Triangle under flash flood warning

Triangle under flash flood warning

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Six counties, including the Triangle are under a flash flood warning until 9 p.m. Monday. “This will likely cause some minor flooding, and it may be a little bit more noticeable in locations that tend to flood,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said most of the rain Monday has been from Johnston County and points west. “We’ve been dryer for our eastern communities,…

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Salisbury Fire crews respond to 'several water rescues' after flash flooding

Salisbury Fire crews respond to 'several water rescues' after flash flooding

Salisbury Fire said the Wellington Hills subdivision and Sacred Heart Church both had severe flash flooding and several rescues. SALISBURY, N.C. — Salisbury emergency crews responded to multiple water rescue calls after flash flooding in the area Monday. Crews responded to the north side of Salisbury along Jake Alexander Boulevard.  The Salisbury Fire Department said fire crews joined the Special Ops Task Force to assist in “several water rescues” in some of the areas with…

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Deaths, worries about assistance mount after Hurricane Laura

Deaths, worries about assistance mount after Hurricane Laura

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press LAKE CHARLES, La. — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush’s family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the lot. The storm also damaged her home, which now reeks of mold. Federal and state officials are on the ground to help residents with home repairs and…

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The Impact Of Hurricane Laura Overflowed In States Already Facing COVID-19 Disasters

The Impact Of Hurricane Laura Overflowed In States Already Facing COVID-19 Disasters

On this week’s Petrie Dish, we explore what happened in Louisiana and Southeast Texas when Hurricane Laura landed — and what other hurricane hotspots like Florida, Alabama and Mississippi can learn from the deadly storm.   A hurricane presents its own kind of health emergency, but as the U.S. continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, a hurricane mixed into a pandemic creates a whole new swirl of challenges. And this event may be only the…

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Donate to the Red Cross to help Hurricane Laura victims in Louisiana, Southeast Texas

Donate to the Red Cross to help Hurricane Laura victims in Louisiana, Southeast Texas

HOUSTON — Thankfully, the Houston area was spared from the devastation of Hurricane Laura, but our SE Texas and Louisiana neighbors need our help. You can make a difference by donating $10 to the Red Cross simply by texting LAURA to 90999.  If you’d like to donate more, visit redcross.org/donate or call 800-RED-CROSS.  Ensure your donation helps people affected by Hurricane Laura by choosing that option. Donations enable the Red Cross to help people recover from this…

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5 ways you can help Hurricane Laura victims on the road to recovery

5 ways you can help Hurricane Laura victims on the road to recovery

Houstonians are known for their huge hearts when it comes to helping people in need. Here’s how you can help victims of Hurricane Laura. HOUSTON — We know all too well how overwhelming it can be to pick up the pieces when your home is damaged or destroyed by a hurricane. If you’re looking for ways to help our neighbors in East Texas and Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Laura, there are several options. TITO’S…

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Mayor Turner to discuss COVID-19 response, donation drive for Hurricane Laura victims | Watch at 3 p.m.

Mayor Turner to discuss COVID-19 response, donation drive for Hurricane Laura victims | Watch at 3 p.m.

Watch the press conference live on this page or any of KHOU 11’s social media platorms. HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will be having a press conference this afternoon to discuss the city’s latest response to COVID-19 as well as how the city is collecting donations for Hurricane Laura victims. Watch live on this page at 3 p.m. or any of KHOU 11’s social media platforms. Coronavirus testing came to a halt in Houston…

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Lake Charles hospital staff stays behind to care for 19 NICU babies during Hurricane Laura

Lake Charles hospital staff stays behind to care for 19 NICU babies during Hurricane Laura

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Despite the raging winds and rain outside, leaky windows and no air conditioning or running water, nurses and other staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital kept their most critical baby patients safe and sound. The team of 20 stayed behind while Hurricane Laura tore through the region. They cared for 19 babies in their ICU. Some of the infants were on respirators and ventilators. Others had been born extremely premature. RELATED:…

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Hurricane Laura caused Neches River to flow backward for 12 hours

