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Sep 15 2018

Trinis in the Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Floyd attacked North Carolina in 1999, it didn't stall; Floyd was a fast-moving storm. Surges up to 4 meters could inundate Cape Fear, North Caroli...

Sep 15 2018

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast

More ominously, forecasters said the onslaught would last for hours and hours because Florence was barely creeping along at 6 mph (9 kph) and still drawing energy from th...

Sep 15 2018

Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

Businesses and homes in the storm's path were boarded up and thousands of people had moved to emergency shelters, officials said, urging anyone who remained near the co...

Sep 14 2018

People Have Spotted Something Hilariously NSFW About Hurricane Florence

However, the remnants of Florence may get drawn into a cold frontal passage early next week. Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurri...

Sep 13 2018

Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos

In another post, the astronaut marveled at Florence's size - reportedly 500 miles across - writing that the storm "is so enormous, we could only capture her with a sup...

Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Florence top winds dip to 130 miles per hour

And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas, while some coastal counties in North Carolina have done the same...

Sep 12 2018

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). For many, the challenge could be finding ...

Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthens to potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm

It comes after he approved a similar declaration for North and SC, which are now in the bull's-eye of the powerful Category 4 storm . As of Monday evening, Hurricane F...

Sep 12 2018

Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

Hurricane Florence is plowing toward the East Coast as a Category 4 storm with a 500-mile wing span, forcing dire warnings and mandatory evacuations - including the entir...

Sep 11 2018

Florence upgraded to a Category 4 and approaching the Carolinas

The US-based National Hurricane Centre said: “Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and is expected to remain an extremely unsafe...

Sep 10 2018

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and was swirling toward the USA for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the wee...

Sep 10 2018

Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon expected to rain on GTA, southern Ontario

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist into tonight. Rain moving in will become heavy at times Saturday night over western areas, and become heavier over easter...

Sep 07 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon moves over land near AL-MS border

The 2 a.m. ET update from the National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum-sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as it moved northwest at 14 miles per hour. Th...

Sep 06 2018

Geoff Diehl sneers as Elizabeth Warren cheers for Kavanaugh protesters

He condemned the spate of U.S. school shootings, but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. Senate Democrats have vow...

Sep 05 2018

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

The warning covers the MS and Alabama coast, from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Florida-Alabama border, the National Hurricane Center said. I literally had to grab ...

Sep 04 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon: Seventh named storm forms near South Florida

At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide. A tropical depression or tropical storm may form in the Northern Gulf of Mexico...

Sep 02 2018

California's net neutrality bill is one signature away from taking effect

Six Republicans joined almost all Democrats in supporting the legislation. Senate Bill 822 heads back to the state Senate, which must look at amendments introduced to t...

Sep 01 2018

Canadian court blocks controversial oil pipeline project

Efforts suffered a big blow back in May, when the Canadian government announced it would purchase the project for $4.5 billion when Kinder Morgan struggled to fund th...

Aug 31 2018

New law to make California first state to end bail

Judy Woodruff interviews Marisa Lagos of public television station KQED, which has covered the story. The bill, known as the California Money Bail Reform act, was appr...

Aug 23 2018

Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

But the agency cautioned, "Lane is forecast to remain a unsafe hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands". Meanwhile, the National Weather Service in H...