giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com September 23, 2018


Louisiana first responders head to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

15 September 2018, 12:49 | Ross Houston

\'Life-Threatening\' Hurricane Florence Now Forecast to Bring \'Catastrophic\' Flooding

Virginia Lawmakers Call on Trump to Declare Federal Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Communities in Florence's path could be without electricity for weeks due to downed power lines and flooded equipment, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long said.

According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, people caught in a Category 4 storm can expect to see "catastrophic damage".

The current forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more than 20 inches of rain where the storm makes landfall.

Florence is so wide that a life-threatening storm surge was being pushed 480km ahead of its eye, and so wet that a swath of states from SC to OH and Pennsylvania could get deluged. "If you are given an evacuation order, please comply immediately before roads get clogged and chaos commences".

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.

For those still preparing for the storm, Penske Truck Leasing has put together a tip sheet.

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl, it could bring torrential rains all the way into the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe conditions in places that have already experienced lots of rain recently. Highways will be converted to one-way evacuation routes away from the evacuation zones. That means high rainfall totals and consequent inland flooding could become a huge concern.

Trump approved emergency declarations for the Carolinas, a standard move allowing the release of federal funds and equipment to aid in protection and recovery efforts.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2 1/2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 metres) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. It may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield said this morning that Hurricane Florence is continuing to move toward the Carolinas.

Hurricane Florence continued its path towards the USA on Tuesday with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions, according to officials.

Trump Administration Accused of Diverting $10 Million From FEMA to ICE
However, the document confirms that the money would be spent on ICE's detention capacity and deportation efforts. The Senate's appropriations subcommittee on Homeland Security has, less publicly, expressed similar concerns.


Forza Horizon 4 demo available now
It will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, and also launch into Xbox Game Pass for subscribers on the same day. They're based in Royal Leamington Spa which is basically the most British name ever.


Pregnant woman finds rat in hotpot, allegedly offered $4,000 to abort child
Xiabu Xiabu and one of its rivals, Haidilao, have reported surging sales and an expanding network of restaurants. After the incident, Xiabu Xiabu's market value fell by 11 per cent(S$291 million) on Tuesday (Sept 11).


- Overnight the storm shifted south.

'We are well-prepared to support our neighbors during this event, ' Livingston said.

GOHSEP said the teams will being arriving in the Carolinas Tuesday.

On the other hand, companies that help people ride out a storm, or clean up afterward, are having an exceptional week. 501 and I-26 - as lane reversals begin at noon Tuesday.

The US Navy was sending about 30 ships stationed at its major bases in Virginia out to sea.

A ideal storm of unfortunate circumstances means Florence could deal a devastating blow to the Southeast. "It's going to be really, really bad along the coast". On Tuesday, rain halted his progress.

It's unclear when the UCF-North Carolina and West Virginia-North Carolina State games could be rescheduled after Hurricane Florence, if at all.

"This is a huge storm", said Robert Woodward, chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners. I'm going to leave them in the ground and see what happens.

At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Helene and Isaac.

The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph.

The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 miles per hour, with higher gusts.



Other News

Trending Now

Tropical Storm Isaac expected to regain hurricane strength
Tropical Storm Isaac , located 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, is moving towards the west near 16 miles per hour (mph). Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.

Erdogan appoints himself head of Turkey's wealth fund
It said: "Accordingly, the committee has made a decision to implement a strong monetary tightening to support price stability". Against expectations, the central bank did not raise rates at its last meeting in July.

A running list of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories
She said he had no idea what is going on there and that Trump has "no empathy" for anything that doesn't make him look good. It added that the study "was carried out with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference".

Watch Missy Elliott Surprise Her 'Funky White Sister' on 'Ellen'
Misdemeanor herself praised her "funky white sister" for putting her thang down, flipping and reversing it. Halfway through her incredible performance, Missy Elliott joined in, completely surprising Halsey.

Number 10 says there is no alternative to May's Brexit blueprint
We have wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution - and handed the detonator to Michel Barnier. One of those present said opposition to her leadership has hardened over the summer.

Multiple Classic Final Fantasy Titles Coming to the Xbox One
When SquareEnix's Hajime Tabata joked that Final Fantasy XV might come to Nintendo's hybrid portable, fans bought into the hype. Both Square Enix and Nintendo underestimated Octopath Traveler , and it went on to sell over 1 million units worldwide .

Is that Meghan Markle walking her dog outside Kensington Palace?
With good reason, Meghan Markle's father confessed to colluding with paparazzi and staging photos in order to make a quick buck. It sounds like Petrillo approached Meghan and engaged her, 'cause she notes in her tweet that she "couldn't have been sweeter".

Salisbury suspect Alexander Petrov 'may give interview'
Photographs showing Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov , two men accused of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal . Vladimir Putin said he knows who and where they are, but that there was " nothing criminal " about their actions.

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 .

Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Get NES Controllers And Splatoon 2 Gear
Nintendo Switch Online will also give subscribers the ability to back up their save data in the cloud . Some existing titles such as Splatoon 2 have received significant updates , too.