WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

U.S. 09/13/18, 02:39

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Adding to the storm stress is uncertainty about where exactly ...

A message from President Trump on Hurricane Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 18:30

This week, three major storms threaten American communities across an area spanning nearly 5,000 miles: Hurricane Florence (the Southeastern coast), Tropical Storm Olivia (Hawaii), and Tropical Storm Isaac (the Caribbean). Hurricane Florence in particular poses a catastrophic threat to millions living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The storm is expected ...

‘Don’t play games with it’: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

U.S. 09/12/18, 11:47

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Communities along the Carolina coast buttoned up against the onslaught of Hurricane Florence as forecasters Wednesday warned that the monstrous storm could hesitate just offshore for days — punishing a longer stretch of coastline harder than previously feared — before pushing inland over the weekend. In a ...

“Monster” Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

U.S. 09/12/18, 07:16

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said they planned to stay ...

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 03:41

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most ...

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

U.S. 09/11/18, 19:44

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and ...

Photos: How Carolinas prepared for Hurricane Florence

U.S. 09/11/18, 19:43

Forecasters and politicians pleaded with the public to take the warnings seriously and minced no words in describing the threat. "This storm is a monster. It's big and it's vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. ...

Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

U.S. 09/11/18, 01:42

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch the Carolinas have seen in more than 60 years, ...

A look at 3 threatening hurricanes hiding in the Atlantic Ocean

U.S. 09/10/18, 13:24

Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 mph as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm. But Hurricane Florence is not alone in the Atlantic Ocean. The International Space Station (ISS) saw first-hand on Monday morning, hurricanes Isaac and Helene are trailing behind ...

LIVE: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

U.S. 09/09/18, 18:49

LIVE UPDATES ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a voluntary ...

Florence becomes major hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

U.S. 09/09/18, 12:49

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the U.S. for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week. The storm's sustained winds reached 75 mph (121 kph), just over the threshold for a hurricane, ...

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