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The Weather Channel’s viral demo shows ‘worst-case scenario’ of storm surge

News
Sep
15

With storm surging warnings along the North Carolina coast proliferating, The Weather Channel used a tool known as “immersive mixed reality technology” video, to show viewers how that surge might affect a typical neighborhood in a “reasonable worst-case scenario.”

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Hurricane Florence slamming North Carolina coast – live updates

News
Sep
14

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at about 7:15 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said. Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds were occurring along the North Carolina coast.

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USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion

Erosion, News
Sep
12

Initial effect will probably be erosion on 75 percent of North Carolina beaches, experts say.

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North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it

In 2012, the state whose low-lying coast lies in the path of Hurricane Florence reacted to a prediction of catastrophically rising seas by banning policies based on such forecasts.

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These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely dangerous

News
Sep
12

Even for a major hurricane, Florence is a beast like no other. A perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances means Florence could deal a devastating blow to the Southeast. And in the 29 years since Hurricane Hugo struck, the population of the coastal Carolinas has skyrocketed.

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USGS Is Installing 20 Storm-Tide Sensors Along Puerto Rican Coast for Isaac

News
Sep
11

Storm surge is among the most dangerous natural hazards unleashed by hurricanes, with the capacity to destroy homes and businesses, wipe out roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and profoundly alter coastal landscapes.

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Hurricane Florence, already a monster, is due to strengthen as 1 million people are told to flee the US East Coast

News
Sep
11

More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as one of the strongest hurricanes to churn toward the eastern seaboard in decades – a Category 4 storm that may approach Category 5 strength – nears shore.

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Fossil fuel dependence poses ‘direct existential threat’, warns UN chief

News
Sep
11

United Nations secretary general António Guterres has warned that the world is facing “a direct existential threat” and must rapidly shift from dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 to prevent “runaway climate change”.

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Hurricane Florence upgraded, on track to hit East Coast as major storm this week

News
Sep
10

The National Weather Service at noon ET upgraded Florence to a Category 4 storm, meaning it is capable of creating “catastrophic” damage. The NHC forecasts Florence to hit the shore late Thursday night or early Friday morning

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