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Henry McMaster (R) said, according to the Charleston Post and Courier . North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters that five deaths have been officially confirmed in his state, with several more under investigation. Port Condition Zulu remains in effect for the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, N.C., and Georgetown, S.C. In Port Condition Zulu the port is closed, and all port operations are suspended.
  • Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit

    Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit

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    The CEO of one of the world's largest online business software companies is urging fellow technology leaders to help fight climate change . Here is a roundup of some of the highlights. "They just like us to go a little faster and we would like to go a little faster ourselves". "While Donald Trump may have pulled out of the climate agreement, the American people have not", former Secretary of State John Kerry said opening the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit.
  • 'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

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    In Virginia , where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state. In Columbia, South Carolina, Barry Sparks, a 66-year-old retiree, was thinking of getting out after the path of the storm shifted somewhat to the south.
  • Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

    Hurricane Florence leaves death and destruction in its wake

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    Storm surge , the rising mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane , is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms. “This is a 500- or 1,000-year event. ”Eudy´s family has lived in New Bern since the 1850s, he said". The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning.
  • Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

    Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

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    At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the tropical storm was located approximately 916 miles east-southeast of St. Croix near 14.6 degrees North, 51.3 west. Expect winds to increase on Saturday to 15-30mph across the entire CSRA, with the 30mph more likely in the northern/eastern areas. Across Puerto Rico and the southern U.S.
  • In the U.S. there were the first victims of the hurricane

    In the U.S. there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

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    The NHC said hurricane-force winds extended outward 35 miles (55 kms) from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extended almost 170 miles (280 kms) out. The American Red Cross is now accepting donations to help those affected by Florence. Two people died in Lenoir County. Hurricane Florence on Friday morning made landfall in North Carolina coast as Category 1 storm, with gales and rains.
  • Florence downgraded to tropical storm

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    The Duplin County Sheriff's Office confirmed the three people died in separate cars and incidents. Storm surges , punishing winds and rain are turning some towns into rushing rivers - and the storm is expected to crawl over parts of the Carolinas into the weekend, pounding some of the same areas over and over.
  • Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes USA coast

    Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes USA coast

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    At 2300 EDT (0300 GMT), the NHC said Florence had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km), and was slowly drifting westward over SC. Now, while the US East Coast gets prepared for the Category 3 storm (earlier downgraded from four), Hurricane Florence satellite images revealed that two more storms are swirling above the Atlantic Ocean, forming a rare phenomenon.
  • NHC downgrades Florence to still risky Category 3 hurricane

    NHC downgrades Florence to still risky Category 3 hurricane

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    With the change in the forecast, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for the entire state to ease regulations on trucks hauling gasoline and relief supplies, and asked people to pray for those in Florence's path. Florence is stronger, so you should at least be prepared for some power outages and tree damage even if the storm does not come near us. North Carolina Emergency Management will be running a 24-hour schedule and will add more swift water rescue teams and ...
  • NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

    NASA releases footage showing massive Hurricane Florence from space

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    Terrifying as the situation is (I am regularly checking on my folks, who abandoned Charleston for the highlands of North Carolina), there is a silver lining. NASA astronauts used a super wide-angle lens to capture the footage of Hurricane Florence , due to the massive size of it. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, meanwhile, snapped a truly awesome photo of the whirlwind, creeping closer to the American south.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

    Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

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    What is Vertical Wind Shear? Here's what should you know about the path of the Category 1 storm. It's what may happen in the next five days though that is keeping the attention of forecasters with the NHC on this area of the globe. No tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados. "Storm surge and hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning", the NHC said, adding that at 11:00 a.m.
  • Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas

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    The National Hurricane Center said Florence was forecast to keep moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week. For more on Hurricane Florence, visit the FOX 46 Resource Center . Tropical Storm Florence is still posing life-threatening surges in portions of North and SC.
  • FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars

    FEMA's Brock Long under investigation for misuse of government cars

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    FEMA did not respond to a Fortune request for comment on the investigation. He is now overseeing the preparations for Hurricane Florence , which is expected to hit the Southeast hard. Long said FEMA is used to the blame game because disasters are frustrating and FEMA is always the end of the line. Long said the inspector general was looking into vehicle usage, but he didn't confirm that the review concerned his use of an official vehicle.
  • How to watch Florence LIVE stream as FIERCE storm arrives

    How to watch Florence LIVE stream as FIERCE storm arrives

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    They also have three dogs and three parrots. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week.
  • Carolinas make final preparations for powerful Hurricane Florence

    Carolinas make final preparations for powerful Hurricane Florence

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    Millions are being told to evacuate as the North and SC coasts prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm that continues to strengthen into "an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday night". A mother and infant in North Carolina are dead after a tree fell on their home - the first two fatalities of Hurricane Florence . Being prepared before hurricane impacts Eastern North Carolina can help keep you and your family safe.
  • Hurricane Florence: Storm weakens slightly, still unsafe

    Hurricane Florence: Storm weakens slightly, still unsafe

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    Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington. The ocean waters that Florence is travelling over are about 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) warmer than normal, McNoldy said. US President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that the federal government was "ready" and "able" to handle Hurricane Florence, warning residents to get ...
  • At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

    At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

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    As of 1 p.m. ET, the storm's sustained winds dropped to 75 miles per hour as it wobbled west-southwestward near the coast, delaying its expected move inland, the National Hurricane Center said . "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", Ballance said. The Ahold Delhaize USA chain said on its website that it has temporarily shut 126 stores in North Carolina, 53 in SC and four in Virginia.
  • Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas in United States, causing floods

    Hurricane Florence lashes Carolinas in United States, causing floods

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    A fourth person was killed while plugging in a generator in Lenoir County, north of Wilmington , WITN-TV reported . By Friday evening, the eye of the storm had moved to SC. "What happens is that we rescue some people and then we find out there are still more who need it", Outlaw said. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event".
  • Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

    Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

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    The storm's winds may have weakened in recent days - they are now at 110mph (175km/h) - but there are fears Florence's slow-moving nature could bring different problems. Currently, the hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles from the eye. Some forecasters have predicted it could be the most powerful storm ever to hit the region.
  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

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    Elsewhere in the storm-ravaged state a man died plugging in a power cord, and a woman died from a heart attack after rescuers were unable to reach her home past downed trees. On the forecast track, the centre of the storm is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern South Carolina Friday and Saturday.
  • As Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall, Trump Tweets Support to First Responders

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    The National Hurricane Center in Miami says more than 16 inches of rain have fallen at locations in southeast North Carolina and another 20 to 25 inches is on the way. As of Friday morning, Atlantic Beach, a town on the state's Outer Banks barrier islands, already had received 30 inches (76 cm) of rain, the US Geological Service said.
  • Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

    Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

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    Sustained winds remained at 90 miles per hour, but the storm - which was never expected to threaten the USA coast - should begin to weaken over the next day and become a tropical storm on Thursday, forecasters said in an 11 a.m. "This storm will bring destruction to North Carolina", Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. The storm is about 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
  • Florence makes landfall in NC; downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

    Florence makes landfall in NC; downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

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    Just below the border, in Horry County, S.C., officials instituted a curfew on Thursday, to last from 7 p.m.to 7 a.m. every day "until further notice". Gillikin says the North Carolina Coastal Reserve stands ready to respond with whatever resources they can to help any animal suffering after the storm.