Tropical Storm Fay Makes Landfall Near Atlantic City

Tropical Storm Fay Makes Landfall Near Atlantic City

The offshore storm is the 6th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPDATE TROPICAL STORM FAY: Near the Little Egg Harbor Inlet in Ocean County, NJ Tropical Storm Fay officially made landfall. The technical definition for landfall is when the storm center intersects completely with a shoreline. This occurred around 5PM Friday. The threat of heavy flooding rain continues as Fay moves North at about 14 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning…

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Goldsboro man gets Hurricane Matthew relief money nearly 4 years after storm destroys his home

Goldsboro man gets Hurricane Matthew relief money nearly 4 years after storm destroys his home

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) — It’s been one of the longest battles that Leamon Capps said he had to fight, but it’s a struggle that is finally over nearly four years after it started. “It’s been, it’s been hard,” Capps said. In 2018, ABC11 first told you about Capps’ fight to get his Hurricane Matthew relief funds that he was promised after the storm destroyed his home in 2016. There was so much damage to Capps’…

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Tropical Storm Fay shutters beaches as it heads north

Tropical Storm Fay shutters beaches as it heads north

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press NEW YORK — Beaches closed in Delaware and shore town streets flooded in New Jersey as the fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned up the East Coast on a path expected to soak the New York City region. The storm system was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain, with the possibility of flash flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern…

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Topsail Beach gets Hurricane Dorian recovery money from FEMA, North Carolina

Topsail Beach gets Hurricane Dorian recovery money from FEMA, North Carolina

Hunter Ingram @HunterIngramSN Friday Jul 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM FEMA’s share of more than $1.9 million comes from its Public Assistance program TOPSAIL BEACH – The town of Topsail Beach has been reimbursed by the state and FEMA for more than $2.5 million spent on renourishing its shore after Hurricane Dorian. On Friday, FEMA announced it had approved more than $1.9 million in funding and the state will contribute more than $640,000 for the project, which replaced more than…

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Tropical Storm Fay moves toward mid-Atlantic, New England

Tropical Storm Fay moves toward mid-Atlantic, New England

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay has slightly picked up speed and strength as it moves closer to land and forecasters decreased projections for rain totals and flooding. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fay is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain with the possibility of flash flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England. That’s down from earlier forecasts of 3 to 5 inches. – Advertisement –…

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Texas Needs To Prepare For A 'Megadrought,' State Climatologist Warns

Texas Needs To Prepare For A 'Megadrought,' State Climatologist Warns

Texas is no stranger to droughts. From the bone-dry stretch of the 1950s, the state’s longest drought, to the fiery months of 2011, the state’s single driest year, droughts have shaped Texas’ culture and economy. But, according to the state climatologist of Texas, we ain’t seen nothing yet. John Nielsen-Gammon, who is also a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, is the lead author of a new paper that forecasts the arrival of more…

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Tropical Storm Fay heads northeast, weekend will see temperatures in the 90s

Tropical Storm Fay heads northeast, weekend will see temperatures in the 90s

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Fay formed east of the Outer Banks and is already north of our latitude. The storm will head for New York City. Heavy rain is likely for Philadelphia and New York today and tonight. We will be a hot humid day with only an isolated shower, but at least 90% of us will stay dry. Highs will be in the low and mid 90s with the heat index reaching…

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Tropical Storm Fay moving away from North Carolina

Tropical Storm Fay moving away from North Carolina

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The tropical storm that formed off the North Carolina coast is moving away from the Tar Heel state and eyeing some big cities in the Northeast. Tropical Storm Fay formed Thursday afternoon after it moved east across North Carolina as a low pressure system Wednesday. Tropical Storm Fay has winds of 50 mph and is moving north at 10 mph. As it moves north, it will no longer affect North Carolina. However,…

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Tropical Storm Fay Moves North But Sets Record

Tropical Storm Fay Moves North But Sets Record

The offshore storm is the 6th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said as of 5 p.m. Thursday. The tropical disturbance gained better organization around its center of circulation throughout Thursday.  The organization was needed to determine whether the National Weather Service would classify the offshore system as a tropical depression or a tropical storm. The center…

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Houston Forecast: Tropical Storm 'Fay' Forms Off The East Coast

Houston Forecast: Tropical Storm 'Fay' Forms Off The East Coast

Houston temperatures continue to soar and we could see a 100+ through the weekend.. HOUSTON — Ready, set, sweat! July is about to show us what it’s made of with our first triple digit heat looking likely this coming weekend. If you’re looking for any rain relief, there isn’t a single drop in sight; at least for the next 7 to 10 days.  Most importantly, take breaks in the A/C so your body’s core temperature…

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Tropical Storm Fay Near The NC Coast

