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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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown reopening delayed indefinitely

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown reopening delayed indefinitely

Published 2:26 pm CDT, Friday, June 26, 2020 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown’s reopening is delayed. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown’s reopening is delayed. Photo: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Photo: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown’s reopening is delayed. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown’s reopening is delayed. Photo: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown reopening delayed…

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Saharan Dust Cloud Arrives At The U.S. Gulf Coast, Bringing The Haze

Saharan Dust Cloud Arrives At The U.S. Gulf Coast, Bringing The Haze

A massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is arriving along the U.S. Gulf Coast this week, after traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. The phenomenon happens every year – but the 2020 version is especially large and imposing, experts say. The dust cloud is “quite large” this year, says Marshall Shepherd, the director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia, in an interview on All Things Considered. “I think that’s why…

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Scattered thunderstorms and showers expected all day, damaging winds possible

Scattered thunderstorms and showers expected all day, damaging winds possible

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Scattered thunderstorms and showers are moving across the Triangle Thursday afternoon, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. A Level 1 risk for severe storms is in place this afternoon. Areas in central North Carolina will likely see pop-up thunderstorms with heavy rain throughout the night. At around noon, Hillsborough and Henderson saw heavy rain. Henderson even had reported lightning. Many communities will be affected by the storms rolling in, so it’s…

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Houston Forecast: Flash flood warnings expire but scattered showers continue

Houston Forecast: Flash flood warnings expire but scattered showers continue

Some street flooding was reported in the Katy area and in parts of SW Houston early this morning. HOUSTON — After several flash flood warnings and a flash flood watch, the worst of this morning’s weather has pushed to areas east of Houston. All flash flood watches and warnings have expired for the time being. There is, however, a river flood warning for South Mayde Creek near Greenhouse Road and for the Addicks Reservoir. Minor…

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Flash Flood Warning continues until 10 a.m. after early-morning street flooding | Watch live radar

Flash Flood Warning continues until 10 a.m. after early-morning street flooding | Watch live radar

The worst of this morning’s weather is now pushing to the southeast, giving the Katy area a break. HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning continues for northeastern Jackson County, south central Austin County southeastern Colorado County, west central Fort Bend County and Wharton County until 10 a.m. Thursday. The worst of this morning’s weather is now pushing to the southeast, giving Katy and the rest of Fort Bend County/western Harris County a break from the…

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Flash Flood Warning in effect until 10 a.m.; street flooding reported in Katy area | Watch live radar

Flash Flood Warning in effect until 10 a.m.; street flooding reported in Katy area | Watch live radar

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for northeastern Jackson County, south central Austin County southeastern Colorado County, west central Fort Bend County and Wharton County until 10 a.m. Thursday. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include El Campo, Wharton, Eagle Lake, East Bernard, Beasley, Kendleton,  Pierce, Nada, Egypt, Garwood, Hungerford and Louise. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for a portion of Southeast Texas, including the following areas:…

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Several people stranded in stalled cars due to flash flooding near Katy

Several people stranded in stalled cars due to flash flooding near Katy

KHOU 11 Reporter Michelle Choi said floodwaters is about 8 inches deep near Greenhouse and Saums Road HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County deputies said several people are stranded in their vehicles due to flash flooding west of Houston. KHOU 11 Reporter Michelle Choi is near Katy where she spotted at least one vehicle submerged in water near Greenhouse and Saums Road. A deputy on scene said at least three people who tried to travel…

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Live Radar: Flash Flood Warning in effect until 9:45 a.m.; street flooding reported in Katy area

Live Radar: Flash Flood Warning in effect until 9:45 a.m.; street flooding reported in Katy area

Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding this morning. HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning is now in effect until 9:15 a.m. for southeastern Austin County, northwestern Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas, Harris County and southeastern Waller County. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for a portion of Southeast Texas, including the following areas: Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Waller and Wharton until 10 a.m. Thursday. HIGH WATER…

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Flash Flood Warning in effect until 9:45 a.m. including the Katy area | View live radar

Flash Flood Warning in effect until 9:45 a.m. including the Katy area | View live radar

Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding this morning. HOUSTON — Southeastern Austin County in southeastern Texas…  Northwestern Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas…  Harris County in southeastern Texas…  Southeastern Waller County in southeastern Texas… are under a flash flood warning until 9:45 a.m. Jeff Lindner with Harris County Flood Control reports South Mayde Creek is over its banks and rising, more street flooding is likely. HIGH WATER LIST: High water…

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Flash flood watch for Houston as stationary storms pummel communities

Flash flood watch for Houston as stationary storms pummel communities

Radar imagery shows rain over Houston on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Radar imagery shows rain over Houston on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Radar imagery shows rain over Houston on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Radar imagery shows rain over Houston on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Photo: National Weather Service Flash flood watch for Houston as stationary storms…

