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People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...
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This satellite image made available the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Olivia east of the main islands of Hawaii at 11 a.m. Hawaii time Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Central Pacific Hurricane Center meteorologist Matthew Foster says the storm could deposit 10 to 15 inches of rain on the islands, though some areas could get as much as 20 inches. (NOAA via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 7:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Olivia began dropping light rain Tuesday on Maui and the Big Island as it approached the state and prompted warnings for residents to store drinking water and prepare for possible power outages. The storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on some parts of the...
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CORRECTS DATE TO SEPT. 11, NOT 1 - This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene. (NOAA via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2005 file photo shows the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, background, as tourists hike along the South Rim in Grand Canyon, Ariz. Lower snowfall in recent years at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is prompting tourism officials to expand the visiting season for tourists. The North Rim typically closes from mid-October to mid-May because of snow. But the one road that goes into the lesser visited part of the Grand Canyon now often doesn’t have snow by Dec. 1. Tourism officials say climate change could work in their favor to bring in more visitors and revenue to the region. (AP Photo/Rick Hossman, File)
September 11, 2018 - 5:50 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon's North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more people experience it and spend money in the region. The canyon's North Rim is fully open less than...
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This satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Olivia east of Hawaii at around 6:30 a.m. local time Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the coming days as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane. Central Pacific Hurricane Center meteorologist Maureen Ballard said Monday there's only a slight difference between the two, so people should prepare as though it will be a hurricane. Olivia is currently 435 miles (700 kilometers) east of Hilo and moving 9 mph (15 kph). It has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). (NOAA via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 11:49 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state. Olivia was a few hundred miles east of Hilo late Monday with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (115 kph). It was downgraded from a hurricane earlier in the day after...
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Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 11:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 7:14 pm
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a...
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This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 11:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding...
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