2018-09-12 19:45:03 UTC
ABC News @ABC 12 Sep 2018 14:28Z
"We could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens." Massive Hurricane
#Florence seen from the International Space Station:
NBC News @NBCNews 12 Sep 2018 14:32Z
Replying to @NBCNews
Latest Hurricane Florence forecast track; now expected to approach Carolina
coast Thu/Fri and "move slowly near the coastline through Sat,"
NHC says. NBCNews.com/Florence pic.twitter.com/IuC8tlnl4d
Hurricane Florence path shift 'bizarre,' could bring 'catastrophic ...
USA TODAY, 12 Sep 2018 15:24Z
The weird saga of Hurricane Florence, which has already carved an
unprecedented path across the Atlantic, is forecast to persist with a
CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk 12 Sep 2018 15:46Z
"This is not going to be a glancing blow... This is going to be a Mike Tyson
punch to the Carolina coast," FEMA associate administrator Jeff Byard says
of Hurricane Florence. Follow live updates: cnn.it/2CNTDMN Track Hurricane
Florence: cnn.it/2CMmQYM pic.twitter.com/uOhr6QRASm
InsideClimate News @insideclimate 12 Sep 2018 15:59Z
In Hurricane Florence's path: giant toxic coal ash piles. "These sites are
dangerous on a good day when the sun is shining. There is even greater risk
when there are hurricanes and floods," said Frank Holleman of @selc_org
Ryan Maue | weathermodels.com @RyanMaue 12 Sep 2018 16:08Z
Monumental rainfall amounts in North Carolina ... thru Sat morning
(+96 hours) already 30-36" or 3-feet of rainfall possible from Hurricane
#Florence ... and storm in worst position for continued onshore flooding
rain bands. Both Carolinas under threat of disaster. pic.twitter.com/y7D0pbx#
Hurricane Florence Updates: Catastrophic Rain Predicted as Storm's ...
New York Times, 12 Sep 2018 16:12Z
CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk 12 Sep 2018 16:17Z
Over 25 mn people are inside the Hurricane Florence forecast cone from
the National Hurricane Center, which extends from Virginia to Alabama as of
Wed morning cnn.it/2Nb8nKv pic.twitter.com/kvsiGaBk47
Brad Nitz @BradNitzWSB 12 Sep 2018 16:26Z
High pressure north of Hurricane Florence will stall it near the coast. A
slow turn to the west is expected to follow. I'll show you how the steering
winds will affect the storm's path live on @wsbtv in a few minutes.
Philip Klotzbach @philklotzbach 12 Sep 2018 16:34Z
#Hurricane #Florence currently has a central pressure of 943 mb - the lowest
for an Atlantic hurricane this far north since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. pic.
#41002 Sth Hatteras - 225 nm S of Cp Hatteras:
1350Z WDIR NNE WSPD 9mps GST 12mps WVHT 3.1m WTMP 28.9C
1450Z WDIR NNE WSPD 10mps GST 12mps WVHT 3.7m WTMP 28.9C
1550Z WDIR N WSPD 7mps GST 9mps WVHT 3.9m WTMP 29C
1650Z WDIR N WSPD 10mps GST 12mps WVHT 4.4m WTMP 29C
Florence could be costliest storm to hit US
NBC, 12 Sep 2018 18:01Z
With the track of the system changing moment to moment there are
CoreLogic estimates Florence could cause up to $170 bn in insured
damages if it hits the Carolina coast and loiters for 4 days.
[If X is the insured loss then approx 3X is the total loss for the US].
[Pres Trump gave himself an "A+" for Maria & PR and shifted blame to
the location of the island and PR politicians:]
I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success, TX, we had
been given A-plusses for. Florida, we've been given A-plusses for. I think,
in a certain way, the best job we did was Puerto Rico but nobody would
-- Pres Trump, 11 Sep 2018
I mean this seriously, not as a political dig. If you're in Florence's
path and considering riding it out, your President just said that a
hurricane response where 3,000 die is his measure of success. Get out
-- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
This is an offensive, hurtful and blatantly false comment from the
president. Nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens died in Puerto Rico
following Hurricane Maria. That is the complete opposite of 'success.'
-- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success?
If he thinks the death of 3,000 people is a success God help us all.
-- San Juan Mayor Carmen YulÃn Cruz
Nearly 3,000 people died. That is not a 'success.' That is a tragedy
and a disgrace.
-- Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)
Grandad of Russian Novichok suspect "unmasked as a top commander in
Josef Stalin's secret World War Two spy killing network"
The Sun, 06 Sep 2018 11:30 am
The grandfather of one of the men accused of the Salisbury Novichok
attack was a commander in Josef Stalin's notorious "death to spies"
counter-intelligence unit, it is claimed.
Alexander Petrov was named yesterday alongside Ruslan Boshirov as the
agents who poisoned former-Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his
Today's claim suggests Petrov's grandfather, Ivan Starchenko, served
under Stalin as a commander of SMERSH - an umbrella organisation of
three Red Army agencies set up to root out and kill spies.
He reportedly held the position on the First Ukrainian Front during
World War Two.
His grandmother, Nadezhda Moroz, also worked as clerk-typist for the
The claim, from investigative reporter Sergey Kanev, raises the
possibility that Petrov, believed to be aged 39, is from a family of spies.
Theresa May claimed Petrov and Boshirov are GRU agents and their
mission would have been approved at the highest levels in the Kremlin.
Boshirov and Petrov are reported to have non-biometric passports with
almost identical numbers, suggesting they were issued 2 years ago at
the same time.
Boshirov appears to have a job - possibly his cover - as an employee of
Microgen, a Russian pharmaceutical company reporting to the ministry
of healthcare and established in 2003.
It is unclear if the role would give him any expertise with Novichok, a
nerve agent manufactured in Soviet times.
Salisbury poisoning suspect Alexander Petrov 'to speak publicly next ...
Evening Standard, 12 Sep 2018 15:17Z