Hurricane Florence Heads for Duke Energy's Nuclear Reactors

Hurricane Florence is now headed straight for Duke Energy Corp.'s Brunswick nuclear plant on North Carolina's southern coast. For now, both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the utility say the storm is unlikely to cause problems f... More..

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Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence

Tom Ballance said his wife went to Atlanta and he stayed behind in their New Bern home with their three dogs and a cat. "If I am, I hope God protects us". "We might leave", she said. That is enough water to f...More..

Several dead, hundreds rescued as Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Several dead, hundreds rescued as Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

As rescuers battled strong winds and debris-filled floodwaters to pluck hundreds of stranded people from their homes, officials confirmed at least three deaths from the monster storm, while USA media reported ...More..

Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall

More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas ahead of the arrival of Florence, which boasts sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. And even from space, Hurricane Florence looks terr...More..

Loudoun County Activates Emergency Operations Center as Hurricane Florence Moves Inland
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Loudoun County Activates Emergency Operations Center as Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week. Employees at Ne...More..

SC governor gives update on Florence response at 2:30 PM
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

SC governor gives update on Florence response at 2:30 PM

Having already drawn widespread criticism from members of his own party earlier this week for a claim made without evidence that the death toll was ginned up by Democrats in order to slime him, Trump once aga...More..

'Life-threatening' storm starts to lash US
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

'Life-threatening' storm starts to lash US

Southeastern coastal North Carolina into far northeastern SC could see 20 to 30 inches of rainfall; some isolated areas could see 40 inches. At least 12,000 people have filled 126 shelters across the state....More..

by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Flood waters rise, eight killed as Florence dumps 'epic' rain on Carolinas

Further along the Cape Fear River, grass and trees lining the banks were partly submerged, still well below a highway bridge crossing it. The Florence center is crawling inland over SC, but its main rain ba...More..

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas

With close to 90 of the state's 100 counties setting up their emergency management offices for this storm, all signs point to an even longer recovery from Florence. We want to keep our journalism open and acces...More..

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

The storm, which is presently a Category 3, has forced huge numbers of people to evacuate, and going by the images shot from space it's easy to see why. "Watch out, America! Hurricane Florence is so enormous,...More..

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

He also said power could be out for a long time and suggested residents think now about what they will need power for. He added: "This is a very unsafe storm". "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80...More..

Yet Another Trump Official Investigated for Misusing Government Funds on Travel
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Yet Another Trump Official Investigated for Misusing Government Funds on Travel

While DHS employees must typically be authorized to use government vehicles for personal use, like what Long has done, there are special exceptions for the FEMA administrator. The documents said the money, abou...More..

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

Florence will weaken once it stops drawing energy from warm ocean waters, but it's still expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday as an extremely unsafe major hurricane. Some of these reactor...More..

From space: Tropical storm Florence hits US east coast
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

From space: Tropical storm Florence hits US east coast

More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Authorities warned about potential landslides and numerous roads were closed. 12 ...More..

Isaac dissipated, and updates on Atlantic storms Helene, Joyce
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Isaac dissipated, and updates on Atlantic storms Helene, Joyce

As of 2 p.m., the slow-moving storm barely had Category 1 hurricane strength and was nearly at a standstill over southeastern North Carolina , according to the Associated Press. Sept 12 . "Stay tuned" was ...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence from space

As of 11pm local time (4am BST), Florence was centred about 85 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, its forward movement slowed to 5mph. Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140mph to 11...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

Hurricane Florence has knocked out power for more than half a million people less than 24 hours after coming ashore in North Carolina . The river swamped the town after Hurricane Matthew came through tw...More..

Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Now, this is still a few days away but we do have weather warnings in place at the moment. Flash flooding is going to be a big issue soon - certainly...More..

Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries

Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward an Eastern Seaboard landfall as a million people were ordered to leave the coast and millions more prepared for what could be one of the most catastrophic hurricanes...More..

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wrightsville Beach 12 brace for Florence to fully make landfall

High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C., September 14, 2018 . "On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm probably a 7" in terms of worry, she said. But that, combined with the storm's slow...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Downgraded as Trump Claims It’s "More Powerful"

A large tropical system, hurricane-force winds extend outward from Florence's center of circulation for eighty miles. In all, an estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurri...More..

Trump Says Democrats Inflated Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Trump Says Democrats Inflated Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

In a tweet , Trump said 3,000 people did not die in the storms. In fact, there are two categories of disaster deaths. "My teams knew about it but first they will say, "no we cannot use them, ' months later...More..

2 p.m. update: Florence within 110 miles of Wilmington
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

2 p.m. update: Florence within 110 miles of Wilmington

United States officials are warning Hurricane Florence could kill "a lot of people" with risks of "catastrophic" flooding as the storm begins to lash the country's East Coast. "3000 people did not die in th...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale on Thursday evening and was moving west at only 6 miles per hour (9 km/h). North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conf...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

NASA posts phenomenal video of Hurricane Florence from station

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast, maybe nothing can portend the storm's wrath quite like photos taken from space. In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence ...More..