A look at how summer storms create localized damaging winds

A look at how summer storms create localized damaging winds

By Zach Maloch, WRAL meteorologist It should not surprise many of you that summer in North Carolina involves the heat, humidity and afternoon storms. We have seen it all this past week with heat index values climbing into the triple digits the past few days and severe storms producing localized downbursts, which caused damage on Wednesday. While the heat and humidity are easier to understand, those “pulse-severe,” localized storms are a bit more complex. In…

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Tornadoes spur injuries, damage in eastern Pennsylvania

Tornadoes spur injuries, damage in eastern Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press BENSALEM, Pa. — At least five people were injured when severe weather struck an auto dealership, homes and other businesses in eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Thursday in Bucks County, sending trees falling and debris flying. The thunderous downpour flooded streets and roadways. “I have been doing this for 34 years, I haven’t seen that sort of devastation from a storm,” said Bensalem…

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Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash

Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — At least three tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. By 2 a.m. Thursday, the numerous tornado warnings around the state had expired. Hours later, one…

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Tornado watch vs warning: What to do when you see alert messages

Tornado watch vs warning: What to do when you see alert messages

Tornado watches and tornado warnings have different purposes, and you should react to each differently, AccuWeather explains. A tornado watch is typically issued hours in advance by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). It means that conditions are ideal for a tornado to form. A watch will not necessarily result in severe weather, AccuWeather explains. “A watch is issued when conditions are favorable, for example, either for a severe thunderstorm or tornadoes,” AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dan…

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Non-profit group organizing clean-up for home damaged by flooding on Leon Creek

Non-profit group organizing clean-up for home damaged by flooding on Leon Creek

A local non-profit is now cleaning up a home that was flooded out—and they are looking for volunteers to help. SAN ANTONIO — The Leon Creek area is bouncing back from flash flooding earlier this month. A local non-profit is now cleaning up a home that was flooded out—and they are looking for volunteers to help. The flooding caused several families to be evacuated when the rains came down. We are currently assisting a family…

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China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press XINXIANG, China — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The electricity went out. Her phone went dead. And the water just kept rising. When the skies cleared, the market was surrounded by chest-high water — trapping Yu and her husband for two days with nothing to eat but a few packages of instant noodles. “It was the most water I’d…

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Parts of central NC under Level 2 risk for severe weather as dangerous heat moves in

Parts of central NC under Level 2 risk for severe weather as dangerous heat moves in

By WRAL Weather Team Raleigh, N.C. — Much of central North Carolina is under a Level 1 or Level 2 risk for severe weather Wednesday as we enter a brutal three-day stretch of heat with some of the hottest temperatures of this summer so far. Storms on Wednesday will be isolated in nature, but any storms that do form could become severe with damaging wind gusts, according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. Storms could pop…

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Princeton town leaders looking to fix constant flooding problems

Princeton town leaders looking to fix constant flooding problems

By Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter Princeton, N.C. — As much as five inches of rain fell overnight, causing flash flooding in parts of Johnston and Harnett Counties. It flooded several homes and businesses in the town of Princeton in a matter of hours. Businesses on South Pine Street say these storm drains can not keep up with rain even in smaller storms — let alone the heavy rain they saw Monday night. But the town’s mayor is hoping these…

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Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow

Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow

By The Associated Press INDIAN FALLS, Calif. — Cooler weather on Tuesday helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but a tally of property losses mounted as authorities got better access to a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and to a remote area of southern Oregon where the nation’s largest blaze is burning. Scientists say evidence shows Oregon’s Bootleg Fire generated its own “fire tornado” this month, with winds higher…

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Heavy storms, additional flooding possible tonight

Heavy storms, additional flooding possible tonight

By WRAL Weather Team Raleigh, N.C. — More rain could hit our state Tuesday afternoon and evening. Showers will likely hit the Triangle around 4 p.m. Thunderstorms dumped between 3 and 5 inches of rain in areas south and east of the Triangle overnight. The heaviest rain fell in Wayne and Sampson counties around 4:30 a.m. Parts of Johnston County and Harnett County saw flooded roads overnight and Flash Flood Warnings were issued. By 7…

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Heavy rain, storms and flooding possible Monday evening

Heavy rain, storms and flooding possible Monday evening

By WRAL Severe Weather Center It’s been a beautiful weekend across the Triangle, but all that will change on Monday when our rain chances return. We’ll see scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up on Monday afternoon, starting in the north of our state and moving toward the south. The storms are coming as a cold front to the north moves down into our state. Some areas are under a Level 1 severe risk on Monday….

