PEOPLE KILLED'". "The team found that lack of communication, well-established guidelines and training for physicians on how to certify deaths in disasters resulted in a limited number of deaths being identified as hurricane-related", read the study .

by | September 16, 2018 | 04:01

Tens of thousands were without power. As of 5 a.m., Florence was 25 miles (55 kilometers) east of Wilmington , North Carolina. Heavy rainfall began after dark. "Hopefully the Outer Banks will still be here". Wilmington resident Julie Terrell was plenty concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:30

In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen from the International Space Station. With the hurricane beginning to batter North Carolina, the state's Governor has asked US President Donald Trump for another federal disaster declaration beyond what he declared earlier this week.

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:55

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge. Throughout the Carolinas, residents are buying up water , canned food and other supplies in preparation for the hurricane , which is expected to approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday morning.

by | September 16, 2018 | 02:49

Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3½ feet as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. He called the rain an event that comes along only once every 1,000 years. Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour winds , Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 02:02

He said, "Sand dunes gone storm surge 4' into house knocking down walls first floor". Steering currents - around clear-weather high-pressure systems and stormy low-pressure systems - redirect hurricanes, with the clear-weather systems acting as walls that storms have to go around.

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:22

It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters said catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected well inland over the next few days as Florence crawls westward across the Carolinas all weekend.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:10

Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area - Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica - by Thursday morning, with tropical storm conditions possible early Thursday in both the tropical storm watch area - Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat - and the hurricane watch areas, the NHC added.

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:09

The Wilmington Police Department said that a mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house on Friday. At 7.15am local time (12.15pm BST), hurricane Florence made landfall, with the eye of the storm hitting close to Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:10

No other information was given. Forecasters have been predicting catastrophic flash flooding . The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina. "Very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and feared splintering trees would pummel her house.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:22

Due to the expansive nature of Hurricane Florence , Red Cross volunteers are stretched thin across the state, Shumake said. The core is also about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina . Looking a little better on Sunday as high pressure builds in and pushes Florence over inland NC/SC. And newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce is not expected to threaten land soon.

by | September 15, 2018 | 02:57

The tweet sent the internet ablaze with rumors who the passenger might be. Musk responded with a Japanese flag emoji, suggesting the passenger is Japanese. In June this year, it was reported the mission had been postponed until 2019 at the earliest. Company representatives declined to offer additional details Friday.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:31

North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the US electricity sector has been well prepared for Hurricane Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:39

In Jacksonville , North Carolina , next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:48

At 2pm Tuesday afternoon, Florence was located 845 miles (1360km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina . CoreLogic's analysis of the path and intensity of the storm indicates that a wide swath communities along the East Coast, ranging from Charleston, South Carolina to Virginia Beach, Virginia, are vulnerable.

by | September 15, 2018 | 00:59

North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water. "That is certainly not the case where I'm standing", he said, explaining that the storm is causing structural damage in the area and the wind gusts have not weakened.

by | September 15, 2018 | 01:30

Greg Postel , hurricane and storm specialist for The Weather Channel. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's student paper, The Daily Tar Heel, reported that class has been canceled and students have been encouraged to leave the Chapel Hill area before the storm hits.

by | September 14, 2018 | 05:02

Hurricane Florence is predicted to creep across the coast from North Carolina to SC after making landfall late Thursday or early Friday. Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms.

by | September 14, 2018 | 05:37

The storm has slowed considerably and was moving at 5 miles per hour toward the Port City. Those pipelines carry fuel from the Gulf Coast to much of the eastern United States. But the biggest danger could be life-threatening storm surges . That makes sense since the category of a storm is generally determined by its maximum sustained winds; but, researchers have found, the vast majority of deaths (nearly 90%) from hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions between 1963 and 2012 ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:27

In a post to his Twitter account, Bezos said one part of the fund will give money to organizations and groups that provide shelter and food to young homeless families. Helping the homeless has also been a focus for Amazon. In the past, Bezos has made political contributions, but not of this magnitude. When Seattle passed a tax in May on large companies to fight the city's growing homelessness crisis, Amazon balked and even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:17

Hurricane Florence neared Category 5 strength on Monday, forcing evacuations in coastal areas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia . Residents in eight counties along the coast - Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry - must begin evacuating by noon Tuesday, McMaster said at a news briefing.

by | September 14, 2018 | 03:44

A hurricane-hunter airplane measured 25-metre waves near the eye of Florence, according to a tweet from the National Hurricane Center . "They say it's about as big as they've seen coming to this country and certainly to the East Coast as they've ever seen".

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:00

Hurricane Florence's winds began whipping coastal North Carolina on Thursday as the slow-moving tempest began to unleash fierce rains that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the USA southeast. "We're still going to have a Category 4 storm surge". Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) spokesman Jeff Byard said storm surges may bring catastrophic flooding to inland areas.

by | September 14, 2018 | 02:23

We'll discuss the latest on the storm. Forecasters say it could slow dramatically when it nears land and then linger until Saturday, moving unpredictably along the coast and bringing torrential rain. SC officials say more than 400,000 people have evacuated the state's coast and more than 4,000 people have taken refuge in shelters as Hurricane Florence approaches.

by | September 13, 2018 | 04:09

Officers from the Gresham Police Department found her vehicle near a ranger station on 8 September and launched a search mission in the area. Bober, of Gresham, was an avid hiker who often trekked in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge areas.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:35

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and evacuation orders were issued to around 1.7 million residents across the three states. Florence's predicted path as of Wednesday has it making landfall on the SC coast, just south of North Carolina. The NHC says this may bring widespread and potentially "catastrophic" flooding far inland, since forecasters predict Florence may dump several feet of rain on some areas of the East Coast.