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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...]

Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands According to the forecast of the institution, the maximum sustained winds have decreased to 55 kilometers per hour with higher gusts. Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at the weekend. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence To Test FEMA, Trump Administration

Hurricane Florence To Test FEMA, Trump Administration Authorities in New Bern, a town of about 30,000 people that dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people had to be saved from floods and that the downtown area was underwater. ET. National Hurricane Center meteorologist Joel Cline said the mountains will wring water out of the moist tropical air: "It's like running into a wall, and that moisture has to go somewhere, and it goes up, c... [Full Article...]

FLORENCE: Tree falls on Wilmington home, killing mother, child

In one incident, a mother, 41, and her 7-month-old son were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington. The father was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment, where no update was provided on his condition. Amber Parker , spokesperson for Craven County, North Carolina, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that officials are happy to have daylight on their side Friday... [Full Article...]

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge. "Typically, we see a stimulus effect that creates jobs and raises incomes for South Carolinians", said Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at the University of SC. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina Florence remains a Category 1 storm, and it's spinning hurricane-force winds up to 70 miles from its center. More than 3,000 inmates at North Carolina prisons and juvenile detention centers were moved out of the storm's path. There's still a threat from rising tides, Risty-Davis says. The agency adds that people trapped by flooding should "never enter attics or crawl spaces". [Full Article...]

Over a million ordered to flee USA homes as Hurricane Florence approaches

Over a million ordered to flee USA homes as Hurricane Florence approaches If the latest forecast holds, Florence will strike farther north on the East Coast than any other Category 4 hurricane in history. The life-threatening storm is now located about 905 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , and is moving at a speed of 16 mph. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast. While thousands of Marines and their families have already left Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, there was no mandatory evacuation. An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. [Full Article...]

Hundreds more flights canceled as Florence nears the Carolina coastal area

The area to the north of Florence's landfall along the North Carolina coast-storm surge is always worst to the "right" of a storm's center, where its rotation pushes water onshore-is less populated and developed than the New Jersey and NY shores. [Full Article...]

Decision expected today in Toronto council legal challenge

Decision expected today in Toronto council legal challenge A judge has struck down provincial legislation that would have cut the size of Toronto city council almost in half in the middle of an election. Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat is calling on John Tory to "come clean" about conversations he may have had with Premier Doug Ford about the size of city council. [Full Article...]

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at her office, before a private meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington , Aug. Here's the catch: money pledged to the effort will be refunded if Collins votes against Kanavaugh. Sen. Collins vows she won't be persuaded by the campaign to impact her vote, amid an ongoing crowdfunding scheme against her, The... [Full Article...]

Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears Forecast models show the storm slowing to a crawl off the North Carolina coast late on Thursday or Friday and make a southern turn. Its maximum sustained winds slackened slightly to 125 mph, qualifying it as a Category 3 storm, but its wind field has grown, with hurricane-force winds extending out 70 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds stretching as far as 175 miles from the s... [Full Article...]

Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward U.S. East Coast

Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward U.S. East Coast On top of Irma and Maria, powerful category 4 hurricane Harvey inflicted $125billion worth of damage, mostly from catastrophic flooding in Houston , Texas, between August and September previous year. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

South Carolina residents brace themselves for Hurricane Florence

South Carolina residents brace themselves for Hurricane Florence The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will be a Category 4 by Tuesday or Wednesday, and it's possible that it could become a Category 5 at some point. Officials said they plan to resume classes Monday morning but will continue to monitor the situation. "Everyone should start preparing now". Early on Monday, Sam Lillo, a University of Oklahoma meteorology student, posted this omi... [Full Article...]

Keeping a close eye on Florence — FORECAST

Keeping a close eye on Florence — FORECAST East Coast , it will be the first to do so for a storm in its present location. Graphic illustration and forecast of Tropical Storm Isaac as at September 9 2018 . Cruise lines are redirecting their ships to avoid the path of Hurricane Florence as it begins to bear down on the United States . Forecasters urged residents from SC to the mid-Atlantic to get ready - and not just for a direct... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon's remnants move into Arkansas; heavy rain, severe storms possible

Tropical Storm Gordon's remnants move into Arkansas; heavy rain, severe storms possible A Flood Watch continues for McKean and Potter counties in northern PA from 8pm Saturday evening through Monday evening. Everyone in central in needs to be aware that Flash Flooding is a danger this weekend and you should not drive through a flooded roadway. [Full Article...]

Cory Booker says he’ll release Kavanaugh documents, knowingly risking Senate ouster

Cory Booker says he’ll release Kavanaugh documents, knowingly risking Senate ouster There was a tense exchange on Wednesday night between Sen. Asked about it by Republican Sen. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) seemed exasperated as Booker went on about violating Senate rules. Booker just released a batch of emails between Kavanaugh and other officials that date back to his early days in George W. Bush's administration as an associate of the White House Counsel at the time ... [Full Article...]


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