Severe weather disrupts Halloween

Severe weather disrupts Halloween

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather is having a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas.  A line of storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado. “The timing could not be worse for Halloween trick-or-treating,” First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich explained. There is a medium-to-high chance of seeing some form of severe weather across the entire region. The line of storms is moving from…

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LIVE: Tornado warning in Person County until 8; updates on severe weather in area

LIVE: Tornado warning in Person County until 8; updates on severe weather in area

By Alfred Charles, WRAL.com managing editor Raleigh, N.C. — A large swath of central North Carolina is under a tornado watch as a line of storms approach the region, which is under a Level 3 risk for severe weather. A tornado warning has been issued for several central North Carolina counties, including central Caswell County, southeastern Rockingham, and southwestern Caswell and northern Guilford County. Anyone in that area was asked to take cover because of…

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New Border Wall Construction Begins In Texas For The First Time In Trump Era

New Border Wall Construction Begins In Texas For The First Time In Trump Era

The installation of steel rebar at a site south of Donna in the Rio Grande Valley marks the first border wall construction in Texas since President Trump took office. “This is significant because until now, we had not seen new construction in places where there had never been border barrier before,” said Ricky Garza, staff attorney with the Texas Civil Rights project. Garza said the new wall construction is happening on government land but hundreds…

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Tornado-Battered Richardson Neighborhood Donates Treats To Try To Make Halloween Sweet

RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents in a tornado-raved neighborhood in Richardson handed out candy and held activities for children at the parking lot of nearby Richland Elementary School on Thursday. Neighbors said they realized the traditional trick-or-treating wouldn’t work in the Richland Park area because storm debris still lines many streets and is piled on top of sidewalks. One of the organizers, Barry Propes said, “The trees as you can see lining the neighborhood, it’s…

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Tornado warning issued for some central NC counties with the Triangle under a tornado watch through 11 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for some central NC counties with the Triangle under a tornado watch through 11 p.m.

By Alfred Charles, WRAL.com managing editor Raleigh, N.C. — A large swath of central North Carolina is under a tornado watch as a line of storms approach the region, which is under a Level 3 risk for severe weather. A tornado warning has been issued for several central North Carolina counties, including southeastern Rockingham, and southwestern Caswell and northern Guilford County. Anyone in that area was asked to take cover because of the threat of flying…

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Ghosts Of Galveston May Be Inspiring More Tours Than The City Can Handle

Ghosts Of Galveston May Be Inspiring More Tours Than The City Can Handle

From Texas Standard: If you have ever been to Galveston, you may have noticed something eerie about it — Galveston County Daily News reporter Kathryn Eastburn says the city seems to have seen more than its fair share of untimely death. “And it’s an island, it’s surrounded by water, and people in the paranormal world feel like that combination of things makes for lots of spirits lingering,” Eastburn says. Many of those ghost stories are…

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LIVE: Severe weather on Halloween night

LIVE: Severe weather on Halloween night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather is having a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas.  A line of storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado. “The timing could not be worse for Halloween trick-or-treating,” First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich explained. There is a medium-to-high chance of seeing some form of severe weather across the entire region. The line of storms is moving from…

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With level 3 risk for severe weather, trick-or-treaters should start early, pay attention

With level 3 risk for severe weather, trick-or-treaters should start early, pay attention

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The region is under a level 3 risk for severe weather on Halloween night with dangerous conditions expected to move into the Triangle by 8 or 9 p.m. “The timeline for severe weather is going to be critical for folks headed out to trick-or-treat,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Spotty showers across the region Thursday afternoon could give way to gusty winds and isolated tornadoes in the…

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2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

By BRIAN MELLEY and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ, Associated Press SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of thousands across the state. The latest blazes erupted in the heavily populated inland region east of Los Angeles as strong, seasonal Santa Ana winds continued to blow with gusts of up to 60…

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Severe weather threat brings down Durham's giant moon on Halloween

Severe weather threat brings down Durham's giant moon on Halloween

Durham, N.C. — A giant moon hanging above the CCB Plaza in Durham is already wowing crowds. But visitors won’t be able to see it on Halloween, organizers say. Strong winds anticipated Thursday forced organizers to take down the Bull Moon Rising exhibit. The hanging moon, which has a diameter of nearly 23 feet, was created by Luke Jerram, an artist from the United Kingdom. The Triangle is under a level 3 risk for severe…

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WATCH LIVE: Panovich says timing could not be worse for severe weather during trick or treating

WATCH LIVE: Panovich says timing could not be worse for severe weather during trick or treating

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather could have a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas Thursday.  First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says it won’t be a washout Thursday, but the a line of storms will moving through the area will likely bring severe weather to the Queen City. “The timing could not be worse for trick or treating tomorrow,” Panovich said. “I really think the evening hours will…

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Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween

Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween

In North Carolina, the transitional seasons of fall and spring are when we see those big temps swings. We did start this month with a 100-degree day! Now, we are about to see another swing over the next couple of days. 80 degrees on Halloween, freezing temps by Sunday. And when we see those big shifts in an air mass, we usually get storms. Thursday will be one of those days. Because of the possibility…

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Triangle under level 3 risk for severe weather Halloween night

