• AREA TORNADOES: How you can help
AREA TORNADOES: How you can help

A tornado in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., overturned cars and caused extensive damage to houses. They said they'd arrived home just a few minutes before the tornado cut its swath through the neighbourhood. Ford also met residents who have taken refuge at a local high school, and praised the work of volunteers helping them. "The worst, I think, is...

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  • Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area
Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect and no hazards affecting land. According to the discussion: "Leslie is embedded within very light steering currents, and most likely the cyclone will be meandering today and tomorrow".

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  • Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web
Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web

Arachnophobics, beware - a massive spider web in a small town in western Greece has blanketed almost a 1,000-foot expanse of the region's coast. And even on the contrary - increased population of spiders will reduce the number bred on the island of mosquitoes .

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  • Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece
Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

In recent days, the webs have draped plants, trees and boats along the lagoon in Aitoliko, a town of canals that's otherwise known as Greece's "Little Venice". "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she told Sky News , adding that the phenomenon takes place every few years. The spiders' population explosion is owed to the hot, hu...

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  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist

Maezawa has not revealed the price of his trip, but Musk said it was "a lot of money". The mission in question is planned for 2023 and would be the first lunar journey undertaken by humans since 1972, when the final Apollo mission took place.

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  • Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief
Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief

Department of Transportation said Tuesday. A portion of a motel collapsed from the weight of water, which made only the roof of the Starlite Motel visible in Spring Lake in Cumberland County, said Sherita Brooks of the county's Division of Social Services.

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  • Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming
Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming

Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... If Isaac survives, some forecast models want to turn it to the northwest towards the Gulf next week, so we'll keep watching this one closely. The NHC expects Isaac to move near or over the cen...

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  • Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

As of 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) but the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned Carolina residents to be alert for life-threatening storm surges and "catastrophic freshwater flooding ".

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  • Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast
Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast

Tragedy struck one family when a tree fell on a house; a mother and child were killed. A gust of 105 miles per hour was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. The National Hurricane Center said Florence was forecast to keep moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before t...

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  • Hurricane Florence prompts emergency declaration for Chatham, rest of Georgia
Hurricane Florence prompts emergency declaration for Chatham, rest of Georgia

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office said strong winds are "unlikely to be a factor" here, and heavy rain is expected to be a risk only for Southern Maryland and to the south. "Yesterday we were looking at double-digit rainfall totals over a fairly wide area". Parts of the region should start exper...

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  • More than 150,000 people without power from Hurricane Florence
More than 150,000 people without power from Hurricane Florence

The forward speed of Florence has dropped from 17 miles per hour on Wednesday to 10 miles per hour during Thursday afternoon. Wind, on the other hand, is only responsible for 8% of all deaths. Winds and rain were arriving later in SC, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded.

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  • Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Louis; or from Los Angeles to San Francisco. And Florence will nearly surely depress auto production in SC, where Volvo already has closed a new factory near Charleston because it's in an area under mandatory evacuation orders, said spokesman Russell Datz.

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  • Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC
Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

In less than 24 hours, Florence has dropped from category 4 to category 2. "I'm not going to put our personnel in harm's way, especially for people that we've already told to evacuate", Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said. As of Wednesday night, Florence's tropical storm force winds were almost 400 miles wide - or the roughly the equiv...

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  • Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in
Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

Businesses and homes in the storm's path were boarded up and thousands of people had moved to emergency shelters, officials said, urging anyone who remained near the coast to flee. Hurricane Isaac is expected to lose strength as it reaches the Caribbean, and Helene, much farther out to sea, may veer northwards into the open ocean as the 2018 hurr...

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  • Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds
Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

The center says the storm is moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour, and has maximum sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour. President Trump on Wednesday said Hurricane Florence , a powerful Category 4 storm barreling toward the East Coast, is "even bigger" than officials expected and warned residents to "get out of its way".

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  • 'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast
'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast

The National Weather Service Thursday issued a flash flood watch for the Columbia area starting Friday morning through Sunday night. The winds of Hurricane Florence weakened as the storm prepared to hit the U.S. As many as 1.5 million people are believed to live within mandatory evacuation zones. The storm would be expected to die out...

