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Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida

Now a Tropical Storm, Michael Leaves Devastation in Florida The woman lived in a small cinderblock house about 150 yards from the Gulf and thought she would be OK. "Going back through records to 1851 we can't find another "Cat 4" in this area, so this is a historical and an incredibly risky and life-threatening situation", he said. [Full Article...]

Minnesota National Guard helps with hurricane relief efforts in Florida

Minnesota National Guard helps with hurricane relief efforts in Florida The top wind speeds are an estimate from an instrument on the Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Pictures and video from Mexico Beach , a community of about 1,000 people where Michael made landfall around 1:00 pm Eastern time, showed scenes of devastation, with houses floating in flooded streets, some ripped from their foundations and missing roofs. [Full Article...]

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida But hours before the storm hit, it was too late for many to flee. Residents of the neighboring state of Georgia should also expect to be heavily impacted by the storm, the FEMA head said. Forecasters said it also could bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, enough to trigger flash flooding in places still recovering from Hurricane Florence. "We are in new territory", National Hurricane Center meteorol... [Full Article...]

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). Rick Scott said. With Michael's winds projected to be even stronger than that, Wakulla County residents were urged to evacuate inland. In the Florida Panhandle, from Navarre, eastward is a Storm Surge Warning . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael damage: Hurricane DESTROYS Florida as WORST STORM ever hits

Michael hit Florida with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), placing it nearly into Category 5 scale, which starts at 157 mph. About 3,500 Florida National Guard troops were deployed to assist with evacuations and storm recovery, along with more than 1,000 search-and-rescue personnel, Scott said. [Full Article...]

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane It was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach, along a lightly populated stretch of fishing villages and white-sand spring-break beaches. He added that it is predicted to be "the most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades". State officials estimate about 375,000 Floridians are under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. [Full Article...]

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report Scientists have warned that the enormous changes in energy, transportation and land use required to meet this goal are technically possible, but now appear unlikely. On a jarring note, the USA announced that it accepted the report - in effect stopped short of vetoing it - but it did not endorse the content and the findings in the report . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds In addition to being the deadliest threat, storm surge is also typically the most destructive part of a hurricane. Another 25 percent of deaths are related to rain, he said. At 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) on Wednesday the storm was located about 530 miles (855 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. On Saturday, its streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debr... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins Since then, phage display has produced antibodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and treat metastatic cancer. Called "monoclonal antibodies", they include the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, which had the biggest sale worldwide of any drug past year at £14billion. [Full Article...]

NASA investigates space station hole, plans spacewalk

NASA investigates space station hole, plans spacewalk Soyuz spacecraft was damaged deliberately, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said . The crew accomplished a lot during their many months in orbit, taking delivery of five cargo deliveries containing not just supplies for survival but also various tools and instruments to carry out scientific experiments in the zero gravity environment. [Full Article...]

Newly discovered 'goblin' world hints at the presence of Planet Nine

Newly discovered 'goblin' world hints at the presence of Planet Nine Dr Sheppard , of Carnegie Institution of Science, said: 'These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us to Planet X . "We think there could be thousands of small bodies like 2015 TG387 out on the Solar System's fringes, but their distance makes finding them very hard", Tholen said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US

Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US Later next week, Hurricane Rosa is expected to weaken into a tropical depression as it passes over California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. "What we're anxious about is all the flooding that we potentially could have", Queen Creek Fire Department Capt. Kris Gale told the station. "They're good for about 2 feet of water". [Full Article...]

TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

Kirk was moving west at 18 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Kirk has made a comeback. Kirk became a named storm Saturday and formed the farthest south of any major storm since 2012. Wind speeds will start to increase across Barbados later tonight, with sustained surface winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force expected to spread across the island tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que Residents Brian Lowden, left, and Alex Carlson look at the damage to their duplex caused by a tornado in Dunrobin, Ont., west of Ottawa, on Sunday, Sept. On Saturday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said, "we are concentrating on people, getting people back home as soon as possible, as safely as possible". [Full Article...]

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party' As reported by Daily Hellas, a broad area of greenery has been cloaked by the silvery spider-web produced by Tetragnatha spiders. BBC News reports that while it may seem horrifying to those with arachnophobia, it is a seasonal occurrence that's caused by the Tetragnatha genus of spiders . [Full Article...]

Spiders Take Over Greek Beach, With Vast Web Spanning 1,000 Feet

Newsweek reports that "warm temperatures and an abundance of food" has prompted an "explosion in the spider population" in the western town of Aitoliko, where their webs now cover an area stretching 300 metres. "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she said, per the BBC . "It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party". [Full Article...]

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined past year. "These are all artists that I adore". He will also be the first person to go to the moon since the US Apollo missions ended in 1972. Ahead of the anticipated announcement , SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft that is now in development. A render of the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. [Full Article...]

President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence Roads remained risky, and some were still being closed as swollen rivers emptied toward the ocean. So far, we know that at least three dozen people died during Hurricane Florence , but we won't know the true extent of the damages for some time. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US He said he's heard the roads are closed, that everything is flooded and no one can get through. For days, crews have been using helicopters and boats to rescue people trapped by still-rising rivers. "He's lived here all his life". But thanks to professional and amateur photographers, you can at least get some sense of the devastation that Hurricane Florence is leaving in its path. [Full Article...]

Scenes From The Carolina Coast As Hurricane Florence Surges Ashore

Scenes From The Carolina Coast As Hurricane Florence Surges Ashore National Weather Service Though Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane , it's still caused storm surges up to 10 feet in some areas, with the worst of the flooding still expected to come. U.S. Southeast power companies said more than 98,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina, Virginia and SC were without power on Thursday as Hurricane Florence approached the coast. [Full Article...]


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