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Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas

Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas

Governor Roy Cooper has warned of an impending disaster.

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Philippines braces for the worst from typhoon Mangkhut
Philippines

Philippines braces for the worst from typhoon Mangkhut

The storm will make landfall on Saturday morning, and is expected to smash the northern Philippines' and threaten four million people.

  • by James Massola
Sydney forecast to hit 30 degrees as 'vigorous' front lifts fire risks
Weather

Sydney forecast to hit 30 degrees as 'vigorous' front lifts fire risks

Sydney's temperature is forecast to climb into the 30s for the first time this spring before a strong cold front sweeps in.

  • by Peter Hannam
Stronger than Haiyan: super typhoon Mangkhut closer to Philippines
Philippines

Stronger than Haiyan: super typhoon Mangkhut closer to Philippines

The storm is forecast by the US military's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre to pack maximum winds of 278 kilometres per hour with gusts as strong as 333 kph.

Hurricane Florence: the Waffle House Index hits code red

Hurricane Florence: the Waffle House Index hits code red

Waffle Houses are known for staying open through anything. So when the company decides to close one of its locations, it means the storm is unusually bad.

  • by Maura Judkis
Strongest typhoon this year to hit Philippines as Hurricane Florence downgraded
Philippines

Strongest typhoon this year to hit Philippines as Hurricane Florence downgraded

Officials in the northern Philippines have ordered precautionary evacuations and closures of schools, and the US East Coast is still bracing for floods.

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Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia, Carolinas hunker down

Hurricane Florence shifts south as Georgia, Carolinas hunker down

Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned residents that Florence would bring "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast."

  • by Ernest Scheyder
'Massive damage': monster storms to slam into east coasts of US, China
USA

'Massive damage': monster storms to slam into east coasts of US, China

A surge in storm activity in the northern hemisphere has spawned "monster" Hurricane Florence in the North Atlantic, super Typhoon Mangkhut in the north-west pacific and string of other dangerous tropical tempests.

  • by Peter Hannam
Hurricane Florence: US braces for 'days and days' of floods
Hurricanes

Hurricane Florence: US braces for 'days and days' of floods

The powerful Hurricane Florence threatened to bring "days and days" of rain and potentially deadly flooding to the US southeast coast.

  • by Anna Driver
A 30-degree day could be on the cards with Sydney's first burst of spring heat
Weather

A 30-degree day could be on the cards with Sydney's first burst of spring heat

Spring's first burst of heat for Sydney will be "touch and go" for the first 30-degree readings, as warm, dry winds also nudge fire danger levels into the "very high" rating for parts of NSW.

  • by Peter Hannam
Mass evacuation ordered for Florence's bull's eye
USA

Mass evacuation ordered for Florence's bull's eye

With maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, Florence could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the US eastern seaboard in decades.