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Author: 0 5 photos of Hurricane Florence

Forecasts predict as much as 20 inches of rain in some places but one computer model warned there could be up to 45 inches, almost four feet. Global Affairs Canada issued a statement Wednesday saying the areas to be avoided extend from Edisto Beach in SC to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including Pamlico Sound and Albemarle Sound.

Author: 0 Airlines Waiving Change Fees Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Closing in with terrifying winds of 125 miles per hour and potentially catastrophic rain and storm surge , Florence is expected to blow ashore Saturday morning along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, the National Hurricane Center said .

Author: 0 The Hurricane Florence forecast has gone from bad to worse

Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land. "I'm telling them to go inland, but I'm anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Roberts said. People buy supplies at Home Depot ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall .

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence is so wide that a life-threatening storm surge was being pushed 485 kilometres ahead of its "eye", and so full of rain that a swath from SC to OH and Pennsylvania could get deluged. In addition to having Guardsmen in place before the arrival of Hurricane Florence, Soldiers are also being positioned throughout the state to handle recovery scenarios, like road clearing with engineering equipment and resources to assist citizens in returning to their homes once the hurricane ...

Author: 0 "Monster" Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia , causing flash floods, mudslides and other risky conditions.

Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Canadian comsat

The Falcon 9's payload, the Telstar 18 Vantage satellite for Telesat , separated from the upper stage 32 minutes after liftoff, entering its planned geostationary transfer orbit. Telstar 18 VANTAGE will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat's Telstar 18 satellite with its extensive C-band capacity over Asia, its Ku-band HTS spot beams over Indonesia and Malaysia, and its five additional regional Ku-band beams.

Sci-tech Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

The NHC expects the hurricane's winds to strengthen to 130 miles per hour as it moves east by Tuesday, drawing energy from the warm water. The largest U.S. The hurricane has been rapidly strengthening all morning. "As we have seen with hurricanes in most recent years, such as Lane in Hawaii earlier this summer and Harvey last year in Texas, feet of rain can fall when these tropical storms stall", Sosnowski said.

Sci-tech Hurricane tracker: Florence to hit U.S. as 'major hurricane' within days
Author: 0 Hurricane tracker: Florence to hit U.S. as 'major hurricane' within days

All of the islands under watch were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Maria or Irma last September, with some of them still trying to rebuild. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 miles per hour (175 km/h) with higher gusts. "It's too early at this point to be precise with how these impacts are going to stack up", he said, "but there is a huge potential someone is going to sustain devastating impacts as a result of this storm".

Sci-tech Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares
Author: 0 Florence could reach Category 5 strength Tuesday; NC prepares

Since 1851, only 10 major hurricanes have done so, and the most recent was Fran in 1996, 22 years ago. Early estimates place Florence at a Category 2 or 3 storm if she comes ashore in the Cape Fear area. "All of the evidence points to an extreme disaster in the making in the mid-East Coast/Carolina region", said Bryan Norcross, a senior hurricane specialist with the Weather Channel.

Sci-tech Millions in U.S. prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence
Author: 0 Millions in U.S. prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

According to Reuters.com , the Category 2 hurricane was packing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and is expected to become a major hurricane as it moves toward the East Coast of the U.S. The hurricane center said, "All indications are that Florence will be an extremely unsafe Category 4 hurricane while it moves over the western Atlantic toward the southeastern United States".

Sci-tech Track major Hurricane Florence: Spaghetti models, forecast cone and satellite
Author: 0 Track major Hurricane Florence: Spaghetti models, forecast cone and satellite

Navy spokeswoman Alana Garas said the ships will disembark Monday from naval bases including the world's largest in Norfolk. "On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Thursday", the NHC said Sunday.

