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Donald and Melania Trump Visit Florida 5 Days After Hurricane Michael's Landfall

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Lane, her husband and her son rode out the storm on the second story of an inn down the street from her home. Members of search and rescue crew are seen next to property damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida , U.S. After meeting briefly with the FEMA personnel, Trump rounded the corner at the front of the vehicle, and the hundreds of people visiting the impromptu distribution center broke into cheers and applause. Read More »

Florida officials fear Michael's death toll will rise

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No cell phone, no power, no nothing. Hundreds of people have been rescued from the debris, and authorities fear the toll could climb higher as search-and-rescue efforts continue. The rented home he lived in with his girlfriend and son was wrecked, as were their possessions. "Those hospitals, the ones that my kids were born in and the ones that I was born in are closed", he said. Read More »

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

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Homes completely destroyed. Refrigerators and toilets where the storm left them. Flash flooding also was reported in the big North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh. Emergency officials in SC are reporting no injuries or deaths so far as Tropical Storm Michael moves across the state. Social media websites were filled with messages from people trying to reach missing family members in Florida's Bay and Gulf Counties. Read More »

Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken town

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On the left, as we walk, there's a mattress slumped at the roadside, on the right a Dean Noontz novel lies in the dirt. Brad Rippey, a meteorologist for the United States agriculture department, said Michael severely damaged cotton, timber, pecan and peanut crops, causing estimated liabilities as high as $1.9bn and affecting up to 3.7m crop acres (1.5m hectares). Read More »

Michael drenches the Carolinas as tropical storm

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Roofs were peeled away, sent airborne, and homes were split open by fallen trees. His parents live about 20 miles from the nearest hospital and Sarah's grandmother had to walk hundreds of yard s to reach the emergency responders who could only tend to her after six hours due to downed trees. Read More »

Hurricane Michael downs trees, knocks out power

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There's no water, no power and emergency officials have no access to many towns from the Florida Panhandle to Virginia. "I have been up since 3:30 or 4 a.m. Sharon Black, who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina , anxious that Michael's winds would blow away debris still piled up on front lawns from Florence. Read More »

Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Launcher Failure

The two crew members, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague, are in good health, officials say. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists: "Thank God the cosmonauts are alive". More details on the status of Hague and Ovchinin when they come in. The Soyuz capsule has landed back on Earth carrying two crew members. The pair were due to join the three-person Expedition 57 crew already aboard the International Space Station . Read More »

Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

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The average drought length will increase by four months at 1.5°C, by six months at 2°C and up to a staggering 19 months at 3°C; five-million more people would be exposed to water scarcity at 2°C compared with 1.5°C. To prevent that, the world has to cut the amount of emissions released each year by 2030 so that they are no more than 55 per cent of what they were in 2010. Read More »

Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

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Is It A Big Deal? The report was authored and edited by dozens of climate scientists from around the world. The goal posts for the Paris Agreement have moved. It would also cut down on species loss and extinction and reduce the impact on various ecosystems. The decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, both now and in the future ... Read More »

Hurricane Michael now 'extremely dangerous' Category 4

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Due to make landfall in Florida at midday local time (5pm United Kingdom time), forecasters are warning that life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall is expected along the northwestern Gulf Coast. All hurricanes cause some damage, but forecasters are concerned about hurricanes hitting this part of the coastline because of the shape of the land, the many inlets, and the broad continental shelf. Read More »

Governor Ivey issues State of Emergency due to Hurricane Michael

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In the Caribbean, a hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Michael is a completely different storm compared to Hurricane Florence , so the impacts will be different. The National Hurricane Center has enacted hurricane, tropical storm , and storm surge warnings for more than 300 miles of the Florida coast. Michael is now centered about 120 miles east northeast of Cozumel and 70 miles south of the western tip of Cuba, and it is expected to work ... Read More »

Limiting warming to 1.5°C possible, will save 420m people

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A summary of the Special Report on Global Warming is available here. At current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, earth could pass the 1.5 C marker as early as 2030, and no later than mid-century, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change reports with "high confidence". Read More »

These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

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By the time it reaches Florida on Wednesday local time, it is expected to be a category three hurricane with winds of more than 100mph and storm surges of up to 12ft (3.7 metres). The advisories for Hurricane Michael as of October 9, 2018. A satellite image taken at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday showed Michael as it bore down on Cuba . Read More »

SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

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He plans to invite between six and eight artists to join him on the trip as part of a project called Dear Moon , which he launched online shortly after his trip was announced . Maezawa hasn't selected which artists will join him on the four to five-day journey, which will send his craft around the Moon and back to Earth. "I don't like being alone", said Maezawa. Read More »

