News Webcams follow Hurricane Dorian as it batters the beaches along the NC coast
Live webcams indicate that beaches in North Carolina are already feeling the effects. The Category 2 storm’s outer bands are hitting the Carolina coast with heavy rain and strong winds.Dorian is expected to move near or over the coast of North Carolina late Thursday night and Friday, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Over the next couple of hours, tropical storm conditions are expected to turn to hurricane conditions.These webcams show what beaches in North Carolina currently look like as Hurricane Dorian inches closer and closer to the coast.Latest storm track: Where is Hurricane Dorian now? And where is it headed? Holden Beach Outer Banks Ocean Isle Beach North Topsail Beach This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: Hurricane Dorian: Webcams show conditions on North Carolina beaches
The family of four had survived Hurricane Dorian, which dealt a historic blow to the Bahamas on Sunday, Sept. 1, as it made landfall as Category 5 hurricane. With sustained winds of 185 mph at the time of landfall, Hurricane Dorian was tied for the second most powerful hurricane by wind speed in the Atlantic basin since 1851 behind Hurricane Allen in 1980 with 190 mph winds.The death toll in the Bahamas has risen to over 20 and is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue.Cook told Clement that she had to get her children off of the island, which was in „total devastation.” The flight was paid for by the Discovery Land Company, a real estate developer that is currently sharing resources like private helicopters.The powerful winds of Hurricane Dorian had stripped even concrete buildings of their integrity. Supposedly sturdy buildings were broken like pottery pieces, the long bent fingers of rebar stripped of the concrete and exposed.”This isn’t cheap construction. This is 1 inch rebar, 8 inch thick concrete, just pulverized,” Clement said while filming.That’s just what the buildings in the Abaco Islands are after Dorian: pulverized.A woman stood crying on the second story of a building: the walls and roof having been torn away during the Category 5 storm. Around the skeleton of the house lay the carnage of debris, trees stripped of all leaves and an overturned boat.The beach is nowhere in sight.A pickup truck and an SUV were strapped to a barge to keep them tied down. Though battered, they remain remain in place. The same could not be said of the beached boat. A handful of small boats were deposited on the shore, a few landing at the doorsteps of houses.Some of the cars on the island made it out of the storm with just some shattered glass, while others sit partially submerged in ponds of water that have yet to recede. Footage shows residents of the Bahamas walking down a street, their belongings in plastic bags. The still mildly flooded road is littered with tree debris and downed power poles.”I’ve been through many, many hurricanes and seen devastation, but nothing ever, ever compared to this,” Cook said. „I’ve never even experienced anything- I watched movies and I see this on the news, but you don’t know it until you go through it. You lose everything in an instant. Just everything you’ve ever worked for, your whole life’s gone,” Cook said. „Just what do you do? And nobody should have to go through this. It’s like a bad dream. You just can’t wake up.”The people of the Bahamas pick through what has become marshes of debris, trying to find any of their belongings that they could salvage.Clement stopped to speak with a woman who had been looking around the remains of her home, trying to find a scrap of the life that had been torn from her by Dorian: a backpack with her passport.
|People in the Bahamas scour through the wreckage that Hurricane Dorian left behind in its wake, trying to find any of their belongings they can savage. This woman was looking for a backpack with her passport in it, which she had lost in the chaos of the storm. (Brandon Clement)|
„Harbour View Marina collapsed, and the water came to my roof,” a woman told Brandon Clement, standing in front of the demolished walls of her baby blue house. She, her son, her best friend and two others staying with her escaped out the back window and clung to a Suzuki until the eye passed two hours later.”It was awful,” the woman said after Clement asked what it had been like. While hanging on for their lives, a young boy with them received a five-inch gash in the back of his head and fell unconscious. She said debris beat up against them all, bruising them.When the water subsided and the worst of the wind calmed, Dorian had left behind a skeleton of what she once had.”I have nothing. Everything is gone. It’s either there,” the woman said, gesturing off at the debris to one side of her, „there-” she gestures to more debris behind her. „And I don’t know, it’s just awful,” she said, beginning to cry.
