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Hurricane Florence brings flooding; mother, baby die after tree falls on home

It is still considered unsafe with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding. "What we've seen as far as people actually evacuating, just from monitor...


Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

North Carolina's Department of Public Safety reported as many as 2.5 million people could be left without power as the storm rolls on. Besides federal and sta...


Hurricane Florence: Killer storm weakens, but officials warn devastation far from over

He notes that the storm is moving very slowly and that some of the affected areas haven't seen the worst of it. SC authorities reported one death. "Gradual ...


At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

Police in Wilmington say a mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their house. The father was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatm...


Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'

The orcas have struggled with pollution, boat noise and, most severely, a dearth of their preferred prey, chinook salmon, because of dams, habitat loss and ov...


Florence rains wash away New Bern’s beloved statues

The center was located approximately 20 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina, as of 5 a.m. Downgraded to a Tropical Storm , its core is now drifting w...


Lane Pittman hits Myrtle Beach to 'slay' Hurricane Florence

Not only did he raise his goal of $190 in less than a day, but he continues to pick up steam, having earned $1041 as of this writing. Pittman traveled all the...


Mysterious ‘security issue’ forces a solar observatory to be evacuated

Government officials have not given a clear explanation of what the issue is, however, and this has prompted wild speculation . However, the observatory does...


Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Florence's remnants are expected to keep traveling north and then northeast, and could drop several inches of rain in eastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky, so...


Hurricane Florence kills mother and infant

Before weakening, the storm was a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 miles per hour with higher gusts. The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 8...


Britain formed by merging of three continents rather than two, researchers say

Some 400 million years ago, landmasses collided to form the British Isles. Experts now believe a third sushi Armorica, which includes in Brittany and Normandy a...


NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Joyce could become a tropical storm within the next day or so. Then on Sunday, as a weakening Florence moves away from our region, our winds will gradually w...


Russians: Evidence of 'drilling' found in spacecraft

According to Science Alert , there have been no announcements regarding the investigation or new evidence presented, but that hasn't stopped several news outle...


As Florence weakens, live surf cam videos show impact on Carolinas

Row upon row of empty shelves are visible in CNN news footage, as residents threatened by mega-storm Hurricane Florence stockpile essentials including food,...


Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains

By 5 a.m. today, the storm was about 205 miles east/southeast of Wilmington, N.C. with 110-mph maximum sustained winds . It is located about 280 miles (450 k...


Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of Friday landfall

And Hurricane Florence will take aim at the Southeast coast of the United States late this week, likely as a major hurricane . Torrential rains brought abo...


Headbanging, Flag-Waving Dude Returns For Hurricane Florence

Pittman attracted almost 30 million views within hours. Pittman has returned to stare down Hurricane Florence, which descended on the lower East Coast Thur...


Hurricane Florence could devastate poor communities of color, experts warn

A 78-year-old man in Kinston, North Carolina, was electrocuted when he tried to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, according to Lenoir County Emer...


IWC passes Brazil declaration to protect whales amid opposition

This would make it easier for Japan to push through its proposal to end a 32-year moratorium on commercial whaling and re-introduce "sustainable whaling", much ...


Trump tweets wrong death count for Hurricane Florence

This is not the first time Trump has tried to downplay the catastrophic hurricane , during his visit to the island soon after Maria hit, Trump said Puerto Rica...


More than 400k evacuate SC as Florence approaches

Hurricane Florence began to inundate Frisco in North Carolina's Outer Banks on September 13. It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecas...


Narwhal Adopted In Beluga Pod In Rare Interspecies Friendship

She's only seen one instance of a beluga swimming with a large group of narwhals, but didn't know if the animal had joined the group or was just passing through...


Duke Energy has 20,000 linemen on standby for Hurricane Florence

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants...


Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence

As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and was on track to make landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., sometime Friday night ...


NASA launches satellite to measure melting glaciers

The Delta II rocket lifted off successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. on Saturday for the final time. The melt from those ice sheets alon...


Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

At 5 a.m., the center was all but parked over SC, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) west of Myrtle Beach, moving west-southwest at just 5 mph (8 kph) and scooping ...


Hurricane Florence Looks Super-Scary When Seen From Space

Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a category 4 storm , and it's on a path to potentially cause serious damage in North and SC. Astronauts on the ISS...


Researchers move up human arrival in Madagascar by 6,000 years

They also left evidence that would rewrite our understanding of early human migration. A giant elephant bird - aepyornis - people hunted long before, accord...


Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territor...


Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

The centre of Florence, which is no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing a grave threat to life and property, is expected to strike North Ca...


Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in N. Carolina

Roberts says the storm surge continues to increase as Florence passes over the area. "But I think we're ready". Top winds were holding at 90 miles per hour ...


ATF warns East Coast gun dealers to prepare ahead of Hurricane Florence

Helene, meanwhile, was still in the Atlantic's spawning ground for hurricanes off the coast of Africa, swirling with 105 mph (165 kmh) winds and forecast to bec...


More than 19,000 without power in U.S. Southeast ahead of Florence

Hurricane Florence has only just begun to wreak havoc along the Carolina coastlines, but already people are capturing absolutely shocking footage of the storm ...


Hurricane Florence turns deadly as it pounds Carolinas

ET Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center said . Its forward movement was 6 miles per hour (9 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles from its c...


Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

Every big airline flying to the region had waived fees and rebooking rules - with some fine print - for travelers looking to adjust their plans because of Flo...