More than 360 people had been carried to safety since Thursday night. North Carolina governor Roy Cooper described it as "relentless and excruciating and very slow.an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". LUMBERTON, North Carolina ( CNN ) - Florence's merciless deluge has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and SC impassable - and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come.
The gambling enclave of Macau closed casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory warned people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour landmark, where storm surges battered the sandbag-reinforced waterfront. "It was no picnic that the [East Rail] line could resume limited services in the morning [on Monday]", MTR chief of operations engineering Tony Lee Ka-yun said.
NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth's frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy. NASA contracted the ULA rocket launch for $96.6 million in 2013. Today's pre-dawn liftoff served as a swan song for the Delta 2, a class of rockets that made its debut in 1989 and has been launched 155 times.
And flooding was so extensive that one coastal city, Wilmington , was complete cut off. City officials said they were arranging for food and water to be flown in, but some of the few grocery stores and restaurants still open were already imposing their own rationing.
Meanwhile, half way around the world, Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left dozens dead. - The weather service says the main impacts in the region will be high surf, unsafe rip currents and possible minor coastal flooding around high tide at the shore.
He tweeted that as the storm "begins to finally recede, they will kick into an even higher gear. But they will. And the question is how high will the water be, and we do not know". "If the river rises to the level they say it's going to, then this warehouse is going to be under water". "All roads in the state right now are at risk of floods", he said.
More than 2.45 million people have been relocated, and authorities there issued their highest warning level, a red alert. The typhoon, dubbed the " King of Storms " by Chinese media, made landfall in Haiyan town at 5:00 pm. In Macau, which halted casino gambling late on Saturday and put China's People's Liberation Army on standby for disaster relief help, some streets were flooded.
A least seven people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree and three people who drowned, state officials said. President Trump may not be too far off in his claim that the death toll numbers in Puerto Rico were inflated.so says a FEMA administrator, who insists deaths linked to spousal abuse in the wake of the hurricane aren't actually the hurricane's fault at all.
Asked whether he believed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms , the premier said a democratically elected government should not be derailed by a "politically appointed" judge. Jennifer Keesmaat, the city's former chief planner who is running to unseat Tory, attacked the mayor Tuesday for his relationship with the Progressive Conservative government.
The 2015 Paris agreement commits countries to set their own plans for cutting emissions. All speakers, from government officials, entrepreneurs, environmentalists to American Hawaii indigenous people, took turns onto the stage to deliver the same message to the world: step up action to address climate challenge and save Mother Earth.
According to Weather.com , more than 635,000 homes and residences have lost power and more than 12,000 people are already in 126 evacuation shelters. "I'm a nurse, and I will be at work taking care of the patients like we're supposed to", she said. Boat teams including volunteers rescued some 360 residents, including Sadie Marie Holt, 67, who first tried to row out of her neighborhood during Florence's assault.
The hurricane is expected to last a few days. Duke Energy said it would close a pair of nuclear power reactors at its Brunswick plant on the Cape Fear River, about four miles from Southport, N.C. The life-threatening hurricane, which was at Category II yesterday, is expected to hover over the Carolinas with torrential rain, high winds and massive coastal erosion.
Both deaths were reported to the State Medical Examiner's Office by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says that as the hurricane hit the coast overnight, officers "responded to 108 calls for service and 30 collisions".
Hurricane Florence claimed the lives of four people after reaching the southeast USA coast on Friday, and has left hundreds of thousands without power as it lingers over the Carolinas. Two more deaths in the state have been attributed to Florence, including a person killed while plugging in a generator and a woman who suffered a heart attack.
Cooper, the governor of neighbouring North Carolina , ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. And it led to mixed signals from officials in SC, whose governor had canceled mandatory evacuation for several coastal counties. He has warned residents that they are on their own if they refuse to leave.
At 5 p.m., Isaac was located about 560 miles east of Barbados, packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and storm force winds extending 105 miles from the centre. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office predicted "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages", cautioning that the deadliest risk would come from flooding.
In Wilmington, a city of about 120,000 people on North Carolina's Atlantic coastline along the Cape Fear River that is home to historic mansions and even a decommissioned World War II-era battleship, streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debris.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , had around 7 inches. The storm was once a powerful Category 4 storm but became a slow-moving Category 1 storm when it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina , on Friday. ET on Saturday, the agency said that the storm is now striking SC and has a path through the in-land charted for the next few days. View of Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Friday.
The investigation includes, but may not be limited to, travel using government resources, and that would include the administrator's travel in government vehicles on the taxpayer's dime, the source told CNN. Nalepa added that Long was now focused on FEMA's work "preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and other active tropical systems".
Sustained winds Monday afternoon were up to 140 miles per hour. "Further strengthening is anticipated and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday", the NHC said in a statement. Maue calculates that 34 million people will get at least 3 inches, with more than 5.7 million getting at least a foot and about 1.5 million getting 20 inches or more .
It is now at Category 1. Florence is expected to go move slowly as it approaches North and SC, whipping hurricane-force winds and dumping relentless rain at least through Saturday. By mid-afternoon the winds had dropped to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) and the centre was moving west at 6 miles per hour (10 kph), the NHC said, and parts of North and SC would get as much as 40 inches of rain (1 metre).
As of 8:00 am (1200 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to near 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, but the NHC warned residents of unsafe storm surges and "catastrophic flash flooding". More than 360 people have been carried to safety since Thursday night amid rising waters. Cinder blocks that were part of the structure crumbled in some places, and portions of the roof were missing.
Videos posted to social media show storm surges flooding into homes as they race inland. But the water kept rising. "They need to (stay at the hospital)". electrical grid. "This rainfall will continue to produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", the advisory said. More than 2 feet of rain already had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on as Florence, a hurricane-turned-tropical storm, practically parked itself over the two states.
Some fluctuations in strength are expected through Thursday morning. Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia.
Viewed through the wide-angle camera of the International Space Station which orbits at 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, Hurricane Florence appears swirling above the Atlantic Ocean as it's moving west-northwest towards the North and SC.
Isaac is becoming less organized over the Eastern Caribbean Sea according to the U.S. National Hurricane Centre. Forecasters say it is especially risky after dark because people trying to escape may not realize how deep flood water is on roads.
Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 metres) of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) of rain, touching off severe flooding. Authorities warned, too, of the threat of mudslides and the risk of environmental havoc from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.
While the storm's maximum sustained winds edged lower on Wednesday, those of tropical-storm-force expanded outward, extending 195 miles and putting more people at risk when the storm finally comes ashore, expected near the border separating the Carolinas.
At least 188,000 people were without power in North Carolina and SC early on Friday. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave", said North Carolina Gov. East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. Richmond, Va. -based Dominion Energy, which provides power in the northeastern corner of North Carolina, was reporting over 1,900 scattered outages.
Winds bent trees towards the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence moved in for an extended stay, with enough of its killer winds swirling overseas to maintain its power. "It's insane", he said in a phone interview. "You can never predict what a hurricane is going to do but I'm just not going to run away from this". Coastal streets flowed with ocean water, and more than 460,000 homes and businesses were without power, mostly in North Carolina, according to poweroutage.us, which ...