Shock as Florence tourist charged £22 for an ice cream – owners fined £1800 by police

Ordering an ice cream as a sweet treat to cool down amid Florence’s stunning architectural delights actually sent the temperature of one visitor soaring as he was handed the bill. A visitor, who headed to the beautiful Italian city from his native Taiwan, was told to fork out £22 for a gelato served in a […]

Lowe’s and Home Depot have emergency command centers monitoring Florence and thousands of trucks loaded and ready to go to stores in the storm’s path (HD, LOW)

Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP Hurricane Florence has people turning to local hardware and supply stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Ace for assistance that the government can’t necessarily provide. These outlets have emergency command centers and meteorologists on duty. After 2017’s brutal hurricane season, Home Depot had revenue of more than $ 100 billion, […]

‘We just don’t want people to think this is over’: Florence continues ravaging the Carolinas as the death toll climbs to 12

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Hurricane Florence is tearing through the Carolinas with disastrous flooding and record-setting rainfall. “We just don’t want people to think this is over because it’s not. It’s not anywhere,” North Carolina governor Roy Cooper said on Saturday. The storm has killed 11 so far, and officials expect the death toll to rise. […]

Firefighters knelt and prayed outside a North Carolina home where a mother and her baby were killed as Hurricane Florence made landfall

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Firefighters gathered to pray outside the Wilmington, North Carolina, home where a mother and her baby were killed after a tree crashed through the roof during Hurricane Florence on Friday.  At least three other people died Friday. Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but dangerous flooding and strong winds were expected […]

How this Marine veteran plans to ride out Tropical Storm Florence: ‘It’s just water’

Daniel Brown/Business Insider Business Insider met two Marine veterans in North Carolina who said they plan to ride out Hurricane Florence.  Charles Stewart, 75, said he lives in a mobile home, and will go to his car or truck if it gets dangerous.  Carl Foskey, 66, said he has a well-built home and will ride […]

Hang in there! Weather anchor dramatically braces against Hurricane Florence winds (VIDEO)

A video of Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes battling wind gusts in the eye of hurricane Florence has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, after two men casually walking by in the background were spotted on live broadcast. During a live Weather Channel broadcast from Wilmington, North Carolina, Bettes is seemingly holding for his life. […]

General Motors activates OnStar Crisis Assist for Hurricane Florence

Enlarge (credit: Getty / NOAA) Earlier this week, Tesla made headlines when it announced it was temporarily unlocking extra battery capacity in a number of cars of customers affected by Hurricane Florence. The 60kWh configurations of the Model S and Model X electric vehicles—which were short-lived due to minimal demand—actually shipped with 75kWh battery packs, […]

A quick simulation of Hurricane Florence done without climate change

Enlarge / Hurricane Florence as captured from the International Space Station by astronaut Alex Gerst. (credit: Alex Gerst/NASA/ESA) In the last few years, teams of scientists have developed a consistent protocol for rapidly analyzing the influence of climate change on extreme weather events. Within a week of the disaster, reports have been available to inform […]