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Flash flooding is expected Thursday into Saturday, while river flooding from heavy rainfall could persist for several days to weeks after the storm. As Hurricane Florence continues to build strength and head toward the East Coast, airlines around the United States have started waiving change fees for travelers scheduled to fly in or out of potentially impacted cities.
  • Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued

    Isaac continues to advance, some watches and warnings issued

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    The hurricane center's description of a Category 4 hurricane begins with "catastrophic damage will occur". It said that a hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area and Prime Minister Skerrit reminded citizens that Hurricane Maria had increased its intensity "in a matter of hours from a Category 3 to Category 5 storm when it lashed the island on September 18 previous year, killing several people and causing hundreds of dollars in losses".
  • Rain from tropical storm to hit Northeast Ohio

    Rain from tropical storm to hit Northeast Ohio

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    PA. In advance of the upcoming multi day rainfall threat, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of central IN from Saturday through Sunday night. If driving during heavy rains, watch out for rising water levels and do not drive into water, even if it appears shallow. Ponding on area roadways is possible everywhere, including during the Monday morning commute.
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    Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

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    The governors of North Carolina , South Carolina, and Virginia have declared respective states of emergency in their states ahead of Florence's predicted landfall. The storm was centered about 905 miles (1,457 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 8 mph (13 kph). Florence continues to strengthen on Sunday and will likely become a major hurricane by Monday.
  • Florence Expected To Be Category 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard

    Florence Expected To Be Category 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard

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    Saturday advisory, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and was moving to the west at 7 miles per hour. Gradual strengthening is forecast and Florence could become a hurricane again over the weekend. At its present course and speed, the center of Florence will likely approach the SC or Georgia coastline on Thursday or Friday. Forecasters say it's too soon to tell where the storm will go because there's still a lot of uncertainty in its long-term track.
  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

    Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

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    Authorities across the Gulf Coast urged people to stay out of the water - warnings that beach lovers like Cameron Armstrong and Matthew Ewbanks ignored on their visit to Gulf Shores on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades City were among the locations that could expect hazardous weather over the next 36 hours, the Hurricane Center said.
  • Kavanaugh emphasizes judicial independence as second day of Supreme Court hearing begins

    Kavanaugh emphasizes judicial independence as second day of Supreme Court hearing begins

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    Harris slammed Kavanaugh during a fiery exchange on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, saying she was "concerned" the potential Justice would have greater loyalty to President Trump and the Republican Party than average Americans. Democrats aren't paranoid: Republicans really are afraid of a "smoking gun" in those papers. Democrats have been under intense pressure from liberal voters to resist Trump, and many remain irate, even two years later, over the treatment of Merrick Garland , ...
  • Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

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    The southern Gulf Coast has already been heavily impacted by this summer's so-called "red tide," in which massive algae blooms have caused waves of dead marine life to wash up along the coast, driving people from the water. Chances that the wave will turn into a tropical storm remain low. Meanwhile, no coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Tropical Storm Florence .
  • NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station

    NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station

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    The hole appears to have been caused by either space junk or a small meteorite colliding with the station. Because the pressure loss was "very small", flight controllers determined that the astronauts and cosmonauts "are in no danger", officials with the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a separate statement.
  • Tropical storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

    Tropical storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

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    A storm surge warning was issued from the Shell Beach, Louisiana area to the Mississippi-Alabama border. "This warning replaces the hurricane Watch and tropical storm warning for this area". Maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles per hour (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Gordon's winds of almost 50 miles per hour was on the lower end of a tropical storm's intensity, but still brought bursts of powerful wind late Monday.
  • [H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station

    [H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station

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    Thursday morning, the crew taped over the hole, slowing the leak. None at all - the ground controllers actually found the leak about 7pm space time and made a decision to let the crew sleep first. Even with the scary thought the space crew could have run out of oxygen, NASA and Russian space officials have stressed all six astronauts on the ISS were and are in no danger.