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The "first light" imagery, captured in just half an hour, includes broad-swath views of the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud, among what NASA described as a wealth of stars and other celestial objects including clusters that are known to harbor exoplanets .
  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

    Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

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    The storm is expected to crawl into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area over and over with rain and damaging winds. ET advisory , Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 15 mph.
  • Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries

    Hurricanes Isaac and Florence continue to pose problems for Caribbean countries

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    Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the US southeast. Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz said the storm surge could be up to a foot in areas closest to the eye of the storm. The hurricane center is continuing to forecast very risky storm surge and rip currents kicked up by the storm for the entire N.C.
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

    Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others

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    Earlier this year, the company partnered with the Seattle nonprofit Mary's Place to build a permanent homeless shelter in its headquarters. It is a contrast to the long view that Bezos has preached at Amazon and Blue Origin, the space-travel technology company he has been funding with $1 billion a year through the sale of Amazon stock.
  • Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space

    Huge Hurricane Florence Looms Large in New Views from Space

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    From aboard the International Space Station, Alexander Gerst uses a special super- wide-angle lens to capture an image of the enormous Hurricane Florence barreling toward the East Coast. Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is less than 48 hours from making landfall on America's southeastern coast, where more than a million people have been ordered to flee their homes.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac Article by Sandy Deane Published on September 11, 2018

    Tropical Storm Isaac Article by Sandy Deane Published on September 11, 2018

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    Shortly before 2 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement noting that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled at the University. Helene is about 195 miles (320 km) west-southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 km per hour), the NHC said, adding slow weakening should begin by late Tuesday.
  • Hurricane Florence Gaining Strength, Speed

    Hurricane Florence Gaining Strength, Speed

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    The Miami-based center says the storm's center was located about 410 miles (660 kilometers) south of Bermuda and about 975 miles (1570 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina . The State of Emergency Response Team, which includes the Emergency Management, State Highway Patrol and North Carolina National Guard, are ready to deploy.
  • More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

    More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

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    The Miami-based center says the storm's center was located about 410 miles (660 kilometers) south of Bermuda and about 975 miles (1570 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The state's emergency management agency said it's "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". Isaac is expected to be near hurricane strength when it moves through the central Lesser Antilles, with some weakening forecast afterward on Friday.
  • Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

    Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

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    The governors of North and SC and Virginia declared states of emergency far ahead of the storm to get ready. The storm is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane as it slowly moves toward the U.S.by late next week. "Im telling them to go inland, but Im anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Roberts said. Storm surge and hurricane watches may be issued Tuesday morning for portions of southeastern U.S.
  • Florence grows into major hurricane as it approaches East Coast

    Florence grows into major hurricane as it approaches East Coast

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    Spots with the highest risk for rip current formation are breaks in sandbars and near structures like terminal groins, jetties and piers, but beachgoers should stay on alert everywhere. It strengthened rapidly last week before it was weakened by wind shear. The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have declared emergencies.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac, 9th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Isaac, 9th named storm of season, forms in Atlantic

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    Delaware Gov. John Carney says state officials are closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Florence , which is heading toward the USA for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week. Knox said residents in North Carolina should begin preparing, "When we put those orders out, when we tell people, this is a flood prone area, that you need to find somewhere else to go, don't roll the dice".
  • Flash Flood Warnings in effect for North Texas

    Flash Flood Warnings in effect for North Texas

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    Expect the possibility of flooding along regional streams and creeks, as well as in normal low lying areas. This could lead to some high water issues in spots and it's something to be on guard for as we head through this time period. Over the last seven days, parts of northwestern Travis County, southern Burnet County and northern Blanco County have recorded 6 to 7 inches of rainfall.
  • New Orleans Braces for Tropical Storm Gordon

    New Orleans Braces for Tropical Storm Gordon

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    Flash flood watches stretched Wednesday from the Florida panhandle, through parts of southwest Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and IL. With Gordon diminishing, there were new tropical weather concerns: Hurricane Florence has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, on a path toward Bermuda, and lining up behind it, another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa.
  • Hurricane Warning Issued for Gulf Coast

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    A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Alabama-Florida border, as Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico. I literally had to grab his hand and help him. In a tweet, Miami Beach Police advised residents and visitors that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents.
  • Potential tropical cyclone expected to move through the Florida Keys on Monday

    Potential tropical cyclone expected to move through the Florida Keys on Monday

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    Tropical-storm-force wind gusts will be possible Monday afternoon and evening across portions of south Florida and the Florida Keys. Gordon is the seventh named tropical storm or hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. This is a fast developing story and we will have updates as soon as we get new information. As Tropical Storm Gordon moves across South Florida, we will see waves of downpours.