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Hurricane Michael’s deadly toll spreads from Florida to Virginia

Hurricane Michael’s deadly toll spreads from Florida to Virginia

Under a clear blue sky, families living along the Florida Panhandle emerged from shelters and hotels to a perilous landscape of shattered homes and shopping centers, beeping security alarms, wailing sirens and hovering helicopters. Neighbors struggled to find their homes on streets with piles of wood where houses once stood. "I can't think anymore because I just don't know what to do", she told CNN's Gary Tuchman, breaking down in tears. Read More

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Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

Proving that conditions in the tropics can change literally overnight, Tropical Storm Kirk , once a promising storm racing across the Atlantic, has dissipated as of Monday morning. The flooding is expected to start Tuesday near parts of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers. Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 20% chance of development over the next 2 days, but a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days. Read More

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Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

East Coast since last week, the authorities said Monday. Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land. She said Trump has been "quick to meet the requests" from North Carolina, whether it be a disaster or emergency declaration. What's left of Florence is dragging itself north, dumping heavy rain Monday as it moves into the southern Appalachian Mountains. Read More

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‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US

‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US

Some areas of North Carolina saw nearly a foot of rain just a few hours, and footage showed sea levels begin to surge inland. "While we expect an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 40 inches of rain, extensive inland flooding and storm surge flooding from Florence, Hurricane Harvey unleashed more than 60 inches of rain locally centered around the United States' fourth largest city, Houston, which has a population of 2.3 million", AccuWeather Founder and President Dr. Read More

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SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon

SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon

It followed that up with a subsequent tweet, writing: "Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history". SpaceX started talking about a crewed moon mission a year ago, and as usual, it claimed a very ambitious timeline. Popular Mechanics speculates the first BFR test flights aren't likely to happen until the mid- to late-2020s, and it will be even longer before the rocket starts carrying people. Read More

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Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

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. From his orbiting perch, Gerst offered Earthlings yet another warning about the hurricane's dangers: "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". Read More

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U.S. stocks to watch as Hurricane Florence approaches

U.S. stocks to watch as Hurricane Florence approaches

Residents in this part of the east coast should prepare now for the possibility of a major hurricane at landfall. Such swells can lead to unsafe surf and rip currents, the NHC warned. " NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane investigating Florence found that its winds had increased to 130 miles per hour late Monday morning", said The Weather Channel . Read More

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Hurricane Warning Issued for Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing its push toward the northern Gulf Coast. Tropical storm warnings extend to the west to around New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain and to the east over the western Florida panhandle. Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents. A hurricane watch has been issued for portions of the central U.S. Read More

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NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

The first launch attempt on Saturday was postponed at the last minute due to technical problem related to a helium gas sensor on the rocket. The probe is protected by heat shields capable of withstanding temperatures up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, and it will complete 24 orbits of the sun by 2025, reaching speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour. Read More

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Liquid water on Mars! Lake discovered under Martian ice cap

Liquid water on Mars! Lake discovered under Martian ice cap

Data was collected for roughly three years using an instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft that penetrated the Martian ice caps and sent back radar pulses to the Express. "This water would be extremely cold, right at the point where it's about to freeze". Though the mission has been in progress since 2003, this is their first major piece of evidence that liquid water now exists anywhere on the red planet . Read More

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Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Telescopes in Chile, Hawaii and Arizona were used for the latest discovery and confirmation. Sheppard said Jupiter and Saturn may actually have a similar number of moons, with some of Saturn's smaller ones not yet detected. "What these other objects were has been a mystery". They said the space rocks were created when three larger bodies that once orbited the planet were obliterated into smaller chunks by collisions with asteroids. Read More

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts making the rounds on Capitol Hill

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts making the rounds on Capitol Hill

Heller is running for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won. Hatch, who had conferred with Trump on the nominee, praised the president's choice. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among those on his radar. Obviously, dramatic news about Kavanaugh's record or values that proves disqualifying would change the nature of the confirmation process. Read More

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