by | September 14, 2018 | 14:56

Instead, he argued, without providing evidence, that the death toll was a Democratic claim to make him look bad. The number of dead in Hurricane Maria was raised from 64 to 2 ,975 by Puerto Rico's governor last month after an independent study assessed that there had been an undercount of people who had died in the aftermath.

by | September 14, 2018 | 13:12

The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as sluggish and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago. The National Weather Service forecasts minor to major flooding along rivers anywhere from the Carolinas to Maryland in the coming days. At least 150,000 people were without power in North Carolina early Friday with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to utility companies.

by | September 14, 2018 | 12:53

This may be worse than what we've seen before", Assistant Fire Chief Joey Roberts said during a press conference Wednesday. "We have two boats and all our worldly possessions", said Susan Patchkofsky, who refused her family's pleas to evacuate and stayed at Emerald Isle with her husband.

by | September 14, 2018 | 12:28

Describing Hurricane Florence as "a no-kidding nightmare" is certainly appropriate, with Gerst warning Americans on the East Coast to prepare for the storm's arrival. While the wind in the eye weakened, the storm grew in size and the hurricane-force winds expanding outward up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the center of the hurricane .

by | September 14, 2018 | 11:54

A hurricane warning is in effect for a big chunk of the Carolina coast , from the South Santee River below Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Duck, N.C. - part of the Outer Banks. "It's something we haven't seen. ever". "Inland flooding kills a lot of people". "They'll be looking very closely at major transmission lines that have tens of thousands of customers associated with them", Penn said.

by | September 14, 2018 | 10:27

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's prediction, all of coastal North Carolina is at "high" risk of flash flooding, with "moderate" risk, even 30-50 miles inland. "This is not going to be a glancing blow", said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But North Carolina Gov.

by | September 14, 2018 | 08:11

Each storm is clearly highlighted on the map and identified with a name, showing that Hurricane Florence is not the only storm threatening to ravage civilians. While people on the ground are preparing for floods, high winds and surging waves, the satellites and astronauts in orbit are looking down on the storm from above, and the views are startling.

by | September 14, 2018 | 06:31

Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. Chris Pack, a spokesman for the group, said it was airing ads on the channel aimed at viewers in Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada and West Virginia, all key races in the increasingly tight battle for control of the Senate.

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:48

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear-skies high-pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI. Florence is becoming more of a threat to more people - now including some in Georgia - in more ways. More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate over the past few days, and the homes of about 10 million were under watches or warning for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

by | September 14, 2018 | 03:48

SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination. There's a clear difference between " State of Emergency " and " Federal Disaster Declaration ", but what does it mean for North Carolina? Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an evacuation order for SC as the area prepares for Hurricane Florence's possible landfall.

by | September 14, 2018 | 03:12

Tropical Storm Isaac was east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land. "Florence is intensifying", said North Carolina's Governor Roy Cooper, adding: "This storm is strong, and its gettings stronger". But forecasters say there's an increased chance for tropical storm winds to reach Savannah.

by | September 14, 2018 | 01:24

Democrat McCaskill leads Republican Hawley by 3 points in Missouri Senate race Pence cancels trip to Georgia after Hurricane Florence path changes Trump's school safety commission will not support age limits for gun purchases: report MORE declared Thursday that his administration is "completely ready" for Hurricane Florence's expected landfall along the East Coast.

by | September 13, 2018 | 23:39

Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas on how he could use his personal fortune - now estimated at more than $160 billion - for charitable efforts. More than a year ago, Bezos posted to Twitter a request for suggestions on philanthropic initiatives created to make a difference in the short term.

by | September 13, 2018 | 23:28

Marshall: You mentioned some hefty winds here in the Charlotte area. "Two years ago, we made hot dogs and sold PBR out of Bar Normandy", resident Chaz Green said at One Broad, a local restaurant that is now the go-to venue for hurricane parties.

by | September 13, 2018 | 22:43

Find out now if you live in a flood prone area or a location that will be greatly impacted by storm surge . Byard told a news conference at FEMA headquarters in Washington that the agency has all the resources it needs to react to the natural disaster.

by | September 13, 2018 | 22:01

Tropical storm force winds are thought to be just hours away from making landfall in North Carolina. Media captionWhy do people ignore hurricane warnings? "The global models suggest that this shear will relax today while Florence moves over warm waters, however, given the current storm structure, little overall change in strength is anticipated as Florence approaches the coast".

by | September 13, 2018 | 21:29

Previous studies have shown that the bursts from 121102 are emanating from a galaxy 3 billion light years from Earth, but the nature of the object emitting them is still unknown. The algorithm known as the convolutional neural network was able to recognize those radio bursts that other systems tend to miss. The results from the AI give an insight of the periodicity of the pulses that came from 121102 and suggest it's not always the same patterns that determine when the outbursts happen.

by | September 13, 2018 | 20:57

According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is moving northwest with winds of 110 miles an hour. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.

by | September 13, 2018 | 20:54

Jerry Brown for setting a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity grid by 2045. The order suggests achieving this by adding more zero emission vehicles to the state's roads and extending California's cap-and-trade program.

by | September 13, 2018 | 15:04

More than 10 million people are in the crosshairs of Hurricane Florence as storm force winds move within hours of battering the USA east coast. The storm is expected to slowly move inland, battering much of the USA coast for days. The Michigan-sized storm is set to linger for days and cause catastrophic flooding with up to four feet of rain and 13-foot storm surges . Right now the storm does not have a lot of speed behind it, so the rainfall will likely be extensive along the coastal ...