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Flash Flood Warning issued for 3 counties including the Katy area | View live radar

Flash Flood Warning issued for 3 counties including the Katy area | View live radar

Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding this morning. HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning was just issued for northwestern Fort Bend County, Harris County and southeastern Waller County until 7 a.m. Thursday. This includes the Rosenberg, Richmond, Pecan Grove, Katy, Jersey Village, Mission Bend, and Spring Branch areas shaded in red here: Watch Meteorologist Chita Craft on #HTownRush – live on KHOU 11 now A Flash Flood Watch is also in…

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Strong to severe storms move in after lunchtime, damaging winds possible

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Scattered thunderstorms and rain showers will move across the Triangle on Thursday, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Partly cloudy skies and some showers in the morning will give way to rain and storms in the afternoon and evening, some of which could be strong to severe. Storms will move into the Sandhills first before making their way into the Triangle. According to Gardner, some storms are possible in the…

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Weather Update: Flash flood watch in effect for part of Houston area | View live radar

Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding this morning. HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for a portion of Southeast Texas, including the following areas: Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Waller and Wharton until 10 a.m. Thursday. Watch Meteorologist Chita Craft on #HTownRush – live on KHOU 11 starting at 4:30 a.m. * A slow-moving line of showers and thunderstorms extending from Harris County into Colorado and…

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Houston Forecast: Flash flood watch through Thursday morning

Houston Forecast: Flash flood watch through Thursday morning

Some downpours will create brief heavy rain and minor street flooding. HOUSTON — A flash flood watch is in effect for Harris, Fort Bend, Colorado and Waller counties until 6 a.m. Thursday. A slow-moving low pressure system combined with deep tropical moisture will combine to keep rain chances going again on Thursday.  Right now it looks like two rounds of rain. One in the early morning, then another in the warmth of the afternoon.  TRAFFIC: View…

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Mexico quake toll rises to 7; hundreds of homes damaged

Mexico quake toll rises to 7; hundreds of homes damaged

MEXICO CITY — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least seven people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said Wednesday. The quake that struck at 10:29 a.m. (11:20 a.m. Eastern) Tuesday also caused a brief fire at an oil refinery in the Pacific coast city of Salina Cruz. Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat said Wednesday…

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Flood advisory issued for Nueces County; rain expected through Friday

Flood advisory issued for Nueces County; rain expected through Friday

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Flood advisory issued for Nueces County; rain expected through Friday The National Weather Service in Corpus issued a flood advisory for Nueces County on Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through Friday. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE The National Weather…

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Houston Forecast: Flood watch canceled but heavy downpours persist

Houston Forecast: Flood watch canceled but heavy downpours persist

Continue to keep your guard up for high water spots as rain will be an issue throughout the day. HOUSTON — More heavy downpours swept through the Houston area early this morning, but so far we have avoided the threat of widespread street flooding. An earlier Flash Flood Watch and Flood Advisory have both expired, although we should stay weather aware today as more scattered downpours will continue through the afternoon. As of 8 a.m….

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Houston Forecast: Heavy rainfall along the coast, flood advisory in effect

Houston Forecast: Heavy rainfall along the coast, flood advisory in effect

Continue to keep your guard up for high water spots as rain will be an issue throughout the day. HOUSTON — More heavy downpours swept through the Houston area early this morning, but so far we have avoided the threat of widespread street flooding. LIVE VIDEO: The video player above is streaming live weather radar  An earlier Flash Flood Watch has now expired, but a Flood Advisory is in effect, especially for our coastal communities…

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Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

BEIJING — China has issued a warning for mudslides and flooding across a wide swath of south, central and eastern China, with heavy rain set to strike the area into Thursday. The National Meteorological Center raised the threat level on Wednesday to yellow, its third highest, with thunderstorms and strong winds also forecast. The provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Anhui and Zhejiang and the far southern region of Guangxi that have already suffered flooding…

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Houston Weather: Flash Flood Watch in effect | View live radar

Houston Weather: Flash Flood Watch in effect | View live radar

Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches are likely for most areas. Isolated areas could see up to 5-8 inches with up to 3 inches per hour HOUSTON — Storms have moved across the area and all morning we will see the risk for high water. We have a flash flood watch through 7 a.m. and it may be extended, so expect more streets to possibly be impacted by several inches of standing water.  Included in the…

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Houston Flooding Possible Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning Says NWS

Houston Flooding Possible Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning Says NWS

It looks like rain is in the forecast for Tuesday night, along with a side of potential flooding for Houston. On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston and surrounding areas, lasting from 7 p.m. June 23 through 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. After heavy rainfall in the Houston area on Monday, a new band of thunderstorms appears to be brewing over southeast Texas that forecasters predict will move…

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Houston Forecast: The potential for flash flooding