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London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

By The Associated Press LONDON — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks. The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell in central London on Sunday afternoon. Monday was drier, but the Environment Agency said four flood warnings remained in place for southeast England. Two London hospitals asked patients not to come to…

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113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western India’s Maharashtra state killed at least 113 people and injured 50, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to find at least 100 missing. A government spokesperson, Sandhya Garware, said over 130,000 people were rescued from nearly 900 affected villages across the state. Many were stranded on rooftops or atop buses on highways. India’s navy also said…

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Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

Fire (Photo: MGN Online) OREGON (AP) — Out-of-state crews are heading to Montana to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggles with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Authorities say progress is being made on the nation’s largest blaze, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, but additional mandatory evacuations were ordered Friday evening and less than half of it has been contained. – Advertisement – Meanwhile,…

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Tokyo Olympics: Effects from a Typhoon and Tropical Storm

Tokyo Olympics: Effects from a Typhoon and Tropical Storm

There is currently a Typhoon and a Tropical Storm that are in the Western Pacific a little to close for comfort to the Olympics TOKYO, Japan — There are two systems that are in the Western Pacific that are alarming Olympic enthusiasts. There is currently Typhoon In-Fa and Tropical Storm Nepartak. These are both too close to comfort to the Olympics but the Typhoon is not the problem, but rather the Tropical Storm. This Tropical…

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On the road: No escaping fallout from climate change and severe weather

On the road: No escaping fallout from climate change and severe weather

Editor’s note: This is San Antonio Report Editor Robert Rivard’s final summer travelogue. His regular column resumes Sunday. Rainfall in Taos and northern New Mexico, locals say, is the best in at least five years. Afternoon thunderstorms, some intense and prolonged, were a daily experience during our week of fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, and cultural exploration. Yet even on the clearest of days, the curtain of haze that enveloped the Sangre de Cristo mountains…

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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

By NATHAN HOWARD, Associated Press BLY, Ore. — The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said….

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Wildfire haze decreases on Friday; Triangle moves to Code Yellow

Wildfire haze decreases on Friday; Triangle moves to Code Yellow

By WRAL Weather We’ve spent the last couple of days draped in smoke from wildfires from the western part of the United States and even Canada. The haze traveled all the way across the country into North Carolina. The smoke prompted a Code Orange alert for air quality over nearly all of the state on Thursday, which expired at midnight. Air quality will improve slowly each day through the weekend with a moderate (Code Yellow)…

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Air quality begins to clear as wildfire haze moves out

Air quality begins to clear as wildfire haze moves out

By WRAL Weather We’ve spent the last couple of days draped in smoke from wildfires from the western part of the United States and even Canada that traveled all the way across the country into made North Carolina. The smoke prompted a Code Orange alert for air quality over nearly all of North Carolina on Thursday, but that alert is now set to expire at midnight. Air quality will improve slowly each day through the…

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How western wildfires create red sunsets in North Carolina

How western wildfires create red sunsets in North Carolina

By Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador Smoke from wildfires across Western Canada, Southern Oregon, Northern California are riding upper level winds across the continent. These hazy conditions bring air quality concerns, but also provide the right conditions for sunsets ranging from brilliant to eerie.Sunlight is white, but it doesn’t stay that way When viewed from above the atmosphere, such as aboard the International Space Station, the Sun appears white. This is because sunlight is made up of all…

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VERIFY: Yes, wildfire smoke can contribute to someone contracting COVID-19

VERIFY: Yes, wildfire smoke can contribute to someone contracting COVID-19

A study conducted earlier this month that’s being shared online suggests wildfire smoke can actually increase the spread of the coronavirus. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Code Orange air quality alert is in effect for most of North Carolina Thursday because of the smoke and haze from wildfires burning in Canada and the Western United States.  With elevated smoke in the atmosphere, the Carolinas will be dealing with higher levels of particulates in the air. Some…

