16 September, 2018
A man attached to a respiratory machine sits in a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, N.C., September 13, 2018. In Luzon the storm tore off roofs, downed trees, and started 42 landslides as well as flooding some areas extensively.
-Still big: tropical-force winds extending out up to 175 miles (280 kilometers) from the center.
Evacuation warnings were issued for 1.7 million people in the region. The storm traveled from east to west across the north of Luzon.
Colleen Roberts, city public information officer for the area, told BBC World News more than 4,000 homes had been "destroyed or completely damaged" there, based on calls they had received for emergency services.
At least four people have reportedly been killed. The mayor of Baguio City a popular tourist spot especially in the summer claimed that five were killed there and a similar number were missing.
Cowan said he anxious that the floods would destroy numerous crops that drive the local agricultural economy.
SC authorities said law enforcement officers were guarding against looting in evacuated areas. Travel by air and sea was restricted.
Rafael Nadal reveals Dominic Thiem ‘sadness’ at US Open
At this point, Thiem had to ask for a new pair of shoes and socks because his were waterlogged from sweating so much. Nadal was clearly rattled and lost the first three points of the tiebreak that Thiem won 7-4 to force a fourth set.
Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic
It is the first time in the Open era that Japan is represented in the semi-finals of both the main draws at the same grand slam. That all changed in the middle of the second set, when the Croat with the score 4:2 managed to lose four games in a row.
India’s Supreme Court decriminalizes gay sex in historic ruling
Gay sex has always been taboo in conservative India - particularly in rural areas where homophobia is widespread. But that verdict was controversially overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013.
Grounded: More than 2,400 flights canceled. Schools were shut and the army was on standby. Some area residents described a harrowing retreat as the storm hit. Floyd produced 24 inches of rain in some parts of the state, while Florence has already dumped about 30 inches in areas around Swansboro. Both are tropical cyclones.
The video generated a series of mixed reactions from people on social media, with many calling out the journalist for allegedly overstating the impact of the storm. Mangkhut made landfall on Friday on the northeastern tip of Luzon Friday with the top of the scale winds of 165 miles per hour a Category 5 on the hurricane scale.
As it made landfall on the USA southeast coast on Friday, Florence buckled buildings, flooded entire communities and left more than 900,000 homes and businesses without power. "There's a lot left to this even though the winds have died down and it's inland".
Most of the fatalities occurred in North Carolina, where officials confirmed eight victims.
No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters at the start of the only major conference football game played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Tropical Storm Florence dumped unsafe amounts of rain elsewhere across the region. More are expected, as the storm could bring winds up to 45 miles per hour around the area, according to Durham County emergency management officials.
According to a Brookings Institution article written in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which walloped southeast Texas in 2017, poor, minority families are more likely to live in low-lying neighborhoods like Hamlet that are already host to industrial facilities or environmental hazards - the same low-income neighborhoods that are far less likely to be inoculated from severe weather events. Hurricane researcher at the University of Miami Brian McNoldy pointed out that the western Pacific has warmer water than the Atlantic and this provides more fuel for storms. There are also only a few pieces of land to get in the way and weaken them, said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy. The Philippines tends to be hit nearly every year by typhoons but the Carolinas less frequently. As a developing country, the Philippines is much poorer than the southeastern United States, which means houses tend to be less sturdy and first responders less well equipped, among other factors. As a result the results can be devastating.
Straddling the famous Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is also bedeviled by volcanoes and earthquakes, and while there are considerable patches of poverty in North and SC, it is not the same as the rural area where Mangkhut hit.