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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.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:18

The storm is expected to make landfall early Friday morning near Wilmington, North Carolina . At 11pm local time on Tuesday (4am BST Wednesday) the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph.

by | September 13, 2018 | 01:56

This shift to the south certainly brings Charlotte into play for much heavier rainfall, and I think that's going to be the biggest issue that we're going to have to deal with in the Charlotte area is soaking heavy rains that could fall not only over a day but maybe several days after landfall .

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:19

Thousands of meters below the ocean's surface in the deep trenches, everything is in pitch black and the pressure can be up to a thousand times greater than at the sea level. "They seem to be quite active and look very well-fed". They include deep-sea "mushrooms" that don't fit into any known category of life, a "ghostly" fish with translucent skin and a jellyfish that could have been plucked from a Pixar movie , among others recently discovered in the Mariana Trench , the deepest point ...

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:21

Two more storms named Helene and Isaac are following behind Florence, according to Fox , but are expected to be less threatening. Elsewhere in the tropics, officials say Tropical Storm Helene is approaching islands off the western coast of Africa.

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:11

Effects from the hurricane will occur outside that cone, he said , predicting some effects will be felt more than 100 miles from the storm's center. The latest storm track released by the National Weather Service shows Florence moving inland Friday morning as a weaker hurricane, and possibly continuing west into central North Carolina Saturday morning.

by | September 12, 2018 | 03:30

And Hurricane Florence will take aim at the Southeast coast of the United States late this week, likely as a major hurricane. The Aqua satellite was just one view from space of the increasingly alarming hurricane activity. Florence strengthened to a Category 3 storm Monday morning, and continues its strengthening early this week. All of the islands under watch were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Maria or Irma last September, with some of them still trying to rebuild.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:10

Researchers at Breakthrough Listen , a multimillion-dollar campaign to seek out signals from alien civilizations, still don't know exactly what's causing repeated bursts of radio waves from an distant galaxy - but thanks to artificial intelligence, they're keeping closer tabs on the source, whatever it turns out to be.

by | September 12, 2018 | 02:39

Stay updated on our Hurricane Florence coverage here, and please prepare yourself now if any of these storms threaten an area where you live. Governor Ralph Northam issued a mandatory evacuation order for 245,000 Virginians in low-lying, coastal areas.