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Tokyo may get hit by a typhoon (hurricane) during the Olympics

Tokyo may get hit by a typhoon (hurricane) during the Olympics

Forecast models predict two typhoons could develop over the next two weeks that could threaten the Olympics in Tokyo. TOKYO, Japan — The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be juggling a lot of concerns over the next couple of weeks. There’s COVID-19, record hot weather and possibly a hurricane or two — or as they call them in the Northwest Pacific, typhoons. While the Atlantic Basin is quiet with tropical activity, the Pacific Ocean is…

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Haze from western wildfires hampers visibility in NC, makes breathing difficult for some

Haze from western wildfires hampers visibility in NC, makes breathing difficult for some

By Matt Talhelm, WRAL reporter, and Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL weather executive producer Raleigh, N.C. — Do you notice a haze to the sky or perhaps smell a little bit of smoke in the air outside? Believe it or not, smoke from wildfires over the western part of the United States and even Canada is traveling all the way across the country and has made it to North Carolina. The smoke prompted a Code Orange alert…

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Smoke from western US wildfires prompts Code Orange air quality alert

Smoke from western US wildfires prompts Code Orange air quality alert

By Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL weather executive producer Raleigh, N.C. — Do you notice a haze to the sky or perhaps smell a little bit of smoke in the air outside? Believe it or not, smoke from wildfires over the western part of the United States and even Canada is traveling all the way across the country and has made it to North Carolina. The smoke is causing officials to issue a Code Orange alert for…

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Yemeni officials: Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in south, east

Yemeni officials: Nonseasonal floods kill 14 in south, east

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen — Flooding in Yemen killed at least 14 people this week after nonseasonal rainstorms hit parts of the country, security officials said. The provinces of al-Mahrah, Hadramawt, Shabwa, Abeen and Jouf in the south and east of Yemen have seen instances of flooding. In Shabwa, local officials said a father and daughter are believed to have drowned after swiftly moving waters carried their car away. Searchers had only…

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Smoke from raging West Coast wildfires causes Code Orange air quality alert in North Carolina

Smoke from raging West Coast wildfires causes Code Orange air quality alert in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Code Orange air quality alert is in effect for North Carolina all day Thursday because of smoke from western wildfires. The alert means it can be dangerous for certain people to be outside for extended periods of time. The group at risk includes people with heart or lung disease, as well as children and older adults. According to the EPA, the biggest health threat is the fine particles from smoke that…

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Code Orange air quality alert issued as wildfires out west send smoke to NC

Code Orange air quality alert issued as wildfires out west send smoke to NC

By Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL weather executive producer & Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Did you notice a haze to the sky or perhaps smell a little bit of smoke in the air outside? Believe it or not, smoke from wildfires over the western part of the United States is traveling all the way across the country and has made it to North Carolina. The smoke is causing officials to issue a Code Orange alert for nearly…

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Western wildfire smoke to cause problems in South Carolina

Western wildfire smoke to cause problems in South Carolina

Western Wildfire on July 20, 2021 (Photo: RMG/CBS News) COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Health officials say smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada will drift across parts of South Carolina this week and could cause problems in people with chronic heart and lung diseases. State health officials say the exact timing of the smoke depends on winds, but the worst of it should start late Wednesday and last through Thursday in areas north…

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Massive western wildfires cloud East Coast in haze, bring smoke to North Carolina

Massive western wildfires cloud East Coast in haze, bring smoke to North Carolina

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that’s currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies along the East Coast as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six miles high. Smoke from the wildfires has even made its way into North Carolina, with heavier plumes in the mountains. The risk for visible haze in the morning in central North…

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Wildfire smoke from the west is making it hazy in the Carolinas

Wildfire smoke from the west is making it hazy in the Carolinas

Smoke can be seen as a ‘haze’ here in the Carolinas and will cause air quality problems for some. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Haze in the Carolinas: Wildfires in Canada and in the Western United States, have put enough smoke into the atmosphere that the effects are being seen as far east as the Carolinas. From extended drought and record-breaking heat, fires like the ones in the headlines here in mid-July 2021, are becoming a repetitive…

