Volunteers desperately needed to assist with rebuilding efforts after Florence

Volunteers desperately needed to assist with rebuilding efforts after Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Region is still in need of volunteers and supplies to keep rebuilding efforts moving forward for victims of Hurricane Florence. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center (CFVC) was created to assist with connecting volunteers to homeowners or business owners with needs across the region. – Advertisement – Right now, CFVC volunteers are assisting an elderly couple in Burgaw with yard cleanup, ramp repair, pressure washing and moving furniture into…

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Top 5 videos, photos that show destructive path of deadly EF3 tornado in Oklahoma

Top 5 videos, photos that show destructive path of deadly EF3 tornado in Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. – Not many people had seen how damaging an EF3 tornado can be until a town in Oklahoma was struck Saturday night.  The tornado struck around 10 p.m., leaving several people dead and several injured. The storm destroyed buildings and vehicles, leaving a devastating trail of destruction. Here are five videos and three photos of the storm’s damage:  Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.

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Texas House, Senate approve budget deal with agreements on school finance, property taxes, Hurricane Harvey recovery

Texas House, Senate approve budget deal with agreements on school finance, property taxes, Hurricane Harvey recovery

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.  More in this series  The Texas Legislature on Sunday advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget, ending weeks of deliberation over how much money to spend on the 2019 legislative session’s two…

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Families in Dripping Springs continue to rebuild weeks after flooding

Families in Dripping Springs continue to rebuild weeks after flooding

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — While many are out relaxing at lakes and pools this weekend, that’s not the reality for some people in Dripping Springs as they are still recovering after flash flooding hit their apartment complex three weeks ago. “I’m forever grateful for the men and woman in the service,” said Garrett Navarro, his Memorial Day weekend plans are not as expected. Several inches of flash flood water made it’s way inside his home…

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Severe Midwest weather: 2 dead, 29 injured after tornado strikes Oklahoma

Severe Midwest weather: 2 dead, 29 injured after tornado strikes Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA — At least two people are dead and another 29 are injured after a tornado swept through the state of Oklahoma. Video shows the destruction in El Reno, after the tornado hit a hotel, mobile home park, and several other buildings. Twenty-nine people were taken to the hospital after the tornado. Their injuries range from minor to critical. A woman described the terrifying moments when the twister touched down. “I heard it coming. I…

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Tornado kills 2, injures 29 in Oklahoma

Tornado kills 2, injures 29 in Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — – A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said Sunday. The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and leveling homes, Mayor…

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Texas future flood control projects

Texas future flood control projects

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – This week’s panel: Jacquie Baly – UH Downtown Political Science Professor, Mike Collier- former Democratic Lt. Governor candidate, Ben Streusand – conservative commentator, “Three Amigos”, KSEV Radio, Laura Moser – former Democratic congressional candidate, Ben Ferguson – Radio host and conservative commentator, Antonio Diaz- writer, educator and radio host,  talk about the legislature approving $3 billion from the rainy day fund to future flood control projects. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Nearly…

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Trump versus Pelosi – What's Your Point?

Trump versus Pelosi – What's Your Point?

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – This week’s panel: Jacquie Baly – UH Downtown Political Science Professor, Mike Collier- former Democratic Lt. Governor candidate, Ben Streusand – conservative commentator, “Three Amigos”, KSEV Radio, Laura Moser – former Democratic congressional candidate, Ben Ferguson – Radio host and conservative commentator, Antonio Diaz- writer, educator and radio host,  talk about Trump’s ongoing war with Democrats. WASHINGTON (AP) –  May 23, 2019 She’s calling for an “intervention” to save the nation…

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Tornado kills 2 people and injures 29 others in Oklahoma

Tornado kills 2 people and injures 29 others in Oklahoma

Emergency workers check what is left of the second floor of a hotel, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in El Reno, Ok., following a likely tornado touchdown late Saturday night. Sue Ogrocki AP Photo EL RENO, Okla. A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said Sunday. The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west…

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The Latest: Mayor says 2 dead after likely Oklahoma tornado

