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Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category 4 As It Nears Florida

Florida residents are scrambling to flee their homes as Hurricane Michael bears down on the state. Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it moved closer to the Florida coast. The brutish storm has grown swiftly into what could be one of the panhandle's worst hurricanes in memory, with destructive winds, up to 30 centimetres of rain and a storm surge of up to four metres.

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Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

She lives in Ridgeland 30 miles from the coast of SC. "Hurricane Florence is expected to leave widespread damage across much of the Atlantic seaboard", the Upper Cumberland Electric release states. Some of the heavier bands have shifted toward Fayetteville, Charlotte and Raleigh. An additional 6 to 10 inches of rain is still possible along the southeast border of North Carolina and SC.

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Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

Forecasters are predicting that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday as a slightly weakened but still unsafe Category 3 hurricane. "If I need to evacuate I can go to my son's house", Sparks said as he carted a load of water bottles to his vehicle. For example, the seas off of Wilmington, North Carolina have risen 7.5 inches since 1935, according to NOAA.

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Winds, rain intensify as Hurricane Florence pummels North Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA-Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane "Florence," a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the USA southeast coast.

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Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

Hurricane-force winds extended 70 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds reached out 195 miles. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports some parts of North Carolina could see total rainfall accumulations of 30-40 inches.

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Hurricane Florence weather latest: Florence could be WORSE than Hurricane Harvey

The winds of Hurricane Florence weakened as the storm prepared to hit the U.S. East Coast, but forecasters warn the storm's overall size and its ability to push ashore a storm surge while dropping tremendous amounts of rain make it a threat to the lives of those in its path.

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Hurricane Florence Likely To Hit Black Residents The Hardest

Panovich: Right now it looks like landfall is going to occur sometime early Friday morning between, I would say, 4 a.m. and probably about 8 a.m., but it might actually never make it all the way in. "Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence". The hurricane is expected to dump heavy rain throughout the region and FEMA officials said it's not just a coastal problem.

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U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

A turn toward the northwest and then the north-northwest is forecast Wednesday and Thursday. In preparation for the storm, the governments of North Carolina , South Carolina , and Virginia have all declared states of emergency and are mobilizing resources.

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Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has given the entire coastline until Tuesday noon to leave. As of Tuesday morning, hurricane force winds were extending up to 40 miles from the storm's center and "tropical storm force winds" were showing up as far away as 150 miles, said the National Weather Service.

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Senators signal Kavanaugh appears on solid ground to win confirmation

Kavanaugh has taken a different tone during his confirmation hearings , stressing how hard it is to overturn a precedent such as Roe . But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, and with no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains highly likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on the High Court despite Democrats histrionics.

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'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

But within moments of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley banging the gavel, Democrats launched what appeared to be coordinated protests against moving ahead with the hearing on Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the highest United States court.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Turns into 'Political Brawl

It clearly annoyed and distracted Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Kavanaugh stood by his 2006 testimony when nominated for the appellate court when he said he was not involved in some Bush-era policies, particularly a bill-signing statement on the treatment of terror suspects that would have passed his desk as staff secretary.

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'Sham President, Sham Justice!': Protesters Disrupt Day 2 of Kavanaugh Hearings

Citing the precedent dating back to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg two and a half decades ago, Kavanaugh said he was unable provide give a response. Roe and other Supreme Court decisions also protect the right to continue a pregnancy, meaning that the government can not coerce us into not having children through sterilization or other means.

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Day 2 of hearings finds Kavanaugh in the hot seat

At that time, Blumenthal rested his decision on Kavanaugh's "record and writings, which I have reviewed", claiming that they showed a "very extreme hostility to numerous precious rights and liberties that make our nation great". Like Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said during her opening remarks Tuesday, I think the Kavanaugh battle is one worth fighting, regardless of the outcome.

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NY fires up support for Powering Past Coal Alliance

This includes suggesting ways that individual states might regulate power plants. Downwind states, Howarth said in a statement , are particularly vulnerable to the choices of their upwind counterparts, who determine their air quality: Pollution levels in NY, for example, could be determined by decision made in Pennsylvania, or Ohio.

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Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The 2018 lunar eclipse will last 20 minutes longer than the last lunar eclipse , which occurred on January 31st and lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. The eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes and will start around 11.54 pm IST on July 27.