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Wildfire smoke is making it hazy in the Carolinas

Wildfire smoke is making it hazy in the Carolinas

Smoke can be seen as a ‘haze’ here in the Carolinas and will cause air quality problems for some. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Haze in the Carolinas: Wildfires in Canada and in the Western United States, have put enough smoke into the atmosphere that the effects are being seen as far east as the Carolinas. From extended drought and record-breaking heat, fires like the ones in the headlines here in mid-July 2021, are becoming a repetitive…

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Passengers trapped inside submerged subway as deadly floods sweep central China

Passengers trapped inside submerged subway as deadly floods sweep central China

ZHENGZHOU, China — Terrified subway passengers in central China were left clinging to ceiling handles inside flooded cars on Tuesday, trapped up to their necks in rising water, as record-breaking rains devastated parts of Henan province. At least 12 people have been confirmed dead in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, where more than 20 centimeters (7.8in) of rain fell in one hour on Tuesday, according to the meteorological observatory. More than 100,000 people have so far…

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Couple whose gender reveal started deadly wildfire charged with involuntary manslaughter

Couple whose gender reveal started deadly wildfire charged with involuntary manslaughter

SAN BERNARDINO, California — A couple whose gender reveal ceremony sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter last year were charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez pleaded not guilty Monday to charges involving the El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson announced at a news conference. The charges included one felony count of involuntary manslaughter, along with other felony and misdemeanor…

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Wildfires out west send smoke to North Carolina

Wildfires out west send smoke to North Carolina

By Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL weather executive producer Did you notice a haze to the sky or perhaps smell a little bit of smoke in the air outside? Believe it or not, smoke from wildfires over the western part of the United States is traveling all the way across the country and has made it to North Carolina. There are currently 80 large wildfires spanning 13 states out west. The largest fire is the Bootleg Fire…

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Massive wildfires in US West bring haze to East Coast

Massive wildfires in US West bring haze to East Coast

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that’s currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six miles high. Skies over New York City were hazy Tuesday as strong winds blew smoke east from California, Oregon, Montana and other states. Oregon’s…

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Heat moves back in Wednesday, as air quality moves to moderate due to wildfires out west

Heat moves back in Wednesday, as air quality moves to moderate due to wildfires out west

By WRAL Weather Team Expect to wake up to some lingering rain on Wednesday — but don’t worry — we will progressively dry out during the morning commute. “Areas that wake up with clouds will see them clear throughout the day,” said WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell. Wednesday afternoon will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s. By Thursday, each day will feature more sun, hot temperatures and tiny rain chances, according to Campbell….

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Extreme weather fuels Oregon wildfires; outside help sought

Extreme weather fuels Oregon wildfires; outside help sought

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many resources are already devoted to a massive fire in the state that has grown to a third the size of Rhode Island. The 537-square-mile (1,391-square-kilometer) Bootleg Fire is burning 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Portland in and around…

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Mother files lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after 3 children injured during chemical incident

Mother files lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after 3 children injured during chemical incident

According to the lawsuit, Amanda Regulus claims employees did not ask her family to leave until about one hour after the chemical incident. SPRING, Texas — A Houston woman has filed a lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor Splashtown after her three children were injured in Saturday’s chemical incident. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown The lawsuit alleges Amanda Regulus’ three daughters, all under the age of 13,…

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Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The monstrous wildfire burning in Oregon has grown to a third the size of Rhode Island and spreads miles each day, but evacuations and property losses have been minimal compared with much smaller blazes in densely populated areas of California. The fire’s jaw-dropping size contrasted with its relatively small impact on people underscores the vastness of the American West and offers a reminder that Oregon, which is…

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Thunderstorms and flooding threaten evening commute

Thunderstorms and flooding threaten evening commute

By WRAL Weather Team A flood advisory in effect west of the Triangle has been expanded to include Wake and Franklin counties. Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange, Alamance, Franklin, Granville and Vance counties are under a flood advisory until 3:30 p.m. Monday as rain soaks the Triangle. Download the WRAL Weather App for alerts and more WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the rain is expected to become heavier around lunchtime, tapering off around 5 p.m. in…