Tropical Storm Fay Near The NC Coast

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Fay has formed just east of the Outer Banks. But even along the coast, the impacts are minimal with just a few showers and a high rip current risk. Fay has winds of 45 mph, mainly east of the center and over the water, and is moving north. The storm should move away from North Carolina tomorrow and head for New York City by Saturday. The weather around here…

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Tropical storm forms off North Carolina coast

Tropical storm forms off North Carolina coast

But Tropical Storm Fay won’t be hanging around the Tar Heel State for very long A new tropical storm, the sixth of the young Atlantic hurricane season, formed off the North Carolina coast Thursday afternoon. But Tropical Storm Fay isn’t expected to cause many problems beyond some localized heavy rain, especially along the Outer Banks, and choppy surf that could lead to rip current concerns. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Fay was located roughly 40…

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Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United State’s coast; both of which have formed into a tropical system. Fay? Tropical Storm Fay has officially formed off the North Carolina coast. The storm formed east of the Outer Banks. WATCH: Here are the conditions at Nags Head as a tropical system is likely to form off the coast Sustained rainfall, high seas, and rip currents are…

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Authorities: 1 dead after tornado hits western Minnesota

Authorities: 1 dead after tornado hits western Minnesota

DALTON, Minn. — Severe storms that swept through parts of the Midwest produced at least one powerful tornado that damaged farms and killed one person and injured two others in western Minnesota, authorities said. A 30-year-old man was killed near Dalton when a twister destroyed a large garage in which he was working Wednesday evening, said Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Van Dyke. Two others were taken to a hospital with injuries that were…

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National Hurricane Center increases chance that tropical storm forms off NC coast Thursday

National Hurricane Center increases chance that tropical storm forms off NC coast Thursday

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United State’s coast; one has already formed into a tropical system and the other is expected to do so Thursday. Fay? The system that has yet to turn tropical is located right off the North Carolina coast. The National Weather Center said it has an 80 percent chance to become a tropical depression or storm soon. If it does…

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'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19

'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19

Two crises collided this spring in Michigan. The state was already under a coronavirus lockdown when a catastrophic storm hit and a pair of dams failed, flooding the city of Midland. The local hospital, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, hired a disaster recovery company to clean up the mess, including a water-logged basement and morgue. More than 100 workers — many of them recent immigrants — were brought from as far away as Texas and…

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Tropical Storm Fay? System could form off North Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Fay? System could form off North Carolina coast

The area of low pressure that’s bringing central North Carolina cloudy and wet weather could become a tropical system soon. Fay? The low is currently located along the South Carolina coast. It now has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm soon. The next name of the 2020 list is Fay. Even it it becomes a named storm, our impacts in central North Carolina won’t change. We’ll continue to see scattered…

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New 2020 hurricane prediction warns of more named storms

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Colorado State University updated its hurricane forecast, slightly increasing its forecast. The group is now predicting a very active 2020 hurricane season. The university’s Tropical Weather & Climate Research team issues hurricane forecasts every year and updates them as more information becomes available. This year the group initially predicted an above-average season with 16 named storms. That forecast now calls for 20 named storms (including the 5 that have already formed), 9…

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Tropical storm likely to form near NC coast, bringing heavy rain

Tropical storm likely to form near NC coast, bringing heavy rain

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist It’s becoming more likely that a tropical storm could develop near North Carolina over the next two days, bringing heavy rain to the coast. According to the National Hurricane Center, the low pressure system is currently over South Carolina and moving northeast towards the North Carolina coast. The system is expected to form into a tropical depression or tropical storm near or just offshore North Carolina in the coming days….

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Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and hot springs, were flooded by massive downpours. Public broadcaster NHK showed a swollen river…

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Hurricanes winger Justin Williams concerned how viral outbreak would affect team

Hurricanes winger Justin Williams concerned how viral outbreak would affect team

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to open training camp in less than a week and be playing the New York Rangers by the end of the month. There is a lot to figure out before the puck drops. It’s not the tournament format, playing in Canada or even getting sick himself that has Justin Williams concerned. It’s the uncertainty of how an outbreak would affect the team. “Seven of us can’t…

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Cristina poised to become first hurricane of 2020

Cristina poised to become first hurricane of 2020

Tropical Storm Cristina is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season. Tropical Storm Cristina formed late Monday night local time in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season in any of the ocean basins in the Western Hemisphere. As of early Tuesday, the storm was located well away from land, about 535 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was…

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Rain returns, tropical storm could form by weekend

Rain returns, tropical storm could form by weekend

By Mike Maze WRAL meteorologist After just scattered thunderstorms on Monday, the chance for rain picks up through the middle of the week. First, a low pressure system making its way across the southeast will keep the atmosphere unsettled, allowing for a daily chance for thunderstorms. “It won’t be the greatest pool weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the big heat backs off,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. The high temperatures stay in the upper 80s…

