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Electric cars and floods — not like peas and carrots

After Hurricane Florence dumped more than two feet of rain in parts of North Carolina people may be wondering what happens to electric cars (EV) in floods and afterwards. This is of particular concern to EV owners.

Farmers in Carolinas could take billions in losses from Florence

For farmers in North Carolina, Hurricane Florence is testing their resolve. Most are still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Matthew two years ago, and now they are faced with billions of dollars in losses this year.

Solar power proves to be tougher than conventional power plants

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Duke Energy, and Strata Solar — two of the largest solar power operators in North Carolina — report only minimal damage to their solar farms as a result of the storm.

Historic tornado outbreak brings death, destruction to Richmond

Richmond - Multiple tornadoes spun across the Richmond area Monday as the remnant of what was once Hurricane Florence traveled well to the west of Central Virginia. At least one fatality has been confirmed and extensive damage has been reported.

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through northern Philippines 14 dead

North and South Carolina were hit by the hurricane Florence coming from the Atlantic Ocean and it is still raining in the area but Typhoon Mangkhut has now hit and passed right through the north part of the large north island in the Philippines of Luzon.

Mixed reality reveals the very real danger of rising floodwaters

The Weather Channel’s 3D, room-encompassing depiction of the Hurricane Florence storm surge took many viewers by surprise. Unlike previous weather graphics, it actually shows people what could happen — just as if you were there in real-time.

Florence is going to sit in place, producing 'extreme rainfall'

Storm surges of nine to 13 feet and rainfall up to 40 inches: those are two of the direst warnings about Hurricane Florence's impact on parts of North and South Carolina. The massive storm has forced more than one million people to flee.

Is North Carolina going to heed the science on global warming?

Wilmington - In 2012, North Carolina legislators passed a bill banning policymakers from using up-to-date climate science to plan for rising sea levels on the state’s coast. With Hurricane Florence knocking on its door, that 2012 decision may prove to be wrong.

Several nuclear power plants are in Florence's potential path

Potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Florence is barreling its way across the Atlantic and has set its eye on the Carolina coast and Mid-Atlantic region. Two at-risk nuclear power plants are directly in its path.

Tuesday update on dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Florence

Millions of Americans throughout North and South Carolina and Virginia are in the bulls-eye as they prepare for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm that's expected to bring massive amounts of rainfall, flash flooding, and horrific winds.

Do not underestimate the threat of Florence — It is dangerous

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of Virginia, North and South Carolina have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting hundreds of thousands of residents in coastal areas.

Category 4 Hurricane Florence to hit East Coast later this week

Hurricane Florence is now a major Category 3 hurricane and forecasters now say the storm could mount a direct, devastating hit on North and South Carolina as the most powerful storm to hit the area in three decades.

Hurricane Florence gaining strength as it heads toward US coast

Wilmington - Tropical Storm Florence has been upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane and is expected to regain major hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) as it continues to track toward the west, entering a favorable environment for intensification early this week.

Gordon weakens, Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm

While Gordon has been downgraded to a tropical depression centered over central Mississippi, out in the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence has become a very powerful storm, upgraded by the NHC to a Category 4 storm.

Florence becomes third hurricane of the Atlantic season

Hurricane Florence became the third hurricane of the Atlantic season with the 10 a.m. EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Florence is located in the eastern Atlantic about 1240 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands Tuesday morning.

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Florence — a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Florence — a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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