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Record flooding hits Jacksonville as Georgia braces for epic storm surge

Record flooding hits Jacksonville as Georgia braces for epic storm surge The hurricane was originally expected to hit the Miami area, but a westward shift Saturday saw it bearing down on Tampa with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. "I said, "Let's go and live the good life in paradise", she said. "Tonight, I'm scared to death". A total of 5.6 million people, equivalent to 25 percent of the state's population, were ordered to evacuate Florida, according to the F... [Full Article...]

Electric Cooperative: Convoy of Trucks Headed to SC to Help Restore Power

Electric Cooperative: Convoy of Trucks Headed to SC to Help Restore Power Power crews from around the state of Alabama are gearing up to travel to Florida to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. "We've had a request to go to Chattanooga", he said, adding that it's really hard for GEPB to send anyone because it's such a small crew as it is, so there is really no one to spare. [Full Article...]

What can the Upstate, Southeast expect from Hurricane Irma?

What can the Upstate, Southeast expect from Hurricane Irma? According to media reports, there were at least five storm-related deaths. Georgia: Three deaths reported . Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers said Monday that people had been killed in the Keys, where almost 80,000 permanent residents live, apart from one already known fatality. [Full Article...]

Schumer blasts back at McConnell over the debt ceiling

Schumer blasts back at McConnell over the debt ceiling McConnell said, referring to legislation. "The minority leader and his team were trying to get us not to write it that way, but I did write it that way and that is the way it passed". McConnell explained that he pushed for retaining the Treasury Department's ability to use "extraordinary measures" to avoid a more immediate need to raise the debt ceiling. [Full Article...]

GoFundMe for hot dog vendor raises over $60k

GoFundMe for hot dog vendor raises over $60k The UC Berkeley cop in California was filmed talking with the man before pocketing the money in footage which has since gone viral. "While I can not comment on the specifics of this particular case, our practice is to issue warnings before giving a citation ", he said . [Full Article...]

Honda will offered electrified option of all new vehicle models in Europe

Honda will offered electrified option of all new vehicle models in Europe But there are also Honda concepts that ended up in the real world. Volvo grabbed the headlines earlier this summer when it was first amongst the established vehicle makers to claim all of its models would have an electric or hybrid option by 2019. [Full Article...]

Reverse Storm Surge: How Hurricane Irma Sucked Water Out of Tampa Bay

Reverse Storm Surge: How Hurricane Irma Sucked Water Out of Tampa Bay Weather Service meteorologists aren't sure when the water will return, but when it does, Tampa and St. Petersburg could get storm surge flooding anywhere between five to eight feet. Night-time curfews have been imposed in areas such as Miami , where 13 people were arrested on suspicion of looting. Irma, now weakened to a tropical depression , pounded the Southeast Monday, killing at least thr... [Full Article...]

Is Hurricane Jose headed for the Carolinas?

Is Hurricane Jose headed for the Carolinas? Hurricane Jose continues moving slowly eastward with little change in strength. As of 5 a.m. ET, Jose had winds of 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 storm. According to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, Jose is expected to remain between Bermuda and Hispaniola for the next several days, but then eventually move westward late this week and then more northward this weekend. [Full Article...]

Big tree falls on building owned by SC governor

Big tree falls on building owned by SC governor Winds and rain from Hurricane Irma have moved into SC and officials warn residents to be very careful throughout the day. It's too early to determine whether gas prices in SC will rise in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma , according to a spokesperson with AAA Carolinas . [Full Article...]

25% of Florida Keys buildings destroyed, FEMA says

25% of Florida Keys buildings destroyed, FEMA says At Gulf Power, a Southern Co. unit that serves just over 455,000 in northwest Florida , spokesman Rick DelaHaya said Monday morning that the brunt of Irma was just starting to arrive in that region. "It's supposed to get really bad here in the next couple of hours, and after that we'll make a decision of where we need to get on the road", he said. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' ahead of United Nations sanctions vote

North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' ahead of United Nations sanctions vote North Korea seems to be ramping up cyberattacks to steal Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that could be used to circumvent trade restrictions and global sanctions and obtain hard currencies to fund the regime. must consider what he called the legitimate concerns of all parties and make it a part of its policy towards the region to not seek regime change in Pyongyang or a collapse of the country... [Full Article...]

UN Security Council slaps fresh sanctions on defiant North Korea

UN Security Council slaps fresh sanctions on defiant North Korea And there's also a ban on new work permits for North Korean workers. The new sanctions impose a ban on North Korea's textile exports and caps crude-oil exports to North Korea . In negotiations on the latest resolution, diplomats said Russian Federation had questioned what leverage the Security Council would have left if North Korea continued to conduct nuclear and missile testing. [Full Article...]

Forecasters studying path of Hurricane Jose

Forecasters studying path of Hurricane Jose This is due, the center said, to an area of high pressure that will move around the hurricane over the next several days. Jose doesn't have the muscle Irma flexed as it approached Florida, being just a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour sustained winds on Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm: forecasters

Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm: forecasters The storm is expected to further weaken as it moves inland, and is expected to dissipate Saturday. In its 7 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia had weakened into a tropical depression near the Sierra Madre Mountains. According to meteorologists the last time there were three active hurricanes in the Atlantic at the same time was September 2010. State energy company Pemex ha... [Full Article...]

New PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Screenshot Give Better Look at Fog Mechanic

New PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Screenshot Give Better Look at Fog Mechanic And while this may enrage some of you (I mean, come on, how many news will you have for PUBG , right?), this battle royale game has managed to surpass one million concurrent players. The thick mist will engulf the map at random with the latest update, joining sunset and a torrential downpour as the three most interesting modifiers to your game. [Full Article...]

Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions

Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions The resolution, the third Security Council action concerning the Asian country in five weeks, curtails the country's oil supply by nearly 30 per cent, bans all its textile exports worth $800 million and remittances of labourers from overseas, Xinhua news agency reported . [Full Article...]

Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat

Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat As the northern edge of the storm reached the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of southern Florida, lashing rains and winds knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people on the mainland. According to the National Hurricane Center , Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key east of Key West at 9:10 a.m., and the second landfall took place at 3:35 p.m. [Full Article...]

Cassini Makes its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan

Cassini Makes its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan The final targets - all repeats - include big moon Titan and little moon Enceladus, one or both of them potentially harbouring life; tiny moonlets embedded in Saturn's rings; and one final color montage of Saturn and its rings. The gas clouds which form the surface moves with it and is disturbed by the planet's intricate magnetic field thus making it hard to anticipate the length of a day on Satur... [Full Article...]

FIU Game Cancelled Due To Hurricane Irma

FIU Game Cancelled Due To Hurricane Irma In a release on IU Athletic's website, the decision was based on several factors including canceled FIU classes, resident FIU players and coaches dealing with the aftermath of Irma and difficulty in traveling to Bloomington. IN cited "the considerable logistical hurdles to overcome in traveling to Bloomington" in being part of the decision to call the game off. The teams do plan to schedule an... [Full Article...]

CT plane crashes into tree and flips, pilot OK

CT plane crashes into tree and flips, pilot OK Forst told WVIT he was going to breakfast when the plane crash. The plane hits the tree at speed with the right wing getting caught. "I'm just so thankful". The plane is pictured on September 11. The first call, made by a man named Austin Cyr, reports the plane flying into a tree in the parking lot. He was near the parking lot when he saw the Cessna fall out of the sky. [Full Article...]


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