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Extremely unsafe Hurricane Florence hits Category 4 as it churns toward Carolinas

Extremely unsafe Hurricane Florence hits Category 4 as it churns toward Carolinas The evacuation order becomes mandatory at noon Tuesday, but cameras show traffic already backing up along the main interstate connecting Charleston and Columbia. The center of Florence was forecast to sweep between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday before making its assault on the USA coast. "The storm is expected to intensify in the coming days, with the potential to make landfal... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins

Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins If Collins decides to vote no on Kavanaugh's confirmation, none of the 36,313 pledges will be charged to the credit or debit cards used to donate to the cause, and all of the money will be returned to the accounts who donated. Senate as soon as this Thursday, September 13-and votes to either confirm or reject Kavanaugh's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court will no doubt come down along large... [Full Article...]

Airlines begin canceling flights at RDU as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas

The threat has sparked a rush of evacuation efforts in SC and North Carolina, with more than a million people urged to get out of Florence's way. They passed right by Dolly Whittington's house, but she said she's not leaving. One-hundred residents and 183 employees - along with family members - planned to hunker down at the seven-year-old Trinity Grove nursing home in Wilmington. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’ Cameras outside the space station captured several views of the storm at 8:10 a.m. Monday, according to NASA . "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane?" he said . Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm, could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox New... [Full Article...]

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast The storm was centred about 835 miles (1340 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 7 mph (11 kph). At 5p.m. Helene was located near latitude 13.6 north, longitude 21.7 west or 155 miles (250 kilometres) southeast of the Praia in the Cabo Verde islands. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence approaches east USA, set to become ‘extremely dangerous’ storm

Hurricane Florence approaches east USA, set to become ‘extremely dangerous’ storm There is increasing concern Florence could slow or even stall as it moves near and then over land. In North Carolina, more than 250,00 people are set to be evacuated today from the northern Outer Banks. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday urged citizens to be "fully prepared'" as Dominica was placed on a hurricane watch despite Hurricane Isaac being downgraded to a strong tropical storm... [Full Article...]

Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence

Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence Florence crossed the 74 miles per hour threshold from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Sunday morning and by 11 p.m. that night had sustained a maximum of 90 miles per hour winds. "This storm is going to be a direct hit on our coast", said Jeff Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Track Hurricane Florence as it heads for the East Coast

The governors of North and South Carolina , Maryland and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the approaching storm. "This is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years", US President Donald Trump warned on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday

Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday There's still a large cone of uncertainty about the storm's exact path, but the latest models show Florence tracking a little further south and west than previously thought, Wimberley said . Florence is expected to become a major hurricane Monday morning and "remain an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday, " the hurricane center said in its 5 a.m. [Full Article...]

Hirono tweets 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents

Hirono tweets 'confidential' Kavanaugh documents Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk was confronted by a protest organizer as he interviewed demonstrators outside the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh . Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. "Just because there's a Senate rule doesn't mean it can be misapplied, misconstrued or misused". I hope my other colleagues will join me. [Full Article...]

Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast Heavy rainfall from Gordon will affect the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, much of eastern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, where totals could reach as high as 12 inches, according to the National Hurricane Center. [Full Article...]

Track Radar of Tropical Storm

Track Radar of Tropical Storm Its tropical storm-force winds, as high as 70 mph, extended up to 80 miles from Gordon's center and were affecting the coastlines in Alabama and Florida's western Panhandle. Jake Wilson told WEAR-TV that the strong wind was bringing a lateral current "where it's just going to push you down the beach". According to a report by CNN , 13 million people are under a tropical storm warning as of Mond... [Full Article...]

Storm watch issued for central US Gulf Coast

Storm watch issued for central US Gulf Coast Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day" because of rough surf and potential rip currents. A storm surge watch also is in effect for a portion of the Mississippi-Alabama border, as the storm system is forecast to enter the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and make landfall just east of New Orleans on Wednesday - still as a tropical storm. [Full Article...]

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific Hurricane IngridSeptember 13 - Tropical Storm Ingrid develops in the Gulf of Mexico. In an update on Wednesday afternoon , the NHC said a vigorous low-pressure area associated with a tropical wave is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain There's going to be 50 percent for something and 50 percent against something", Perdue said Tuesday. "It's a further tribute to our colleague that there's no shortage of good ideas", McConnell said. Flake, who has become an outspoken critic of president Trump , used his floor remarks to ding Trump, who acknowledged "differences" with McCain in a statement he finally released honoring the Vi... [Full Article...]

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii Tropical-storm-force winds persist up to 140 miles from the center. FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at a news conference on hurricane preparations. Landslides had closed some roads. "Heavy rain in Hilo right now", Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said of the east side town. Lane is prompting warnings for the Big Island, Maui and Oahu as the US Navy is moving its ships and submari... [Full Article...]

Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare

Powerful Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii as residents prepare A National Weather Service spokesman said: "The centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday". The shelves of a downtown Honolulu Walmart were stripped of items ranging from canned tuna to dog food. The last major storm to hit was Iniki in 1992. [Full Article...]

Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens The storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour. The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding the public to stay off the water when hurricane or tropical storm force winds are present, and to stay clear of beaches. The centre of the storm is expected to track "dangerously" close to or over the islands between Thursday and Saturday, the NHC said. It is too early to predict which, if any, of the islands are d... [Full Article...]

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's On Tuesday, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency released the so-called " Affordable Clean Energy rule", a framework meant to replace President Barack Obama's landmark Clean Power Plan . Andrew Wheeler, the current acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is a former coal industry lobbyist. "We have ended the war on coal, and will continue to work ... [Full Article...]

Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance

Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance President Donald Trump said today that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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