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by | September 18, 2018 | 12:14

With 1,500 roads closed across North Carolina, fire and rescue crews were waiting to go into many areas to assist with structural damage after Florence dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain on the state since Thursday. While the hurricane-force winds have ended, the dangers posed by Florence are still achingly real for so many in the Carolinas. However, flooding that is expected along the rivers surrounding the city is likely to have a "truly devastating impact" on Myrtle Beach's economy, ...

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:10

The Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) has not yet been built. Maezawa will invite six to eight artists of different professional and personal backgrounds - artists who represent the whole of humanity - to join him on the lunar flyby mission... That now stands to change with BFR and signals a synergy between SpaceX and Maezawa in terms of using the BFR architecture to make space accessible to everyone.

by | September 18, 2018 | 05:53

The amount Maezawa is paying for the trip was not disclosed, however, Musk said the businessman outlaid a significant deposit and will have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR. It's not clear whether the BFR tourism mission has any link to an announcement SpaceX made in February 2017. Space X hasn't revealed any details about the passenger who will ride the BFR around the moon.

by | September 18, 2018 | 05:03

But by Saturday, the city's rescue operations were wrapped up, officials tweeted . "Our roads are flooded", he said. The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to overrun their banks, possibly flooding cities and towns.

by | September 17, 2018 | 23:14

The lift-off was set back due to problems with temperature readings on the launch vehicle. Originally built by McDonnell Douglass, the rockets are now run by United Launch Alliance, which still launches payloads with the Atlas rockets and is designing a new rocket, the Vulcan Centaur.

by | September 17, 2018 | 23:19

Officials are planning to airlift food and water to Wilmington after the city of almost 120,000 people became cut off from the rest of North Carolina by rising flood water from Florence. More than 26,000 were in shelters. "We were stir-crazy from being inside so long", Moore said. Police were guarding the door of one store, AP said, which would only let 10 people in at a time.

by | September 17, 2018 | 18:16

A storm surge warning is in effect for South Santee River in SC to Duck in North Carolina, and a warning was in effect for Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. Cloud cover that could encompass multiple states.

by | September 17, 2018 | 16:31

National Weather Service . "And we're not done yet", Mr Graham said, adding that some hard-hit areas could get an additional 381 to 508mm because the storm was moving so slowly. On Saturday some residents tried to return home, driving through flooded highways and armed with chainsaws to clear fallen pine trees that covered the road.

by | September 17, 2018 | 10:02

Police in Wilmington say a mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their house. The storm surge is expected to rob the water stage smartly above a median person's head, though it will also steal days for the water to reach its plump high farther inland."It's the water that tends to abolish people", said Jessica Whitehead, a coastal communities hazard adaptation specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant.

by | September 17, 2018 | 09:46

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by | September 17, 2018 | 06:54

Emergency crews also rescued an Onslow family from their home where a tree fell through the roof, Jordan said. The child's father sustained injuries in the incident and was taken to the hospital. Woody White, chairman of the board of commissioners of New Hanover County, said officials were planning for food and water to be flown into the coastal city of almost 120,000 people.

by | September 17, 2018 | 05:07

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday morning, darkening the sky - and numerous homes - in the Carolinas. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK ) has started to shut its Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to strike the coast near the plant on Friday.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:11

The hurricane's surge could cover large swathes of the Carolina coast under as much as 11ft (3.3m) of seawater. The eye of that hurricane merely grazed the coast. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding in Virginia and the Carolinas. He estimated around 1 million people have evacuated. About 800 flights in the region have been canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported .

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:13

Earlier Thursday, Trump sent a reassuring tweet , saying: "We are completely ready for hurricane Florence, as the storm gets even larger and more powerful". About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles.

by | September 17, 2018 | 00:54

Mr Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days". Craven County Emergency Services has reported impassible roads due to flooding; downed power lines; and trees on cars. The city woke Friday to the sound of exploding electrical transformers with strong gusts throwing street signs and other debris as well as water in all directions.

by | September 16, 2018 | 19:37

The storm is forecast to creep along the coast, dumping lots of water and lashing the area with winds. North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers were sent to a home along the 100 block of El Nora Lane in Otway, North Carolina, on Friday in reference to two deaths there.

by | September 16, 2018 | 17:42

Recent tracking maps show Florence stalking near the coast line, increasing the chances of flooding across four states. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas. "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the NHC said. Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 16:14

Outer bands from the hurricane were lashing land on Thursday, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. In a recent ranking, Millerick's institute found South Carolina's rules to be among the most up to date among hurricane-prone states. Many major roads and arteries have reversed traffic flow to help residents evacuate quickly.

by | September 16, 2018 | 13:38

A mother and baby died when a tree crashed into their home, the Wilmington Police Department saidon TwitterFriday afternoon. The death toll from tropical storm Florence that made landfall in the U.S. Firefighters said the area had not been in the zone under evacuation orders. CNN also reported a man and a woman died in South Carolina's Horry County due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

by | September 16, 2018 | 10:13

Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped "epic amounts of rainfall " across the eastern United States, bringing catastrophic flooding. More than 751,859 people in North Carolina without power as of 3 p.m. ET in North Carolina, North Carolina Emergency Management tweeted . The figure included a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house.