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He said the town has no water, no sewage, no gasoline and they have been told that they won't have power for eight days. "First of all, I think we're all just thankful it wasn't the monster that it was forecast as earlier in the week", he said.
  • Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

    Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

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    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk described Maezawa as the "bravest" and "best adventurer". SpaceX said the journey would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space". The BFR is SpaceX's upcoming two-stage reusable spaceship system that will weigh 9.7 million pounds and be capable of taking a 330,000 pound payload to Mars and lower-Earth orbit (LEO), officials say.
  • 'Nightmare that won't end': Storm evacuees can't return yet

    'Nightmare that won't end': Storm evacuees can't return yet

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    In Wilmington, many residents remain displaced and took advantage of relief distribution centers for supplies in the city that, for days, had been largely isolated. "If you talk to somebody about what's on your mind, it can go a long way in helping you to feel that you're not alone", Mr. Burgess said, "that what you're feeling is normal in the aftermath of a disaster and that recovery is possible and that you will get through this".
  • Carolina Coasts, Virginia Call for Evacuations as Hurricane Florence Reaches Land

    Carolina Coasts, Virginia Call for Evacuations as Hurricane Florence Reaches Land

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    Helene, meanwhile, was still in the Atlantic's spawning ground for hurricanes off the coast of Africa, swirling with 105 mph winds and forecast to become a major hurricane, about 375 miles west of the Cape Verde islands. The storm is expected to pick up speed, strengthening to near Category 5 strength within the next 24 to 36 hours, the center said. Chief meteorologist for WCBD-TV in South Carolina , Rob Fowler, told the BBC that heavy rain and storm surges could threaten areas such as ...
  • NASA space laser targets melting poles

    NASA space laser targets melting poles

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    After a 30-year career and countless memorable missions, the Delta II rocket is now being retired and will soar to the skies one last time bright and early this morning to deliver a three-satellite payload into orbit. The sea ice's height will help scientists measure its thickness. "We are really looking forward to making those data available to the science community as quickly as possible so we can begin to explore what ICESat-2 can tell us about our complex home planet", Markus added.
  • Elon Musk Teases SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket Spacecraft

    Elon Musk Teases SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket Spacecraft

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    He said he would invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the week-long journey to circumnavigate the moon in 2023. Read everything we know about the BFR and its spaceship design here . The BFR will eventually replace Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, but not until all of SpaceX's customers are on board, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in April.
  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist

    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist

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    He wants to do a circuit of the Moon, and take six to eight artists with him - be they painters, sculptors, musicians, or architects - and in return for the trip they must create art to inspire humanity. "No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972". "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year".
  • Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead

    Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead

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    More than 900 people were rescued from rising floodwaters and 15,000 remained in shelters in the state, Cooper said. The National Hurricane Center says in its 5 am update Sunday that excessive amounts of rain are still being dumped in North Carolina and the effect is expected to be "catastrophic".
  • Worst flooding yet to come for waterlogged Carolinas

    Worst flooding yet to come for waterlogged Carolinas

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    For the water-logged Carolinas, "the worst is yet to come" as river levels rise to historic levels, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the U.S. National Weather Service. Officials urged those who had evacuated to stay away. "Our roads are flooded, there is no access into Wilmington ", New Hanover County Commission chairman Woody White told a news conference.
  • Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite

    Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite

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    Hsu pointed out the symbolism of having China's top climate negotiator in attendance. Brown, who leaves office next year, is promoting California as a global leader in combating climate change, but some critics say he has not been doing enough particularly to curb the extraction of fossil fuels.
  • Florence lands in Myrtle Beach area, bringing rain, wind, flooding

    Florence lands in Myrtle Beach area, bringing rain, wind, flooding

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    Meanwhile, resources in other parts of Virginia are being readied to respond to needs in harder hit areas of North Carolina and SC. Through Sunday morning, over a foot of rain is expected to fall in and around Wilmington, adding to the 6 or so inches of rain the city has already received from Florence .
  • Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

    Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

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    The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas. A turn toward the west-northwest and west at a slow forward speed is expected through Friday, followed by a slow west-southwestward motion Friday night and Saturday.
  • Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

    Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

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    The NHC said tropical storm-force winds will hit North and SC with full force on Thursday evening. Normally when we talk about the potential for hurricane damage, we talk about the impact of storm surges and high winds - both of which are, to be sure, incredibly unsafe in their own right.
  • SC governor names state fatalities from Florence

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    The center was located approximately 20 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina , as of 5 a.m. Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina , as a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning. As authorities rescued people by boat and even airlifted 50 stranded people in North Carolina, there were also reports of looting. More catastrophic flooding is predicted there as well.
  • At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

    At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

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    And a woman in Hampstead, North Carolina in Pender County, died of an apparent heart attack when emergency crews were unable to clear debris to get to her. "You can walk faster than this storm is moving", said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they're seeing the floodwaters rise".
  • Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina

    Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina

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    A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence , a Category 4 storm . Outer bands from the hurricane were lashing land on Thursday, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line.
  • In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane

    In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

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    Wilmington police tweeted that the father was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. She went to say that she did not start to get anxious until about 3 a.m. North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, delivered a message to his state this morning. He said parts of the state had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet.
  • Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

    Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

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    A mother and her baby lost their lives after a giant tree collapsed. More than 1 million people, mainly in North Carolina, were without power a day after Florence made landfall a few miles east of Wilmington as a howling Category 1 hurricane.
  • More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

    More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

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    The NHC went on to say that a few tornadoes could form in eastern and southeastern North Carolina into Friday. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding. About 800 flights in the region have been canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported . "It's not going to take much in a lot of these areas to saturate the soil, so trees are going to come down really easily" and knock down power lines, said ...
  • Can you buy flood insurance now that will cover damage by Florence?

