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More than 2,300 without power in Spartanburg County as Florence sets in

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The storm's center is crawling over SC, but many of its main rain bands still are over already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. Florence was moving west-southwest at about 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), with its center located over eastern SC. The worst natural disaster in North Carolina history was Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which dumped almost 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain and flooded a broad swath of the coastal plain, swamping whole ... Read More »

Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence

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MA will not feel too much of an impact from the chaotic storm down south, according to the National Weather Service: "The only impacts in southern New England from Hurricane Florence will be high surf and unsafe rip currents especially on the south coast through Friday". Read More »

Cleveland natives make it home as Hurricane Florence cancels thousands of flights

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We've got things boarded up. But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Gov. Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated. "We consider our students anyone across nine states in the Southeast , many of whom may live in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina , Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia-all of ... Read More »

Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

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Expect a high of 95 degrees Friday, 94 degrees Saturday and 95 degrees Sunday. The cloud system associated with Isaac remains poorly organized and Saint Lucia fell between the rain bands of Isaac, hence the island has thus far not received the expected rainfall. Read More »

Hurricane Florence continues path to U.S. east coast

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If Florence makes landfall as a Category 4 in North Carolina, it would be the strongest storm to come ashore that far north on record . The latest projections from the hurricane center show the "cone of uncertainty" extending from roughly Georgetown, S.C., to Cape Lookout. Read More »

S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

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Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday making California the first state to set a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, despite concerns about increased electricity costs. "It will not be easy", Brown tweeted after signing Senate Bill 100 and a related executive order. The state of California is the world's fifth largest economy, and in many cases, it already sets some of the most ambitious environmental goals on the continent, if not the planet. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Latest Path Projected by GFS Model

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee. "Unfortunately, the models were right". POWERFUL Hurricane Florence was tracking towards the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order upwards of one million people to evacuate the path of the extremely unsafe storm forecasters said could soon intensify. Read More »

Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

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If I had known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy. Should Collins vote against Kavanaugh, all the money will be returned to donors. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. Wednesday's disclosure brings the total to 75. Booker did so during the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Read More »

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with ‘disaster at doorstep’

Florence's predicted pause and slow southward turn off North Carolina on Friday means some coastal areas will get damaging hurricane-force winds for more than 24 hours. "If I need to evacuate I can go to my son's house" in North Carolina, Sparks said as he carted a load of water bottles to his vehicle. Hurricane preparations should be rushed to completion as soon as possible. Read More »

This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

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When Florence will reach the US, he is the hurricane of the 4th category out of five, say. This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence, a place of relative calm for such storms. "The earliest reasonable time that tropical-storm-force winds will reach the coast of the Carolinas is Wednesday night, but the most likely time is Thursday morning", the National Hurricane Center said. Read More »

South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

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The governors of North and South Carolina , Maryland and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the approaching storm. Hurricane Florence moved closer to the U.S. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas. Troops have received ready-to-deploy orders for Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina . Read More »

1.5m ordered to evacuate before Florence

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More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of Virginia , North Carolina and SC. President Donald Trump on Monday urged "the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina and the entire East Coast" to "take all necessary precautions" as the storm approaches. Read More »

Gordon hits near Alabama-Mississippi border

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The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning . L. J. Cazaux moved his boat to a nearby lot of elevated land before the rain started in Venetian Isles. Film and TV productions in New Orleans are shutting down early as Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on the Gulf Coast. Read More »

Tropical storm Gordon moving quickly across eastern Gulf of Mexico: NHC

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Parts of the Louisiana and MS coasts were under a hurricane warning as fast-developing Tropical Storm Gordon swamped South Florida on its way to the northern Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in place for the MS and Alabama as Gordon moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain will still be likely closer to the eye of the storm. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon Forms, Heading to The Gulf States

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The National Hurricane Center ended a tropical storm warning late Monday for a region that included South Florida, spanning from Miami-Dade County to Bonita Beach on the state's west coast. Meanwhile, rainfall totals up to 150 mm are possible for southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana. Parts of the northern Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches rainfall Tuesday into Wednesday, from southeast Louisiana into far southern MS and far southern Alabama, according to the Weather Channel. Read More »

Bill to make California first state to end bail before trial

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The Governor has waited almost four decades to revamp the state's cash bail system. Cash bonds, widely used in the USA, often mean that poorer defendants remain jailed pending trials, while more financially well-off suspects can afford to pay the bonds and are freed. Read More »