Toxic Waste Sites and Nuclear Plants Lie in Path of Hurricane Florence
Toxic Waste Sites and Nuclear Plants Lie in Path of Hurricane Florence
Florence’s quiet potential disaster: Hog manure
14 September, 2018, 10:59
In its 0300 GMT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the maximum sustained winds of Florence were 90 miles per hour (150 kilometers per hour), dropping it to the weakest of 5 categories on the Saffir-Simpson scale. "Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks". As if the storm itself is not risky enough, it is expected to spawn tornadoes in southeast North Carolina on Thursday and Friday.
But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and its likelihood of lingering around the coast for days - will bring life-threatening storm surge and torrential rains.
Even though the one-time Category 4 tempest has been downgraded to a Category 2, it's still packing lethal 100-mph winds and the potential for 13-foot storm surges and 40 inches of rain, officials warned. "That's the second story of a house", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. "Today the threat becomes a reality".
More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters.
Blasts near girls' schools in Afghanistan kill teen
Protesters from the Nangarhar province's Achin district had gathered to call for the removal of a local police commander. Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul , Afghanistan on August 15, 2018.
Air Force General Terrence J. Although the storm has weakened to a Category 2, it's still expected to bring some bad weather to the area this weekend.
"We're a little anxious about the storm surge so we came down to see what the river is doing now", said Linda Smith, 67, a retired nonprofit director.
The declaration puts state resources, including the Maryland National Guard, on standby and allows it to coordinate efforts with nearby states, if more help is needed.
A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia - as well as the U.S. capital Washington. Residents are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew and communities with financial struggles are slow to rebuild after a major disaster. By leaving his executive order declaring a statewide emergency in place, the state will be ready, if necessary, Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said.
Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
Wilmington resident Julie Terrell said she was concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters.
"It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground. "Because it's Mother Nature".
A tornado watch was also in effect for parts of North Carolina. That is enough water to fill the Empire State Building almost 40,000 times. Along the coast, fewer homes have flood insurance than five years ago.
A United source was quoted by the Sun , claiming that the striker would have a hard decision to make next summer. Everton were interested in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
Lloris was twice the legal limit when he was stopped for driving at 15mph in central London in the early hours of August 24. I am not disappointed with him. "That's why the expectations and perspective are completely different to another player".
What this allows Apple to do is to collect a lot more data at higher accuracy and try to determine the scenario that you're in. The Apple Watch heart monitor will now do long-term cardiac monitoring, warning when your heart beats irregularly.
By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management. Zookeepers and veterinarians resolved to hunker down with the creatures and see them through the storm.
Olivia is the first tropical cyclone to make landfall on Maui in modern history, National Weather Service forecasters said . The hospital's president, Ronnie Sloan, said it is remaining open for "the same reason we got into health care".
The starting price of the new iPhone XS, the successor to the iPhone X , is the same as the iPhone X's: $US999. The new iPhone XR's release date is pencilled in for September 21, with pre-orders going live on September 14.
John Ogu , Super Eagles midfielder, says he is happy to have captained the team in Tuesday's worldwide friendly against Liberia. Weah's son, Timothy, who plays for PSG, was capped by the United States of America last night in an worldwide friendly.
Erdogan is known for strongman tactics, including the jailing of tens of thousands of people after a failed coup attempt in 2016. Shortly after his election win this past summer, he installed his like-minded son-in-law as the country's finance minister.
One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches (115 centimeters) in parts of North Carolina. Due to the storm's enormous size and power, it's been a recent - if not frightening - muse for astronaut photography .
The US military estimates that more than 7,000 US troops who lost their lives during the Korean War remain unaccounted for. Byrd said the names will be announced publicly once the family is notified, the report said.
This has led to the iPhone XR being variously described as " cheap ", " entry-level ", or the " budget " iPhone for this year. Luckily, if you owned a previous iPhone that came with a wired dongle, you can still use that with the new Apple handsets.
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NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly over Florence
Wednesday, Florence was 435 miles from Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center . A man runs past a mandatory evacuation sign before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
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It features a 6.1 inch LED edge-to-edge LED screen with a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. It shares similar qualities as the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max , but there's a reason why it's $250 cheaper than the Xs.
Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war
The US government accuses China of stealing intellectual property and forcing American companies to hand over valuable technology. China has tried without success to recruit Germany, France, South Korea and other governments as allies against Washington.
World Cup victor Lloris fined for drunk driving
I am not disappointed with him. "Hopefully everything is going well and he can be back as soon as possible, like Dele". Pochettino men hoping to bounce back from 2-1 defeat in week four of Premier League before the worldwide break.
'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know
Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high-tide periods. "We're a good community up there". Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning .
Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail journalists
She said observers saw this trial as a test for Myanmar democracy and that "it is pretty clear that the test has failed". The Rohingya would stay in refugee camps until they return to Myanmar or are resettled in other countries, Haque said.
Six dead after shooting spree in California
The deputy's body camera video shows the deputy repeatedly ordered the man to drop his weapon before the man shot himself. More than 30 people were reportedly interviewed during the initial investigation, and five search warrants were served.