• Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic

Kirk, which became the season's 11th named storm on Saturday, has weakened to a depression but could see some restrengthening before hitting the "ever-present wall of wind shear" near the Lesser Antilles, Masters said. Tropical Storm Kirk and sub-Tropical Storm Leslie formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Kirk was located about 450 miles south of the Ca...

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  • Power returning after Environment Canada confirms two Ottawa tornadoes
Power returning after Environment Canada confirms two Ottawa tornadoes

I've told my officials that the provincial government will provide whatever resources are required to support Ottawa as they work to recover. He has compared the damage to the city's power grid as being on the magnitude of the debilitating ice storm of 1998.

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  • 1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding
1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

More than 10,000 people are still in disaster shelters and many could find themselves essentially homeless after the floodwaters recede. "People in flood prone areas or near waterways need to remain alert as rivers crest and stay above their banks in coming days", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said in a written statement.

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  • Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast
Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast

Most people encounter spider webs one at a time, maybe a handful or so in a single day. Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube. Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. The coastal town's temperature, humidity, and abundance of mosquitoes create the ideal mati...

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  • Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece
Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece

It sounds like a something out of a horror movie: A town covered in thousands of webs, each crawling with hordes of spiders. Giannis Giannakopoulos saw the "veil of webs" this week in Aitoliko, CNN reported . The cobweb has completely swamped vegetation on the beach. "It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are ha...

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  • Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain
Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

The National Weather Service considers flooding to be "devastating " once a height of 23 feet is reached for the river . Desperate for gas to run a generator at home , Nick Monroe waited in a half-mile-long (more than.8-kilometer) line at a Speedway station even though the pumps were wrapped in plastic.

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  • Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac
Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

According to the forecast of the institution, the maximum sustained winds have decreased to 55 kilometers per hour with higher gusts. All watches and warnings that had been issued on neighboring islands were canceled Thursday. The storm is expected to impact the windward and leeward islands on Thursday. Surf swells from Isaac could be lif...

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  • Mother and child among first victims of Hurricane Florence
Mother and child among first victims of Hurricane Florence

We're as ready as anybody has ever been". It remains a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, but stronger wind gusts have been reported . She estimated 441,000 people have already evacuated because of the storm. "There's a great temptation to want to go back east and to view you property", he said.

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  • First death during Hurricane Florence confirmed in Pender County
First death during Hurricane Florence confirmed in Pender County

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel at the height of the storm. Officials say more than 100 people have already been rescued in the area overnight. 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. The homes of about 10 mi...

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  • Evacuations in USA ahead of Hurricane Florence
Evacuations in USA ahead of Hurricane Florence

Don't bet your life on riding out a monster", he said. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night (Friday NZT) until landfall Saturday morning (Sunday NZT) or so, about a day later than previously expected.

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  • Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm
Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm

At 2 a.m. Friday, the city tweeted an ominous message, saying at least 150 people were awaiting rescue. The National Hurricane Center says "a life-threatening storm surge is now likely" along the North and SC coasts as Hurricane Florence approaches the US eastern seaboard.

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  • Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm
Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm

More than 634,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said. Florence could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.

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  • Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk
Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

SpaceX first floated the idea of sending private people around the moon in early 2017, saying two people had "paid a significant deposit" for the mission. American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to explore the lunar surface in 1969, a moment seen and heard around the world when Armstrong declared "one small step fo...

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  • FEMA launches 'Hurricane Florence Rumor Control' as storm makes landfall
FEMA launches 'Hurricane Florence Rumor Control' as storm makes landfall

Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters. On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air. Craven County Emergency...

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  • To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers
To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and SC and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall on Friday, and its rains will take a heavy toll for kilometres inland, the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned on Tuesday.

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  • Secret letter may accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Secret letter may accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Sept. Senate Republicans accused Booker of grandstanding as a potential 2020 White House candidate. The Republican-led committee agreed to vote on the nomination on September 20, with a final Senate...

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  • 'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas
'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready. On Wednesday, forecasters said it had shifted slightly south, and would rake the shoreline from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Wilmington, North Carolina. "We're a good community up there". "We've seen nor'easters and we've seen hurricanes before", Cooper said, "but this one is ...

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  • Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds
Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

Parts of the Carolinas could see 50 cm to 76 cm, with isolated areas getting 101 cm, over seven days along the coast. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas. "I don't care if this goes down to a Category 1 ", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said on Thursday. "Flooding is...

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  • Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos
Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos

In fact, Gerst wrote on Twitter that Hurricane Florence is "so enormous" it could only fit in the frame of a wide-angle camera. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected". At the same time, NASA is tracking Hurricane Florence with the Suomi NPP satellite, which passed over the eye of the storm in the early hours of S...

