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And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery. UPDATE 5 p.m.: Hurricane Florence's forward speed has slowed to 5 miles per hour as it approaches the Carolinas as a Category 2 hurricane with 105 miles per hour winds . Remainder of SC and North Carolina into southwest Virginia...6 to 12 inches, isolated 15 inches. The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia declared emergencies to help speed up government aid efforts.
  • See Hurricane Florence for yourself with these webcams

    See Hurricane Florence for yourself with these webcams

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    People in North Carolina and SC have the daytime hours Thursday to complete their final preparations to ride out or escape the storm. More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia.
  • Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

    Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

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    The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's centre reaching the coast Friday . Hurricane warnings continue in parts of eastern North Carolina and northern coastal SC. Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas.
  • Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence

    Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence

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    The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's centre reaching the coast Friday . "Some areas will receive rain in feet instead of inches". The National Weather Service said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches.
  • Evacuations in United States ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    A storm surge warning is out for the same stretch of coastline. Recent forecasts show the likely path of the hurricane and surrounding storm to head southwards after smacking into North Carolina and SC. Predicted rainfall totals for Hurricane Florence. "The water could overtake some of these barrier islands and keep on going". "He was thinking of coming here until this morning, and now he asked me if I wanted to come up there", he said.
  • NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence

    NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    Hurricane Florence has now intensified to category 4, with 130 miles per hour winds. Astonishing winds aren't the biggest danger. "We will experience power outages, we will have infrastructure damage, there will be homes damaged, there will be debris on the roads - this will be a storm that creates and causes massive damage to our country", announced Jeffrey Byard, Response and Recovery administrator for FEMA.
  • Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

    Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

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    Taking dead aim at the Carolinas, Storm Florence is likely to bring "life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding" when it sweeps in on Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said . On Wednesday and Thursday, Florence is predicted to move across a band of water that's around 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius), which is 3 or 4 degrees Fahrenheit (1.6 to 2.2 degrees Celsius) higher than average for this time of year.
  • Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas

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    On Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center issues storm surge warnings for the areas around the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the South Santee River in SC. Hugo in 1989 was the one before that and was a Category 4 at landfall . Flooding caused 50 of the 56 US deaths attributed to Floyd and much of the damage , which was estimated at up to $6 billion.
  • ‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence to pummel US Southeast for days

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    Looking at the models late Tuesday, Cantore said Florence is still laced with uncertainty. The weather system is now a category four storm carrying sustained winds of about 215km/h. North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. As Southeastern N.C. settled into Hurricane Florence Watch over the weekend, it also kept an eye out for another arrival - Jim Cantore.
  • Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

    Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

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    President Trump said the hurricane is predicted to be one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in years as he warned residents to be prepared and to be careful. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia , was transferring patients to safer places. Wild horses on the barrier islands were expected to survive. The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph.
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    Aquí también te dejamos los videos de lo que fue, en 2017, las presentaciones del iPhone X , iPhone 8 y iPhone 8 Plus. Business Insider dice que su precio podría comenzar nada menos que en $1.100. Nueva MacBook: la compañía está preparando una nueva computadora portátil de bajo costo con una pantalla Retina de 13 pulgadas para suceder al MacBook Air .
  • This one is different: Mass evacuation in United States over 'monster' hurricane

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    A police vehicle patrols the beach ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , U.S. September 11, 2018. A Category 5 designation means winds of 253 kilometres per hour or higher. He did confirm models were picking up on some wind shear - when wind blows in the opposite direction and disrupts a system - entering the equation around the time of expected landfall late Thursday into Friday.
  • Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence

    Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence

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    NASA is using its various high-flying tools to monitor the storm, taking precipitations measurements and NOAA's National Hurricane Center is using that data to forecast the storm's progress. Hurricane Florence is growing in size and strength as it barrels toward the Southeastern U.S. for an expected landfall in the Carolinas later this week as an "extremely risky hurricane", according to the National Hurricane Center.
  • American, Southwest airlines issue travel advisories as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

    American, Southwest airlines issue travel advisories as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

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    North Carolina should brace for three dangers from Florence, Cooper said: coastal ocean surges, strong winds and flooding. Classified as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, Florence was the most severe storm to threaten the US mainland this year and the first of its magnitude to target the Carolinas since 1989, when Hurricane Hugo barrelled over Charleston , South Carolina .
  • Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength

    Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength

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    While the exact track of Florence remains uncertain, the threat of a North Carolina landfall sometime Thursday into Friday continues to increase. Oliva said various models have the storm's eye making landfall anywhere between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , and Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks .
  • Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

    Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

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    The NHC says Florence will rapidly strengthen to become a major hurricane - meaning Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 km/h) - later this morning. As of 11 a.m. Monday, the hurricane was about 1,240 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear. People also need to make sure their pets and elderly neighbors are taken care of.
  • Hurricane Lane Appears Headed Toward Hawaii

    Hurricane Lane Appears Headed Toward Hawaii

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    While there is still considerable uncertainty in the forecast for Lane, it appears the storm will be passing close enough to the islands on Thursday and Friday to bring significant impacts to the southern portions of the islands, especially along the coastline.
  • Democrats threaten to leak documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views

    Democrats threaten to leak documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views

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    Feinstein repeatedly pressed Kavanaugh on whether the high court's precedent meant that Roe could not be overturned. The document is partially redacted. But Booker released the messages anyway, arguing they're not "national security-related". Cornyn said Booker's possible 2020 presidential aspirations were his motivation for releasing the document, adding that no senator deserved to sit on the committee if they wanted to be a law unto themselves.
  • Booker Orders Release of Kavanaugh-Related Email in 'Act of Disobedience'

    Booker Orders Release of Kavanaugh-Related Email in 'Act of Disobedience'

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    That prospect worries Democrats and heartens Republicans on volatile issues including abortion, gun rights, gay rights, the death penalty, religious liberty and business regulation. "The fact that there is nothing in that document that's personal information, there's nothing national security-related, the fact that it was labeled as committee confidential, exposes that this process, sir, is a bit of a sham", Booker said.
  • Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

    Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

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    More work will be expected from Louisiana to Florida as the rain will increase the risk of flooding before receding in the coming days as the storm weakens to a tropical depression. The fast-moving system did not reach the hurricane status previously forecast, however, warnings of "life-threatening" conditions remain in effect for areas expected to be hit with rapidly rising storm surges between MS and Alabama.
  • Kavanaugh hearing: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee faces second day of questioning

    Kavanaugh hearing: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee faces second day of questioning

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    Asked by the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, Chuck Grassley, whether he would have any trouble ruling against Trump or the executive branch, Kavanaugh replied, "No one is above the law in our constitutional system". Feinstein, one of the most vehement supporters of gun restrictions, is also likely to press him on what she described as "out of the mainstream" views on gun rights.
  • 'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

    'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

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    In his 2006 confirmation hearing for the federal appeals court, Kavanaugh said that "I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants". "You specifically argued that the D.C. assault weapons ban was unconstitutional and I think because you said these weapons were in common use. It's about protecting the most personal decisions we all make from government intrusion".
  • Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

    Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

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    A few years later, in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, the Court found that an OR law requiring parents to send their children to public schools "unreasonably interfere [d] with the liberty of parents and guardians to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control".
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    Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Presidential Power: ‘No One is Above the Law’

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    Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said about 4 percent of Kavanaugh's White House records have been posted for the public to view and about 7 percent have been made available to the committee. In a preview of the tough questions Kavanaugh will face Wednesday, Democratic senators said they would press the judge on his views about abortion, gun control, and executive power.
  • Terrifying images of Hawaii hurricane from space

    Terrifying images of Hawaii hurricane from space

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    And inside grocery stores across the Hawaiian Islands, people are hoarding water, toilet paper and Spam. "Things could totally go off course, but if it does come straight here, knock on wood, I'll be somewhat prepared". Nobody wants to be under the whirling clouds of a hurricane, but above them? US President Donald Trump said he authorised an emergency disaster declaration to provide support to Hawaii.
  • Australian prime minister survives no-confidence motion

    Australian prime minister survives no-confidence motion

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    Mr Dutton launched a media campaign to reach out to Australian voters on Wednesday morning, going on Melbourne radio to call for a royal commission into fuel and energy prices. Nearly three decades ago Paul Keating fired what he insisted was his "one shot in the locker" to try to blast prime minister Bob Hawke from Labor's leadership.
  • Gov. Scott Declares Emergency, Sends Money to Fight Red Tide

    Gov. Scott Declares Emergency, Sends Money to Fight Red Tide

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    Crosby said. The K. brevis algae is so deadly because it produces a toxin that hits the central nervous system of animals that accidentally ingest it during a red tide event. A 26-foot long whale shark as well as 266 marine turtles have also died, washing ashore alongside tons of rotting fish. For people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema or asthma, red tide can cause serious illness.
  • Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