Hurricane Laura caused Neches River to flow backward for 12 hours

When Hurricane Laura hit the Texas-Louisiana border last week, the water and wind caused something strange to occur— the Neches River started flowing backwards. When Hurricane Laura hit the Texas-Louisiana border last week, the water and wind caused something strange to occur— the Neches River started flowing backwards. Photo: Courtesy- USGS Photo: Courtesy- USGS Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 When Hurricane Laura hit the Texas-Louisiana border last week, the…

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Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country

Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country

By BRIAN MELLEY and ARON RANEN, Associated Press HEALDSBURG, Calif. — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher’s ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn’t do any damage to the delicate fruit, ash and smoke certainly could. Bucher hired an extra crew, and they finished the task before dawn Wednesday in the quaint wine country destination of Healdsburg,…

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4 tropical systems developing in the Atlantic Ocean as record-setting hurricane season continues

RALEIGH (WTVD) — There are four tropical waves developing in the Atlantic storm basin Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The next storm that strengthens into a named tropical cyclone would be named Nana and could be the earliest N-named storm ever, which is becoming the norm this season. The 2020 hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the most active on record. So far this season, Cristobal, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna,…

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After Laura, Learning How To Recover From A Hurricane During A Pandemic

After Laura, Learning How To Recover From A Hurricane During A Pandemic

In Orange, Texas, just across the Sabine River from Louisiana, a line of cars hundreds deep snakes along a highway shoulder and into a parking lot. A local supermarket has set up an aid distribution center in the hot sun and humidity. Families are packed in their cars, waiting to get the basics: ice, water, a hot meal. Hurricane Laura is the first major test of whether the Gulf Coast is prepared to handle two…

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Entergy announces 60 percent of Hurricane Laura power outages restored

Entergy announces 60 percent of Hurricane Laura power outages restored

“Our workforce will continue its safe, quick work until everyone’s power is restored,” Entergy Texas said on the company’s website. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — Entergy Texas said utility workers have restored nearly 60 percent of the electrical power outages caused by Hurricane Laura.  “Our workforce will continue its safe, quick work until everyone’s power is restored,” the company said on their website.  On the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 27 just hours after Hurricane Laura made…

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In aftermath of Hurricane Laura, residents worry about help

In aftermath of Hurricane Laura, residents worry about help

Layla Winbush walks over the debris of her family’s destroyed auto detailing business in Lake Charles, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Layla Winbush walks over the debris of her family’s destroyed auto detailing business in Lake Charles, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Layla Winbush…

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Samaritan's Purse volunteers continuing to help Hurricane Laura victims

Samaritan's Purse volunteers continuing to help Hurricane Laura victims

By Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Samaritan’s Purse volunteers have been on cleanup duty in Louisiana. The group helped clear a path there after Hurricane Laura. Volunteers chopped up downed trees, repaired roofs and lent a helping hand. “Our goal overall is to love and help people in Jesus’ name, let them know that God loves them. We are using this storm to go see people who need help,” said Lorenzo Torres, the program manager in…

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Hurricane-force winds topple tree in Italy, killing 2 kids

Hurricane-force winds topple tree in Italy, killing 2 kids

ROME — Hurricane-force winds toppled a tree Sunday during a storm in northern Italy, killing two children in a tent at a campground. The victims, sisters aged 3 and 14, died in the hospital, while another sibling was slightly injured and their parents were unharmed, Italian news reports said. Most of the other campers near Marina di Massa, a town on Tuscany’s coast, had fled the campground after storm warnings on Saturday. Winds up to…

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Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press Updated 12:12 am CDT, Sunday, August 30, 2020 Bradley Beard walks with a shovel through his daughter’s destroyed trailer home, after searching in vain for the water shutoff valve for the property in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 in Hackberry, La. less Bradley Beard walks with a shovel through his daughter’s destroyed trailer home, after searching in vain for the water shutoff valve for the property in the…

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COVID-19 test sites back up after Hurricane Laura, public urged to get tested

COVID-19 test sites back up after Hurricane Laura, public urged to get tested

Houston may have tapped the brakes a bit on testing to prepare for Hurricane Laura, but now, it’s time to get back to it. HOUSTON — Coronavirus testing came to a halt in Houston as Hurricane Laura made her final approach. Luckily, the hurricane missed Houston, but coronavirus is still a major concern. And with Hurricane Laura no longer a threat, Houston is refocusing its resources on the community and coronavirus. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner…