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    Further along the Cape Fear River, grass and trees lining the banks were partly submerged, still well below a highway bridge crossing it. Some towns have received more than two feet of rain from Florence , and forecasters warned that drenching rains totalling up to three-and-a-half feet of water could trigger epic flooding well inland through early next week.
  • Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

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    On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. - Hurricane Florence remains a Category 2 storm as it makes its approaches to the Carolinas. A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, north to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
  • Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

    Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

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    The storm, which is presently a Category 3, has forced huge numbers of people to evacuate, and going by the images shot from space it's easy to see why. EDT on September 12. Florence is joined by Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene in this snapshot taken Tuesday some 1 million miles away via NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the DSCOVR satellite.
  • FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing

    FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing

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    At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA a year ago, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina , according to Politico . FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurricane Center as National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham, right, looks on, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Miami.
  • NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

    NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

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    The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane's peak winds have decreased slightly to 125 mph but the size of the wind field has increased to outwards of 70 miles from the center. Forecasters said conditions are still good for Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, to strengthen a little as it moves over very warm waters. Some fluctuations in strength are expected through Thursday morning.
  • 5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

    5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

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    Accuweather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said the worst is far from over. The child's father was taken to a hospital. The White House said President Donald Trump would visit hurricane-hit areas next week "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts".
  • The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

    The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

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    As for Tropical Storm Helene , the system continues to approach the Azores within 155 miles of Flores Island as it turns northeastern with winds of 70 mph. Within 12 hours it was back to a tropical storm . But the Met Office says Helene could be heading east towards the south-western corners of the United Kingdom, with the tip of Ireland among the worst affected.
  • Satellite view of risky Hurricane Florence at sunrise

    Satellite view of risky Hurricane Florence at sunrise

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    Hurricane Florence , a Category 4 storm, "is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night" and has triggered a hurricane watch for all of North Carolina and part of SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.
  • Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing USA coast

    Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence begin lashing USA coast

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    As of 8am local time, it was centred about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 220 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , moving north west at 12mph. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case.
  • Mammoth Hurricane Florence creeps towards U.S. East Coast

    Mammoth Hurricane Florence creeps towards U.S. East Coast

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    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded it to a tropical storm on Friday, but warned it would dump as much as 30 to 40 inches (76-102 cm) of rain on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and part of northeastern SC. After a Friday landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., the storm is expected to drift slowly west, battering the Carolinas through the weekend. "The state is mobilising all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said.
  • Storm Helene expected to bring 85mph winds across Wirral

    Storm Helene expected to bring 85mph winds across Wirral

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    The National Hurricane Center says Florence is producing tropical storm-force wind gusts in Florence, South Carolina, about 60 miles from the coast. Officials have confirmed four deaths in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence . The National Hurricane Center is advising Isaac could deliver 4 to 6 inches of rain to Jamaica with the possibility of flash floods.
  • Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach

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    According to CNN, the hurricane hit the east coast of the U.S. with 90-mph winds and relentless rain. News10NBC will continue to track this storm, be sure to download the News10NBC Weather App to get notifications sent right to your phone .
  • Tropical Storm Isaac moves into Caribbean with 45-mph winds

    Tropical Storm Isaac moves into Caribbean with 45-mph winds

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    If you're anxious about flooding away from the coast, then the Southeast River Forecast Center is your go-to stop. The city had issued an evacuation order. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia.
  • SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

    SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

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    The lunar mission will take place on the company's planned Big Falcon Rocket, a massive launch vehicle SpaceX is developing to make the trip to the moon and Mars. But Musk has broad ambitions for SpaceX and the BFR. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year".
  • Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

    Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

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    Mid September is peak hurricane season and it's not unusual to have multiple storms in the ocean at the same time. The forecasters also cautioned that rainfall accumulations of 2-4 inches are possible from Thursday into Friday. Croix beginning Thursday evening. Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. The Homeland Security Department is pushing back against a Democratic U.S.
  • Hurricane Florence downgrades to a Category 1 but still risky

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    Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the coast of the Carolinas as a powerful Category 2 hurricane. Most of those cancellations are tied to the approaching hurricane, now a Category 2 storm with winds expected onshore late Thursday at more than 80 miles per hour.
  • Hurricane Florence on the horizon

    Hurricane Florence on the horizon

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    Like Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas in 2017, Florence could linger over the Southeast for several days after landfall. This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. For Scotland County Schools, classes will be on a half-day schedule on Wednesday, then closed Thursday and Friday - which means Wednesday's varsity football game, rescheduled from Friday, has now been canceled.
  • Jeff Bezos is donating money to fix a problem his company perpetuates

    Jeff Bezos is donating money to fix a problem his company perpetuates

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    On Twitter , he posted a screenshot of an announcement pledging to donate $2 billion to fund "existing non-profits that help homeless families, and [create] a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities". He wrote that he wanted to help "people in the here and now - short term - at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact". "It's unsafe to demonize the media", Bezos said.
  • California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

    California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

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    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating the electricity target on Monday. He also signed a bill, SB100, making the state's electricity completely emissions-free by 2045. About 26.9% of the state's generation now comes from hydro, with 26.9% from renewables and 43.3% from natural gas. Kevin de León , a Los Angeles Democrat who carried SB 100, said.
  • Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm

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

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    The highest surge is forecast from the Cape Fear to Cape Lookout where the surge could be as high as 9 to 12 feet above ground level. Cloud cover that could encompass multiple states. There are now fewer tourists to send away. Between 750,000 and 1 million North Carolina residents are under evacuation orders , Gov. Roy Cooper said.