Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

By PATTY NIEBERG, Associated Press/Report for America DENVER — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it has become the reality of Colorado’s wildfire season. The blazes have burned the second-most acreage since 2000 and included the state’s two largest on record. One of Colorado’s smaller fires exploded late Wednesday from 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) to…

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Hurricane Epsilon Makes a 'Wobbly' Northwest Turn in the Atlantic

Hurricane Epsilon Makes a 'Wobbly' Northwest Turn in the Atlantic

By Derrick Bryson Taylor and Johnny Diaz, New York Times Hurricane Epsilon continued to churn toward Bermuda on Thursday afternoon after making what the National Hurricane Center called a “wobbly” turn toward the northwest. The storm, the 10th hurricane of an extremely active Atlantic season, was about 200 miles east of Bermuda, according to a 5 p.m. Eastern advisory from the hurricane center. Epsilon weakened over the course of the morning and was moving north-northwest…

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Hurricane Epsilon's 'stadium effect' captured in remarkable video and images

Hurricane Epsilon's 'stadium effect' captured in remarkable video and images

One of the strongest storms of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a unique feature that was only seen by a select few people on Wednesday. One of the strongest storms of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a unique feature that was only seen by a select few people on Wednesday as Hurricane Epsilon churned over the Atlantic Ocean. “Epsilon, consistent with the theme of the season, overachieved by rapidly becoming the year’s fourth…

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Epsilon instensifies into category 3 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Epsilon instensifies into category 3 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Epsilon intensified into a category 3 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 10 mph. The NHC said Epsilon is now a “major hurricane” and that the storm has repeatedly defied expectations as it intensified. Epsilon is forecast weaken slightly as it moves northward tonight and passes Bermuda on Thursday afternoon or evening. Bermuda…

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Now a Category 2 Storm, Epsilon Is This Season’s 10th Hurricane

Now a Category 2 Storm, Epsilon Is This Season’s 10th Hurricane

By Derrick Bryson Taylor, New York Times The National Hurricane Center upgraded Hurricane Epsilon to a Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon, noting that it was rapidly intensifying as it approached Bermuda. Epsilon is now the 10th hurricane of an intense and active Atlantic storm season that still has more than a month to go. Epsilon is moving northwestward over the central Atlantic at 9 mph, according the center’s 2 p.m. Eastern advisory, with maximum sustained…

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Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Satellite image of Hurricane Epsilon (Photo: WWAY) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, is moving toward Bermuda and could hit the island on Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda, and residents have been urged to closely monitor the storm’s progress. – Advertisement – Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph Wednesday morning and was still about…

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Here are the records we're breaking this hurricane season

Here are the records we're breaking this hurricane season

By Zach Maloch, WRAL meteorologist The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to add insult to injury. As Alexander would say “it’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year” and, of course, we are not only talking about hurricane season. So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has seen 26 named storms: 10 becoming hurricanes and 3 becoming major hurricanes. Of the 26 named storms, 23 set records for forming earlier than any of their…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 26th named hurricane of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 26th named hurricane of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named hurricane of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named hurricane of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named storm of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named storm of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday evening. According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 13 mph. Epsilon is forecast for remain at hurricane strength by the time it approaches Bermuda Thursday. Epsilon should not threaten North Carolina or any other state in the USA. However, the storm will churn up the sea.“If you have weekend plans…

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Tropical Storm Epsilon could become Category 1 hurricane by Thursday

Tropical Storm Epsilon could become Category 1 hurricane by Thursday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Epsilon is starting to move toward Bermuda after sitting stationary for nearly a full day. According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon has maximum sustained winds at about 45 miles per hour and is now moving northwest at 3 miles per hour. The tropical storm is around 750 miles southeast of Bermuda. It is expected to strengthen into a hurricane sometime Tuesday. Epsilon should not threaten North Carolina or…

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Tropical Storm Epsilon expected to become Cat. 1 hurricane

