The cone, which represents the "probable track of the center of a tropical storm" is "formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles along the forecast track (at 12, 24, 36 hours, etc)" the NHC says on its website.
"The last Atlantic hurricane to intensify as rapidly as far north as Florence's current location is Hurricane Humberto (2007)".
As of the 5am update from the National Hurricane Center, Florence is still a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and gusts 160-170 miles per hour.
"The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds, flooding is the deadliest result of these storms".
The United States faced a series of high-powered hurricanes previous year, including Hurricane Maria, which killed some 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Harvey, which caused an estimated US$1.25 billion in damage when it brought catastrophic flooding to Houston. "Water weighs approximately 1,700 pounds per cubic yard; extended pounding by frequent waves can demolish any structure not specifically created to withstand such forces".
Jon Gruden throws all the blame on Khalil Mack
Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions and Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders had a chance to reverse that trend ... but they didn't. Mack was holding out over a contract dispute, which many can argue he rightfully deserved, but the Raiders brass disagreed.
McMaster announced that he has submitted a request to President Trump for federal disaster declaration, which once approved would clear the way for federal funds and assistance for any damage caused by the storm. Older metal builds and concrete buildings without reinforcements could collapse, the Weather Channel notes. As it turns into southern SC.
More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas ahead of the storm, due to both destructive winds and a storm surge that could place normally dry land under ten feet of water.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst posted photos of the massive hurricane, which is now a category four storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, online from space.
Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'civilians, not criminals'
The two suspects named by the United Kingdom as being behind the Novichok poisonings have been found in Russian Federation . Photographs showing Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, two men accused of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal .
Cops trying to derail probe against Jalandhar Bishop: Nuns
Reportedly, Catholic reformation organizations also joined the protest which had been called by the Joint Christian Council. That case was disposed of the High Court on August 13, noting that investigation was proceeding on the right track.
Bruins Trade Defenseman Adam McQuaid to Rangers
The six-foot-four, 212-pound defenceman has recorded 13 goals and 53 assists for 66 points with 652 penalty minutes in 462 games. Giving up picks for a replaceable depth player doesn't make sense to me unless the Rangers see him in a bigger role this year.
Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation — WashPost
The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed. One question is how early Pope Francis was advised of McCarrick's alleged misconduct and what, if anything, he did in response.
Kavanaugh Opponents Play Hardball With Sen. Collins
In a few days, $800k+ has been raised to fund a challenger to @SenatorCollins in 2020 if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh. But if Manchin voted against Kavanaugh, Morrissey would no doubt use that issue against him in attack ads .