Houston Forecast: The potential for flash flooding

A flash flood alert is in place for the region tonight through Wed. AM. 2-6″+ possible! HOUSTON — I hope you aren’t tired of the rain yet, because more is on the way, and it could be coming down in buckets.  Standing water was spotted in several spots across the metro area yesterday with some minor street flooding.  But now we have a Flash Flood Watch up through tomorrow morning, so expect more streets to…

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Flash Flood Watch goes into effect from tonight through tomorrow morning

Flash Flood Watch goes into effect from tonight through tomorrow morning

High water spots will be a concern today and tomorrow. HOUSTON — Get ready for more rain across the Houston area. And now a flash flood watch has been issued. The flash flood watch goes into effect tonight at 7 p.m. and runs through tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Included in the watch are the following counties: San Jacinto, Polk, Washington, Grimes, Montgomery, Liberty, Colorado, Waller, Harris, Chambers, Wharton, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Brazoria and Galveston …

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South Central Texas Receives About 2 Inches Of Rain, More To Come This Week

South Central Texas Receives About 2 Inches Of Rain, More To Come This Week

The National Weather Service reported 1 to 2 inches of rain fell across South Central Texas on Tuesday morning.  Forecasters issued a flood advisory for small creeks and streams in San Antonio that expired at 11 a.m.  Some street flooding was reported in Castle Hills. NWS meteorologist Ethan Williams said there is a good chance of rain in the forecast every day through Friday. The severe weather threats this week are from possible damaging winds and flooding…

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Tropical Storm Dolly forms over Atlantic, expected to weaken

Tropical Storm Dolly forms over Atlantic, expected to weaken

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Dolly formed Tuesday over the northern Atlantic Ocean but was expected to dissipate later in the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) but weakening is expected during the next day or two as Dolly moves over colder waters, the Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to become a post-tropical storm Wednesday and then dissipate by early Thursday, forecasters…

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Tuesday morning storms in San Antonio lead to power outages, flooding and a water rescue

Tuesday morning storms in San Antonio lead to power outages, flooding and a water rescue

The first round of storms to hit San Antonio this week caused some power outages and flooding Tuesday. The first round of storms to hit San Antonio this week caused some power outages and flooding Tuesday. Photo: Express-News File Photo Photo: Express-News File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The first round of storms to hit San Antonio this week caused some power outages and flooding Tuesday. The first…

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Triangle now included in severe weather risk this afternoon

Triangle now included in severe weather risk this afternoon

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Severe weather will be possible across central North Carolina late Tuesday afternoon and evening. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the entire viewing area is under a level 1 risk for severe weather, with storms expected to move in no earlier than 4 or 5 p.m. Damaging winds and heavy rain are possible. The first half of Tuesday will be mostly dry, with temperatures reaching 82 degrees by 10 a.m. The…

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Thunderstorms targeting Houston again Tuesday, with street flooding possible

Thunderstorms targeting Houston again Tuesday, with street flooding possible

A radar image captures storms moving across Texas on the morning of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A radar image captures storms moving across Texas on the morning of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A radar image captures storms moving across Texas on the morning of Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A radar image captures storms moving across Texas…

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Floods soak homes, cut roads in Serbia, Bosnia amid rains

Floods soak homes, cut roads in Serbia, Bosnia amid rains

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has introduced emergency measures in several municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed, authorities said Tuesday. Surging rivers led to around 700 houses being flooded in western and central Serbia, according to state RTS television. Some 70 families in the western town of Ljubovija have been forced to evacuate their homes. Local official Milan Kovacevic described the situation in the town as “dramatic”…

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3 dead, thousands evacuated in south China flooding

3 dead, thousands evacuated in south China flooding

BEIJING — Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed at least three people and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. China’s national observatory issued a high alert for rainstorms across vast stretches of the country for the next 24 hours. Floods and mudslides began impacting villages and towns in the southwestern Guizhou province on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV reported. It put the number of dead at three and evacuations at…

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Flood warnings, advisories as storms pop up across NC

Flood warnings, advisories as storms pop up across NC

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Rainy, gloomy skies aren’t going away yet. Scattered thunderstorms and showers are causing flood warnings in multiple counties across North Carolina. Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, Robeson and many other counties were under a flood warning. Caswell, Cumberland, Hoke, Sampson and many others were under flash flood watches or warnings. Here is a full list of flood-related watches and warnings. Flooding is still a threat in communities along the Tar River,…

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Water rescues, severe flooding in Sampson County

Water rescues, severe flooding in Sampson County

Sampson County, N.C. — Officials are asking residents to avoid traveling through Sampson County, particularly in Newton Grove due to flash flooding. In the past 24-hours, Sampson County has seen over 11 inches over rain. Crews in boats were conducting water rescues early Saturday morning on US Highway 701 near Parkside Grill and in the Luke Hobbs Farm and Whit Road area. A flood warning is issued in Sampson County for the rest of Saturday….