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Kingwood families return the favor, deliver donations to victims of Hurricane Laura

Kingwood families return the favor, deliver donations to victims of Hurricane Laura

The Houston-area families gathered water, toiletries, masks, and tarps for the people in Louisiana and Orange, Texas who are rebuilding after the Category 4 storm. HOUSTON — Richard and Dawn Abram sifted through plastic grocery bags filled with bottles of body wash, baby wipes, toothpaste and more, piling up in front of their Kingwood garage. He and his wife sorted the various toiletries, coloring books, and pairs of shoes into white plastic laundry hampers, ready…

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Severe weather threat diminishes, shifts to eastern counties

Severe weather threat diminishes, shifts to eastern counties

By WRAL Severe Weather Center The severe threat forecast for North Carolina seems to be diminishing and shifting into eastern counties. The latest update now shows most of the Triangle area out of the level 2 threat for severe storms. Due to the rain that moved through on Saturday morning, the remnants of Laura and severe weather seems to be receding. However, meteorologists warn the Triangle may not be out of the woods yet and…

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President Trump Visits Areas Hardest Hit By Hurricane Laura

President Trump Visits Areas Hardest Hit By Hurricane Laura

President Trump visited Louisiana and Texas on Saturday afternoon to survey damage caused by Hurricane Laura. The storm killed at least 14 people and caused as much as $12 billion in damage. Air Force One first touched down in Lake Charles, La., to scenes of debris, downed trees and badly damaged buildings and homes. Trump deplaned wearing a red had that said “USA” on the front, and “TRUMP” on the back. He was not wearing…

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House fire in southeast Austin displaces Hurricane Laura evacuees

House fire in southeast Austin displaces Hurricane Laura evacuees

AUSTIN, Texas — A house fire in southeast Austin in the early morning hours of Saturday displaced eight residents, five of whom were Hurricane Laura evacuees. The Austin Fire Department (AFD) said the blaze happened on Burleson Road. The evacuees were seeking shelter after their homes were destroyed in Lake Charles, Louisiana. AFD said a quick response from the neighborhood fire station kept most of the damage to the porch. Residents should be able to reoccupy…

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President Trump visits Texas, Louisiana in Hurricane Laura aftermath: See the photos, video

President Trump visits Texas, Louisiana in Hurricane Laura aftermath: See the photos, video

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about President Trump visits Texas, Louisiana in Hurricane Laura aftermath: See the photos, video President Donald Trump arrived in Texas. Trump will tour the state following the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura. 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. Corpus Christi Caller Times Published…

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President Trump visits Texas amid aftermath of Hurricane Laura: What we know

President Trump visits Texas amid aftermath of Hurricane Laura: What we know

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about President Trump visits Texas amid aftermath of Hurricane Laura: What we know President Donald Trump is expected to tour Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Here’s what you need to know. 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 Autoplay Show Thumbnails…

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President Trump visits Texas to survey Hurricane Laura destruction

President Trump visits Texas to survey Hurricane Laura destruction

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about President Trump visits Texas to survey Hurricane Laura destruction President Donald Trump arrived in Texas. Trump will tour the state following the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura. 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. Corpus Christi Caller Times Published 3:58 p.m. CT Aug….

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'A time to pick up:' Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup

'A time to pick up:' Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup

By GERALD HERBERT and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press CAMERON PARISH, La. — Residents in southwestern Louisiana embarked Saturday on the epic task of clearing away felled trees, ripped-off roofs and downed power lines after Hurricane Laura tore through parts of the state. The U.S. toll from the Category 4 hurricane rose to 16 deaths, with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators. The latest deaths included…

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Trump Visits Louisiana, Texas To Survey Hurricane Laura Damage

Trump Visits Louisiana, Texas To Survey Hurricane Laura Damage

LAKE CHARLES, La. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — President Donald Trump visited areas of Louisiana and Texas that were affected by Hurricane Laura to survey the destruction left behind by the storm earlier this week. His stops, first in Louisiana and later in Texas, came two days after the Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving at least 16 dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding. While the storm surge has receded and the cleanup…

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Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip to Louisiana, Texas

Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip to Louisiana, Texas

The U.S. death toll from the storm rose to 16 on Saturday, with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators. LAKE CHARLES, La. — President Donald Trump got a firsthand look Saturday at the damage from Hurricane Laura on a post-Republican National Convention trip that allowed him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and leadership. His stops, first in Louisiana…

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Director of National Intelligence Cancels Election Security Briefings, Democrats Say

Director of National Intelligence Cancels Election Security Briefings, Democrats Say

Updated at 5:49 p.m. ET The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed Senate and House intelligence committees that it will no longer brief Congress on foreign efforts to interfere in the November election, according to congressional Democrats. In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for…

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Photos: Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005

Photos: Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005

August 29 marks the anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Waveland, Mississippi, not far from New Orleans. The powerful hurricane hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. It forced a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect New Orleans. The storm would go on to cause significant damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida. It would ravage New Orleans while displacing countless residents. The 13th anniversary…

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Death toll from Hurricane Laura rises to 16; many from carbon monoxide

Death toll from Hurricane Laura rises to 16; many from carbon monoxide

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — The destructive storm surge has receded, and the cleanup has begun from Hurricane Laura, but officials along this shattered stretch of southwestern Louisiana are warning returning residents they will face weeks without power or water amid the hot, stifling days of late summer. The U.S. toll from the Category 4 hurricane rose to 16 deaths Saturday, with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation…

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President Trump visits Louisiana, Texas as Hurricane Laura cleanup begins

President Trump visits Louisiana, Texas as Hurricane Laura cleanup begins

The hurricane has killed 14 people in the U.S., more than half by carbon monoxide poisoning due to unsafe operation of generators. LAKE CHARLES, La. — Fresh off the Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump flew to Louisiana on Saturday to survey the damage after Hurricane Laura, a trip that allows him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and leadership. He is also to make a stop in Texas…

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City of Houston, local businesses create donation drive to help those affected by Hurricane Laura

City of Houston, local businesses create donation drive to help those affected by Hurricane Laura

The City of Houston is partnering with local businesses like Kroger and Gallery Furniture to collect supplies for those who lost their belongings in the hurricane. HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Saturday that the city is partnering with several local businesses and organizations to collect donated supplied for residents who were impacted by Hurricane Laura.  The city’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R) Task Force is collaborating with Kroger, Gallery Furniture and Relief Gang to…

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Southern States Assessing The Damage From Laura As Storm Continues To Weaken

Southern States Assessing The Damage From Laura As Storm Continues To Weaken

After pummeling the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Laura has been downgraded several levels to what’s called a remnant low, moving through Arkansas and into the Mid-Atlantic. But even in its weakened state, the storm continues to cause significant damage, with many areas now bracing for heavy rainfall as Laura makes its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Much of Arkansas was affected on Friday, with heavy rain and high winds reported throughout the state. The storm entered…

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City of Houston, local businesses create donation drive for those affected by Hurricane Laura

City of Houston, local businesses create donation drive for those affected by Hurricane Laura

The City of Houston is partnering with local businesses like Kroger and Gallery Furniture to collect supplies for those who lost their belongings in the hurricane. HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Saturday that the city is partnering with several local businesses and organizations to collect donated supplied for residents who were impacted by Hurricane Laura.  The city’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R) Task Force is collaborating with Kroger, Gallery Furniture and Relief Gang to…

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Forecast: Most of central North Carolina under marginal risk for severe weather; gusty winds possible

Forecast: Most of central North Carolina under marginal risk for severe weather; gusty winds possible

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Rainstorm Laura will pass through the mid-Atlantic today as it migrates to the east out of the Tennessee Valley. The majority of heavy rain will remain to the north over Virginia and Maryland, but a cold front building off Laura will sweep to the south into the Triangle, producing thunderstorms throughout the area. Some of these storms that pass through the region will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts…

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Photos: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005

Photos: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005

August 29 marks the anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. The powerful hurricane hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. It forced a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect New Orleans. The storm would go on to cause significant damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida. It would ravage New Orleans while displacing countless residents. The 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina came just…

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Hurricane Katrina by the numbers

Hurricane Katrina by the numbers

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, leaving behind a trail of destruction and death in its wake. But even a decade after the costliest hurricane in U.S. history made landfall, it’s still difficult to interpret the massive impact the catastrophic storm had.Here are facts and figures on the impact and recovery of Hurricane Katrina: AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP AP Sources: The Data Center, The University of New Orleans, National…