New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

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Thousands of others around the state waited in shelters for the all-clear. Forecasters grew increasingly anxious about New Bern being flooded by storm surge on the Neuse River the closer Florence got to the coast, and their fears proved to be well-founded: a 10-foot (3-meter) surge was reported in the city, along with more than 16 inches (40 centimeters) of rainfall. Read More »

SC governor estimates losses from Florence at $1.2B

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President Donald Trump made a stop in Conway on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Carolinas to see the damage that was caused by Hurricane Florence . "Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in SC". Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, said earlier this week is sufficient "to get started" meeting the state's recovery needs. Read More »

President Trump visits Carolinas

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It wasn't clear why the women were being moved in the aftermath of a hurricane, and Justin Bamberg, a lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law officers, said he was perplexed by the decision. Joined by a group of local and state officials, Trump promised the full support of the federal government. President Donald Trump is heading to North Carolina today to survey the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence , which has claimed the lives ... Read More »

What to pack for a trip to the moon

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The moon hasn't seen any human visitors since 1972 and NASA's last Apollo mission. Maezawa founded Japan's largest online shopping mall, Zozotown , according to Forbes . "This is my lifelong dream", Maezawa said. The billionaire said he wondered what would've happened if famous artists, painters, creatives, and songwriters had experienced what he wanted to experience. Read More »

Carolinas flood after Florence

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The coastal city took a direct hit when Hurricane Florence came ashore and has been largely cut off since then due to storm surges and flooding from the Cape Fear River. More than 1,000 roads remain closed in the state, and flooding could get worse. A woman died in Hampstead, NC, after suffering a medical emergency, WECT reported . Read More »

American Red Cross mobilizes resources to help those affected by Florence

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The Salvation Army is collecting Hurricane Florence donations to use for the following: "T$3 o provide food and drinks, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, financial assistance to disaster survivors, long-term recovery assistance programs including fix and reconstruction projects, or to support disaster relief workers serving in impacted communities". Read More »

I-95 remains closed by Florence’s flooding

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Radar showed parts of the sprawling storm over six states, with North and SC in the bulls-eye. "This community, the most marginalised and economically deprived in town, has been hit the worst". The death toll from Florence hits 23 as rescue efforts continue in the Carolinas as flooding persists. "We will do whatever it takes to keep the American people safe", Trump said. Read More »

Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

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At 10 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., and was moving northwest at 17 mph. A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia. With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, around 50 stranded people had been airlifted out by helicopter in North Carolina, ... Read More »

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission

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After the announcement was made that at-the-time-mystery-passenger Maezawa would be revealed on the 17th, Elon Musk tweeted out a cryptic tweet with a single Japanese flag emoji. But the unveiling, in the shadow of the engines of two massive and gleaming rockets, was also a testament to Musk's belief in making humans a multi-planet species. Read More »

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

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Mr Cooper added: "Catastrophic flooding and tornados are still claiming lives and property". More rain and flooding is expected in the days to come , as the now-tropical depression slowly heads towards the Ohio Valley. Some parts of the Carolinas have seen up to 40in (100cm) of rain since Thursday. Sorry, this Twitter post is now unavailable. "North Carolinians are resilient and we will come back from this. Read More »

NCDOT warns residents about Florence flooding interstates, highways

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Tropical Storm Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday, but significant portions of North and SC were expected to remain vulnerable to flash flooding and major river flooding, forecasters said. Almost 800,000 people are without power, majority in North Carolina , according to the Associated Press. SC recorded its first death from the storm, with officials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle hit a tree that had fallen across a highway. Read More »

Florence's death toll climbs to 17

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The storm's death toll climbed to 14 when a man drowned after a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch along a flooded road in SC. Another 30 sites in North and Carolina had at least 10 inches. About two dozen truckloads of military MREs and bottled water were delivered overnight to Wilmington , the state's eighth-largest city, officials said. Read More »

Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead

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Five people are known to have died as the massive weather system knocked down trees, flooded rivers, and dumped sheets of rain in the Carolinas. "The only difference is, back then it was within 14 days", he said. SC has reported its first death from Florence. But one group of dedicated firefighters who were working in hurricane conditions in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday paused to kneel and pray outside a home that experienced bad tragedy as a result of Hurricane Florence. Read More »

Dark warning to hurricane battlers

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Eric Abdullah, of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, who said officials were trying to stay flexible. Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 2. Read More »

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression around 5 a.m. ET as it trudged inland, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as floodwaters kept rising. McMaster had ordered residents in most of the state's coastal counties to evacuate ahead of Florence's arrival. In New Bern, N.C., the city announced Saturday night 455 people were rescued from their flood-swamped homes. Read More »