    Here's how to see the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

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    Cooke recommends steering clear of bright city lights in order to get the best view. And if you're intrepid enough to travel to a dark sky park , here are some of the absolute best in the United States. When observed from the Earth the meteors only appear to be bursting out from the constellation but in reality the Perseus has no bearing on the Swift-Tuttle debris.
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    En la última versión del producto estrella de Samsung destaca el almacenamiento y la batería . La cámara principal del equipo suma dos lentes de 12 megapixeles cada uno con apertura variable entre f/1.5 y f/2.4, de esta manera, si las condiciones de luz son buenas, el teléfono hará uso de la cámara principal y fijará la apertura en f/2.4 para brindar mayor nitidez.
  • NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

    NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

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    If any further delays creep up, NASA's astronauts may be temporarily stranded on Earth. The missions will likely include veterans from the US' Space Shuttle program , Gizmodo reported. The test launch will be her first trip to space. The SpaceX Crew Dragon that will be used for Demo-1 arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in July.
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

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    Officials said the aim of the new plan is to help with hurdles automakers face in producing fuel-efficient vehicles, which, on average , cost consumers $35,000 more . "Our latest report completely refutes the administration's flat-out wrong rationale for rolling back the standards", Gillis said. Pollution from cars, trucks and other on-road vehicles is the California's single-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to state data.
  • Skywatchers thrilled by lunar eclipse

    Skywatchers thrilled by lunar eclipse

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    Devotees of the Blood Moon Prophecy predicted that the world would end on September 28, 2015 (obviously, it didn't happen). That means the planet and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of the Earth and will shine its best. The next lunar eclipse of such length will happen in 2123. What is the blood moon prophecy? A blood moon rises over Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 27, 2018.
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    NASA Says Water on Mars Claim Needs Further Proof

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    This year, it's projected to be 35.8 million miles away. This happens about once every two years. The eclipse is expected to last almost four hours and the maximum eclipse level lasting one hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, that according to NASA .
  • Spectators around the world marvel at rare

    Spectators around the world marvel at rare "blood moon" eclipse

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    You can tune it at the eclipse timings and watch the entire event without any interruptions. Along with the Blood Moon , Mars will also be seen shining brighter . A full moon can be seen during a "blood moon" eclipse beside the Golden temple in Amritsar. This is not the first time a so-called blood moon has attracted prophecies of doom - not by a long shot.
  • How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

    How to Watch Today's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

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    Yes, it's a total lunar eclipse , so the moon will be entirely in the Earth's shadow. The first one called the Super Blue Blood Moon took place on January 31. The reason we don't get eclipses every month is because the moon orbits Earth on a slightly inclined plane of five degrees. These latter events, which occur when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, are safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    When this happens, the moon turns rusty orange or deep reed in color and is how it earned the nickname of a blood moon eclipse . The super blue blood moon was covered by cloud for many Kiwis. In the Philippines, the lunar eclipse will occur on early Saturday dawn, starting at about 1:14 a.m. and will last for about 103 minutes, Raymundo said .
  • 'Blood Moon' Visible From Just One Place in North America

    'Blood Moon' Visible From Just One Place in North America

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    The best vantage point to watch the blood moon will be anywhere with an unobstructed view to the west. People in Asia, Middle East and Africa will have the best view of the eclipse and those in Europe, South America and Australia will see partial views.
  • Don't miss your date with century's longest Lunar Eclipse today..

    Don't miss your date with century's longest Lunar Eclipse today..

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    Astrophysics professor Tim O'Brien said: "You need to have a clear south-eastern horizon as the moon comes up so we low-down in the south-east". The effect of the atmosphere is to bend the light from each celestial object by about half a degree, which also happens to be their apparent diameters in the sky.
  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century to happen Friday

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    Why is it such a big deal? Unlike solar eclipses , which last a few minutes, lunar eclipses last three hours or longer. Dr Brown said: 'At this time, the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, blocking the light from the sun. But let me explain what happens. BSS will host a seminar on lunar eclipse addressed by senior scientist Jayant Murthy of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, to dismiss myths and superstitions.
  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century arrives this Friday evening

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    Lunar eclipses occur from two to four times a year, but not all of them are visible . The total eclipse would be visible over most of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America on Friday and Saturday. The professor, however, said that the next total lunar eclipse that would be visible in Nigeria would occur on January 21, 2019. Sometimes they are penumbral eclipses , where the moon passes through Earth's fainter outer shadow , which isn't quite visible to the human eye.
  • French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

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    The Moon will take three hours and 55 minutes to cross the Earth's dark shadow during its sojourn. Because of the moon's position in its orbit around Earth, the eclipse's total phase will last for 103 minutes, which is almost the maximum possible duration.