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  • Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at Camp Lejeune

    12/14/2018 8:40:27 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    AP via CBS17 ^ | 12/15/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines could practice moving on and off landing craft and get certified for their deployment. But almost immediately afterward, the ocean swept away the sand. Marine leaders are saying it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune caused by...
  • Terrified families trapped in rising Florence floods plead for help and admit they were wrong [tr]

    09/15/2018 5:25:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2018 | Keith Griffith and Chris Dyer
    Hundreds of residents have been left trapped, thousands have been left without power and five people have been killed as Hurricane Florence battered the south-east coast of America. Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast. Roads became flooded, trees blown over and homes destroyed as some parts of North Carolina have already seen surges of flood water as high as 10ft. As Florence first broke on land yesterday 90mph winds struck the coastal areas, but as the storm system moved across land it was...
  • Trump Adm ordered FEMA Hurricane Florence Response NOT MENTIONED by MSM VIDEO

    09/17/2018 10:31:51 AM PDT · by · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 13 at 8:16 AM | Ronda Rutherford
    Sharing Ronda Rutherford posts & video "My experience this morning. I can't explain how I feel. But I tried. Video and pics below. She said,"Y'all can share if you want, don't have to ask."
  • Trump warns Democrats will try to tarnish first responders amid Florence recovery efforts...

    09/18/2018 10:56:01 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/18/2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence – and they are 100 percent correct," Trump tweeted.... they "will start ranting that FEMA, our Military, and our First Responders, who are all unbelievable, are a disaster and not doing a good job." "This will be a total lie, but that's what they do, and everybody knows it!" he said, urging Americans to not "be fooled."
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him

    09/17/2018 7:56:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Avery Anapol
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday unloaded on Twitter users, including Donald Trump Jr., spreading conspiracy theories about his coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cooper said that in recent days, conspiracy theorists including President Trump's son, have shared a photo from his coverage of 2008’s Hurricane Ike and falsely claimed that it shows him exaggerating the depths of floodwaters in Hurricane Florence. “I usually let conspiracy theorists go unanswered,” Cooper said, and referenced a number of online conspiracy theories accusing him of faking reporting on the Sandy Hook shootings and in Haiti. In a nearly 10-minute segment live on CNN, Cooper...
  • Trump's approval rating will likely not be impacted by hurricanes, says pollster

    09/17/2018 1:03:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Julia Manchester
    Pollster Mallory Newall said on Monday that hurricanes are not likely to impact President Trump's approval rating, given how steady it has been recently. "What strikes me about President Trump's approval rating is that it has been remarkably steady for months, and even in the face of different newsworthy events, a hurricane or a tropical storm being one of them, he tends to hover around the low to mid-forty percent range," Newall, research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "If you look at this trend over time, it's been remarkably steady for months,"...
  • Trump holds National Council for the American Worker meeting — live updates

    09/17/2018 12:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2018
    President Trump is expected to speak at what the White House is describing as the inaugural meeting of the President's National Council for the American Worker on Monday. The president praised the efforts of first responders after Hurricane Florence lashed out at the East Coast. "Will not rest until that job is done and done perfectly," the president said, according to the White House press pool. "... It's a very dangerous situation. You have collapses. You have slides. Its very scary." The council was formed to develop a national workforce strategy to help students and workers have access to the...
  • Deranged Dem Harpies in Full Screech Mode

    09/17/2018 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/18 | Judi McLeod
    Calling all zombies: Get your collective focus off TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and on to what matters most: the thousands in North Carolina left bereft by the natural disaster called Hurricane Florence The shrieking screams of Democrat Party harpies will be louder than the winds of Hurricane Florence this morning as they realize their attempts at branding President Donald Trump a “killer” have failed. Most tragically, the death toll of Category 1 Hurricane Florence stands at 18, including a 3-month-old baby, nowhere near the thousands predicted by scare-mongering Progressives.
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Update from Diamond & Silk (re: Hurricane Florence)

    09/15/2018 10:03:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 15, 2018 | @DiamondandSilk
    Diamond and Silk® @DiamondandSilk · 1h Thank you for your Love and Support. Though we are still in a Flash Flood Warning, @DiamondandSilk are safe. We're looking forward to giving an update and more, tonight on @WattersWorld with @JesseBWatters at 8 pm ET....Tune In. (They live in North Carolina)
  • A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense [barf]

    09/14/2018 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses. The Associated Press consulted with 17 meteorologists and...
  • Florence weakens to a tropical storm