Tropical Storm Epsilon expected to become Cat. 1 hurricane

Miami — After a few quiet weeks in the tropics, Tropical Storm Epsilon formed southeast of Bermuda on Monday. Epsilon could become a Category 1 hurricane within the next 72 hours, with Bermuda in the forecast cone. The storm is currently 730 miles southeast of Bermuda. “We do expect it to intensify and the forward motion increase,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. As of the 11 p.m. advisory on Monday, the storm is moving 2…

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Tropical Storm Epsilon likely to strengthen further before eyeing Bermuda

Tropical Storm Epsilon likely to strengthen further before eyeing Bermuda

For only the second time in recorded history, the Atlantic Basin has spawned a tropical storm named Epsilon. For only the second time in recorded history, the Atlantic Basin has spawned a tropical storm named Epsilon. Tropical Depression 27 developed Monday morning about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda, and just three hours later it strengthened into the 26th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) named the system Tropical…

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Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in Atlantic Ocean, could be hurricane strength by Thursday

Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in Atlantic Ocean, could be hurricane strength by Thursday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Epsilon formed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean about 735 miles southeast of Bermuda. Epsilon has maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour and it is not moving. The storm is expected to continue to strengthen over the next 72 hours. It should also start moving to its northwest sometime Tuesday. Epsilon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Thursday. It could approach Bermuda as a hurricane…

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Tropical Storm Epsilon forms near Bermuda

Tropical Storm Epsilon forms near Bermuda

After a few quiet weeks in the tropics, Tropical Storm Epsilon formed northeast of Bermuda on Monday. Epsilon could become a Category 1 hurricane within the next 72 hours, with Bermuda in the forecast cone. Currently, the U.S. is expected to see indirect impacts only, with rip currents possible along the coast by the end of the week. One other area to watch is a low pressure system that could form over the western Caribbean…

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Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. The Aug. 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it’s currently the second-costliest U.S. disaster so far in 2020, although cost estimates for…

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What is a gyre? It's the weather pattern helping fuel 2020's wild hurricane season

What is a gyre? It's the weather pattern helping fuel 2020's wild hurricane season

Gyre references a weather pattern that can develop in the tropical atmosphere. Several systems from the hyperactive 2020 hurricane season, including many of the land-falling storms along the Gulf Coast, developed in a similar way, stemming from a breeding ground created by an unsettled weather phenomenon that can brew at times over part of the Atlantic. The more common use of the term ‘gyre’ describes large areas of ocean water currents, but it also references…

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Trump administration rejects California's request for financial help with wildfires

Trump administration rejects California's request for financial help with wildfires

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for federal financial assistance during the state’s worst wildfire season in history. California is filing an appeal, but Trump’s rejection could leave California struggling to cope with the cost, despite the fact the federal government controls 57% of California’s forested lands. Gov. Gavin Newsom has estimated potential federal assistance at $346 million, including $200 million for the Creek Fire alone. Officials could not provide a…

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Winds push Colorado wildfire to largest in state history

Winds push Colorado wildfire to largest in state history

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — One of two Rocky Mountain wildfires fanned by strong winds has become the largest in Colorado history. Firefighters expected windy weather to continue into the weekend but said they were well-positioned to keep the Cameron Peak Fire from burning more cabins in the mountains west of Fort Collins, Colorado. About 90 fire engines and 500 firefighters were in place Thursday to protect homes and other buildings along the fire’s especially active…

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'It is a huge win for SC': New resilience office created to address flooding in South Carolina

'It is a huge win for SC': New resilience office created to address flooding in South Carolina

The act creates an Office of Resilience to handle flood projects and oversee a statewide plan addressing flood risks and mitigation efforts. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes and flooding. Earlier this week, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a new act creating a resilience office to handle flood projects and make plans to address flood risks, statewide. RELATED: New S.C. law creates resilience office to address flooding “We don’t want…

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National Hurricane Center monitoring three systems with low chances to develop into serious storms

National Hurricane Center monitoring three systems with low chances to develop into serious storms

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — After a record-breaking hurricane season, the Atlantic storm basin has been relatively quiet over the past couple days. However, the National Hurricane Center is now monitoring three potential systems. None of the three are likely to develop into a serious storm, but if they do, the next one to be named will be called Epsilon. Despite this lull in hurricane activity, hurricane season does not end until November 30. In North…

