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Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

The heavy rain expected from Hurricane Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites in North Carolina, creating a noxious witches’ brew of waste that might wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.Comput...
Published: 09/11/18
Mandatory evacuations issued as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

Mandatory evacuations issued as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

RALEIGH, N.C. — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.Hurricane Florence’s t...
Published: 09/11/18
Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

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

RALEIGH, N.C. — 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, a strong Category 4 storm, could inflic...
Published: 09/11/18
Thousands ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence, aimed at the Carolinas, strengthens to Category 4

Thousands ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence, aimed at the Carolinas, strengthens to Category 4

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United St...
Published: 09/10/18
Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Almost a year after Hurricane Irma caused billions of dollars in damages across Florida, you’d be hard-pressed to find any evidence of the storm on tiny Marco Island.The eye of the Category 3 hurricane made landfall here on Sept. 10, 2017, right befo...
Published: 09/10/18
A year after Irma knocked out power, Duke Energy spending more on trimming trees

A year after Irma knocked out power, Duke Energy spending more on trimming trees

In the dark and sweaty aftermath of Hurricane Irma a year ago, Duke Energy assured its Tampa Bay customers that cuts to its tree-trimming budget did not make widespread outages even worse.But records show the utility company is now throwing more mone...
Published: 09/10/18
Florence weakens but forecast to intensify, setting possible path toward Eastern Seaboard

Florence weakens but forecast to intensify, setting possible path toward Eastern Seaboard

After a relatively slow start to the 2018 hurricane season, there is a growing likelihood that there could be three named storms in the Atlantic by this weekend.And while Florence has weakened to a tropical storm after topping out as a powerful Categ...
Published: 09/07/18
Will weakening Hurricane Florence affect the U.S.? Some models put Eastern Seaboard on alert

Will weakening Hurricane Florence affect the U.S.? Some models put Eastern Seaboard on alert

Hurricane Florence remains far out in the Atlantic, but Bermuda — and perhaps the Eastern Seaboard — remain on alert as various models show it could begin to impact those areas by next week.The biggest question in the next few days: Will the storm ta...
Published: 09/06/18
Hurricane Florence strengthens into a Category 4 storm as two other tropical waves develop

Hurricane Florence strengthens into a Category 4 storm as two other tropical waves develop

Tropical Storm Gordon may be losing strength now that it has made landfall late Tuesday night, but there is little time to reflect as a hurricane and a pair of tropical waves bear watching in the Atlantic.Like clockwork, September is beginning to bri...
Published: 09/05/18
Weakening Gordon kills child in Pensacola, lashes Gulf Coast

Weakening Gordon kills child in Pensacola, lashes Gulf Coast

GULFPORT, Miss. — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.The National Hurricane ...
Updated one month ago