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Street flooding possible in Wilmington this week

Street flooding possible in Wilmington this week

Jackson Fuller @StarNewsVarsity Monday Jul 6, 2020 at 1:02 PM The National Weather Service said some areas in coastal North Carolina could receive five or six inches of rain. WILMINGTON — A tropical disturbance from the south is set to impact the Wilmington area and could cause localized street flooding, according to a Monday press release from the National Weather Service in Wilmington. According to the press release, a tropical storm from the Gulf of Mexico could bring occasionally heavy…

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States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

A handful of states are preparing to spend millions of dollars to address flooding, as extreme rain and sea level rise threaten communities along rivers and coastlines. On July 1, Virginia’s new Community Flood Preparedness Fund went into effect. It will set aside an estimated $45 million a year for flood mitigation projects. To fund the program, Virginia joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which regulates emissions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic by auctioning off…

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Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Atlantic Ocean, no impacts expected in U.S.

Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Atlantic Ocean, no impacts expected in U.S.

Tropical Storm Edouard has formed over the far North Atlantic, but the storm poses no immediate threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Edouard has top sustained winds of 40 mph, with higher gusts. It was located late Sunday night about 685 miles south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada. The tropical storm is expected to become a post-tropical storm on Monday as it continues to move northeast through the Atlantic. No…

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Tropical Storm Edouard forms over the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Edouard forms over the Atlantic

By Zach Maloch, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Doppler radar showed isolated storms and showers moving across parts of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Johnston and Harnett Counties around 5:05 p.m. The storm has a history of producing small hail and is capable of creating 60 mph winds. It is set to expire at 5:45 p.m. Wake County was also impacted by the severe thunderstorms, which moved…

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Hail, flash floods accompany isolated severe thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon

Hail, flash floods accompany isolated severe thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Doppler radar showed isolated storms and showers moving across parts of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Johnston and Harnett Counties around 5:05 p.m. The storm has a history of producing small hail and is capable of creating 60 mph winds. It is set to expire at 5:45 p.m. Wake County was also impacted by the severe thunderstorms, which moved…

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Wake County, flood warning for Durham County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Wake County, flood warning for Durham County

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Dopplar radar showed isolated storms and showers moving across parts of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Wake County around 4:10 p.m., as a thunderstorm capable of producing 60 mph winds with a history of producing small hail impacts places like Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Apex and others. The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is set to expire at 5 p.m….

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Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores were still stranded. Helicopters and boats rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades were…

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Watchdog says govt blocking report on Trump-hurricane flap

Watchdog says govt blocking report on Trump-hurricane flap

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says the Commerce Department is trying to block the findings of an investigation into the agency’s role in rebuking forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian last year. The accusation comes from Peggy Gustafson, the inspector general for the Commerce Department. It’s the latest turn in a saga that led the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to chastise government forecasters who contradicted…

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Flooding could make Moores Creek battlefield inaccessible in 20-30 years

Flooding could make Moores Creek battlefield inaccessible in 20-30 years

National park faces challenge to preserve the Revolutionary War battlefield as flooding persists CURRIE – Nearly 250 years ago, members of the Patriot militia of Southeastern North Carolina hid silently under cover of morning fog in the brush around Moores Creek Bridge. Muskets in hand, they waited until the Loyalist militia, predominantly made up of broadsword-carrying Scottish Highlanders, attempted to cross the booby-trapped bridge before they pulled their triggers and fired their cannons. The dizzyingly…

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'I have to move forward:' Forslund appears done as the voice of the Hurricanes

'I have to move forward:' Forslund appears done as the voice of the Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The thought of a Carolina Hurricanes game without John Forslund’s voice narrating the action is unthinkable for many Caniacs but looks to rapidly be approaching reality. The Canes’ only play-by-play man since the team moved to North Carolina is now a free agent after his contract expired June 30 and he doesn’t see a new deal with the franchise in the offing. As Forslund told ABC11 via phone on Wednesday afternoon,…

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'I have to move forward:' John Forslund steps down as Hurricanes play-by-play broadcaster

'I have to move forward:' John Forslund steps down as Hurricanes play-by-play broadcaster

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Forslund appears done as the voice of the Hurricanes The thought of a Hurricanes game without John Forslund’s voice narrating the action is unthinkable for many Caniacs, but looks to rapidly be approaching reality. The Canes only play-by-play man since the team moved to North Carolina is now a free agent after his contract expired on June 30 and he doesn’t see a new deal with the franchise in the offing. RELATED:…

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Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour delivers lunch to healthcare workers

Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour delivers lunch to healthcare workers

