Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

USA coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

Tropical storm Florence Florence’s quiet potential disaster: Hog manure
Kristen Harrington | 14 September, 2018, 13:27

The outer bands Florence had reached Wilmington, North Carolina, on Thursday night with hurricane-force winds and a life-threatening storm surge, officials said.

Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 225 kph earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a terrifying Category 4 to a 1.

Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles).

According to the BBC, floodwaters may ride up to 13ft (4 metres) and Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, Brock Long, explained: "So this is a very risky storm".

Gillikin says the North Carolina Coastal Reserve stands ready to respond with whatever resources they can to help any animal suffering after the storm.

Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog-manure ponds.

No Hurricane Florence evacuation orders for Jasper, Beaufort
Hurricane Florence is now hurtling toward North and SC and is forecast to bring unprecedented rainfall. "We are ready. President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

Florence is expected to strike North Carolina's coast on Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday, according to Miami's National Hurricane Center (NHC).

With winds picking up along the coastline earlier Thursday, federal and state officials had issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of the "once in a lifetime" weather system.

Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was virtually deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.

He said the magnitude of the storm may exceed the ability of the state-activated National Guard troops.

At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Governor Cooper said, with more facilities being opened. "If we lose the house, oh well, we can get housing".

"This is an excellent opportunity for all of us to remind individuals that these storms can come up quickly, and we need to be prepared", County Executive Don Mohler said.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass includes new missions, Assassin's Creed III Remastered
In a surprising saga filled with twists and turns, players will get even closer to Greek mythology and the First Civilization. Weekly and daily "contracts" will be handed out, and players will have to track down an epic mercenary or ship to defeat.

As of 8 a.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said Florence was centered about 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and about 220 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia - as well as the USA capital Washington.

Almost 2,900 people are out of power in the Wampee and S.C. 9 area west of Little River, according to Horry Electric's website.

Roughly 1 million people are under evacuation orders.

Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he planned to ride out the worst of the weather with his dog Canelo.

"I said, 'Why get on the road like this?" "I should stay in my house, where I have water and food".

Give Rashford time to shine, insists Southgate
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.

Recommended

  • FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

    FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

    Now, Gottlieb is coordinating the largest scale initiative to enforce regulations against selling e-cigarettes to-date. These levels of nicotine are highly addictive, particularly to the developing brains of children and teenagers.
    Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC

    Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC

    Similarly, a business model titled "Build 9" that was also submitted September 5 needs further review, the FCC said. The FCC wants to gather more information about the potential effects of the deal.
    Toxic Waste Sites and Nuclear Plants Lie in Path of Hurricane Florence

    Toxic Waste Sites and Nuclear Plants Lie in Path of Hurricane Florence

    More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
  • Eating cheese could actually be good for your health

    Eating cheese could actually be good for your health

    There were no noteworthy connections between myocardial infarction and dairy intake (HR 0.89, 95% CI 0.71-1.11; P=0.163). A new large study however, has now shown that full-fat dairy and dairy products may be more beneficial for the heart.
    Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity. The first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) were forecast to hit the coast on Thursday.
    Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

    Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

    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.
  • These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

    These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

    Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.
    LDS Church missionaries evacuated as ‘storm of a lifetime’ nears East Coast

    LDS Church missionaries evacuated as ‘storm of a lifetime’ nears East Coast

    Since moving south, she has lived through many hurricanes but did not want to chance anything with Hurricane Florence. When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in 2014, Benson and her family stayed because it was only a Category 1 storm.
    Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war

    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.
  • Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate

    Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate

    Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been told to join a club like Everton by ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. Incidentally, he has now played more minutes for England this season in two matches than he has for United in four.
    Nintendo unveils $60 wireless NES controllers for the Switch

    Nintendo unveils $60 wireless NES controllers for the Switch

    Not the most shocking of reveals, mind you, but good stuff all around. The delay threw a wrench in some of Nintendo's announcements. Another is a download code for Splatoon 2 in-game gear.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship

    HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship

    The club's first-ever trip to the WNBA Finals is even more impressive considering how much better the league is in 2018. It was the third WNBA crown in as many championship appearances for the Storm.

Celtics guard Jabari Bird allegedly choked girlfriend 12 times during reported assault Celtics guard Jabari Bird allegedly choked girlfriend 12 times during reported assault Prosecutors said the Celtics guard repeatedly strangled his girlfriend, causing her to lose consciousness at several points. The Celtics have acknowledged they know of Bird's arrest, but have declined further comment since the weekend.

'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas 'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday . At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.

Green, Dalton hook up for 3 TDs to lead Bengals past Ravens Green, Dalton hook up for 3 TDs to lead Bengals past Ravens There certainly is potential, even though the Bengals have spent the past two games treading the line between winning and losing. Dixon did manage to score a rushing touchdown along with fellow Raven running backs, Alex Collins and Javorius Allen .

Apple might delay the release of the 6.1-inch 'iPhone Xr' Apple might delay the release of the 6.1-inch 'iPhone Xr' Accordingly, the 6.1-inch version among the new Apple smartphones will not be called iPhone XS Light, but iPhone XC. Additionally, a poster rumored to be from another top carrier, China Telecom, also points to dual-SIM iPhones.

Pope accepts resignation of United States bishop accused of sexual harassment Pope accepts resignation of United States  bishop accused of sexual harassment Bransfield also was accused during a 2012 trial of another priest of molesting a boy in the Philadelphia Archdiocese in the 1970s. Pope Francis has launched an investigation into alleged financial irregularities involving the 550-year-old Sistine Chapel Choir.

U.S. voices concern over China's crackdown on Muslims U.S. voices concern over China's crackdown on Muslims They are also forced to learn Mandarin and sing praises of the Chinese Communist Party, according to the report. Xinjiang is home to over half of China's 24 million Muslims.

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy The new bill mandates that least 60 percent of electricity will have to come from renewable energy, especially solar and wind. California ranked sixth among states in crude oil production in May, the latest data available from the U.S.

Mark Knight: The Cartoon about Serena Williams is not about race Mark Knight: The Cartoon about Serena Williams is not about race An Australian newspaper doubled down on its decision to run a cartoon of Serena Williams that has been called racist and sexist . She added, "There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD for Switch launches today Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD for Switch launches today Decades after Square split from Nintendo to go to PlayStation, the classic Final Fantasy games of that era are heading to the Switch.

Facebook pumps of character recognition to mine memes Facebook pumps of character recognition to mine memes There are simply too many users and too many posts to lay content moderation exclusively on the shoulders of human workers. To handle the task, the company has now designed a very sophisticated artificial intelligence which is known as Rosetta.

This Squishy Deep-Sea Fish 'Melts' at the Ocean Surface This Squishy Deep-Sea Fish 'Melts' at the Ocean Surface Part of the Liparidae family, these snailfish look distinct from other deep sea creatures , albeit they're no less unusual . The Atacama trench or Peru-Chile trench is about 6,000 km long and, in some points, exceeds 8,000 meters in depth.

Arsenal Boss Keen To Scupper Barcelona's Interest In Gunners Star Arsenal Boss Keen To Scupper Barcelona's Interest In Gunners Star However, I think we'll see him keep his place at the heart of midfield this weekend. We are going to work with four players.

Blasts near girls' schools in Afghanistan kill teen 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.

NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly over Florence 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.

Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge 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.