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September 13, 2018 2:57 PM FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing

Police enforce a mandatory evacuation in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Jonathan Serrie reports. FEMA Administrator Brock Long is giving news conferences like it's 1999. Long, speaking at a Thursday morning briefing about Hurricane Florence's impending arrival in the Carolinas, had another system on his mind: 1999's Hurricane Floyd. “Before we get started 57

September 13, 2018 11:45 AM Hurricane Florence: Airports, airlines prepare for storm as thousands of flights delayed or canceled

As Hurricane Florence charges toward the Carolinas, airlines are issuing warnings about thousands of flights experiencing delays or cancellations, and giving out waivers to affected travelers. The Category 2 storm, which was downgraded from a Category 4 but will affect millions in the Southeast, is expected to bring storm surges, flash flooding, heavy 95

September 13, 2018 6:35 AM Tropical storm dumps rain on Hawaii while crossing state

A home on Kahekili Highway near the Waihee River Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the property on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County says several homes on Maui are being evacuated because of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Olivia. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP) HONOLULU – Heavy rain and winds 52

September 13, 2018 6:18 AM Hurricane Florence moving toward coast of North, South Carolina: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Florence is moving closer to the coast of North and South Carolina, where it is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday. The center of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane, will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday, the NHC said, adding that it was expected 51

September 13, 2018 4:35 AM Slaves' descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes

FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms, from a storm that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year. (AP Photo/David 68

September 13, 2018 2:45 AM Seattle sweeps aside Washington to win WNBA championship

Seattle Storm players (from left) Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart celebrate during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals Wednesday night in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) FAIRFAX, Va. – Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five 70

September 12, 2018 7:59 PM Brent reaches $80 a barrel after fall in U.S. crude stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Wednesday, with Brent reaching $80 a barrel, after a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories and as U.S. sanctions on Iran added to concerns over global oil supply. Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 68 cents to settle at $79.74 a barrel. The global benchmark earlier reached $80.13 a barrel 65

September 12, 2018 7:51 PM Hurricane Florence continues to shuffle football schedule

The looming arrival of Hurricane Florence led to more shuffling off the college football schedule on Wednesday. With the Category 4 storm approaching Virginia and the Carolinas, more than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate, and a number of games in the area have been postponed. On Wednesday, Richmond moved its scheduled home game against 76

September 12, 2018 3:33 PM Approaching Hurricane Florence snarls travel

Marnie Hunter, CNN • Updated 12th September 2018 It's going to be a very tough week for travel as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast of the United States. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas this weekend, and more than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 64

September 12, 2018 10:25 AM Florence remains a dangerous storm. The exact track of the system is uncertain

Right now, it is looking more likely that Florence will stall VERY close to shore Thursday evening, delaying a technical landfall of the eye/center to sometime Friday or even early Saturday. Considering this extreme slowdown in forward motion will take place so close to/over the coast, tropical storm force winds may be felt from Wednesday night to Saturday 42