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Trump traveling ‘to be with those’ in hurricane-hit states

Trump traveling ‘to be with those’ in hurricane-hit states

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter President Trump speaks on day one of the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is traveling to Louisiana and Texas to survey the damage after Hurricane Laura. The visit comes two days after he accepted his party’s nomination for a second term and allows him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and leadership. A…

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Trump traveling 'to be with those' in hurricane-hit states

Trump traveling 'to be with those' in hurricane-hit states

Jill Colvin, Associated Press Updated 11:23 am CDT, Saturday, August 29, 2020 President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as he departs Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is en route to tour damage from Hurricane Laura in Texas and Louisiana. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as he departs Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is en route to tour damage from Hurricane Laura…

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Photos: Hurricane Katrina 15 years later

Photos: Hurricane Katrina 15 years later

August 29 marks the anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. The powerful hurricane hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. It forced a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect New Orleans. The storm would go on to cause significant damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida. It would ravage New Orleans while displacing countless residents. This year the anniversary comes just days after…

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Forecast: Saturday storms bring chance of gusty winds, isolated tornado

Forecast: Saturday storms bring chance of gusty winds, isolated tornado

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Rainstorm Laura will pass through the mid-Atlantic today as it migrates to the east out of the Tennessee Valley. The majority of heavy rain will remain to the north over Virginia and Maryland, but a cold front building off Laura will sweep to the south into the Triangle, producing thunderstorms throughout the area. Some of these storms that pass through the region will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts…

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Chance for damaging winds, rain and tornadoes Saturday afternoon

Chance for damaging winds, rain and tornadoes Saturday afternoon

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Starting at noon, eastern North Carolina is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather and the rest of the state is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather. We could see heavy rain, 40 to 50 mph wind gusts and isolated tornadoes Saturday afternoon. The severe weather risk is in place because of a cold front that is rolling in, which Hurricane Laura’s remnants are bringing us. The…

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Chance for strong winds, tornadoes Saturday afternoon

Chance for strong winds, tornadoes Saturday afternoon

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Starting at noon, eastern North Carolina is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather and the rest of the state is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather. We could see heavy rain, 40 to 50 mph wind gusts and isolated tornadoes Saturday afternoon. The severe weather risk is in place because of a cold front that is rolling in, which Hurricane Laura’s remnants are bringing us. The…

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Level 2 risk for severe weather in place, chance of heavy rain and tornadoes

Level 2 risk for severe weather in place, chance of heavy rain and tornadoes

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Eastern parts of North Carolina are under a Level 2 risk for severe weather on Saturday, and the entire state is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather. We could see heavy rain, 40 to 50 mph wind gusts and isolated tornadoes on Saturday because of the storm. The severe weather risk is in place because of a cold front that is rolling in, which Hurricane Laura’s remnants are…

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President Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup begins

President Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup begins

The hurricane has killed 14 people in the U.S., more than half by carbon monoxide poisoning due to unsafe operation of generators. LAKE CHARLES, La. — The angry storm surge has receded and the clean up has begun from Hurricane Laura, but officials along this shattered stretch of Louisiana coast are warning returning residents they will face weeks without power or water amid the hot, stifling days of late summer. The U.S. toll from the…

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Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup starts

Trump to head to Louisiana as Hurricane Laura cleanup starts

Stacey Plaisance and Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Updated 11:44 pm CDT, Friday, August 28, 2020 Flooding surrounds a damaged building and boat Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Cameron, La., after Hurricane Laura moved through the area Thursday. Flooding surrounds a damaged building and boat Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Cameron, La., after Hurricane Laura moved through the area Thursday. Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Image 1 of / 26 Caption Close…

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Wildfire warning for Austin and the Hill Country this weekend

Wildfire warning for Austin and the Hill Country this weekend

The Texas Forest Service said conditions are favorable for wildfire outbreaks west of Interstate 35. AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Forest Service has issued a warning for this weekend that wildfires could break out anywhere from Fort Worth to San Antonio. Austin and the Hill Country – with an extraordinary number of days with triple-digit high temperatures – are particularly vulnerable. With the drying of vegetation, the more likely a simple spark can create an…

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