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Sci-tech Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

More than 100,000 homes are already without power as weather conditions begin to worsen. Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), warned the danger was not only along the coast: "Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're about to see", he said.

Author: 0 Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic ZlotoNews

However, that does not make the hurricane any less frightening. Florence is about 644 kilometres wide and it's winds have dropped from a peak of 225 km/h to 165 km/h, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a Category 2. Those warily staring at Florence grasp in contrast it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago.

Author: 0 Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Instead, the storm is now expected to make landfall over Wilmington, traveling south over Myrtle Beach between Friday and Saturday, and then traveling through SC and North Carolina to the Tennessee border through Sunday into Monday. While hurricane forecast cones are usually right , National Hurricane Center meteorologist Joel Cline says there is just no way to pinpoint the exact location of landfall with any certainty.

Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Landfall was expected sometime late Thursday and FEMA officials said Wednesday was the last day for people to get out safely. REUTERS/Chris KeanePeople walk past a boarded up building before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2018.

Sci-tech Maps: Here’s where flooding from Florence could be the worst
Author: 0 Maps: Here’s where flooding from Florence could be the worst

Florence's maximum sustained winds were clocked on Thursday at 105 miles per hour (165 kph). Florence is now moving to the northwest at 17 kilometers per hour. - part of the Outer Banks. Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept.

Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

All that said, a saturated ground, even with tropical storm-force winds, will uproot trees. Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet of rain, touching off severe flooding.

Sci-tech Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others
Author: 0 Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion USA, says that he'll call it the Bezos Day One Fund. A spokeswoman for Amazon did not offer further details on the new project. Earlier this year, the company partnered with the Seattle nonprofit Mary's Place to build a permanent homeless shelter in its headquarters. Bezos solicited ideas on Twitter past year for ways to donate some of his wealth.

Sci-tech Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas
Author: 0 Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Henry McMaster ordered the mandatory evacuation of the state's coastline beginning at noon Tuesday. "This is a serious storm and it's going to effect the entire state", Northam told a news conference. Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC. Both Virginia and Maryland have now declared a state of emergency , while the National Park Service is readying itself to deploy a flood levee for the first time ...

Author: 0 East Coast Gasoline Prices Are Surging Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Forecasters said Wednesday that Florence's wind field is expanding, making it a large, stable hurricane with a clearly defined eye at its center. A risky storm surge will come before the massive storm makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday.

Sci-tech States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms
Author: 0 States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

Rather than pushing up toward western Virginia, the storm's center is now predicted to move across the middle of SC. The eastern United States is in preparation mode as a "monster" Category 4 hurricane approaches the southeast coast. A risky storm surge will come before the massive storm makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday. "This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime".

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence: Storm force winds for North Carolina within hours

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence , a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast. Most of those cancellations are tied to the approaching hurricane, now a Category 2 storm with winds expected onshore late Thursday at more than 80 miles per hour.

Sci-tech Artificial Intelligence Beats Astronomers At Finding Fast Radio Bursts From the Universe
Author: 0 Artificial Intelligence Beats Astronomers At Finding Fast Radio Bursts From the Universe

FRBs are bright pulses of radio waves which last only a couple of milliseconds and originate from faraway galaxies. A team of researchers at Breakthrough Listen , a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project spearheaded by the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine learning algorithm to sift through cosmic data and identify fast radio bursts, odd and energetic pulses thought to emanate from far-off galaxies.

Sci-tech Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS
Author: 0 Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

California has almost 54,000 active wells, some of them close to urbanized areas in Southern California and the Central Valley, according to state data. Another 9 percent came from nuclear power, and a third from natural gas. Hawaii is the only other USA state to set a similar goal. It's merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for falling short.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence map uses an unfortunate graphic to display devastation
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence map uses an unfortunate graphic to display devastation

The center of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane , will approach the coasts of North and SC on Thursday, the NHC said, adding that it was expected to weaken after it moved inland. Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks.

Sci-tech North Carolina Buckles Down for Hurricane Florence
Author: 0 North Carolina Buckles Down for Hurricane Florence

Almost 1000 prisoners in SC will not be moved from their cells, despite a mandatory evacuation order in the area. The storm will stay over this area of the USA through the weekend with North Carolina cities Wilmington and Jacksonville expected to receive up to 130 centimetres of rain.

Author: 0 Pence heading to Georgia ahead of Hurricane Florence

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is foreboding in his assessment Hurricane Florence . Hurricane Florence may now be dipping a bit south and hitting a portion of the Great State of Georgia. Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks.

Author: 0 What Scares Experts About Hurricane Florence

The NHC stressed, however, that while a slow weakening is expected over the next 24 hours "Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the U.S. North and SC and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week. Florence is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC.

Author: 0 Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 193km/h, before Florence was downgraded from a Category 4. "This is a real hurricane that we have coming and our goal is to protect lives and property", said Steve Goldstein, NOAA liaison to FEMA.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence: NASA camera shows hurricane from space station
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence: NASA camera shows hurricane from space station

The images were taken this morning at 7:50 a.m. EDT with a high-definition video camera mounted on the exterior of the space station and depict "stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence", stated NASA officials. This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.

Sci-tech Hurricane Florence prompts mass evacuations
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence prompts mass evacuations

The hurricane center's projected track Wednesday had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected. Florence's predicted pause and slow southward turn off North Carolina on Friday means some coastal areas will get damaging hurricane-force winds for more than 24 hours.