|Homes flattened by Hurricane Dorian are seen in Abaco, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The storm’s devastation has come into sharper focus as the death toll climbed to 20 and many people emerged from shelters to check on their homes. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)|
„I’ve been through many of a hurricane, this was, I don’t know. A tidal wave, a tornado, a hurricane, everything in one,” she said. „I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. It’s just devastating. I don’t know if we’ll ever come back from it. I don’t know if I want to leave, if I want to stay. I don’t know.”For the Cook family, the aftermath of Dorian brought the most heartache as they said their goodbyes. After the helicopter doors slammed shut, Cook and her husband watched as the craft lifted off, taking their children away from the carnage left behind by Dorian.
For the most part, though, Georgia was spared. Several thousand customers were still without power by midday, but no major damage had been reported.
What’s happening in South Carolina?
In its 5 p.m. ET advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian was about 45 miles south of Myrtle Beach, part of the South Carolina coast getting pounded by sustained winds up to 105 mph. Approximately 830,000 people were under mandatory evacuation orders.
As of 5:20 p.m. ET, Gov. Henry McMaster had lifted those orders for three counties but left them in place for five others, saying that Dorian remains “a very dangerous storm and it’s still impossible to predict where it will go.”
As if the hurricane threat weren’t concerning enough, there have been reports of several tornadoes spawning off the storm and hitting land.
The weather phenomenons left behind a trail of flipped trailers, roofs torn away, flooded streets and downed trees and power lines. Still, the damage was light in comparison to the devastation Dorian caused in the Bahamas.
More than 200,000 homes and businesses were without power, and the storm surge along the coast is considered a significant threat to life and property, rising as high as 7 feet. That threat is expected to continue for the next 36 hours.
What awaits North Carolina?
Much of the same as its neighbor to the south, and the state is already feeling the effects of Dorian’s force, along with at least five tornadoes generated by the storm. The hurricane was about 30 miles south of Cape Fear at 8 p.m., the National Hurricane Center s
Forecasters warned that Dorian could run straight over North Carolina’s Outer Banks – the thin line of islands that stick out from the coast – late Thursday or early Friday.“We have a long night ahead of us,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. „Everyone needs to stay in a safe place and off the roads until the storm passes.”The weather service predicts the hurricane will head northeast and drop 6-12 inches of rain on the coastal Carolinas before it starts to slowly weaken.
„On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina this afternoon, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday.”Airports in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Florence, South Carolina, were expected to remain closed until Friday morning.North Carolina beach town of Emerald Isle reports damage from a tornado that was spun off as Hurricane Dorian approaches. (Sept. 5)How about Virginia? The hurricane center posted a storm surge warning stretching from Little River Inlet, South Carolina, to Poquoson, Virginia. And the tropical storm warning reaches as far north as Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.Virginia Beach officials announced mandatory evacuations for the community of Sandbridge, on the Atlantic Coast near the North Carolina border, and encouraged voluntary evacuations in flood-prone areas.”Water levels could begin to rise well in advance of the arrival of strong winds,” the weather service said in its outlook for the region. „The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the how close the center of Dorian comes to the coast, and can vary greatly over short distances.”Contributing: The Associated PressThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Hurricane Dorian batters Carolinas and spawns tornadoes
PHOTOS: Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc up the Atlantic coast Yahoo News Photo Staff•Mobile homes are upended and debris is strewn about at the Holiday Trav-l Park, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Emerald Isle, N.C, after a possible tornado generated by Hurricane Dorian struck the area. (Photo: Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)Hurricane Dorian raked the Carolina coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward the dangerously exposed Outer Banks.Leaving at least 20 people dead in its wake in the Bahamas, Dorian swept past Florida on Wednesday at a relatively safe distance, grazed Georgia overnight, and then began hugging the South Carolina-North Carolina coastline with more serious effects.As of midday, it was a Category 2, blowing at 110 mph (177 kph) — a far cry from the Category 5 that mauled the Bahamas, but still dangerous. About 1 million people in the two states were warned to evacuate.”Get to safety and stay there,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. „This won’t be a brush-by. Whether it comes ashore or not, the eye of the storm will be close enough to cause extensive damage in North Carolina.”At least three deaths were reported on the U.S. mainland, two in Florida and one in North Carolina, all involving men who were trimming trees or otherwise getting ready for the storm.The National Hurricane Center’s projected track showed Dorian passing near or over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the thin line of islands that stick out from the U.S. coast like a boxer’s chin. Dorian was then expected to peel away from the shoreline.”I think we’re in for a great big mess,” said 61-year-old Leslie Lanier, who decided to stay behind and boarded up her home and bookstore on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks, making sure to move the volumes 5 to 6 feet off the ground. (AP)_____
