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Six nuclear power plants are in Hurricane Florence's path, officials say

Six nuclear power plants are in Hurricane Florence's path, officials say

Duke spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Green said the company was following its procedures and is shutting Unit 1 now and would start shutting Unit 2 at the 1,870-megawatt plant later today. The Robinson plant...

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Weather Channel uses mixed reality to show the effects of a hurricane

Weather Channel uses mixed reality to show the effects of a hurricane

Friday's forecast from the National Weather Service calls for patchy drizzle with scattered showers with a low around 70 degrees and northeast wind around 9 miles per hour. Millions of people are ...

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Putting the enormity of Hurricane Florence into perspective

Putting the enormity of Hurricane Florence into perspective

Will Epperson, 36-year-old golf course assistant superintendent, said he and his wife had planned to ride out the storm at their home in Hampstead, North Carolina , but changed their minds due to its...

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Trump Accuses Democrats of Altering Statistics on Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump Accuses Democrats of Altering Statistics on Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico

Trump said on Twitter that "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths " at the time he visited the island after the storm. "As time went by it did not go up by much", Trump wrote. Like, do we need help...

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Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

Hurricane Florence kept everyone on edge Wednesday, when the storm began sliding southward and taking aim at the Georgia coast. "We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of th...

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Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas

He added later, "Most of the fatalities in these tropical systems is water". US Southeast power companies said more than 188,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina and SC were without power ...

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Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence's fury begins

Luettich and colleagues at the University of Notre Dame and University of Texas spent 30 years developing ADCRIC , a computer model that gauges storm surge and other impacts of major coastal weat...

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Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

A video of the Category 2 Hurricane Florence has also been shared by NASA and it needs no introduction. The storm, which is poised to electrify millions this week within the southeastern USA, is "...

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Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained risky and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC ) said. At least 12,000 people had take...

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Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Tens of thousands were without power. Winds and rain were arriving later in SC, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded. Around midda...

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3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

The storm was heading for the coast of North and SC but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south. It's been an especially active start to the Atlantic hurrican...

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Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. The Associated Press contributed to this article . Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane ...

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New Fish Species Discovered Deep In The Ocean

New Fish Species Discovered Deep In The Ocean

Provisional data indicate that there are three new species related to the family of the snailfish of the Marianas (or slugs of the Liparidaefamily ), whose first specimens were discovered in the Mari...

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McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

McMaster to SC coast: ‘Leave now’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. Duke Energy told The...

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Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday evening at 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 miles per hour (224 km/h) earlier this week when it w...

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'Catastrophic' Florence buffets USA east coast

ET, the National Hurricane Center said Florence was centered about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 220 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The surge will re...

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'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

New projections indicate the now-Category 3 hurricane will move slightly southeast, with landfall expected between Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina. "I've been through hurricanes before bu...

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Hurricane Florence's fury lashes Carolinas, Jewish communities prepare

Hurricane Florence's fury lashes Carolinas, Jewish communities prepare

In less than 24 hours, Florence has dropped from category 4 to category 2. Up to 40 inches of rain could fall in North Carolina . Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if i...

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Hurricane Florence begins to batter USA east coast

As of 8 a.m., the hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow (Sept. 14), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane C...

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Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at lea...

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Jeff Bezos Tweets Plans for $2B Philanthropic Effort

Jeff Bezos Tweets Plans for $2B Philanthropic Effort

Along with running Amazon the tech mogul owns space exploration company Blue Origin and the Washington Post newspaper. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he ...

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United Nations to hold Climate Summit in Sept 2019

United Nations to hold Climate Summit in Sept 2019

WMO as a member of the Core Group of Climate Principals will strive to support the UN Secretary-General in implementing his vision. Last month Kerala a state in India endured its adverse monsoon flood...

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‘Storm of lifetime’: Hurricane Florence barrels toward Carolinas as residents flee

Carolinians are smart to be wary of Hurricane Florence's impact on gas, after Hurricane Katrina cut supply lines from the Gulf Coast in 2005, leading to widespread shortages and consumer panic. "T...

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U.S. airlines prepare for arrival of Hurricane Florence

U.S. airlines prepare for arrival of Hurricane Florence

The auto park has been full for three days at the Ace Hardware store in coastal Calabash, North Carolina , where manager Tom Roberts said he sold 150 gas cans in two hours Monday, along with generato...

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Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

Florence's maximum sustained winds were clocked on Thursday at 105 miles per hour (165 kph) after it was downgraded to a Category 2 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the NHC. Hurri...

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Hurricane Florence from space:

Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning . He added later, "Most of the fatalities in these tropical systems is water". Th...

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California's commitment to 100 percent 'clean energy' by 2045, explained

California's commitment to 100 percent 'clean energy' by 2045, explained

Citing the "existential threat of climate change ", Gov. Environmental activists enthusiastically backed the measure, but there was opposition from some of the state's largest utility companies. Im...

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Pluto can get the status of the ninth planet

Pluto can get the status of the ninth planet

A team led by Philip Metzger , planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, is indicating that the basis on which Pluto was rejected as a planet does not have any su...

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Japan proposes end to commercial whaling ban, faces pushback:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan proposes end to commercial whaling ban, faces pushback:The Asahi Shimbun

While Japan argues that whale stocks have recovered sufficiently to allow for commercial hunting, conservationists contend whaling on the high seas has proven hard to manage. The whale meat often ...

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Hurricane Florence disrupts deliveries, threatens US supply chain

Hurricane Florence disrupts deliveries, threatens US supply chain

An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, said Marc Chenard of the US Weather Prediction Center. "I ask all Georgians to join me in pr...

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'Oldest known drawing' a hashtag found in South Africa

'Oldest known drawing' a hashtag found in South Africa

It predates previously discovered drawings by at least 30,000 years. Only much later did archaeologist Luca Pollarolo notice its potential significance as he painstakingly sifted through thousands o...

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Hurricane Florence's rainfall could be 'catastrophic,' scientist says

Storm surge warnings indicate a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline during the coming 36 hours. Yesterday (Sept. "I'm not sure it's fair to say t...

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Desert rain: Scientists find a way to vegetate the Sahara

But the plants would also have a huge effect on the landscape, with wind turbines pulling warmer air to the surface, while solar panels reduce the reflectiveness of the sand - both of which would in...

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Still unsafe, Cat 2 Florence expected to make landfall south of Wilmington

Still unsafe, Cat 2 Florence expected to make landfall south of Wilmington

Duke Energy officials say Florence will knock out power to an estimated 1 million to 3 million customers in North and SC. Landfall could take place Friday or Saturday morning at this point. A lot ...

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Pence heading to Georgia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Incredible time-lapse footage filmed from a hurricane-hunting plane shows what's it's like to fly through the eye of Florence, the storm that's already forced more than 1 million people to evacuate. "...

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