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New Orleans Floods as Gulf Coast Braces for Torrential Rains

New Orleans Floods as Gulf Coast Braces for Torrential Rains

Tropical Storm Barry has a near 100 percent chance of forming, AccuWeather forecasters say, and, depending on the track it takes, the storm could flirt with becoming a hurricane before making landfall. "Another concern is for wind associated with the storm", Kottlowski said. Storm surge: the combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. Read More

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Storm Team 3: Fourth of July brings a chance for storms

Storm Team 3: Fourth of July brings a chance for storms

This evening, showers and storms are possible, especially on the west side of Michiana. An isolated severe storm with wind and hail is possible but they will be very limited. All three days will be partly sunny with the high temperature between 83 and 87 degrees each day. Low: 73. High: 91. Wind: S 10-20 miles per hour. South southeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Read More

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SpaceX launches rocket with 24 satellites

SpaceX launches rocket with 24 satellites

A SpaceX rocket booster narrowly missed its landing early Tuesday morning, after a successful launch of the Falcon Heavy. This will likely have a serious impact on future Falcon Heavy launches in the near-term as the second center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket system was lost at sea on its way back from its successful landing after the Arabsat-6A mission in April. Read More

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SpaceX is just days away from its third Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX is just days away from its third Falcon Heavy launch

Stacked in a dispenser inside the Falcon Heavy's nose fairing, the payloads include an ultra-accurate atomic clock that NASA is testing to improve deep space navigation; six satellites sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Taiwan that will help improve tropical weather forecasting; and experimental propulsion technology provided by NASA that uses less-toxic but more powerful "green" propellants. Read More

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Hot Today, Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday

Hot Today, Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday

The high temperature will be in the low to mid 70s. Tomorrow is the highest concern with severe weather with storms redeveloping in the afternoon/evening. Some models are hinting at storms Wednesday night southeast of I-35 and a weak disturbance possibly giving a few spotty showers Thursday evening in extreme northeast KS however will keep the area dry and will continue to monitor these small chances. Read More

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US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test

US Military Detected India A-Sat Missile Test

The first 10 days are critical and those have passed. "We have no option but to clear space debris from Low Earth Orbit", says ClearSpace CEO Luc Piguet in a statement published by EPFL on Friday. "The best way of defence is to have deterrence". Amid political debate on when the project was initiated, Reddy said the first discussion on the A-SAT test started in 2014 and the formal detailed presentation was made in 2016. Read More

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CO2 emissions to hit historic highs in 2018

CO2 emissions to hit historic highs in 2018

Global emissions of carbon dioxide have reached the highest levels on record, scientists projected Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the chasm between worldwide goals for combating climate change and what countries are actually doing. The report attributes the three-year pause largely to declines in coal use in China, which was temporarily investing less into energy-intensive construction projects, and the United States, thanks to a shift in natural gas, solar and wind power. Read More

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Brazil elects far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency

Brazil elects far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency

However, polls published late Saturday from Brazil's two biggest surveying firms showed momentum shifting toward Haddad , though he still trails Bolsonaro by a solid margin. Bolsonaro last visited Taiwan in March as a member of the Brazilian Congress "to get a first-hand understanding of the country's economic, trade, science and education development", ministry spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said. Read More

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Michael leaves a trail of destruction

Michael leaves a trail of destruction

Entire blocks of homes near the beach were obliterated, reduced to concrete slabs in the sand. In Port Condition Yankee, the tropical storm force winds are anticipated within 24 hours and the affected ports are closed to inbound vessel traffic greater than 500 gross tons. Read More

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Hurricane Michael in US kills 11

Hurricane Michael in US kills 11

Hurricane Michael , a ferocious and historic storm, has killed 11 people, including an 11-year-old girl, and left a trail of destruction across Florida , Georgia and the Carolinas. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released that estimate Thursday, which includes privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial and industrial properties and vehicles. Read More

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Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Michael speeds toward Florida

Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Michael speeds toward Florida

In neighboring Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey declared an emergency for the entire state on Monday in anticipation of wind damage, heavy rains and power outages. Speaking alongside emergency officials in Pasco County, Scott said Monday he's waiving tolls. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) Mutual Aid team is communicating with law enforcement partners and participating in regular conference calls with the State Emergency Operations Center. Read More

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Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

Hurricane Michael expected to rapidly intensify; Tropical Storm Watch for Mississippi

In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr said the 2300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. In Florida, state offices, schools and universities were set to close on Tuesday through the end of the week in panhandle counties. Lines at gasoline stations were growing as people prepared to leave. Read More

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