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Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Date, Time in India, significance

In India, Chandra Grahan will be visible from cities including Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai among others. "This does not herald the apocalypse: seeing a lunar eclipse and Mars in the sky is something people should enjoy rather than worry about medieval superstitions".

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Democrats' total war against Kavanaugh proves they hate the Constitution

The centrist Anti-Defamation League was also wary of Trump's nominee. Knowing full well what the Democrats attack points would be, Kavanaugh talked about the importance of women in his life and the lessons he learned on the importance of equality from his mother, as she, his father, his wife and his two young daughters looked on.

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Holiday heat wave predicted to hit Maine

As hot as it was, there were no records tied or broken. An excessive heat warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. There were few power outages in the city as of Saturday morning, but power issues care more likely during heat waves. Heat and humidity are still the name of the game with temperatures in the low to mid 90s.

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Local Politicians React To Kennedy Retirement

With the news that conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, a huge opportunity has landed in Donald Trump's lap. "This is the most important Supreme Court vacancy for this country in at least a generation", Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

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Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

Ruhamya urged Rwandans to reject using single-use plastics including plastic straws, cups, plates and bottles, and find sustainable alternatives. The bank made the call in a statement signed by its Communication Officer, Climate Change and Green Growth Department, Mrs Sonia Borrini yesterday in Abuja.

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Rwanda: Minister Biruta - Together, We Can Beat Plastic Pollution

They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation or deforestation as well as desertification. "People all across the United Kingdom are on the same page: ocean plastic pollution needs tackling and it is urgent that supermarkets take meaningful action to reduce their plastic footprint now".

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Ottawa's planned purchase of pipeline elicits shock, disappointment

The federal government announced Tuesday it is going to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan and that has the union representing steel workers hopeful things will ramp up for them shortly. He said it threatens Canada's reputation as a safe place to invest, puts thousands of jobs at risk and holds back Canada's economic growth. Many indigenous people see the new pipeline as a threat to their lands, echoing concerns raised by Native Americans about the Keystone XL project in the US.

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Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Singh said there is a long tradition of non-violent civil disobedience in Canada and he will not condemn people who use protests to express their frustration and anger. "It does not seem fair that we couldn't get the level of support". Construction costs of the pipeline are estimated to be at $7.4-billion-funds that the liberals may have to scrap together from taxpayer dollars.

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The Honor 10 is here - and it's a £399 smartphone stunner

For those unaware, the Huawei P20 was announced back in late March this year along with the P20 Pro at an event in Paris. Also, Honor 10 is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset which also powers the P20 Pro. This means the Honor 10 also has a notch which houses the selfie camera, earpiece and proximity sensor. It can even recognize multiple things within a single scene.

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Rage 2 confirmed by leaked teaser trailer

Now the Rage Twitter account has confirmed a new trailer will be coming today. A release date was not announced. A series of tweets are showing that Bethesda is planning a big surprise for all of us. "No, seriously. If you visit Bethesda's official Rage 2 website and scroll down to the fine print, you'll find the following copyright notice: "© 2018 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company.

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Here's how to make Alexa the default assistant on an Android phone

Also, the use examples of Alexa while the default option voice assistant are initially limited if we review them with the characteristics offered by Google Assistant . Unless you respond to these prompts from the secondary assistant, we assume it defaults back to Alexa/Cortana. Of course, the reverse is also true, as Taylor stepped forward called out, " Hey Cortana, open Alexa ", to which she replied "Hi, this is Alexa ".

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Almost 300000 developers now use Microsoft's Azure Bot Service

As I noted back in November , Windows 10 adoption had accelerated throughout 2017. Microsoft 365 is the company's new integrated, cloud service that transforms its conventional services and applications into platforms that are ready for any device, regardless of which company happens to make it.

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LG G7 ThinQ To launch In India On May 25th

On the other hand, LG will be rolling out the smartphone in South Korea in coming days followed by other markets in Europe, Latin America North America and Asia. The device also comes with AR camera capabilities like AI camera , Bright Mode and QLens that are expected to improve the image capturing capabilities of the device.

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Keeping the city green: Milwaukee celebrates Arbor Day by planting 100 trees

Grissom achieved the recognition by meeting the program's requirements, which involve a community creating a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget and holding an Air Day observance and proclamation.