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By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2018 11:47 AM CDT

  • Other storms: The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which by some estimates is the equivalent of a Category 5 storm, reports Quartz. In fact, it could wind up being the most devastating storm to hit Hong Kong in the modern era, notes the South China Morning Post. Then there's Tropical Storm Barijat (near China), Tropical Storm Olivia (which has made landfall in Hawaii), Tropical Storm Isaac (near the Leeward Islands), and Hurricane Helene and Subtropical Storm Joyce, both in the Atlantic, per the AP.
  • Alarming trend: Yes, Florence is slowing down, but that could make it more dangerous, notes the New York Times. If the hurricane stalls over land, much as Hurricane Harvey did last year, the result could be devastating amounts of water. Worse, researchers say hurricanes have been following this trend in recent decades.
  • Budweiser: A Georgia brewery that makes Budweiser suspended normal operations and is sending 300,000 cans—of drinking water—to the Carolinas, reports Fox News.
  • Mixed messages: Jimmy Buffett, he of "Margaritaville" fame, posted a warning on Instagram imploring his fans to "respect mother nature, please be safe and listen to your local authorities." Accompanying that warning was a photo of him and another man with surfboards at Folly Beach, SC, which USA Today notes is directly in the storm's path. Buffett quoted his own song: "I feel like going surfing in a hurricane."
(Read more Hurricane Florence stories.)

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