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Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana

Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana

Updated 3:14 pm CDT, Friday, June 19, 2020 Rap artist Hurricane Chris, known for the hit “A Bay Bay,” has been arrested on a murder charge in Louisiana. Rap artist Hurricane Chris, known for the hit “A Bay Bay,” has been arrested on a murder charge in Louisiana. Photo: Julio Cortez, Chronicle Photo: Julio Cortez, Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Rap artist Hurricane Chris, known for the hit “A…

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More than $8.3M approved for Pender County’s hurricane cleanup

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A team from Illinois came to Pender County to help one farm recover after Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $8.3 million to reimburse Pender County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence. Funds for this project cover the removal of hurricane-related debris throughout the county such as vegetation, damaged trees, construction materials and white goods. – Advertisement…

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Flash flood warning still in place for several NC counties

Flash flood warning still in place for several NC counties

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist River levels were already high in northeastern North Carolina which made for perfect conditions for flooding this week. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said it usually takes 15 to 20 inches of rain to see the kind of flooding the northeastern part of the state has seen this week, but because of the already saturated ground, it only took 7 to 10 inches to cause dangerous, flash flooding. Here are all…

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The climate change impact on hurricanes

The climate change impact on hurricanes

We’ve had our share of extreme weather events here in North Carolina, especially when it comes to hurricanes. Globally, we’ve seen some of the hottest and wettest years on record happen in the last 10 years. So, what’s behind it all? “So there’s weather and there’s climate, which is our changing weather over time. But we’re in this complicated place right now where a changing climate is really affecting our weather,” said Bernadette Woods Placky,…

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Hurricane Harvey 'significantly' impacted dolphins in Galveston Bay, researchers say

Hurricane Harvey 'significantly' impacted dolphins in Galveston Bay, researchers say

Following the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, researchers have observed a 73 percent drop in bottlenose dolphin encounter rates. GALVESTON, Texas — Houston and Galveston-area residents weren’t the only ones to take a big hit from Hurricane Harvey. Our friends in the ocean also were also significantly impacted by the intense flooding in 2017. According to a study by the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program, flooding from Harvey resulted in a 73 percent drop in bottlenose…

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More than 40 Nash County residents evacuate homes due to flooding

More than 40 Nash County residents evacuate homes due to flooding

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — An area near Rocky Mount is facing flooding concerns after recent rains swelled the Tar River causing it to overflow into surrounding developments. As of Wednesday night, multiple roads in downtown Nashville are currently closed due to flooding. Firefighters estimate five to six inches fell between Tuesday and Wednesday causing 45 to 50 people to evacuate their homes while waters rose. “There are other roads that are flooded that are…

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Creeks swell, dam breaks in northeastern NC, flooding roads, businesses, homes

Creeks swell, dam breaks in northeastern NC, flooding roads, businesses, homes

Nashville, N.C. — Many roads are washed out and trees are down blocking roads in Granville, Nash and Vance counties, making for hazardous driving conditions. Rocky Mount officials said nine people were rescued from their home on Wednesday because of flooding around their house. The heaviest rainfall and flooding was concentrated Wednesday in the north and east quadrant of North Carolina, with showers continuing into the evening. By 10 p.m., all showers should be gone,…

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Rain backs off in Triangle, flash flooding hits northeastern counties

Rain backs off in Triangle, flash flooding hits northeastern counties

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Rain chances will start to back off in the Triangle on Wednesday and Thursday while other areas could see downpours and isolated flooding. Rain showers, which could be heavy at times, are likely across central North Carolina on Wednesday, but counties northeast of the Triangle are most at risk for flooding. Person, Granville, Franklin, Nash, Vance and Warren counties were under a flash flood warning until 12:15 p.m. Those counties…

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Nash County couple saved after car swept off flooded road during Flash Flood Warning

Nash County couple saved after car swept off flooded road during Flash Flood Warning

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A couple in Nash County was rescued Wednesday morning when their vehicle was swept off the road into the woods. Photos posted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office showed crews walking someone to safety on a road with water ponding on each side. The rescue happened near Seven Paths Road close to Spring Hope. Only six inches of the car’s roof was visible when the rescue was made, according to…

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Rain backs off in Triangle, flash flood warnings in northeast

Rain backs off in Triangle, flash flood warnings in northeast

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Rain chances will start to back off in the Triangle on Wednesday and Thursday while other areas could see downpours and isolated flooding. Rain showers, which could be heavy at times, are likely across central North Carolina on Wednesday, but counties northeast of the Triangle are most at risk for flooding. Franklin, Nash, Vance and Warren counties were under a flash flood warning until 8:45 a.m. Track rain with the…

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