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Houston Wilderness Turns To “Super Trees” and Old Golf Courses To Fight Flooding and Climate Change

Houston Wilderness Turns To “Super Trees” and Old Golf Courses To Fight Flooding and Climate Change

Houston Wilderness president Deborah January-Bevers knew that the coronavirus was going to turn Houston upside down when Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner cancelled the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in early March. When she heard the news, the local environmental nonprofit was just wrapping up a tree planting event with NRG Energy. “NRG volunteers were helping us, and as we were finishing up the large-scale tree planting, the mayor announced the rodeo was closing… that was…

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A list of the most destructive hurricanes in North Carolina history

A list of the most destructive hurricanes in North Carolina history

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the six most destructive hurricanes ever to hit North Carolina: 6. Hurricane Diana Date: September 13, 1984Landfall: Cape Fear, North CarolinaSaffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale: Category 2Main impact: FloodingHighest rainfall total: Duplin County, 14 inchesHighest wind gust: Oak Island, 115 mphDamage estimates: $65.5 million dollars (1984 USD)Deaths: 0 (3 indirectly) 5. Hurricane Matthew Date: October 8, 2016Landfall: McClellanville, South CarolinaSaffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale: Category 1Main impact: FloodingHighest rainfall total: Evergreen, 18.95 inchesHighest…

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Disaster declaration granted for 15 NC counties recovering from Hurricane Isaias

Disaster declaration granted for 15 NC counties recovering from Hurricane Isaias

Property owners at Safe Harbor South Harbor Marina express concern over delayed repairs following Hurricane Isaias (photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The White House and FEMA have granted the state’s request for a major disaster declaration for 15 North Carolina counties that were hit hard by Hurricane Isaias. “This declaration from our federal partners will help us rebuild stronger and smarter, so our communities can recover from the damage done by Hurricane Isaias,”…

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North Carolina family describes close call with tornado

North Carolina family describes close call with tornado

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WLOS) — A drive home turned dangerous for a North Carolina family over the weekend. The family was driving home from Jacksonville when a tornado passed over the interstate. Family members said it was two minutes they will never forget, and they caught it on camera. – Advertisement – “I asked Annie my wife to get the phone and record it just in case something happened to us,” said…

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10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit

10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in Cambodia after a tropical storm triggered flash floods, an official said Wednesday. Seasonal rains made worse by the storm caused flooding in 19 of the country’s 25 provinces, affecting 140,000 people in all, said Khun Sokha, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management. The flooding also destroyed thousands of hectares (acres) of rice, he said. The capital, Phnom Penh, was not…

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Louisiana's back-to-back hurricanes: Future unsure for many

Louisiana's back-to-back hurricanes: Future unsure for many

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Michele Vincent’s home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. But tears streamed down her face as she looked at her church’s broken windows and shattered pews. “It’s hard to come back and see it again and then to know there’s another (hurricane) that’s out there,” Vincent, of Cameron, told The Advertiser of Lafayette. “It’s tough.” She said people leave with every hurricane that batters Louisiana’s lightly populated…

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NWS to examine possible tornado damage in Columbus County from Sunday storms

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp (Photo: Pixabay) COLUMBUS COUNTY (WWAY) — Officials with the National Weather Service are expected to survey storm damage in Columbus County on Monday caused by a series of storms that moved across the Cape Fear Sunday evening. Tornado warnings for the area were issued just before 6 p.m. – Advertisement – A small building was reportedly damaged at 2265 Ervin T. Richardson Road near Nakina. There was also a report of…

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Flooding in central Vietnam kills 17 since last week

Flooding in central Vietnam kills 17 since last week

HANOI, Vietnam — Torrential rains have flooded central Vietnam and killed at least 17 people since last week, as the region braces for more heavy rainfall, state media reported Monday. According to weather forecasters, water levels will keep rising, swelling rivers and submerging more communities in the region, the state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. The situation worsened over the weekend when Tropical Storm Linfa, which weakened to a depression when it hit the country, brought…

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Severe weather threat largely out of the Mecklenburg County area