See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.Power lines spark in flood water on Market Street as Hurricane Dorian spins just off shore on September 5, 2019 in Charleston, S.C. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)Power company lineman work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East coast on Sept. 5, 2019. (Photo: Tom Copeland/AP)Emerald Isle town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East coast on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Photo: Tom Copeland/AP)Rains and wind pelt Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian enters the area. Hurricane Dorian has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. (Photo: Meg Kinnard/AP)A customer walks out of The Tidal Market III convenience store in Wilmington, N.C, on Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian was expected to brush just off the coast of the area. (Photo: Jeffrey Collins/AP)A sign at the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp as is nearly underwater at high tide as Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the east coast, Sept. 4, 2019, toward Tybee Island, Ga. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton/AP)Power company lineman work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East coast on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Photo/Tom Copeland/AP)Sightseers watch waves crash on shore as Hurricane Dorian made it’s way off the Florida coast Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Ormond Beach, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP)St. Mary’s: Anne Herring (right) helps support her friend Jen Fabrick (left) as they walk through flood waters near their homes on St. Mary’s Street while Hurricane Dorian passes by on Sept. 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s. (Photo: Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Wind and rain hits empty streets in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. – (Photo: Lucie Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images)Water floods streets in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. (Photo: Lucie Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images)The sun sets over Lake Eustis in Tavares, Fla., following Hurricane Dorian’s blow over Florida on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo: Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Hurricane Dorian: Millions ordered to evacuate as re-energised storm threatens North Carolina Chris Riotta, Conrad Duncan•AP At least one tornado has swept through South Carolina as up to three million people were warned to evacuate from the possible path of a re-energised Hurricane Dorian as it pounded the US southeast coast.Authorities warned of the potential for deadly floods, record rainfall and a path of destruction across multiple states.The life-threatening storm, which has already killed at least 20 people in the Bahamas, knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.Although Dorian has decreased in intensity since its peak over the weekend and swept past Florida at a relatively safe distance, the storm still poses a serious threat to North Carolina’s Outer Banks islands. Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, as tornadoes were spotted in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and another in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The National Weather Service issued a total of 43 tornado warnings across both states, with the threat of tornadoes lasting into the night.At least two deaths have so far been reported on the US mainland, in Florida and North Carolina, as a result of the storm, both involving men who fell while making preparations against the storm.The National Hurricane Centre has predicted Dorian will pass near or over the Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the thin line of islands off the US coast.Over Labour Day weekend, the Bahamas was pummelled with Category 5 winds up to 185 mph for more than 20 hours. Aerial footage shows ‘unprecedented’ destruction of Bahamas Hubert Minnis, the Bahamas’ prime minister, said the devastating destruction caused by the storm was „one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history”.The storm weakened earlier this week before strengthening again late on Wednesday.About 830,000 people have been put under mandatory evacuation orders in South Carolina alone.Patrick Dowling, a spokesman for the port city of Charleston, said the hurricane had spun off at least one tornado in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, damaging several homes.No injuries were reported.Hundreds of shelter animals from coastal South Carolina were transported to Delaware from areas at risk of flooding ahead of the stormThe News Journal newspaper in Wilmington, Delaware, said 200 animals were airlifted early on Tuesday and about 150 more were expected to arrive via land.In Georgia, hundreds of thousands of people were ordered off the Georgia coast – although the mayor of Tybee Island, a small beach community on the coast, said little damage had been inflicted overnight by Dorian.Mayor Jason Buelterman said the storm spared the 3,000 residents from flooding as high tide was about 3 feet lower than expected.http://players.brightcove.net/624246174001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5837728067001Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds”If the worst that comes out of this is people blame others for calling evacuations, then that’s wonderful,” Mr Buelterman said.Agencies contributed to this report
- China’s Chang’e 4 lunar rover has discovered a strange „gel-like” material with an „unusual color” on the moon’s uncharted far side.