    09/14/2018 4:06:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    WSAV3 NBC ^ | 9/14/2018 | Lee Haywood
    Florence continues to slowly weaken... and as of the 5pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center is now a tropical storm.
  • VANITY: So We're Clear... (Florence-related)

    09/14/2018 12:47:58 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 9/14/18 | Self
    So we're clear: A person in North Carolina who will die in about 6 months of diabetes complications because he didn't take care of himself will be counted as a victim of Hurricane Florence, correct? (sarc)
  • First deaths from Hurricane Florence reported in North Carolina

    09/14/2018 12:28:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Police in North Carolina on Friday confirmed the first deaths related to Hurricane Florence, which is bearing down on the Carolinas. The Wilmington Police Department said that a mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house on Friday. Police said the father has also been transferred to an area hospital with injuries. His condition was not immediately clear. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina at 7:15 a.m. EDT on Friday near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., according to the National Hurricane Center. Federal and local officials have been urging residents for days to heed evacuation orders and...
  • Climate Change Pimp Gov. Jerry Brown, Ignores Energy Jobs

    09/14/2018 9:24:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Katy Grimes
    Defacto leader of The Sky is Falling Chicken Little Party, Gov. Jerry Brown The doomsday predictions of global-warming alarmists would have us believe there are more droughts, more extreme hurricanes and tornados, that arctic snow caps are melting, and all coastal cities are in danger of rising seas. Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to tell the king, only to meet their end at the hands of a wily fox.“The sky is falling!” Henny Penny said, in a silly tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an...

    09/14/2018 9:08:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Grabien News
    Trump is ‘actively making the problem worse’ Hurricane Florence is now bearing down on North Carolina, and the media is looking to score political points. On MSNBC, host Chris Hayes invited meteorologist Eric Holthaus on to argue global warming is making hurricanes worse, and that President Trump is to blame. "We have a president that is denying the impacts of, you know, this hurricane season last year and this year and actively making the problem worse by, you know, not addressing this root cause of worsening storms,” Holthaus told to a nodding Hayes. On CNN, political analyst John Avlon, in...
  • Friends in the Eye of the Storm

    09/14/2018 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Judi McLeod
    God bess Topsail, God Bless North Carolina. God Bless America We may be thousands of miles away, however not just our thoughts and prayers but our very spirits are in the Holly Ridge area of North Carolina, where Barbara and Ronnie, our dearest friends on Earth, are sheltering from Hurricane Florence with beach resident friends Ardelle and Dennis, Hazel and hubby. We had last been in touch with Barbara via email, up to 5:10 p.m, EDT yesterday and naively tried to telephone them at 6:00 a.m., this morning to tell them that not only us, but many of our friends...
  • ICE won’t arrest or detain evacuees in the Carolinas escaping from Hurricane Florence

    09/14/2018 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 24 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | September 13, 2018 | Camila Molina
    Immigrants in North Carolina and South Carolina shouldn’t worry about being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as they evacuate their homes or at the emergency shelters, an ICE spokesperson said Wednesday.Bryan Cox, spokesperson for ICE in the southern region, said everyone should follow local evacuation orders during Hurricane Florence.“Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety,” Cox said in an email. “In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to Florence, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.”Hurricane Florence has forced more than...
  • Woman on NC coast tells MSNBC she’s not evacuating her kids because there’s ‘strength in numbers’

    09/12/2018 8:22:30 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 244 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/12/18 | David Edwards
    MSNBC spoke to a North Carolina resident on Wednesday who said that she was not obeying a mandatory hurricane evacuation because there is “strength in numbers.” Just hours before Hurricane Florence is set to strike the Carolinas, MSNBC’s Kerry Sanders spoke to a woman named Katie who lives in Carolina Beach, North Carolina with her three children. Katie explained that she was refusing to evacuate and instead was planning to “just try to stay safe during the hurricane.” “I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said. “Why the decision to stay and not fall back further...
  • Fact Check: Trump is Right About Puerto Rico, Critics Manipulating Hurricane Maria Death ‘Estimates’

    09/13/2018 12:31:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have been pounding President Donald Trump over the past few days, as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, over his alleged insensitivity to deaths in Puerto Rico last year from Hurricane Maria. On Thursday morning, President Trump pushed back on Twitter, alleging that Democrats had inflated the death toll “in order to make me look as bad as possible.” That led to more criticism, with the Associated Press accusing Trump of making claims “without evidence.” But Trump is correct. His opponents — including the media — have strained for more than a year to turn Hurricane Maria...