Severe weather threat largely out of the Mecklenburg County area

Two warnings followed each other nearly back-to-back around 5 p.m. Sunday. Then just before 7 p.m., two more warnings were issued in the area. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado warning was issued for Mecklenburg County and Union County in North Carolina at 6:50 p.m. Both of those warnings expired at 7:15 p.m., though WCNC Charlotte’s First Warn team is continuing to track the latest as the threat moves through the area.  At 7:20 p.m., shortly…

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Tornado warning in Mecklenburg County expires

Tornado warning in Mecklenburg County expires

Two warnings followed each other nearly back-to-back around 5 p.m. Sunday. Then just before 7 p.m., two more warnings were issued in the area. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado warning was issued for Mecklenburg County and Union County in North Carolina at 6:50 p.m. Both of those warnings expired at 7:15 p.m., though WCNC Charlotte’s First Warn team is continuing to track the latest as the threat moves through the area.  At 7:20 p.m., shortly…

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Tornado warnings in Mecklenburg, Union counties in NC

Tornado warnings in Mecklenburg, Union counties in NC

Two warnings followed each other nearly back-to-back around 5 p.m. Sunday. Then just before 7 p.m., two more warnings were issued in the area. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado warning was issued for Mecklenburg County and Union County in North Carolina at 6:50 p.m. Both were set to expire at 7:15 p.m.  Two tornado warnings issued Sunday for Chester and York counties in South Carolina have both ended. The two warnings followed each other back-to-back…

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Tornado warnings end in Chester, York counties

Tornado warnings end in Chester, York counties

The active tornado warning continues until 5:45 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A second tornado warning has been issued for Chester and York counties in South Carolina. This warning continues through 5:45 p.m. This is for the same area that had an initial tornado warning minutes earlier. A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for the WCNC viewing area. MORE INFORMATION–> https://t.co/I9bebNlAqm pic.twitter.com/OCR0nWldCC — Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) October 11, 2020 The new warning was for an area…

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LIVE: Second tornado warning for Chester, York counties

LIVE: Second tornado warning for Chester, York counties

The First Warn Storm Team is tracking severe weather. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A second tornado warning has been issued for Chester and York counties in South Carolina. This warning continues through 5:45 p.m. This is for the same area that had an initial tornado warning minutes earlier. A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for the WCNC viewing area. MORE INFORMATION–> https://t.co/I9bebNlAqm pic.twitter.com/OCR0nWldCC — Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) October 11, 2020 The new warning was for an…

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LIVE: Tornado warning for Chester, York counties

LIVE: Tornado warning for Chester, York counties

The First Warn Storm Team is tracking severe weather. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado warning has been issued for Chester and York counties in South Carolina until 5:15 p.m. Seek shleter in northwest Chetser and Southern York County. #scwx #cltwx pic.twitter.com/tQ5riAxQ50 — Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) October 11, 2020 At 5 p.m., First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich was tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near the county line. The radar- indicated rotation…

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Level 1 Severe Weather Risk for Parts of NC

Level 1 Severe Weather Risk for Parts of NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A warm front associated with post-tropical cyclone Delta is providing the possibility of severe weather for the Sandhills and southern half of the Coastal Plain tonight. This warm front has allowed for thunderstorms to grow and has produced weak rotation within these storms and have prompted tornado warnings. The main threat for south-central NC is a damaging wind gust or even an isolated tornado. The storm threat will begin to diminish…

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FORECAST: Flash Flooding and Severe Storms Possible Today

FORECAST: Flash Flooding and Severe Storms Possible Today

The worst of this weather will be this morning into the first half of the afternoon CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BE WEATHER AWARE: Two Tornado Warnings popped between 6AM and 8AM this morning just SW of our WCNC viewing area this morning. We are still carefully watching this line through the rest of this morning. Today: A line of heavy rain and storms is starting to pick up the pace across our area and will not…

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Gusty winds, isolated tornado possible for parts of central North Carolina Sunday

Gusty winds, isolated tornado possible for parts of central North Carolina Sunday

