Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Weakening Hurricane Florence begins lashing Carolinas, will produce ‘life-threatening’ conditions

Two horses on a February day on the beach in Corolla North Carolina Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'
Frank Williams | 13 September, 2018, 21:44

And Florence is a large storm, with hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds outward up to 195 miles.

As of 8am local time (midnight Friday NZT) it was centred about 275km east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 355km east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, moving northwest at 20kmh.

Hurricane Florence's sustained wind speeds have lessened slightly to 105 miles per hour, but the storm is already bringing surges and tropical storm winds to the North Carolina shore, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. briefing. Parts of North Carolina could get 1m of rainfall.

Sea level along the coast of North Carolina and SC has risen more than a foot since 1950, as the warming ocean waters have expanded like a hot-air balloon, says climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability.

NOAA is urging people not to mistake the downgrade for a lessened threat, with flight director Jack Parrish warning residents to be as safe as they can.

Its governor, Roy Cooper, told residents "the time to prepare was nearly over".

Hurricane Florence roared toward the Southeast as officials warned the more than 1 million people in its path to get out of the way or face its wrath.

However, a Cat 2 storm's wind speed is "extremely risky", according to the National Hurricane Center, capable of ripping trees from the ground, wreaking major roof damage on homes and causing power outages that may last weeks and affect three million households. Spokesman Howard Fowler said restoration could take "weeks instead of days", even though 20,000 workers, including crews from outside the area, were standing by.

The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence's eye would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.

You may have heard about Hurricane Florence, the storm careering towards the USA east coast prompting warnings of an impending disaster.

Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

Tony Finau named final USA Ryder Cup captain's pick
Throw in Woods and Mickelson, and that gives the US team a lineup that has combined for 31 majors . I'm excited to add him to the team. "Tony played well in big moments this year".

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland have declared states of emergency.

Emergency preparations in the area included activating 2,800 National Guard troops in North Carolina, stockpiling food, setting up shelters, switching traffic patterns so that major roads led away from shore and securing 16 nuclear power reactors in the three-state region.

McMaster ordered mandatory evacuation of coastal SC counties on Tuesday.

"Some say North Carolina is getting a break, but we are on the wrong side of this story", he said. "It's going to happen".

"We're just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time", David Garrigus said.

"I don't care if this goes down to a Category 1", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said on Thursday. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together, and that's what we're going to do".

The threat of storm surges loom for areas in the path of the storm, meaning life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland is possible in the next 36 hours.

Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks as Florence continued its push west as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday, The News & Observer reported. Between both Carolinas, there is a total of 6,400 guardsmen on duty ahead of the storm.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.

Windows and doors are boarded up in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Florence September 12, 2018 in Morehead City, North Carolina. For public safety, our live streams will be available to all residents of North Carolina.

Recommended

  • Woodward's 'Fear' Posts Strong Sales as Interest in Trump Books Continues

    Woodward's 'Fear' Posts Strong Sales as Interest in Trump Books Continues

    Trump tweeted Monday that he has been subjected to "Phony books, articles and T.V. "hits" like no other pol has had to endure". Woodward, an associate editor of the Washington Post called the anonymous op-ed sub-standard and undeserving of publication.
    Gunman kills five in 'new normal' shootings in California

    Gunman kills five in 'new normal' shootings in California

    But the gunman eventually tracked him down and killed him near Bear Mountain Sports , which is close to the trucking business. The husband then went to another location on Breckenridge Road where he confronted two males at a residence and shot them.
    Verizon 5G home Internet

    Verizon 5G home Internet

    Verizon says its technicians will install the necessary equipment and configure the Verizon router free of charge. Verizon says it will expand 5G broadband internet to additional cities, but didn't provide a time frame.
  • Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors

    Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors

    A diocesan statement also referred to allegations the priest , Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, abused a 16-year-old girl in 2001. But the US plan has looked less like a model recently, given it exempted bishops like McCarrick.
    Donald Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

    Donald Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

    Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump had reiterated his praise for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response. That assessment brought sharp rebukes from officials in Puerto Rico and congressional Democrats .
    Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations

    Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations

    Microsoft is not actually preventing users from installing the third-party browser but is just adding another step to the process. The prompt appears to be coming on the version 1809 or Windows 10 October Update which is now being tested by Windows Insiders.
  • Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas

    At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph. Hurricane Sandy formed in the Atlantic in 2012, hitting Jamaica and the Bahamas as a Category 1.
    RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

    RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

    It is worth noting that Apple has reportedly discontinued select handsets including iPhone X , iPhone 6S and iPhone SE in the US. Arguably the most notable new product: the iPhone Xr delivers iPhone X style with a price cut and some caveats.
    Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump

    Majority of Voters Say They Do Not Want Congress to Impeach Trump

    House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress past year . Trump often cites the tax cuts enacted by Republicans as one of the driving forces behind the economy's aggressive growth.
  • Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK

    Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK

    They are accused by the United Kingdom of trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. They said they may have approached Skripal's house by chance but did not know where it was located.
    Nike online sales soar despite backlash from Kaepernick ad campaign

    Nike online sales soar despite backlash from Kaepernick ad campaign

    Trump told The Daily Caller this week that Nike's decision to use Kaepernick sends "a awful message". Open tennis tournament, as well as during Major League Baseball and college football games.
    Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Nathan Deal says the state "is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence". But what makes Florence so different from other storms this year? "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster".

Sam's Club Offers $100 Off iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max Buy That's still more than the iPhone SE, however, which sold for $399, making it the cheapest iPhone the firm had sold. While iPhone sales have slowed, Apple profits have risen along with the average purchase price of its handsets.

Amy Schumer says she’s voting for Cuomo in NY primary election Amy Schumer says she’s voting for Cuomo in NY  primary election Until quite recently, Cynthia Nixon was best known as the spiky red-headed companion of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City . Kathy Hochul and attorney general hopeful Letitia James, the city's public advocate.

Weah, 51-Year-Old Liberia President, Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles Weah, 51-Year-Old Liberia President, Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles Mexico, Liberia's 51-year-old president George Weah suited up for his country's team in a friendly against Nigeria . The friendly match was organized in order to retire Weah's iconic jersey number - 14.

Coutinho aware Barcelona pushing to wrap up De Jong move Coutinho aware Barcelona pushing to wrap up De Jong move Overmars, the former Arsenal forward, also claimed that Barca's offers were "unfortunate" and that they did not "value De Jong". The midfielder has put up a great performance to help Ajax to qualify for the Champions League this season.

Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool Pochettino said Lloris would remain captain despite his drink-driving case, replying "of course" when asked whether that would be the case.

FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic' FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic' E-cigs deliver lower toxin levels than regular cigarettes, but users can inhale more of the addictive stimulant nicotine . Manufacturers offer and market e-cigarette flavors that clearly appeal to minors, including candy and bubble gum flavors.

Ericsson Signs $3.5 Billion 5G Agreement With T Ericsson Signs $3.5 Billion 5G Agreement With T On Tuesday, the nation's third largest wireless provider matched that investment through a similar agreement with Ericsson . Add it up and T-Cell is investing $7 billion in 5G between the two companies.

SUV crashes into crowd in central China, killing nine SUV crashes into crowd in central China, killing nine The driver of a auto that ploughed into a crowd in China, killing 11 people and injuring dozens more, has been arrested. A local government statement described the event as a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure".

Weinstein caresses woman during meeting hours before she says he raped her Weinstein caresses woman during meeting hours before she says he raped her The frankly disturbing footage, shows Weinstein acting incredibly inappropriate, propositioning the woman, and caressing her. It's not clear what he is doing off camera, but she replies: "That's a little high, that's a little high".

20,000 pallets of water bottles found unused on Puerto Rico runway 20,000 pallets of water bottles found unused on Puerto Rico runway Overall, compared with Harvey and Irma, Maria saw more funds loaned to homeowners rather than business owners. They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care.

Lexus side view cameras look awesome Lexus side view cameras look awesome In Japanese markets, the 2019 Lexus ES will replace the traditional side mirrors with a new digital camera system. The views on the five-inch monitors located at the base of the A pillars can be manually enhanced by the driver.

'60 Minutes' Exec Jeff Fager to Leave Amid Harassment Claim '60 Minutes' Exec Jeff Fager to Leave Amid Harassment Claim Duncan revealed the contents of the text message on the "CBS Evening News " on Wednesday, "since Jeff Fager publicly referred to our exchange today".

Google is shutting down ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app by March 2019 Google is shutting down ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app by March 2019 The company claimed that it had no plans to change its email client and saw it as a place to continue testing innovative features. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones.

Woman in Saudi Arabia questioned by police about breakfast with male coworker Woman in Saudi Arabia questioned by police about breakfast with male coworker At one point the woman, wearing a traditional black robe covering all but her hands and eyes, feeds the man a piece of food. Recently, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was hailed for trying to bring in reform movement in the country.

Meghan Markle Reportedly Losing Friends Since Joining The Royal Family Meghan Markle Reportedly Losing Friends Since Joining The Royal Family To be fair, the Duchess oozes confidence, and according to Judi she is "more confident than Harry by a mile". In December of a year ago , Priddy spoke to the Daily Mail about the end of their friendship.