giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com September 22, 2018


At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

15 September 2018, 05:29 | Darnell Patrick

‘Catastrophic’ flooding expected by NHC; Hurricane Florence eyewall now reaching North Carolina coast

Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

200 people have been rescued from homes in New Bern, while another 150 were trapped on Friday morning.

More than 60 people had to be evacuated from a motel at risk of collapse in Jacksonville.

As the giant, 400-mile-wide hurricane pounded away, it unloaded heavy rain, flattened trees, chewed up roads and knocked out power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses.

The hurricane was "wreaking havoc" and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days", the governor said.

He said: "The worst of the storm is not yet here but these are early warnings of the days to come".

As of late Thursday, the hurricane center said Florence was 95 kilometers southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, with top sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (90 mph).

Among the dead was a mother and her infant child, who were killed after a tree fell on their house. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said.

Shaken after seeing waves crashing on the Neuse River just outside his house in New Bern, restaurant owner and hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated.

The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the storm hit Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, just east of Wilmington, at 7:15 a.m. ET Friday with winds of about 90 miles per hour.

But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind.

The United States Geological Survey recorded flood water 10.01 feet deep in the town of New Bern in North Carolina.

Florence's forward movement during the day slowed to a near-standstill - sometimes it was going no faster than a human can walk - and that enabled it to pile on the rain.

Hurricane Florence, as seen from the International Space Station.

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
They hit stores on September 21, 2018 with the iPhone XS priced at $999 (£999) and the XS Max a whopping $1,099 (£1,099). Apple's desire to "kill" the headphone jack has been clear since it first removed the port from the iPhone 7 in 2016.


Trump signs new order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S
Russian entities have not targeted those systems to the degree they did in 2016, Coats said Wednesday. The executive order in this regard is likely to be signed by Trump as early as Wednesday.


Klopp bemused by Neville's Champions League advice
Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job". "But it's an opinion". I just felt Liverpool wanted to come to an agreement quickly.


Hundreds of people had to be rescued in New Bern, North Carolina, as they called for help overnight, city officials said.

The rain turned sideways Thursday, rivers swelled and floodwaters began to fill streets, as massive Hurricane Florence trudged toward North Carolina.

The video below, taken in Wilmington, North Carolina, shows a large tree being split in half in Florence's winds.

National Hurricane Center: Florence about to make landfall in N. Carolina causing life-threatening storm surge.

Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms. Forecasters warned of "catastrophic" freshwater flooding along the Carolinas. Pieces of ripped-apart buildings flew through the air.

The NWS reported "lots of tree damage, debris and power lines down" across Harkers Island, N.C.

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 21 miles per hour (34 kph) on Friday morning in Columbia. Nationwide, airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday.

Now ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU" the city's Twitter page announced.

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 wind howled and sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the power failed.

"We lost power at home so we figured we should come to the bar", said Carla Mahaffee, a 33-year-old actor from Wilmington, as she drank a cider. She retreated and was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited assistance.

People have left homes and taken precautions ahead of the hurricane.

"Honestly, I grew up in Wilmington".



Other News

Trending Now

Apple unveils updated Watch and priciest iPhone ever at latest launch
Prices for Hong Kong have not been announced , but US pricing has the XS starting at US$999, XS Max US$1,099, and XR at US$749. Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have an OLED screen , a premium display quality which was used on the last year's iPhone X .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle will hit shelves on November 2nd
This statement suggests that, should your subscription expire, your cloud saves will be deleted with no way of getting them back. The remaster of the original PS2 game Katamari Damacy is coming to Switch as Katamari Damacy Reroll this winter.

Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.

Hurricane Florence: Giant, slow-moving storm causes deluge as it makes landfall
Government weather satellites captured this image of Hurricane Florence shortly after its landfall September 14, 2018 . With a storm surge warning in effect, the authorities urge people to prepare themselves for the disaster.

Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri Offers John Terry A Chance To Come 'Home'
Ousted captain Cahill was in the role on a permanent basis for a year after Chelsea legend John Terry left the club. After a frustrating season, this performance has been creating hopes among The Blues fans.

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat
Florence will then move generally northward across the western Carolinas and the central Appalachian Mountains early next week. Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120-mph winds on Thursday, but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore.

European Court Says UK Surveillance Violated Privacy Laws
The UK's mass surveillance program is in violation of human rights, the European Court of Human Rights has declared. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, said the ruling "vindicates Mr.

Astronauts Capture Haunting Video of Hurricane Florence Making Landfall From Space
In Wilmington, near where the eye of the hurricane touched down, trees and power lines were down and many windows had been broken. Along the coast, floodwaters have been hitting inland towns near rivers that normally discharge into the ocean.

Maurizio Sarri told how to transform Chelsea into a 'sensational' team
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri , has said that the London outfit are not title contenders this season as they are still missing something.

Khan vs Vargas: Amir Khan climbs off canvas to beat Samuel Vargas
He was up quickly but was immediately sent staggering backwards again amid more lightning Khan combinations. But Khan replied with a quick flurry and the Briton seemed in control, but at the same time vulnerable.