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Liftoff of NASA's ICESat-2

The mission will build on the results of an earlier, less powerful ICESat mission and a more limited NASA aircraft campaign known as IceBridge, all aimed at monitoring the planet's ice inventory over decadal time scales. "I'm a little bit melancholy about this", NASA Launch Director Tim Dunn said Thursday. "Delta II holds a really special place in so many folks in the launch industry hearts". Consulte Mais Informação

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Tracking the Tropics: Updates on Helene, Joyce, Isaac

Tracking the Tropics: Updates on Helene, Joyce, Isaac

A year ago, Hurricane Harvey swamped the Gulf Coast with more than 50 inches (1.3 m) or rain in some locations, shutting a quarter of US refining capacity, leading to regional fuel shortages and pushing prices higher nationwide. Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land. The declaration covers nearly the entire state and includes Coweta County and the surrounding area. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hurricane Florence rips apart buildings with 90 mph winds

Hurricane Florence rips apart buildings with 90 mph winds

More are on the way to help us. "The worst of the storm is not yet here but these are early warnings of the days to come", North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said. "I've never been one to leave for a storm but this one kind of had me spooked", Epperson said. One of those bears, typically bolted in front of a downtown business, floated on South Front Street, prompting the city to tweet: "Some of our beloved bears have wandered off". Consulte Mais Informação

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What scares experts about Hurricane Florence

While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of SC in danger and imperiled Georgia, too. Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarps. Consulte Mais Informação

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At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

The child's father was taken to a hospital. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise". "Hurricanes normally come in and they go inland, which sucks the power out of them as they go over the land", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hurricane Florence: North Carolina devastated by ‘CATASTROPHIC’ floods

The City of New Bern said in a tweet before dawn Friday that there were about 150 people who still needed swift-water rescue. Its slow movement meant... Florence had been downgraded to a Category One hurricane before landfall, but forecasters say it is still capable of delivering a lethal punch. The storm continues to very slowly move west and inland, and will continue to impact the region through the weekend. Consulte Mais Informação

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Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

After landfall, Florence slowed to a pace that would see the system likely lingering for days. Residents at Trent Court Apartments wait out the weather as rising water gets closer to their doors in New Bern, North Carolina. Isolated areas could see as much as 40 inches. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. Consulte Mais Informação

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Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

The NHC said an area of low pressure is expected to develop near Bermuda late this weekend or early next week and gradual development is possible after that time while the system drifts westward over the western Atlantic. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves. This rainfall may cause unsafe flash flooding, N.H.C. said. Helene is a category 1 hurricane and one of four active storms in the Atlantic as the hurricane season reaches its peak. Consulte Mais Informação

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States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

Up to 1.7 million people have now been ordered to leave their homes as the USA braces for Hurricane Florence . The intensity of the wind and rain we'll see here is dependent on the exact track of the storm. The area could be subject to life-threatening flooding caused by Hurricane Florence despite lowered rainfall projections, according to the National Weather Service . Consulte Mais Informação

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