Sci-tech Here are 3 more hurricanes that aren't named Florence
Author: 0 Here are 3 more hurricanes that aren't named Florence

North Carolina has ordered the evacuation of more than 50,000 people. The governors of North and SC and Virginia have all declared states of emergency ahead of the approaching storm. From the Carolinas to Virgina residents are doing what they can to prepare. The rapidly growing hurricane-currently circling Bermuda-is expected to make contact with the East Coast early Thursday morning, predicted Wes Hohenstein, chief meteorologist at CBS 17.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center said it was still too early to predict the hurricane's exact path. "The farther north it comes the less impacts we will see", Walsh said Monday evening. In South Carolina alone, more than 1 million residents and tourists are expected to flee from coastal areas, Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday, vowing that state officials "are not going to gamble" with people's lives.

Sci-tech Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon expected to rain on GTA, southern Ontario
Author: 0 Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon expected to rain on GTA, southern Ontario

Gordon is no longer a tropical system as it spins through central Arkansas, but it is responsible for the oppressive humidity area wide. "You're just not going to be able to get away from it". "Total rainfall amounts up to 30 mm are possible by the time the rain tapers to scattered showers early Tuesday ", the government agency said. More rain further south and east by Monday morning.

Sci-tech NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie
Author: 0 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

A thin layer of dust is visible on Curiosity, the result of a storm that enveloped Mars this summer. This composite image from August 9, 2018 photos made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover at Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars. For example, Curiosity's previous two drilling attempts - the ones before the early-August breakthrough - produced no usable samples. "The ridge isn't this monolithic thing-it has two distinct sections, each of which has a variety of colors", Vasavada said in a ...

Sci-tech Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas
Author: 0 Florence Strengthens, Takes Aim At The Carolinas

Florence was a Category 3 hurricane as of 11 a.m. Monday, with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. Grocery stores are restocking shelves with water and bread, and supply stores are selling a lot of plywood and generators Monday as East Coast communities prepare for Hurricane Florence to strike hard later this week.

Author: 0 ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence expected to hit East Coast later this week

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's office said Florence is already being felt along the state's coast, with large sea swells resulting in life-threatening rip currents and surf . The U.S. Navy is also taking precautions, with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordering almost 30 ships in the Hampton Roads area of the Virginia coast to head out to sea to avoid the storm.

Sci-tech Hawaii residents hunker down as Hurricane Lane approaches
Author: 0 Hawaii residents hunker down as Hurricane Lane approaches

If the storm pursues more of a westerly course, it may just brush the islands. The Category 4 Hurricane Lane is expected to make a landfall in the Hawaiian Islands later this week. The National Weather Service says there are heavy bouts of rain on the east of the island and lighter rain in other areas. "We can't go in because the roads - there's a river of water down there", said Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe.

Sci-tech The Causes Behind the Russian Spacecraft's Hole
Author: 0 The Causes Behind the Russian Spacecraft's Hole

Authorities said last week that the leak in the Russian-made Soyuz capsule had led to a small drop in cabin pressure, but the six ISS crew members were at no point in real danger. Dmitri Rogozin, director of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, said on Monday that a person could have deliberately penetrated the wall using a drill either during manufacturing or while the craft was in orbit.

Sci-tech Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Salt Lake resident Rebecca Cabasag and her family prepared for Lane and is back to restock hurricane supplies. While the storm may get downgraded by the time it reaches Hawaii , many residents are staying prepared. Even if Olivia arrives as a Tropical Storm as predicted, Hawai'i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause ...

Sci-tech Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward US East Coast
Author: 0 Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward US East Coast

Florence could hit the southeastern USA coast late this week as a risky major hurricane , with "a rapid intensification" to begin Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported. The storm is expected to approach the south-east USA coast on Thursday. "I am declaring a state of emergency so that we can begin to prepare state assets, and I encourage Virginians to monitor forecasts and make their own preparations now", Northam said.

Sci-tech First Omnivorous Shark Species Discovered by Researchers
Author: 0 First Omnivorous Shark Species Discovered by Researchers

Experts from the University of California in Irvine and Florida International University in Miami made a decision to investigate the bonnethead sharks' dietary habits after reading reports of them munching on seagrass . The team said: "Remarkably, the bonnethead's digestibility of organic matter is comparable to juvenile green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas)". "That's on par with herbivorous fish", said Leigh.