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Death toll rises to 7 as Florence pours on the rain

Further along the Cape Fear River, grass and trees lining the banks were partly submerged, still well below a highway bridge crossing it. Some towns have already had more than 60-centimetres of rain, and forecasters warn that totals could hit one-metre. [Full Article...]

Trump orders use of sanctions to punish election interference

Trump orders use of sanctions to punish election interference National Security Adviser John Bolton also said the oversight bodies would "calibrate what sanctions will be, based on the interference". "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president had taken command of this issue". Russian President Vladimir Putin stood alongside Trump in Finland in July and admitted he and his government wanted Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Parts of the Carolinas could see 50 cm to 76 cm, with isolated areas getting 101 cm, over seven days along the coast. This photo from Arnold is one of many on his Twitter feed of the Earth from the International Space Station . 12, 2018. With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space. Viewed through the wide-ang... [Full Article...]

Eight dead in Florence storm

Eight dead in Florence storm Zooming out to the full projection, shown above, the core of the storm is slated to enter North Carolina around 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. "Many people who think that the storm has missed them have yet to see its threat", North Carolina Gov. Then, once the remnants of the tempest reach the higher terrain of the southern Appalachians, flash floods, mudslides and debris flows. In Kinston, a city sou... [Full Article...]

What’s the latest Hurricane Florence forecast for Charlotte?

What’s the latest Hurricane Florence forecast for Charlotte? Chris Horne, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C., says the best chance for the heaviest rainfall will be Saturday night and Sunday. Tropical Storm Florence continued to dump torrential rainfall on the Carolinas, posing a deadly flooding threat for millions. Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he planned to ... [Full Article...]

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been put under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders to avoid what emergency officials called a "once in a lifetime" storm. Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in New Bern, United States. [Full Article...]

FEMA warns about hurricane as D.C

FEMA warns about hurricane as D.C The investigation has come to light at the same time that Long has become the face of the administration's effort to prepare for Hurricane Florence and its aftermath - a consequential test of President Donald Trump's leadership and of FEMA itself, after harsh criticism of the federal response to a hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence to 'bring Mike Tyson punch to Carolina coast'

Hurricane Florence to 'bring Mike Tyson punch to Carolina coast' In the 11 p.m. ET advisory, Florence was 280 miles southeast of Wilmington , NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 17 mph. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper told locals not to "bet your life on riding out a monster", with ferocious winds set to batter the shoreline. "Now it might be time for the exam", Baxley said late in the morning. [Full Article...]

Tracking Florence as tropical storm besieges Carolinas

Tracking Florence as tropical storm besieges Carolinas A tree that fell on a house, killing two people, is seen during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. They have first confirmed fatalities related to the storm, according to the Wilmington Police Department. [Full Article...]

FEMA administrator's government vehicle use under investigation by DHS inspector general

FEMA administrator's government vehicle use under investigation by DHS inspector general Merkley calls the transfer "reprehensible", and immigration advocates say it highlights an alarming shift in priorities, but the White House is adamant that the redistribution of funds will have no harmful effect on the response to Hurricane Florence . [Full Article...]

NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart The storm would be expected to die out by Wednesday, Ms Smith said. Hurricane Isaac , we hardly knew ye. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Helene has 90 miles per hour winds, meaning it is a Category 1 storm. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Helene was located near latitude 23.5 degrees north and longitude 37.3 degrees west. Helene is now about 1,170 mil... [Full Article...]

Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib — UN commission

Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib — UN commission The battle could bring an end to a seven-year-old uprising-turned-civil war, but at the cost of a humanitarian disaster on a scale yet unseen in the bloody conflict. "We will not act in the way the USA -led coalition acted in Mosul or in Raqqa when there were no negotiations about local cease-fires with opposition groups", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump Falsely Claims Revised Puerto Rico Death Toll Is Fake News

Trump Falsely Claims Revised Puerto Rico Death Toll Is Fake News Trump tweeted that the reported number of about 3,000 was inaccurate and had been pushed by opponents just to make him look bad. "What is wrong with the president, and truly, what is wrong with the White House staff that lets him deny the deaths of the people of Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria?" "No death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @re... [Full Article...]

Dolphins swimming in flood water caused by Hurricane Florence

The father was injured in the incident and was transported to a hospital, officials said. Two other people died in North Carolina's Carteret County, according to the county's emergency management services office. CORRECTING GRAMMAR AND TYPO IN CITY NAME People are rescued by members of the U.S. Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., Septemb... [Full Article...]

More than 480,000 without power in NC as Florence makes landfall

More than 480,000 without power in NC as Florence makes landfall Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolinas Friday morning with heavy rain, gusting winds and rising floodwaters. Some areas of SC could see rainfall totals of up to 15 inches, forecasters said. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU" the city's Twitter page announced . Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour winds, Florence splintered b... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence from space

Governors in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have issued mandatory evacuations and lane reversals . Further, she said there will be in increased risk for isolated tornadoes, and the potential heavy rain and wind gusts from Florence could uproot trees and cause power outages. [Full Article...]

Pope orders investigation of US bishop accused of sexual misconduct

Pope orders investigation of US bishop accused of sexual misconduct The Pope held an emergency summit with a delegation of American bishops at the Vatican to consider a response to a U.S. grand jury report in July that 1,000 children had been molested in Pennsylvania since the 1940s. news channel CNN on Wednesday, Pope Francis's popularity has nosedived in the United States recently. In other eyebrow-raising comments on Tuesday, a top aide to both Franci... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

As of 8 p.m., the storm was centered 335 miles (540 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm's slow progress across North and SC could leave much of the region under water in the coming days. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina After maintaining Category 4 or 3 status most of Wednesday, Florence was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph churning about 205 miles southeast of Wilmington, according to a 5 a.m. One resident, 67-year-old Linda Smith, told the MailOnline: "We're a little anxious about the storm surge so we came down to see what the river is doing now". [Full Article...]

Mother and baby among dead as Hurricane Florence lashes U.S. coast

There have been two fatalities in Kinston as a result of Hurricane Florence , according to Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail. Though Florence did not arrive with winds as violent as once feared, forecasters got the storm surge and rainfall correct. [Full Article...]


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