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Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

The utility crews will need to hunker down until the storm passes. "This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime". Maryland's largest natural gas and electric company, BGE, said it was also preparing for the storm. The storm's size and area affected by hazardous winds have actually expanded, and the threat from storm and rain-induced flooding "have not changed" tweeted Rick Knabb, The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert and former Hurricane Center director.


California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

Brown timed the signing of the bill to kick off this week's global climate summit that will bring officials and activists from around the world to San Francisco. Kevin de León , a Los Angeles Democrat who carried SB 100, said. A bill Brown signed Monday sets a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045.


Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

Louis; or from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.


Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

President Donald Trump has declared that a state of emergency exists. The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.


Lapse footage captured hurricane-hunting plane fly through Florence

Lapse footage captured hurricane-hunting plane fly through Florence

We've pulled together some of the key elements that explain why officials are so anxious, and what damage Florence could cause. The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring risky rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina , with 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says.



Hurricane Florence Tracking South

Amazing, yet terrifying video from a plane flying into the eye of Hurricane Florence, takes a look inside the Category 4 storm that's barreling towards the US East Coast . Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC. By contrast, North Carolina has said it is evacuating hundreds of prisoners from prisons and county jails before the storm, the Charlotte Observer reports .