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by | September 18, 2018 | 21:40

Roy Cooper said. At its peak strength, Florence was a Category 4 hurricane, but was downgraded to tropical depression status on Sunday. Ahead of the storm that hit September 14, the VA closed five hospitals and 18 community-based outpatient clinics in the southeast coastal regions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

by | September 18, 2018 | 17:26

With all this damage going on there is plenty you can do to help the Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence . All volunteers are trained locally, which Stemen said "does take a little time". McGrew said they expect more people, in the coming weeks, to be sent in the east coast area. This is because, according to Breitbach, the Red Cross has to cancel blood drives in the areas affected by the hurricanes.

by | September 18, 2018 | 13:05

About 488,551 customers in North Carolina and 16,385 in SC don't have electricity. Authorities in Virginia said one person was dead after an apparent tornado. Some half a million customers in the Carolinas were still without electricity on Monday, according to emergency officials. "Flooding is still going to be a concern into the weekend and into next week", said Hal Austin, a National Weather Service meteorologist, noting there is a chance of rain for the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:12

The storm, with gusts of more than 230 kilometers per hour (142 mph), sent buildings swaying and waters surging into homes and shopping malls in Hong Kong, with some roads waist-deep in water. "Before Ompong came, I asked them to leave", Palangdan told the Times of the miners, using the local name for Typhoon Mangkhut . Tacio, who was at the scene of the landslide earlier Sunday, says rescuers found another man but could not immediately pluck his body, which was pinned by rocks and mud.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:12

At least 17 people in North and SC have been reported killed by Tropical Depression Florence, which has broken all of North Carolina's rainfall records. Hundreds of roads across the state are impassable. Gov Cooper said he has been in touch with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who visited North Carolina on Monday.

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:11

Multiple locations in North Carolina saw more than 76cm of rain , making this the wettest tropical system to ever hit the US East Coast. Early on Monday, the rain was still falling in the middle of the state as another band of heavy rain was heading for Wilmington , a city already largely cut off from the outside world by flooding.

by | September 18, 2018 | 08:05

Itogon mayor Victorio Palangdan told a press briefing in Benguet province that he "believes 99 per cent of missing people [are] already dead", according to a Twitter account run by the state Philippine Information Agency. Dozens of residents sought shelter there during the storm Saturday despite warnings it was unsafe. But officials in Hong Kong are still warning residents to be cautious.

by | September 18, 2018 | 07:42

SpaceX is still working hard at getting its Big Falcon Rocket ready for its first test launches, and the company will need to put its launch systems through their paces well in advance of taking passengers anywhere. SpaceX is already making headlines around the world for its efforts to make spaceflight more affordable for organizations like NASA as well as private companies, but today the company will announce something truly revolutionary.

by | September 18, 2018 | 04:56

However, Musk used social media to drop hints ahead of the announcement. In answer to a query about whether Musk himself would be the passenger, he tweeted an emoji of a Japanese flag. According to Musk, the spaceship could shuttle about 100 passengers to the red planet. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018.

by | September 18, 2018 | 04:01

Florence was drifting westward over SC, reaching about 30 kilometres southeast of Columbia S.C., at 5 a.m. Sunday , the NHC said. Record flooding could result. There were many Hurricane Harvey warnings and lessons learned regarding infrastructure that still apply in 2018 . Two other people also died in storm-related wrecks, and two more people died from inhaling carbon monoxide from a generator in their home.

by | September 18, 2018 | 00:47

China has relocated over 2.45 million people and cancelled over 400 flights as super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern Guangdong province on Sunday after battering Hong Kong and killing 64 people in the Philippines . The typhoon brought record storm surges as well, whipping up floodwaters to their highest levels since 1904, according to meteorologists. Authorities there raised the storm warning signal to T10 earlier, the highest possible level.

by | September 17, 2018 | 17:58

There are no technical issues being worked at this time. The satellite with a three-year mission was launched at 9.02 am EDT on September 15, with liftoff aboard a Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California .

by | September 17, 2018 | 15:55

At least 10 people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. Total accumulated rainfall there could end up as high as 40 inches. "And numerous rivers will see prolonged flooding, some not cresting for a few days". Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday and was crawling west at 8 miles per hour (13 kph).

by | September 17, 2018 | 14:52

Peter Paul van Dijk. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic meters) of ash were displaced at the Sutton Plant and that contaminated storm water likely flowed into the plant's cooling pond. Wilmington International Airport and Fort Macon suffered gusts of 105 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said . North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches.

by | September 17, 2018 | 12:42

Now, there are signs that Hurricane Florence could deliver a similar blow to the East Coast beginning on Thursday, making it even more important to evacuate before the storm arrives. More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 metres) of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) of rain, touching off severe flooding.

by | September 17, 2018 | 10:11

A Chinese state broadcaster says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least two people dead after the massive storm slammed into southern China's Guangdong province. In the city's inner harbor district, the water level reached 1.5 meters (5 feet) on Sunday and was expected to rise further. Foreign aid has begun to trickle in for victims of the typhoon, with Australia pledging to provide more than US$572,000 worth of emergency supplies, such as sleeping mats, blankets and hygiene kits for up to ...

by | September 17, 2018 | 10:02

Scientists can't say - yet - that climate change helped make Florence worse. People walk on a local street as water from the Neuse River starts flooding houses in New Bern , N.C., on Thursday. SC authorities reported one death. It was expected to slowly move southwest into SC before turning north, forecasters said. Eudy's family has lived in New Bern since the 1850s, he said.

by | September 17, 2018 | 08:41

Despite noting the potential significance of Manafort's testimony to the investigation, however, Starr said Sunday he hoped the information would not lead to Trump being removed from the White House. Eisen is joined by a number of others who are predicting that Manafort's turn could be disastrous for Donald Trump . Initially, Long attempted to deflect, claiming the president was "taken out of context" when he said there were no lessons to learn from the response in Puerto Rico and ...

by | September 17, 2018 | 05:49

The summit came with 2018 on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record globally. That's because several hundred protesters successfully blockaded the summit's main Moscone Center entrance, decrying what they call " Jerry Brown's hypocrisy on climate change ".

by | September 16, 2018 | 23:32

It was still considered unsafe with potential for strong gusts and hazardous flooding. Although Charlotte is farther inland than the areas expected to the get the brunt of the hurricane force winds natives say they are anxious about the rain and risk of flooding.