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  • Judge Rules Against Ford's Attempt To Slash Toronto City Council
Judge Rules Against Ford's Attempt To Slash Toronto City Council

That's the lay of the land after an unprecedented day that saw a Superior Court judge strike down the province's Bill 5 as unconstitutional, and Ford vowing to use a rarely-invoked "notwithstanding" clause to override the ruling and reinstate the council cut.

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  • Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court
Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

As of Wednesday the fund was up to more than $1.1 million, rapidly approaching the goal of $1.3 million-the same amount Collins reportedly has on-hand for her 2020 re-election campaign-that Barkan's group has now set. In addition to the usual calls and visits to Collins' office, people have been getting creative in finding ways to express their ant...

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  • These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky
These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds up to 140 miles per hour (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

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  • Awesome astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic
Awesome astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic

Separately, Trump also declared a state of emergency for the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific as they prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut. Hurricane Florence is predicted to slam into the US East Coast as a "major" storm . For many, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could carry torr...

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  • Hurricane Florence reaches Category 2 strength as it targets the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence reaches Category 2 strength as it targets the Carolinas

Projections on Monday show the storm making landfall in the area of Wilmington, N.C., early Friday morning, but with much of SC still under threat of seeing a significant impact. Residents as far north as Virginia were warned that Florence posed an increasing risk of generating a life-threatening coastal storm surge, as well as flooding from he...

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  • Florence to become major hurricane by Monday
Florence to become major hurricane by Monday

As Florence gathered strength far out in the Atlantic, Wall Street was trying to pick winners and losers from any havoc it might cause. As of 5 p.m., hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the storm's center, while tropical storm-force winds extend out 150 miles.

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at U.S. Southeast
Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at U.S. Southeast

Helene's expected to turn north well ahead of threatening the U.S. East Coast . The storm was expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents along the US east coast this weekend. It is expected to approach the Hawaiian Islands as a tropical storm by early next week, becoming the third tropical weather system to affect the islands t...

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  • STORM ALERT | Areas of heavy rain develop through Saturday
STORM ALERT | Areas of heavy rain develop through Saturday

EARLIER: A Flash Flood Warning is in effect through 11:00 a.m. this Friday morning due to rains that have accumulated 2-3 inches in just a short period of time. In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels. The track and timing of the low at this time suggests rather high rai...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh on Mueller's Russian Federation investigation Kamala Harris
Brett Kavanaugh on Mueller's Russian Federation investigation Kamala Harris

After a question about Roe , Harris asked, "As a factual matter, can five Supreme Court Justices overturn any precedent at any time if a case comes before them on that issue?" The left has questioned Kavanaugh's views on abortion and whether he'd protect a woman's right to choose as part of their campaign to block his nomination to the highe...

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  • INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law
INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

The bill needs only Senate concurrence, or agreement with Assembly revisions, before heading to Brown's desk too - but that must happen by midnight on August 31, the final day of the legislative session. California's state Assembly is attempting to turn back time on net neutrality by voting yesterday to approve a controversial bill that brings th...

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  • Federal Court of Appeal quashes of approval of Trans Mountain
Federal Court of Appeal quashes of approval of Trans Mountain

A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. The Squamish Nation welcomed the ruling in favour of Indigenous rights. One of the key reasons the courts have quashed the government's approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project i...

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  • Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i
Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i

Tropical Storm Norman has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane on Wednesday. Tropical Storm BonnieMay 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Bonnie develops about 120 miles southeast of South Carolina.May 29, 2016 - Downgraded to a tropical depression before making landfall near Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • NASA discovers leak on International Space Station
NASA discovers leak on International Space Station

NASA said that flight controllers in Houston and Moscow spotted "a minute pressure leak" around 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday. NASA's Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) successfully located a small leak of ammonia from the space station's coolant loop in September 2017.

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  • Search for missing illegal fishers in the Daintree
Search for missing illegal fishers in the Daintree

While numerous boats attempt the journey, it was the first successful "people-smuggling venture in 1,400 days", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. Asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are either turned back or sent to remote Pacific camps where conditions have been widely criticised.

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