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The UNC Health Wakebrook behavioral health campus is the first stop of many for the Carolina Hurricanes in the next month or so. Two hundred meals were delivered Wednesday with head coach Rod Brind’Amour leading the charge. Boxes of veggie lasagna rolled out of the Hurricanes cargo van and into appreciative arms like those of Euniqua Bullock, the nursing manager at the facility. “This is a major impact on morale and…

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Hurricanes begin delivery of 1,000 meals to health care workers

Hurricanes begin delivery of 1,000 meals to health care workers

The Carolina Hurricanes and Blue Cross NC began a plan Wednesday to deliver 1,000 meals to health care workers over a five-week span. Wednesday’s delivery of 200 individually-packaged meals to UNC Health’s WakeBrook behavorial health campus was highlighted by an appearance by Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, who assisted with the delivery. (Andrew Cumbee, UNC Health video)

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Houston Is Being Hit by an “Invisible Hurricane.” But Residents Aren’t Responding as They Did for Harvey.

Houston Is Being Hit by an “Invisible Hurricane.” But Residents Aren’t Responding as They Did for Harvey.

At a 24-hour emergency clinic in northwest Houston, the line for COVID-19 testing routinely stretches down the block these days. Typically, would-be testees remain in their vehicles, but last Friday night so many Houstonians descended on the facility that hundreds ended up packing closely together on foot, forming a dense line reminiscent of those outside Apple stores in the hours before the release of the newest iPhone. The next evening, in Rice Village, an upscale…

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Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

RÍO DE JANEIRO — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the outskirts of Florianópolis, capital of Santa Catarina. Xanxerê and Chapecó, two cities in the west of the state, were the most affected by damage…

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Could Saharan Dust Clouding Our Skies Dampen Hurricanes?

Could Saharan Dust Clouding Our Skies Dampen Hurricanes?

Once again this week, much of East Texas will sit beneath a haze of dust that has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert. Unlike last Friday, it won’t be quite as intense, but anyone with allergies or asthma will certainly feel the effects. This time of year, sand drifting on winds aloft thousands of miles is not uncommon. However, this year has been some of the strongest plumes we have seen in…

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Millions more US homes at risk of flooding than FEMA thinks

Millions more US homes at risk of flooding than FEMA thinks

Flooding in Hurricane Florence (Photo: WTVD) (CBS News) — Think the risk of your home filling up with floodwater, magnified these days by climate change, is only an issue near the coasts and rivers? New research detailing nearly every corner of the U.S. shows otherwise. Researchers from Brooklyn-based nonprofit First Street teamed with more than 80 experts in real estate, insurance and academia to compile an unprecedented flood database extensively augmenting existing federal information. For the first…

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At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

BEIJING — Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province say at least 12 people have died and 10 are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the country. Sichuan’s Mianning county was battered by storms on Friday and Saturday, with flooding especially bad in Yihai township, the county government reported. Two vehicles plunged into a river along a flood-damaged highway, and 7,705 people were evacuated in the area. The area…

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Storms, damaging winds move through the Carolinas

Storms, damaging winds move through the Carolinas

As storms move through the Charlotte area, those in its path could see damaging wind gusts and hail. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Storms moved through the Carolinas on Sunday afternoon into the evening, bringing along the threat of damaging wind gusts and hail. Just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Gaston, Mecklenburg and York counties, which expired at 5:15 p.m. Later, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Chesterfield and Lancaster…

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Level 2 severe weather threat: Rain pummels Chapel Hill as storms begin popping up in the Triangle

Level 2 severe weather threat: Rain pummels Chapel Hill as storms begin popping up in the Triangle

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — Southern parts of the Triangle are under a level 2 threat for severe weather, while northern areas are under a level 1 risk. Rain began pummeling Chapel Hill as storms popped up around the Triangle around 5 p.m. Damaging winds and heavy downpours are the main threat with these storms, as a cold front passes across North Carolina. The threat for damaging winds is possible for central…

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Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said water levels in many rivers were continuing to rise, posing threats to flood protection embankments that could burst, potentially affecting hundreds of thousands…

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Thunderstorms, damaging winds a threat for Sunday afternoon

Thunderstorms, damaging winds a threat for Sunday afternoon

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — It’s been a hot, typical summer weekend. You may not feel it, but a not-so-cool cold front is moving in, which will cause us to have a Level 1 and 2 threat for severe weather on Sunday. Some rain to cool us off is likely coming on Sunday to start the week off. Sunday morning will be dry, but then around 4 p.m. there will likely be a…

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BBB on Homes: Develop a plan to protect your family, property during hurricane season

BBB on Homes: Develop a plan to protect your family, property during hurricane season

The hurricane season is upon us, and since the greater Houston area is especially hurricane-prone, you should prepare your family and your property to minimize damage. First, develop a family hurricane preparedness plan before an actual storm threatens your area. The Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas offers the following tips when developing a plan:  Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family.  Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge,…

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