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by | September 22, 2018 | 14:50

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a news release Thursday that he wanted the legislature to return on October 9 to handle Hurricane Florence relief. The county has opened emergency shelters in Florence , Lake City, Johnsonville and Coward. At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher.

by | September 18, 2018 | 07:29

Heavy rainbands along with tropical storm-force winds are spreading across the outer banks and coastal southeastern North Carolina, the NHC said on Thursday. But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and the likelihood of it lingering around the coast for days - would bring seawater surging on to land and torrential downpours.

by | September 17, 2018 | 06:46

They sit 20 feet above sea level and four miles inland, she said , suggesting they're resistant to even the 13-foot ocean surge forecast for Florence. Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry said "we've done this many times before".

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:17

The National Hurricane Center said in its 11 p.m. Thursday update that Florence had weakened to a Category 1 storm . But the hurricane's sheer size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day, according to weather forecasters.

by | September 15, 2018 | 13:31

There have been numerous calls for fallen trees, according to officials, however they are not aware of any others where people are trapped. "What happens is that we rescue some people and then we find out there are still more who need it", Outlaw said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 09:56

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft will soon fly through the center of Isaac, and will provide a better assessment of the intensity of the tropical storm and the extent of its winds.

by | September 14, 2018 | 12:13

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says he is giving $2 billion U.S. to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighbourhoods and give money to non-profits that helps homeless families. The "Day 1 Academies Fund" will start an organization to operate a new network of full-scholarship pre-schools for low-income communities. Bezos asked for suggestions for philanthropic focuses in a tweet previous year.

by | September 14, 2018 | 11:56

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would require all of the state's electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2045, marking the biggest step yet in his fight against global warming. The goal "sends a clear signal to markets to expand clean energy generation", Brown said. "But have no illusions, California and the rest of the world have miles to go before we achieve zero-carbon emissions".

by | September 14, 2018 | 01:04

It delivered a letter Wednesday to the Senate Ethics Committee that asserts the New Jersey Democrat violated Senate rules against disclosing confidential documents and could face Senate expulsion. She claimed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was launching an '11th hour attempt to delay" the confirmation. "The letter took a circuitous route to Feinstein", noted Grim, who reported that the document was "relayed to someone affiliated with Stanford University, who authored the letter and ...

by | September 13, 2018 | 11:12

Stormhunters Jaclyn Whittal and Mark Robinson will be LIVE in the Carolinas with the latest. "We have a duty to everybody here in the city and we take that very seriously", Vest said. Duke Energy, the second-largest energy company in the USA, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas.

by | September 13, 2018 | 06:45

Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm. Storm "Florence" promises to be the most powerful in 30 years . Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday, bringing with it 20-30 inches of rain to North Carolina, and almost 40 inches to SC, according to the National Hurricane Center .

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:58

There is increasing concern Florence could slow or even stall as it moves near and then over land. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane Florence isn't the only storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean. More powerful hurricanes also bring higher-than-average storm surges, which can destroy coastal property.

by | September 12, 2018 | 05:29

The northern-most landfall, was made by Hazel, a devastating and deadly storm that struck close to the South Carolina/North Carolina border in October of 1954. Hurricane Florence's offshore winds are causing swells and rip currents up and down the coast. NASA's Aqua satellite caught Hurricane Florence developing an eye Sunday as the storm ramped up its intensity.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:33

South Carolina Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms S.C., September 10, 2018 .

by | September 05, 2018 | 13:31

The National Hurricane Center has continued a Hurricane Warning for the Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coasts through Wednesday, with a Tropical Storm Warning along the coast of Louisiana & Florida. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana.

by | September 05, 2018 | 06:01

Sustained winds of tropical-storm-force are likely in the zone under a hurricane warning, with the possibility of hurricane-force gusts, over 74 miles per hour. "It's a relatively small storm, so you could go one or two counties away from you and it wouldn't be the same impacts". More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power Monday due to weather conditions.

by | September 02, 2018 | 09:27

Maximum sustained winds were measured at 70 miles per hour, with higher gusts. Whilst flooding affected Big Island and Kauai this weekend before the storm arrived strong winds fanned flames on the island of Maui. The official death toll is more than 546, according to Haiti's Civil Protection Service, but that number is expected to rise. Throughout today Hawaii is likely to experience showers and heavy rains, as the tail end of Hurricane Lane passes by.

by | September 01, 2018 | 17:14

On average, the sixth named storm forms on September 6. Regardless, even though this tropical wave will bring a higher chance of rain through the beginning of next week it won't be all that different from the types of storms we have seen recently.

by | August 30, 2018 | 13:16

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye helped to write the legislation after studying the issue and determining the system was "was outdated, unsafe and unfair". There is strong reaction from people who will be impacted by California's new "Bail Reform" law. If the bill is signed into law, California would become the second state, after Hawaii , to authorize a 100-percent renewable energy law.

by | August 24, 2018 | 02:15

The Atlantic or Eastern Pacific usually see many more storms. Jimeno said Governor David Ige has issued an emergency proclamation for the entire state to mobilize emergency agencies ahead of the hurricane, which has been described as the most unsafe weather phenomenon to hit Hawaii in 25 years.