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How you can help victims of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, a massive storm on course to strike North and South Carolina, finally made landfall Friday morning. The slow-moving hurricane is currently pounding the Atlantic coast with 90 mph winds, widespread coastal flooding, and sheets of rain.  While we won’t know the full scope of Florence’s toll for days, the hurricane has already forced...CONTINUE READING

Twitter to weather guy reporting on Hurricane Florence: Get inside!

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the Carolinas with rising floodwaters and intense winds. Weather forecasts estimate that the Category 2 storm could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia  But that hasn’t stopped reporters from heading into the thick of it. And people are naturally concerned for...CONTINUE READING

Watch a livestream of Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina

This is why you don’t mess with Mother Nature.  Hurricane Florence is beginning to bear down on the Carolinas with heavy winds and rising tides. Weather forecasts estimate that the Category 2 storm could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain on the East Coast.  SEE ALSO: Watch hurricane hunters fly into the eye of an...CONTINUE READING

Hurricane Florence could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain. Yeah, you read that right.

Hurricane Florence is slowly but surely moving toward landfall along the East Coast. While its winds have decreased, making the storm a Category 2, it’s still an incredibly powerful and dangerous storm with extreme rains expected to fall over the course of the next few days in the Carolinas and Virginia as it slows near...CONTINUE READING

The world’s oldest human drawing is a hashtag-like doodle

Scientists have come across what they claim to be the earliest-known human drawing in South Africa. The etching, reminiscent of a hashtag, was drawn with an ochre crayon on silcrete rock, and was discovered in Blombos Cave, which is located 300 kilometres (186 miles) west of Cape Town. SEE ALSO: Please don’t eat the world’s...CONTINUE READING

Hurricane Florence is growing: 5 things to know about the monster storm

The nation’s eyes are on Hurricane Florence, which overcame some big odds to target the East Coast this week. Regardless of where the storm ultimately lands in the Carolinas, the Southeastern U.S. is due for potentially unprecedented rainfall and violent surges of ocean water.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Florence replaced its eyewall. What does that mean?...CONTINUE READING

High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence replaced its eyewall. What does that mean?

Late Monday night, Hurricane Florence — the Category 4 storm barreling toward the East Coast of the U.S. — decided to replace its eyewall. And it’s threatening to do so again. This dramatic-sounding event tends to make major hurricanes even stronger, and larger, explained Chris Slocum, a storm researcher specializing in the inner-core processes of...CONTINUE READING

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Hurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame.  “We could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the Space...CONTINUE READING
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