- According to Space.com, the mission’s rover, Yutu 2, found the unidentified substance.
- Scientists made the discovery when they were reviewing photos taken on the rover’s camera and noticed a strange material inside a crater that showed „color and luster” unlike the surrounding terrain.
- Researchers think the substance could be „melt glass” formed from meteorites crashing into the lunar surface.
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China’s Chang’e 4 lunar rover has discovered an unidentified „gel-like” substance on the moon’s far side.The lunar probe, launched in early December, has taken part in a historic exploration of the far side of the moon, sometimes incorrectly called the „dark side.”Chang’e 4 touched down on January 3, becoming the first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon’s uncharted area. Only two other countries — the US and Russia — have successfully soft-landed on the moon.Citing the Chinese government-sanction publication Our Space, Space.com reported that the mission’s rover, Yutu 2, discovered the strange substance during an expedition that began on July 25.Scientists leading the mission decided to pause the rover to investigate the „gel-like” material with an „unusual color,” Space.com said.They noticed the gel while reviewing photos from the rover’s camera, which identified a small crater appearing to contain what Space.com said was a „material with a color and luster” unlike the surrounding terrain.Researchers have suggested that the substance could be „melt glass,” formed from meteorites crashing into the lunar surface, according to Space.com.Read more: China releases photos from the first mission to land on the far side of the moonThe China National Space Administration has not released photos of the mysterious gel.The lunar probe „woke up” in late August from a dormant state because of extremely cold night weather and resumed exploration. According to Space.com, Yutu 2 is due to continue westward and power down once more on Thursday.NOW WATCH: Legendary hard-shell tacos are better than Taco Bell
- A $330,000 underwater observatory has gone missing from its location off Germany’s Baltic coast.
- After it stopped transmitting last month, divers were sent to investigate and found only a shredded cable in its place.
- Too heavy to be dragged by currents or tampered with by animals, researchers said in a statement that they suspect foul play.
A deep-sea mystery is swirling off Germany’s Baltic coast. A $330,000 underwater observatory disappeared this week, seemingly ripped from the bottom of the ocean. Divers sent to investigate snapped a picture of the sole piece of evidence: the gnarled cable to which it was attached, shown above.
The Boknis Eck observatory was established in 2016 and was operated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, a marine research institute located in the German port city Kiel, and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, Germany’s largest scientific organization. Various instruments attached to the observatory actively monitored changes in temperature and salinity and tracked concentrations of certain elements in the water.
„The data we get from it is priceless,” GEOMAR head of oceanographic research Hermann Bange said in a statement released by the institute.
The observatory sent its final signal to GEOMAR scientists at 8:15 p.m. on August 21. Divers dispatched to Eckernförde Bay to search for clues quickly discovered the torn cable 72 feet below the surface, just 1.2 miles offshore, according to the BBC. Researchers say the observatory, composed of two racks each weighing roughly 550 kg and 220 kg, was far too heavy to have been dragged away by an animal or swept up by currents. Further raising suspicions, the observatory was set in restricted waters, accessible not even to local fishers.
Conducting science at the bottom of the ocean is no small feat, and this isn’t the first time an experiment has gone awry. Looters frequently trawl waters for sunken ships to pilfer from, and Somali pirates have kept scientists from collecting valuable data at sea. In 1929, an underwater landslide caused by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Newfoundland, Canada snapped 12 trans-Atlantic cables that stretched across the sea floor.