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Research Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic
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The storm moving west near 5 mph towards the Windward Islands -about 500 miles away - and is expected to remain a tropical depression through Sunday afternoon. It gives that disturbance a 50 percent chance of developing in the next five days. But in the center's 11 a.m. advisory, that system jumped to name status: Tropical Storm Kirk .

Research Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic
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In an 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 450 miles (724 kilometers) south of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west at 14 mph (22.5 kph) with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (64 kph). It was lcoated about 1145 miles west-southwest of the Azores and moving west at 3 mph. "Weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week", the NHC said, adding that there are no warnings or watches in effect for the storm.

Research Elon Musk Reveals First Person Set To Go To Moon With SpaceX
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It's also supposed to be 100% re-usable. The company will use the extra space to store lots of food, water, fuel and spare parts, in case something goes wrong during the flight. SpaceX will reveal the identity of the passenger on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. PT via webcast . You have to be pretty loaded to score a tourist spot on a spaceship.

Research Internet Creeped Out by Giant Spider Web in Greece
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Basically, hot weather equals more gnats, which equals more spiders , which equals more spider webs. But the eerie spectacle is actually a natural phenomenon caused by a large number of Tetragnatha spiders building huge nests for mating.

Research WCAX live at Red Cross hurricane-relief telethon
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Carpenter says, "Right now we're just experiencing some high winds and just beginning a little bit of rain". It's cases like these where we've seen time and time again how our Valley opens their hearts to help those in need. The drivers will join the more than 150 volunteers already stationed there, said Bob Sheldon, assistant director for operations for Georgia Red Cross.

Research Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes
Author: 0 Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes

In a Friday press conference, McMaster said the state's resources and personnel had shifted to the PeeDee region. McMaster also says while the sun is shining and the rain is over, the worst is still to come. The women, Windy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, drowned Tuesday in a prison transport van when sheriff's deputies couldn't open the doors of the vehicle, authorities said.

Research Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina
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Measurements by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 miles per hour, with higher gusts. "Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income". "We still have to be at the ready to brace for impact in case we get a hurricane, too", Manley said.

Research Photos and videos show Hurricane Florence's terrifying aftermath
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The advisory from the Fayetteville, North Carolina VA Medical Center was typical of others across the state where rivers were still on the rise and damaged roads and washed-out bridges made rescue and relief efforts risky. "I'll be glad when I can drive home, drive to the door", she said. On Monday, authorities reopened a single unidentified road into Wilmington , but it wasn't clear if that the route would remain open as the Cape Fear River kept swelling, and officials did not say when ...

Research Trump delcares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties
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After looking at an analysis of expected rainfall, flooding and the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which hit SC as a Category 1 storm in 2016, officials determined that the Pee Dee River basin could flood, swelling rivers that would overtake a number of bridges on major routes, as early as Monday night.

Research California Plans To Launch Satellite Initiative To Pinpoint Emitters
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Chief among them was California Gov. But the organizers of this demonstration say they are upset that Brown has approved more than 20,000 new oil drilling permits in California during his tenure. What does California's leadership mean? "It matters", said Ji Zhou, head of the Energy Foundation China. Trump announced past year that he was withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord .

Research Final calls to evacuate as Florence buffets US East Coast
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Forecasters are warning of unsafe storm surge , which could reach 13 feet on parts of the Carolina coast. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 miles per hour (155 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

Research New Bern officials detail cleanup after Hurricane Florence
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Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern , North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers.

Research As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery
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The child's injured father was taken to hospital. He said city personnel will also be making calls and conducting neighborhood canvassing by the river to let people know about the voluntary evacuation. A mother and infant were killed in Wilmington, North Carolina, when a tree fell on their home. More than 760,000 customers in North Carolina were without power and 21,000 people were being housed in 157 shelters across the state.

Research Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
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EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington . "The fact is this storm is deadly and we know we are days away from an ending", Cooper said.

Research Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence
Author: 0 Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

The company has six nuclear plants in the path of the storm, but Brunswick is by far the closest to the Atlantic Ocean. United States regulations require nuclear power plants to shut down if a storm is forecast to strike the plant with sustained winds of greater than 73 miles per hour, because of the potential loss of off-site power.

Research NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space
Author: 0 NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coast of North Carolina or SC in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday and move slowly near the coastline through Saturday . The lingering storm could bring days of heavy rains, which could spark intense floods from SC to Virginia . The only exception was Edisto Beach - that and other areas to the north remain under evacuation orders.

Research Over 722000 without power as Hurricane Florence batters Carolinas
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The father was transported to a hospital for treatment. Water also rushed into the county's emergency operations center. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts Friday morning in Columbia, about 220 miles (354 kilometers) from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.

Research More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts
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By late Thursday afternoon, Florence's fierce headwinds were already uprooting trees and tearing down power lines and had ripped the roof off of at least one building in coastal North Carolina, according to news station WGHP. "I'm not anxious at all", said Richard Ford, 34, smoking a cigarette outside one of Wilmington's five shelters. In Norfolk, Virginia, police were alerted to people dressed in fluorescent vests going door to door and telling residents that they had to leave their ...

Research Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 1 storm
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Storm surge triggered by Hurricane Florence could be seen slamming into a house on stilts in Nag's Head, North Carolina, on September 13. " Catastrophic effects will be felt". Isolated tornadoes may also be included in the wide-range of impacts the storm will have. "This is a very unsafe storm", said FEMA's Long, urging people still in evacuation zones to heed orders to flee to safer ground.