Families search for the missing in hurricane's aftermath

18 Oct, 2018

Trees toppled by Hurricane Michael surround a home in Fountain, Florida, U.S., October 15, 2018. "We've called for maximum relief", he said . Officials said 16 people died in Florida because of Hurricane Michael . In Panama City, one of the hardest-hit communities, Fire Chief Alex Baird said search and rescue teams were now in "recovery mode" after largely giving up hope of finding any more survivors.

Death Toll Up To Five

14 Oct, 2018

Michael, the third most powerful hurricane ever to hit the US mainland, weakened overnight to a tropical storm and pushed northeast on Thursday, bringing drenching rains to Georgia and the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence last month.

Soyuz Crew Performs Ballistic Reentry After Booster Fails During Launch

13 Oct, 2018

It was the latest in a recent series of failures for the Russian space program, which is also used by the U.S.to carry its astronauts to the station. "Today's kind of successful accident shows the importance of gaining that capability back here and having multiple forms of getting into space", Larson said.

Grim search underway for victims of Hurricane Michael

12 Oct, 2018

At ground zero in Mexico Beach, state officials said 285 people defied a mandatory evacuation order. And then there was the life-threatening storm surge to deal with. "When the water came in houses started floating ", said the man identified as Scott. "It's OK if you want to live on the coast or on top of a mountain that sees wildfires or whatever but you have to build to a higher standard", he said.

Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida

12 Oct, 2018

Roy Cooper said. The hurricane was downgraded from a Category 4 to a tropical storm and is now moving up the Carolinas. It was downgraded to a tropical storm at midnight on Wednesday. Wind damage was also evident. In Panama City, near where Michael came ashore on Wednesday afternoon, there were uprooted trees and downed power lines.

Former Hurricane Michael Heads Northeast After Trashing Florida

12 Oct, 2018

Numerous houses in Mexico Beach were reduced to naked concrete foundations or piles of debris. "The storm has already begun to lash our battered state with strong winds and heavy rain". Michael is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 7 inches from northern SC, west-central to northwestern North Carolina, and into south-central to southeast Virginia, including the southern Delmarva Peninsula.

Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 3 as it menaces Florida

11 Oct, 2018

The core is expected to move through those states this evening. The two people killed in the storm were a man who died when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl who died when debris fell into a home in Georgia, officials and local media said.

Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

09 Oct, 2018

The rocket's reusable first stage landed back at the base without a problem in less than 10 minutes, a first. Still, Vandenberg Air Force Base had warned residents last week in nearby Lompoc and other Central California cities that they could hear " one or more" sonic booms associated with the landing of the first-stage booster.

SpaceX launch and landing in California

08 Oct, 2018

The launch is scheduled for shortly after 7:20 p.m., Vandenberg Air Force base officials said in an advisory . Below are some photos we were sent by viewers Sunday night. Elon Musk's company had leased a former Titan rocket launch site in 2015 to build its own landing pad, but it it hasn't received clearance. A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018.

Jewish scientist awarded Nobel Prize for 'groundbreaking' laser physics work

05 Oct, 2018

The head of the American Institute of Physics said the work of Mr Mourou and Ms Strickland enabled new studies of matter by allowing scientists to produce more powerful bursts of laser light. The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionized laser physics. A University of MI professor will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to laser development.

Five Killed as Florence Hammers the Carolinas

18 Sep, 2018

Roy Cooper warned anybody who would listen to evacuate if they're in Hurricane Florence's path. Models agree that excessive amounts of rain will fall in southeastern North Carolina. Coast Guard. On the Outer Banks, some people are preparing to ride out the storm, despite an evacuation order. The result could be catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, fields and industrial sites.

Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist

18 Sep, 2018

But in February this year, Mr Musk said SpaceX would concentrate on the BFR for future crewed missions. "He is the bravest person - and the most willing to do so - and he was the best adventurer I think". This goes without saying, but the trip isn't exactly happening tomorrow. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year".

Hurricane "Florence" in the United States: the number of victims has increased

18 Sep, 2018

Right on the coast, though, Mr. Yando said the flood water definitely can be unsafe. Weinmann pulled 10 people out of flooded neighborhoods and delivered them to a shelter. "We also surmised the storm was not going to be near as severe as it was". "We're going to have to redo the whole inside". "Or bury us, or something", he said as floodwater crept upon his porch.

Florence Forecast: Flooding Will Be Epic " "

18 Sep, 2018

Flooding worries increased in Virginia, where roads were closed and power outages were on the rise. About 500,000 homes and businesses were in the dark. "It's all kind of a blur", Monroe said. County commission chairman Woody White said officials were planning for food and water to be flown into the coastal city, located on a peninsula with the rising Cape Fear River to the west and more water to the east.

Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

17 Sep, 2018

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile (1.6 kilometres) of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) from the North Carolina coast. Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington, not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.

At least 20,000 without power in N.C. as Florence approaches

17 Sep, 2018

At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to the state's emergency management agency. About 1.7 million residents across the states' coastlines are under mandatory evacuation orders, and tens of thousands of hospital patients and prison inmates have been moved out of Florence's path.

Water -- not wind -- is the deadliest storm hazard

17 Sep, 2018

Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Florence's forward motion had slowed overnight and it was not expected to make landfall in the Carolinas until "some time Friday afternoon, Friday evening or Saturday morning".

To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

15 Sep, 2018

The "extremely unsafe major hurricane" is predicted to hit the coast late Thursday or early Friday morning, dropping as much as 30 inches of rain in some areas and wind gusts in the 140 miles per hour range, says the National Hurricane Center.

SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon

15 Sep, 2018

SpaceX is set to announce the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on one of its spacecraft, the company tweeted Thursday. Elon Musk's rocket company signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel - at least in terms of consumer demand.

Feinstein says she referred letter concerning Kavanaugh to federal investigators

14 Sep, 2018

Kavanaugh wrote that he assumed the man who approached him "and touched my arm" during a break at the Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings had been one of the many protesters in the hearing room. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters that he is aware of the situation, but declined to comment until he saw the letter itself.

Georgia Declares State of Emergency Over Hurricane Florence

14 Sep, 2018

In a videotaped message from the White House, US President Donald Trump said the government is fully prepared for Florence but urged people to "get out of its way". As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center showed Florence as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

South Carolina declares emergency ahead of storm Florence

13 Sep, 2018

Henry McMaster said Monday, vowing that state officials "are not going to gamble" with people's lives. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Florence will start to rapidly intensify Sunday, and be a major hurricane by Tuesday. South Carolina's governor says residents should count on "a lot of wind and a lot of rain" from Hurricane Florence this week. Rivers are high, and the storm will be moving slowly when it arrives, exacerbating the danger, Rossi told USA TODAY.

NASA images show how massive Florence is

13 Sep, 2018

European Home Company astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted photos taken 249 miles above the glance of the storm. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good look at Florence on Sunday, Sept.

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

13 Sep, 2018

Emergency officials in the US state of North Carolina are warning people to finish their preparations for Hurricane Florence on Wednesday before the storm arrives with life-threatening rainfall, storm surge and wind. The storm will slow down because of pushback from a trough - an extended area of low atmospheric pressure - now over Texas, Stacy Stewart, an NHC senior hurricane specialist, said in the update.

Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

11 Sep, 2018

It is moving to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour. The NHC has also issued an advisory for the Eastern Pacific on Tropical Storm Paul, and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued advisories for Hurricane Olivia, which is moving quickly westward toward Hawaii.

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