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Lowe's assembles thousands of buckets filled with hurricane relief supply to help with recovery efforts in the event of a storm

Last year Lowe’s distributed 15,000 buckets at store relief events in more than a dozen states, including North Carolina, a news release said. STATESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s is gearing up for the brunt of hurricane season with its annual bucket brigade. This week volunteers will assemble 10,000 buckets filled with hurricane relief supplies at the Lowe’s Statesville regional distribution center. The buckets will include sanitizer, scrub brushes, bleach, work gloves, water and other essentials to…

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Flood advisory in effect west of the Triangle

Flood advisory in effect west of the Triangle

By WRAL Weather Team A flood advisory is in effect for Durham and Orange counties until 2 p.m. Monday as rain soaks the Triangle. Widespread rain covered the radar Monday morning with only a few breaks in the showers. The rain is expected to become heavier throughout the day, tapering off around the evening commute. “Just expect this to continue for most of the day,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Between 2 and 3 inches…

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“No one was prepared”: Death toll from flooding in western Europe nears 200

“No one was prepared”: Death toll from flooding in western Europe nears 200

Buildings flooded in Europe (Photo: MGN/ Global News / YouTube) Ahrweiler, Germany (CBS News) — Extreme weather has brought wrenching scenes of devastation in western Europe. The scale of the deadly flooding that hit huge swathes of Germany and Belgium was still becoming clear on Monday. More than 180 people were killed after record amounts of rain drenched the region. There were still about 700 people unaccounted for on Monday as shocked residents tried to…

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Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

After a mainly dry and seasonably hot weekend, more rain is on the way. AUSTIN, Texas — After a small break from wet weather, eastern counties in Central Texas are now under a “marginal risk” — one out of five — for severe weather. Strong winds and locally heavy rain are the main concerns for Monday afternoon and evening. This year in Austin currently ranks as the 12th wettest July on record with 3.95 inches…

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These chemicals caused respiratory issues for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown guests

These chemicals caused respiratory issues for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown guests

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean but if they’re mixed wrong, they can be harmful. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28…

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Water cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Water cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are commonly used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. RELATED: Memorial Hermann says all 28 patients they saw released following chemical incident at Splashtown A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28 people treated there have all been discharged in…

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Common cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Common cleaning solution to blame for Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident, officials say

Experts say hypochlorite solution and sulfuric acid are commonly used at commercial facilities to keep the water clean. SPRING, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed Sunday after a chemical leak sent dozens of people to the hospital over the weekend. A spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital said the 28 people treated there have all been discharged in good condition since the incident, which happened at the popular Spring waterpark on Saturday. A…

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Death toll in catastrophic European flooding: at least 183 dead

Death toll in catastrophic European flooding: at least 183 dead

NEW YORK (ABC News) — Europe’s devastating flood death toll rose to at least 183 on Sunday with hard-hit west Germany and Belgium reeling from fast-rising waters that destroyed neighborhoods, swallowed up streets and swept away cars. There are at least 156 dead in Germany, according to authorities. The hardest-hit areas in Germany are Rhineland-Palatinate, where 110 were killed in the catastrophic flooding and in North Rhine-Westphalia, where 46 people died, the Koblenz Police and the German Ministry…

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Dozens experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring

Dozens experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring

31 people were transported to the hospital, and 55 others were also affected but refused transport. SPRING, Texas — Dozens of people experienced skin irritation and respiratory issues after a chemical leak Saturday afternoon at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, officials said. Cy Creek EMS, Spring Fire Department and HAZMAT responded to the scene around 3 p.m. Saturday at the waterpark in the 21300 block of the North Freeway. Officials said the incident happened at…

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Dozens of people experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

Dozens of people experience skin irritation, respiratory issues after chemical leak at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, officials say

26 people were transported to the hospital, and 39 others were also affected but refused transport. SPRING, Texas — Dozens of people experienced skin irritation and respiratory issues after a chemical leak Saturday afternoon at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, officials said.. Cy Creek EMS, Spring Fire Department and HAZMAT responded to the scene around 3 p.m. Saturday at the waterpark in the 21300 block of the North Freeway. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office…

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