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Arctic Blast Forecast Imperils Macy’s Parade Balloons

The Weather Channel reports: Another blast of cold air is expected to bring one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record for some Northeast cities. A strong area of high pressure from the Arctic Circle will descend southward across Canada and into the Northeast, sending temperatures plummeting toward levels you might expect on New Year’s Day, not Thanksgiving Day. New York …

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FLORIDA: More Than 1000 Still Missing After Hurricane

Reuters reports: More than a thousand people were still missing on Wednesday a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities across the Florida Panhandle, killing at least 27. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than 1,135 people in Florida who lost contact with friends and family, Matthew Marchetti, the group’s …

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FLORIDA: Death Toll Rises As Searchers Find Bodies

The Associated Press reports: Search-and-rescue teams began finding bodies in and around Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm’s fury became ever clearer. But he gave no details on the number of dead. The death toll across the South stood at 13, not counting any victims discovered …

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Massive Storm Damage In Florida’s Panhandle [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The Category 4 hurricane was the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia. Early on Thursday, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, with top sustained winds diminishing to 60 miles per hour. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were without power …

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Michael Blasts Ashore Near Cat 5 With 155 MPH Winds

The Associated Press reports: Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael tore away tree limbs and sent pieces of buildings flying as it struck the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds and towering storm surge. The storm made landfall near Mexico Beach as a Category 4 Hurricane with 155 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center …

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FLORIDA: “Unprecedented” Michael To Make Landfall At Category 4, Gov Says It’s Too Late To Leave [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Michael roared down on the Florida Panhandle strengthening into a Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday before it crashes against the region’s white-sand beaches, fishing villages and coastal communities later in the day. The unexpected brute that quickly sprang from a weekend tropical depression grew swiftly, rising in days to a catastrophic storm. Around midday it …

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“Monstrous” Hurricane Michael Reaches Category 3

The Associated Press reports: An estimated 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 120 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet. Beach dwellers rushed to board up their homes and sandbag their properties against …

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Hurricane Michael Intensifies Rapidly, Cat 4 Landfall Possible, Evacuations Ordered In FL Panhandle [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Hurricane Michael rapidly intensified on Monday between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba, and is headed for Florida’s Big Bend region — likely coming ashore between Destin and Apalachicola on Wednesday — as a major Category 3 or 4 storm. Hurricane and storm surge warnings are now in effect for parts of Florida, with watches extending west into Alabama. …

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Hurricane Watch Issued For Florida’s Gulf Coast

The Associated Press reports: A tropical storm off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has rapidly strengthened and could become a dangerous hurricane before an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said Monday. By Monday morning, Tropical Storm Michael’s maximum sustained winds were near 70 mph (110 kph). The National Hurricane Center expected Michael to become a …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Wilmington Cut Off By Flooding

USA Today reports: Storm-weary residents of North Carolina struggled Monday to loosen the grip of Florence, the lingering killer that has closed more than 100 roads, cut off power to almost 500,000 homes and businesses and essentially cut off the city of Wilmington from the world. At least 17 people have died in the wreckage of the hurricane-turned-tropical depression that …

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Four Dead As Florence Batters Carolina Coast [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed. As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and …

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Florence Makes Landfall With 10-Foot Storm Surge

CNN reports: Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, but its crawling pace and overwhelming storm surges are setting up hours and hours of destruction and human suffering — with dozens desperately awaiting rescue in one flooded town alone. The Category 1 hurricane, with wind of more than 90 mph and dumping 3 inches of rain an hour, made …

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Florence Nears Landfall, Storm Surge Begins [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence is spreading heavy rain and strong winds into the Carolinas, with landfall possible either overnight tonight or on Friday, kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of late Thursday afternoon, Florence’s eye was located about 100 miles …

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FEMA Activates Its “Waffle House Index” For Florence

The New York Post reports: As Hurricane Florence nears, FEMA will be keeping a close eye on the Waffle House — the fast-food restaurant chain known for staying open 24 hours a day every day of the year. The agency coined the term “Waffle House Index” during the 2004 hurricane season to measure the effect of a natural disaster on …

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80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of early Wednesday evening, Florence was centered 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwestward. Hurricane Florence continues to expand in size. Hurricane-force winds now …

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Hurricane Florence Forecast To Shift South [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of Wednesday morning, Florence was centered more than 500 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwestward. Florence is being steered toward the coast of the …

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East Coast Warned Of “Major” Hurricane Florence

AccuWeather reports: Florence, currently a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to regain major hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) as it continues to track westward and enters a favorable environment for intensification early this week. Florence became the first Category 4 hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season last week, but later weakened due to a zone of strong wind shear …

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Gordon To Strike Gulf Coast At Category 1 [VIDEO]

Weather Underground reports: Tropical Storm Gordon is quickly heading toward a landfall tonight along the northern Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning from the mouth of the Pearl River, Mississippi, to the border between Alabama and Florida. Tropical storm warnings are posted from west of the mouth of the Pearl …

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Hurricane Pummels Hawaii With 30+ Inches Of Rain

ABC News reports: As Hurricane Lane lurches north, the Category 2 storm has already dumped more than 31 inches of rain on Hawaii’s Big Island, bringing catastrophic flooding. The dangerous storm could even lead to landslides or mudslides. Rainfall rates in the outer bands of the hurricane may reach 1 to 3 inches per hour, meaning flash flood watches will …

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Category 4 Hurricane Barrels Towards Hawaii [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a hurricane churned toward the state. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that Hurricane Lane had weakened to a Category 4 hurricane, but those hurricanes …

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