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  • Hurricane Florence slightly increases in speed
Hurricane Florence slightly increases in speed

The hurricane is expected to reach the coast of North Carolina Thursday night into Friday morning. 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.

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  • Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward US Southeastern coast
Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward US Southeastern coast

Maximum sustained winds are around 75mph; strengthening is expected over the next day or two but it's expected to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. Florence is moving toward the west near 9 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue today. It appears likely to stay south of Puerto Rico, but some rain could spread in that ...

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  • Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane
Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

In its 11 p.m. Sunday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Isaac to a Category 1 hurricane , with winds of almost 75 miles per hour. The Atlantic hurricane's maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory issued at...

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  • Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US
Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US

The storm's center was 750 miles (1,200 km) southeast of Bermuda at 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Behind Isaac is Tropical Storm Helene , which was moving across the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands off West Africa on Sunday morning and will become a hurricane late on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said .

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  • Flood Watch for Parts of WNY, Leftover rain from Gordon
Flood Watch for Parts of WNY, Leftover rain from Gordon

Forecasters have issued a flash flood watch for the region starting Saturday afternoon through early Monday morning. Remnants of Gordon along the front just to the south is continues to make its way into our area. "Some locations will see upwards of 6-8" of rain total with this combination storm system. It is an active forecast as we head thr...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Leaves At Least 30,000 People Without Power
Tropical Storm Gordon Leaves At Least 30,000 People Without Power

Meanwhile, Florence has strengthened into the third hurricane but continues to linger far out in the Atlantic, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour as it slowly moves west-northwest and not affecting land. If this happens, hurricane warnings and storm surge amounts may be shifted based on the new forecast track. Tornadoes also are...

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  • Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling
Booker releases Kavanaugh emails on racial profiling

He made clear earlier Wednesday that he believes that " no one is above the law ". "I'm asking you a very direct question - yes or no?" "I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners".

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact
Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact

A storm surge warning was issued from the Shell Beach, Louisiana area to the Mississippi-Alabama border. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center continues this movement, and tracks Gordon generally towards New Orleans . Weather experts are also monitoring Tropical Storm Florence which is still way out in the Atlantic Ocean and won'...

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  • California approves net neutrality bill considered the strongest in the country
California approves net neutrality bill considered the strongest in the country

The bill's passage marks the second time in three months that the most populous state has sought to regulate companies on the internet. After a hard-fought battle, California's net neutrality bill is now all but certain to make it to the finish line that is Gov.

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  • Court quashes Canadian approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline
Court quashes Canadian approval of Trans Mountain oil pipeline

The decision comes months after Trudeau agreed to buy the Trans Mountain expansion project in order to sell it to a new owner and rescue the project from its financial difficulties. "We had a pretty good understanding of what the courts meant when they said that governments need to consult and accommodate but that First Nations don't have a veto", ...

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  • Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space
Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye said the hurricane is moving northwest at about 9 miles per hour. Longtime Hawaii residents were reminded of the destruction caused by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, which according to Hawaii News Now , made landfall on Kauai island in September of that year as a Category 4 storm with 145 miles ...

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  • Hurricane Lane, a Monster Category 5 Storm, Barrels Toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, a Monster Category 5 Storm, Barrels Toward Hawaii

The storm was traveling west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with 160 miles per hour maximum sustained winds . Dye says rain associated with the hurricane has started to show up on radar off the Big Island of Hawaii and offshore buoys are detecting higher than normal waves.

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  • Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations
Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations

It will recommend a set of technologies to increase power plant efficiency, which individual states will then use to come up with plans of their own choosing. The agency also forecasts a modest, potentially 0.5 per cent reduction in retail electricity prices. The proposal is projected to release 12 times the amount of carbon dioxide into the at...

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  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic

People living there, or in Portugal, Spain and the Democratic Republic of the Congo don't typically have to think about tropical weather systems - but Ernesto is closer to them than to South Florida. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the storm's center. Debby was also classified as a Subtropical Storm. The National Oce...

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  • Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance
Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. Lemon further accused Trump of revoking Brennan's security clearance as a way to "silence" a heavy critic. Experts have described Trump's move as an unprecedented effort to silence prominent detractors, with some likening it to Sen.

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  • Mote wildlife responders thank state for red tide aid
Mote wildlife responders thank state for red tide aid

How is red tide affecting Florida? The toxins are often fatal to marine life. The Florida Wildlife Research Institute says the number of dead and stranded sea turtles is almost three times higher than average. "I called on the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to help with the algae & red tide crisis here in Florida", Nelson t...

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