Parts of central North Carolina will be under a Level 1 risk for severe weather Sunday. For areas south of the Triangle, a Level 1 is relatively low but First Alert meteorologist Steve Stewarts says a warm front lifting northward could bring gusty winds and possibly some rotating cells, so an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Severe thunderstorm risk is marginal; however, the greatest chance for severe storm impacts will be south of Route…

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Level 1 risk of severe weather for parts of NC

Level 1 risk of severe weather for parts of NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Delta will track through the Tennessee Valley, almost parallel to the Appalachian Mountains as a weakening tropical depression today. More periods of rain are expected throughout the day, with the potential for some thunderstorms later in the afternoon due to a cold front developing off the center of Delta passing through the Triangle.Severe thunderstorm risk is marginal; however, the greatest chance for severe thunderstorm impacts will be south of Route 64…

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In hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, residents dig out, again

In hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, residents dig out, again

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A blue tarp covered a hole in their roof, torn open when the last hurricane blew through. Friday night, the next hurricane tried to rip the tarp away. Earnestine and Milton Wesley had decided to ride out Hurricane Delta in their Lake Charles home, damaged just weeks earlier by Hurricane Laura. As the wind rustled the tarp above them, they grabbed it through the hole in the ceiling and held…

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Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

Houstonians help with Louisiana recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta

After helping people devastated by Hurricane Laura, Disaster Rescue Response Specialist helped the community of Lake Charles get through Hurricane Delta. HOUSTON — Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Delta made landfall, Houstonians are on the ground helping our storm-ravaged neighbors in southwest Louisiana get back on their feet. That includes Chris Fontaine with with Disaster Rescue Response Specialist and his rescue crew. Their mantra is, “neighbors helping neighbors.” “We’re just trying to be there…

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Level 1 Risk of Severe Weather for Parts of NC on Sunday

Level 1 Risk of Severe Weather for Parts of NC on Sunday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Depression Delta will represent the most impactful aspect of the forecast, but the good news is that the heaviest rains will likely be to the north of the viewing area as Delta approaches tomorrow.The rain this evening is only loosely associated with Delta and can be attributed mostly to a warm front lifting northward ahead of Delta will also be moving quickly enough to keep the flood risk relatively low….

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Level 1 threat for severe weather Sunday for parts of central NC

Level 1 threat for severe weather Sunday for parts of central NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday will be a Level 1 threat for severe weather for parts of North Carolina as remnants of Delta will move into the area. Remnant rainfall from Delta will extend all the way into North Carolina on Sunday. This system will bring heavy rain that will spark flooding across the North Carolina mountains and severe storms will be possible by Sunday. Areas south of Raleigh, such as…

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Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

BEIRUT — Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed three people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday. The areas hit by the heatwave are Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. The fires come amid an intense heatwave that is unusual for this time of the year. Wildfires spread across different areas of…

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The Latest: Former Hurricane Delta weakens to a depression

The Latest: Former Hurricane Delta weakens to a depression

10 a.m. MIAMI — A hurricane that swept ashore in Louisiana less than 24 hours ago has weakened to a tropical depression and is bringing heavy rain to western Mississippi. The National Hurricane center says maximum sustained winds of what was once Hurricane Delta were clocked at 35 mph (55 kph) at around 10 a.m. local time Saturday. Delta was centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north-northwest of Jackson, Mississippi, and was moving northeast at…

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Rain from Delta's remnants falls across NC; severe weather risk ahead

Rain from Delta's remnants falls across NC; severe weather risk ahead

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — You will certainly need an umbrella and rain jacket with you this weekend. Remnant rainfall from Delta will extend all the way into North Carolina on Saturday and Sunday. Areas near the Triangle could see severe weather from Delta’s remnants and the mountains of North Carolina are at-risk for flooding. Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana around 7 p.m. on Friday night as a Cat. 2 storm….

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Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

By REBECCA SANTANA and STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. — Ripping tarps from damaged roofs and scattering massive piles of storm debris in the wind and water, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction in Louisiana communities still reeling along a path Hurricane Laura carved just six weeks earlier. Delta hit as a Category 2 hurricane, with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph) before rapidly weakening over land. By Saturday morning, it…

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