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Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 175kmph late on Wednesday, down from a peak of 225kmph a day earlier, before it was downgraded to a Category 3 and then a Category 2. The briefing said Florence "is a large hurricane" with hurricane-force winds extending 80 miles from its center and tropical storm-force winds extending 195 miles from the eye of the storm. Consulte Mais Informação

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U.S. coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

U.S. coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

Reports out of Wilmington , North Carolina , said that the outer bands of wind and rain from Florence, a Category 2 storm with 105 miles per hour winds, are hitting North Carolina. In its 0600 GMT advisory, the center said Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Wilmington , North Carolina and moving northwest at six miles per hour (10 kilometers per hour). Consulte Mais Informação

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Emiratis in USA warned as Hurricane Florence approaches east coast

Forecasters say the storm poses such a threat because it is expected to slow down and hover for almost two days over the Carolina coast, before dipping south towards Georgia. "The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said. "I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas". Consulte Mais Informação

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NASA shared these chilling images of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA shared these chilling images of Hurricane Florence from space

Fellow astronaut, Ricky Arnold, also took photos Hurricane Florence from space, while sounding out that the crew members of the International Space Station are thinking of the people who will be affected. Outer bands from the hurricane were lashing land on Thursday, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. Consulte Mais Informação

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Category 2 Hurricane Florence moves closer to the east coast

Myrtle Beach is within an area under a hurricane warning that ran from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, at 2pm local time. Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sick Southern Resident orca feared dead after not being seen for days

Sick Southern Resident orca feared dead after not being seen for days

Teams are searching for an ailing, critically endangered orca that a scientist who tracks the whale population in the Pacific Northwest says is likely dead. In B.C., individuals can call the BC Marine Mammal Response Network at 1-800-465-4336. J50 is part of a family group known as J-pod, which also includes the mother orca who gained global attention for carrying her dead newborn calf in an apparent display of mourning that lasted 17 days. Consulte Mais Informação

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Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

What also makes Florence extremely risky are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland. Meanwhile, what could be the world's most unsafe storm at the moment is Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which now has winds of 165 miles per hour (with 200 miles per hour gusts) and is taking aim on the Philippines, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center . Consulte Mais Informação

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How to watch Florence LIVE stream as FIERCE storm arrives

Sixty-one shelters have opened in SC - 12 of which are designated for special medical needs - able to now accommodate more than 31,000 people. A full list of shelter locations are listed here . With it, the storm will drop significant rainfall across the Grand Strand - 15 inches to 20 inches and the Midlands - 4 inches to 10 inches. "All across the state of North Carolina and portions of SC, there will be extreme flooding or major flooding at least for a number of days to come". Consulte Mais Informação

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'Atmospheric Brick Wall' Steers Hurricane Florence Toward US East Coast

'Atmospheric Brick Wall' Steers Hurricane Florence Toward US East Coast

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered as many as one million residents of the state's entire eastern coastline to leave their homes starting at noon on Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm twice Monday, to a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Florence neared Category 5 strength on Monday, forcing evacuations in coastal areas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia . Consulte Mais Informação

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For meteorologists, Florence ‘is a horrific nightmare storm’

The storm is expected to slowly move inland, battering much of the U.S. coast for days. Footage shows a pier and a beach in Nags Head, North Carolina, being hit with heavy surf as the storm rolls into the area. "Time is Running Out". The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's center reaching the coast Friday. Consulte Mais Informação

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