• Hurricane Florence looks terrifying from space

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    A spinning, watery nightmare.
    Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm , but that doesn't mean it is not dangerous. In a tweet, the National Hurricane Center urged people to “not focus on the wind speed category,” as the storm poses serious threats in the form of flash flooding, storm surges, and prolonged river flooding.
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  • Eerie photos show empty supermarket shelves and desolate streets before Hurricane Florence hits

    Eerie photos show empty supermarket shelves and desolate streets before Hurricane Florence hits

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Florence began dumping rain on the North Carolina coast Thursday morning, with the storm's center expected to hit the East Coast by the evening .
    Evacuations have been ordered in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, with residents bracing themselves for up to 40 inches of rain and 13 feet of storm surge. The hurricane's winds have slowed to a Category 2 level, but Florence remains deadly as it approaches.
    As millions of people in the Carolinas seek shelter before the storm, streets have emptied, store shelves have been cleaned out, and gas stations have run out of fuel...
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  • Hurricane Florence is starting to hit the Carolinas, bringing winds up to 105 mph - here's how it compares to other destructive storms in US history

    Hurricane Florence is starting to hit the Carolinas, bringing winds up to 105 mph - here's how it compares to other destructive storms in US history

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Rain and wind from Hurricane Florence started hitting the North Carolina coast on Thursday. Now a Category 2 storm with maximum winds of 105 mph, Florence is bringing life-threatening rainfall and storm surge .
    Some counties in North Carolina and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate , particularly near the coast.
    While it remains to be seen just what impact the storm will have, Florence is expected to bring storm surge up to 13 feet in some areas , and up to 40 inches of rain could fall.
    For comparison, here's a look at the strength of and damage caused by other recent, notable...
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  • Hurricane Florence May Cause Gas Price Surge Along East Coast

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The ripple effect from Hurricane Florence could extend into wallets all along the eastern seaboard.
    AAA is warning consumers that gas prices could spike as a result of the storm, right at the time of year when gas traditionally begins to get a bit cheaper.
    "A storm like this typically causes an increase in fuel purchases in the market and a slowdown in retail demand. Motorists can expect spikes in pump prices to be brief, but possibly dramatic," said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson .
    As of Sept. 10, the average price of gas nationwide had gone up one cent. But as citizens evacuate...
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  • Hurricane Florence could cause up to 13 feet of storm surge in parts of the East Coast - here's what that could look like

    Hurricane Florence could cause up to 13 feet of storm surge in parts of the East Coast - here's what that could look like

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Florence has started to hit the North Carolina coast.
    The National Hurricane Center predicts the hurricane will cause up to 13 feet of storm surge on the East Coast.
    A new tool created by the NHC helps visualize how devastating the storm surge could be.
    Hurricane Florence , traveling toward the US with sustained winds of up to 105 mph, has started to hit the North Carolina coast.
    The hurricane is predicted to bring up to 40 inches of rain and 13 feet of storm surge. While that sounds like a lot, it can be hard to picture exactly what it could look like on the ground. The National...
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  • Best's Briefing: Hurricane Florence Imperils Single-State Property Insurers in the Carolinas

    2 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    A.M. Best's analysis shows that the top companies exposed to property catastrophe risks in North Carolina and South Carolina that are likely to be affected by Hurricane Florence possess a strong ...
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  • As well as storm damage, Hurricane Florence will likely send venomous snakes swimming into people's homes

    As well as storm damage, Hurricane Florence will likely send venomous snakes swimming into people's homes

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane conditions and floods are headed for North and South Carolina in the form of Hurricane Florence.
    One of the consequences of major storms is that they can force wildlife - such as snakes - from their natural habitat.
    In previous major storms people have found displaced snakes in their flooded homes when they returned.
    North and South Carolina are home to venomous cottonmouth and copperhead snakes, as well as non-venomous species.
    Hurricane Florence is starting to make its presence felt around North and South Carolina, and is due to bring powerful winds and serious flooding when it...
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