Hurricane Florence

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Florence's Quiet Potential Disaster: Hog Manure

NC farmers fear hurricane will overflow or collapse lagoons

(Newser) - Manure lagoons are about as pleasant as they sound—vast open-air ponds of manure located next to the many hog farms near the North Carolina coast. With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid... More »

Trump Has Controversial Words About Hurricane Maria

As he warns about Hurricane Florence

(Newser) - With a powerful hurricane bearing down on the southeast coast , President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned attention back to the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago, deeming it "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people... More »

Simulation Showed Category 4 Hurricane Devastating East Coast

Florence is Category 4, expected to strike the area shown in simulation

(Newser) - Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike Washington, DC, in the narrative created... More »

1M Ordered to Evacuate as Florence Approaches

Hurricane is 'very Harvey-esque'

(Newser) - "We're not going to gamble with the lives of the people of South Carolina," says Gov. Henry McMaster, who has ordered the mandatory evacuation of the state's entire coastline, effective noon Tuesday, as Hurricane Florence closes in. McMaster says lanes on four main roads leading from... More »

Meteorologist's Reaction to Hurricane Florence: 'Wow'

It's now a Category 4 storm with 115mph winds

(Newser) - Meteorologist Eric Holthaus had a three-letter reaction to the news that Hurricane Florence is now a category 4 storm with 115mph winds and higher gusts. "Wow," he tweeted . Most other reports are using the word "catastrophic," in keeping with how the National Hurricane Center describes a... More »

East Coast, Here Comes Florence

Carolinas, Virginia bracing for hurricane later this week

(Newser) - Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, reports the AP . Florence crossed the 74mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane Sunday morning. Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Florence was expected... More »

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