The initial flight was smooth, but things got steadily more turbulent as the aircraft got closer and closer to the eye of the storm . "We thought the windows were going to break at any time ", Beu said. They reported seeing many destroyed homes, some with staircases leading to doors suspended 10 feet in the air with nothing on the other side, and entire structures washed away.
Most hurricanes are good at producing tornadoes because they cause a lot of vertical shear - or differences in wind direction and speed at different heights. "Water is going to come up, it´s going to cover your roof". First coined by FEMA Director W. Craig Fugate in 2004, the index is based on the extent of operations and service at the 24/7 restaurant chain following a storm and indicates how prepared a business is in case of a natural disaster.
To receive alerts about Hurricane Michael from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, text "ALALERT" to 888777. In neighboring Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey declared an emergency for the entire state on October 8 in anticipation of wind damage, heavy rains and power outages.
Please stay weather aware today and tomorrow for any forecast changes. Michael is expected to be the first major hurricane ( Category 3 or above) to strike the Florida Panhandle since Hurricane Dennis in 2005 . "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky". "I think that's what terrifies us about the potential impacts". "Everybody's got to get ready".
Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos expects to develop cooperation with NASA in new projects, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin tweeted on Monday in congratulations over NASA's 60th anniversary. She also said that the reason behind this hole can be explained after completing the full investigation. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to travel to ISS on October 11.
Hurricane Rosa, in the eastern Pacific, on Thursday night was upgraded to a major category 4 hurricane with 125 miles per hour sustained winds. It was heading north at 13 miles per hour. Swells generated by Rosa are forecast to affect parts of the coastlines of southwestern Mexico, the southern Baja California Peninsula, and southern California late this week and over the weekend.
Subtropical Storm Leslie joined Kirk in the Atlantic Sunday, even as the latter storm weakened to a tropical depression. The NHC predicts that Kirk will have maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour in two days, but that's less than hurricane strength.
More than 20,000 people stayed in 200 Red Cross and community shelters Thursday night to escape the storm's wrath. Hurricane Florence battered the Carolina coast on Friday , bringing heavy winds, drenching rain and "catastrophic" floodwaters to the region, and leaving at least three people dead.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group said Thursday at a conference in San Francisco that the cities saw emissions decrease at least 10 percent from their peak over a five-year period. Bloomberg and Brown said they calculate the U.S.is within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases it previously promised. Trump announced a year ago that he was withdrawing from the landmark climate accord.
With more than 2 feet of rain having already fallen in coastal areas, and with drenching rainfall forecast for days to come in the western mountains, officials weighed additional evacuations. New Bern, which has a population of about 30,000, was once the capital of the state's colonial government. Images captured by Associated Press journalists show flooded streets, uprooted trees, stranded residents and recovery crews in the aftermaths of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.
Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington , a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boats pulled people from homes swamped by swollen rivers.
The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts. Tropical Storm Isaac had arrived at and pushed past the Lesser Antilles at about 9 a.m. Florence is moving toward the northwest near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion, accompanied by a gradual decrease in forward speed, is expected to continue through Saturday.
Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet of rain, touching off severe flooding . The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year.
On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas today, and approach the coast of North Carolina or SC in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday and move slowly near the coastline through Saturday.
Florence "is twice the size of Hurricane Hugo", which tore through the Carolinas in 1989, New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw told "GMA". Tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the center of the storm. The centre of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 7:15am (local time) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina , with sustained winds of 150kph, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.
Helene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Thursday. It explained that the shift in the forecast guidance was the anticipated result of a reduction in Florence's steering flow due to two competing areas of high pressure. When Hurricane Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear in 1999 as a Category 2 storm, bloated carcasses of hundreds of thousands of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a nose-stinging soup of fecal matter, pesticides, fertilizer and gasoline so ...
Roberts says the storm surge continues to increase as Florence passes over the area. In its 7 a.m. ET update, the National Hurricane Center said a gauge in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, recently recorded 6.1 feet above normal water levels.
Most of that excrement sits in open-air pits, known as "lagoons", which blanket the landscape of North Carolina just inland from the coast. Meteorologist say conditions will deteriorate throughout the day Friday. It was forecast to make landfall on Friday morning or afternoon near Cape Fear, North Carolina, bringing up to 40 inches (1 meter) of rain in places.
If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972. Twitter users queried SpaceX CEO , Elon Musk if the passenger would be him. The company will announce who the first passenger will be on Monday at 9 p.m. eastern time. SpaceX originally promised this mission with the Falcon Heavy, but that rocket appears to be falling out of favor.
East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm . It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.
Washington Post: "Category 4 Hurricane Florence drawing closer to Carolinas and threatens "catastrophic" flooding" - "Expanding in size, violent Hurricane Florence is continuing on a beeline toward the East Coast as an " extremely dangerous " Category 4 hurricane".
Horry County officials are expected to make an announcement at 3:30 p.m. today . "Theses swells will result in life-threatening surf and rip currents". At present, Hurricane Florence is about 1,400 miles of the coast of Charleston, which is almost as far away as the city is from the Rocky Mountains. Four major roads will reverse their traffic lanes to help facilitate the mass exodus.
South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as highways reverse directions. Sustained winds were 130 miles per hour (215 kph) Tuesday morning, but it remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to intensify to near Category 5 status as it slows over very warm ocean water near North and SC.
Since early last week, Florence went from a tropical storm to a Cat 4 hurricane, weakened down to a tropical storm over the weekend, then reintensified into Cat 4 hurricane early this week. Typically, local governments in North Carolina make the call on evacuations. Forecasters say the hurricane's strength is expected to fluctuate but it still will be a unsafe storm by the time it reaches the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory showed the storm was over 720 miles southeast of Bermuda and was likely to intensify to a major Category 4 hurricane as it travels west across the warm Atlantic waters. The storm has 115 mph winds and is located 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at 13 mph. US President Donald Trump, whose administration faced severe criticism for a slow response in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria, cancelled a political rally planned for ...