Triangle under level 3 risk for severe weather Halloween night

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The National Weather Service has upgraded the risk for stormy weather for much of the Triangle on Thursday night, which is now under a level 3 risk for severe weather. WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said rough weather could complicate Halloween night festivities. The region is under a risk for severe weather late Halloween night, but trick-or-treaters should be able to stay dry as they collect candy. Wednesday…

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The Latest: California wildfire grows, threatens 6,500 homes

The Latest: California wildfire grows, threatens 6,500 homes

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A wind-driven wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles has grown to 1,300 acres (526 hectares). The Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze is threatening 6,500 homes. The fire erupted before dawn Wednesday between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark, It has been spread by strong Santa Ana winds. Flames have approached the hilltop Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, but a…

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North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Storm damage from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina legislators are aiming to locate more funds to help with the recovery from three recent hurricanes, with an emphasis on lessening damages in future storms. The House budget-writing committee voted on Wednesday for a bill that would allocate $257 million from state coffers for disaster recovery. Nearly $110 million would…

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Quick-hitting storms, damaging winds possible on Halloween

Quick-hitting storms, damaging winds possible on Halloween

In North Carolina, the transitional seasons of fall and spring are when we see those big temps swings. We did start this month with a 100-degree day! Now, we are about to see another swing over the next couple of days. 80 degrees on Halloween, freezing temps by Sunday. And when we see those big shifts in an air mass, we usually get storms. Thursday will be one of those days. Because of the possibility…

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Crews battle California blazes before windstorms return

Crews battle California blazes before windstorms return

By STEFANIE DAZIO and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Crews fought Tuesday to drown, slash and smother wildfires that have incinerated dozens of homes in Northern and Southern California before returning windstorms can blow them back into furious life. In California’s wine country, firefighters worked to reinforce fire lines in western Sonoma County while rushing to shore up the eastern side that could be the new focus as winds switched direction. “We’re playing…

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Study triples population at risk of climate-triggered floods

Study triples population at risk of climate-triggered floods

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — The number of people threatened by climate change-triggered flooding is about three times higher than previously thought, a new study says. But it’s not because of more water. It’s because the land, especially in Asia and the developing world, is several feet lower than what space-based radar has calculated, according to a study in the journal Nature Communications Tuesday. So instead of 80 million people living in…

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Kincade Fire: Couple gets married at California vineyard near massive wildfire

Kincade Fire: Couple gets married at California vineyard near massive wildfire

KENWOOD, Calif. — The show must gone on — even during the massive Kincade Fire in Northern California’s Sonoma County. Karna Roa, a wedding photographer, captured this dramatic photo of a bride and groom getting married in Kenwood on Saturday while the Kincade Fire burned just miles away. “Beautiful wedding at Chateau St Jean yesterday,” Roa posted on Facebook Sunday. “This lovely couple flew from Chicago for their gorgeous destination in the wine country.” Roa…

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Fort Bend County Faces Flooding, Traffic Issues Like The Rest Of Greater Houston

Fort Bend County Faces Flooding, Traffic Issues Like The Rest Of Greater Houston

Fort Bend County Judge KP George with Craig Cohen in the Houston Matters studios. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: <iframe src=”https://embed.hpm.io/350219/350246″ style=”height: 115px; width: 100%;”></iframe> As Fort Bend County’s population continues to grow, local officials there find it increasingly challenging to make sure the infrastructure keeps up. Judge KP George, the county’s top elected official, says in the past 20 years traffic hasn’t gotten better — even…

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Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter

Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter

By JOSH FUNK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Flooding along the Missouri River has stretched on for seven months in places and could endure through the winter, leaving some Upper Midwest farmland and possibly some homes encased in ice. There are several reasons for the flooding, including high levels along the river, saturated ground and broken levees. And with the forecasters predicting a wetter-than-normal winter, it’s possible the flooding could continue in some places all…

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California wildfires erupt in LA, burn in wine country

California wildfires erupt in LA, burn in wine country

By TERENCE CHEA and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SANTA ROSA, California — Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced thousands to flee their homes. Easing winds offered a chance of improved conditions for firefighters trying to control a huge fire in Sonoma County wine country north of San Francisco, but forecasters warned that another round of strong wind…

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Pablo weakens to become a tropical storm in the Atlantic

Pablo weakens to become a tropical storm in the Atlantic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Pablo has weakened to become a tropical storm, as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean. Right now, tropical-storm-force winds are extending up to 60 miles from Tropical Storm Pablo’s center. As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Pablo was about 710 miles northeast of Lajes Air Base in the Azores and packing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It’s moving north at 14 mph. A…

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California declares state of emergency over wildfires, winds

California declares state of emergency over wildfires, winds

By TERRY CHEA and DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press SANTA ROSA, California — California’s governor declared a statewide emergency with nearly 200,000 people ordered to flee their homes because of wildfires fueled by historic winds, while millions were without electricity after the largest utility cut power in some areas as a precaution to prevent other fires. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement that officials are deploying “every resource available” to respond to the wildfires, including…

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Pablo becomes a hurricane as it moves away from the Azores in the Atlantic

Pablo becomes a hurricane as it moves away from the Azores in the Atlantic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pablo has become a hurricane — the sixth of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows Pablo far away from the U.S. — about 535 miles northeast of Lajes Air Base in the Azores and packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, with higher gusts.  Tropical-storm-force winds are extending out up to 80 miles from Pablo’s center. Pablo is currently moving toward the north-northeast…

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