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Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief

Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief Florence, which made landfall Friday on the North Carolina coast, has prompted widespread emergency warnings across all of North Carolina, and even days later its floodwaters threaten to push rivers to all-time highs. Widespread flooding has already reached roofs, turned highways into rivers and left thousands to be saved by rescue workers. "We're seeing this happen now and the result is not good"... [Full Article...]

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence The deployment will last two weeks. Google says they will match donations given to the Red Cross for this effort, up to $1 million. "For me, it's important to be in the midst of it and provide the skills that I have, and the compassion for people going through a hard time, it really is a matter of the heart", said Griggs. [Full Article...]

More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding states

A nine-mile northbound stretch of Interstate 95 in SC, just south of the North Carolina line, remained closed Monday due to flooding from Hurricane Florence . Businesses that charge too much may have to refund customers and pay up to $5,000 for every violation . "Road conditions are still changing", the North Carolina Department of Transportation said on Twitter on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Roy Cooper . Six deaths have been confirmed in neighboring SC, with the latest being the driver of a pickup truck who drove into standing water in Lexington County. At the news conference on Monday, he added, "We are expecting several more days of rain". North Carolina Community Foundation: The NCCF is a humanitarian organization based in North Carolina that partners with local charities tha... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina Mayor Dana Outlaw told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that numerous creeks in the area are "increasing by the hour" and there's concern about trees falling due to the saturated ground conditions. - A woman went into cardiac arrest in Hampstead, in North Carolina's Pender County. Water levels are still rising in rivers and streams, now beyond flood stage. [Full Article...]

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from North Carolina rooftop

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from North Carolina rooftop Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the US mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimetres) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip He revealed he purchased all available seats for the BFR lunar mission and plans to invite six to eight artists from around the world to go with him. "Finally I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon ", said Maezawa. SpaceX's crewed missions are now scheduled to begin by the middle of next year. He wrote on his caption: 'My mission to go around the moon, as the first private passenger, ... [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday night that entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa would be the first private person to fly solo around the moon aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle. On Monday, September 17, SpaceX is set to announce the name of the mystery passenger who it will launch into orbit around the moon. By comparison, the Falcon Heavy is 70m tall and consists of ... [Full Article...]

Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises As a result of hurricane Florence , which was later weakened to the level of a tropical storm in the U.S. States of North and SC killed at least 11 people, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent. [Full Article...]

Clean up begins after super typhoon lashes China

Clean up begins after super typhoon lashes China Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong before striking mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying , after killing at least 49 people in the Philippines and ripping a swath of destruction through its agricultural heartland. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Death toll mounts to 14

Hurricane Florence: Death toll mounts to 14 At least 17 people have been killed by the storm. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles from the North Carolina coast. [Full Article...]

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets United Launch Alliance ( ULA ) announced today that the last Delta II rocket will join a lineup of historic rockets in the Rocket Garden on display at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. This was the 155th Delta II rocket to launch from California and Florida with 45 of those flying from Vandenberg for an assortment of NASA, international, commercial and governme... [Full Article...]

The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas The Hurricane Center forecasts that Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later on Thursday, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC on Thursday night and Friday. About 800 flights in the region have been canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported. Home Depot and Lowe's activated emergency response centres to get generators, trash bags and bottled ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pickup truck was traveling west on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County on Sunday morning when it went off the roadway. Several victims died on flooded roads. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said officials were focused on finding people and rescuing them. [Full Article...]

China provinces braced for heavy rainfall as typhoon heads west

China provinces braced for heavy rainfall as typhoon heads west In Macau, badly hit by a super typhoon previous year, authorities were much more prepared this time , ordering casinos to close late on Saturday night as the storm approached. In Macau's inner harbor district yesterday, the water level reached 1.5m and was expected to rise further. Foreign aid has begun to trickle in for victims of the typhoon, with Australia pledging to provide more than US$57... [Full Article...]

Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence To rescue as many animals as possible. Florence will crawl across SC overnight. Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the US mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. Officials had warned before the storm that the rains could risk tainting waterways with murky coal ash and toxic hog waste. Florence could become a major test for the Federal Emergency Manageme... [Full Article...]

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a report this week showing that the voluntary promises made by more than 3,000 cities, states, business and non-profit organizations as part America's Pledge will get the U.S. [Full Article...]

Curfews in effect beginning Thursday in Myrtle Beach and some surrounding areas

Curfews in effect beginning Thursday in Myrtle Beach and some surrounding areas Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday at 100 miles per hour (170 km per hour) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 mph (224 kph) earlier this week when it was classified a Category 4 storm. "Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're about to see", Long added. In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake Florence's rain will bring 40 inches to some parts of the Carolinas, forecasters said. Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, causing huge storm surges , heavy winds, strong winds, and intense flooding. [Full Article...]

Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say In North and SC was energized more than 620 thousand households. The extremely unsafe hurricane has already caused more than 500,000 power outages and more is expected in the coming days. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters. [Full Article...]


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