The Latest: Mayor says 2 dead after likely Oklahoma tornado

EL RENO, Okla. The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Officials say two people have died after a likely tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park in the Oklahoma City area. El Reno Mayor Matt White said during a news conference Sunday that “there have been two fatalities at this point in time.” He said officials are working to…

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Cape Fear Presbyterian: Returning home after Florence

Cape Fear Presbyterian: Returning home after Florence

Congregation is finally back in their church after it sustained heavy damage from last September’s hurricane WILMINGTON — “Welcome home.” Those were the first words parishioners heard at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church earlier this month as congregants gathered in the sanctuary for the first time since Hurricane Florence made landfall last September. The four-day storm caused significant damage to the church, located off Shipyard Boulevard. As parishioners returned, they barely made mention of the hurricane….

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Official: Likely tornado destroys motel in Oklahoma

Official: Likely tornado destroys motel in Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. The National Weather Service says a likely tornado has destroyed a motel and caused other damage in the Oklahoma City area. Meteorologist Rick Smith in Norman says the suspected twister hit El Reno on Saturday night as a powerful storm system rolled through the state. Smith says crews will assess the damage on Sunday to determine the severity. The American Budget Value Inn was destroyed by the storm. Video at the scene…

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Pflugerville woman fills home with donations

Pflugerville woman fills home with donations

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – Roughly one year ago, Dawn Branecky decided she did not want her coworker’s “pack n’ play” go to waste.  A woman she met through work was involved with TruCare Pregnancy Center in Austin, so Branecky decided she could take the “pack n’ play” there.  Then Branecky, a Pflugerville resident, put a post on the “Buy Nothing Pflugerville” Facebook page, asking if anyone else in the community had donations they wanted her…

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National Democrats Launch Ad Campaign Against U.S. Rep. Chip Roy After He Blocks Aid Package

National Democrats Launch Ad Campaign Against U.S. Rep. Chip Roy After He Blocks Aid Package

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said it’s releasing digital ads criticizing Austin-area Congressman Chip Roy after the Republican single-handedly delayed a disaster aid package Friday. The DCCC announced the ads “will reach thousands of voters in Texas’ 21st Congressional District on Facebook and Instagram.” The freshman congressman opposed a $19 billion bipartisan aid package that would have provided aid to hurricane-prone parts of Texas, as well as other parts of the country dealing with natural…

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Some in Tulsa urged to leave home because of flooding risks

Some in Tulsa urged to leave home because of flooding risks

Water is released from the Keystone Dam into the Arkansas River northwest of Tulsa, Okla., Friday, May 24, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began increasing the amount of water being released from the dam on Friday to control the flooding. Tulsa World via AP Tom Gilbert TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma officials are urging residents to prepare to evacuate some Tulsa neighborhoods that are near stressed, old levees along the Arkansas River. City officials said…

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Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people

KABUL, Afghanistan The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country. A statement released Saturday by the Afghan Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs says flooding has affected six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, including the capital, Kabul. Around 500 people were rescued in central Bamyan province’s Sheber district, according…

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Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael

Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael

FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, a soldier stands guard at the damaged entrance to Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. David Goldman, File AP Photo BRADENTON, Fla. Longtime Sarasota-area resident Chris Dillon is no stranger to hurricanes. Riding out a direct hit from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in October tested the veteran Florida Army National Guard lieutenant colonel’s nerve and spurred…

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The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

This aerial image shows the Arkansas River with the Tulsa, Okla., skyline after flooding on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in the past few days. Tulsa World via AP Tom Gilbert LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City,…

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New Kingsland bridge now complete

New Kingsland bridge now complete

KINGSLAND, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – The new RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland is finished. The old bridge washed away during severe flooding last fall. A community now whole again. “We were all ecstatic about it. I’m extremely happy about it. We all walked the bridge Friday morning to get over there,” said Jack Garner who lives south of the bridge. After 7 months and $17.3 million later, there’s a new bridge in town over…

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Lawmaker temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

Lawmaker temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – A House GOP conservative complaining a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border blocked the bill Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. The move came a day after the measure flew through the Senate despite a Democratic power move to strip out President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for dealing…

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New Kingsland 2900 bridge is finished,

New Kingsland 2900 bridge is finished,

KINGSLAND, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – TxDOT has finished construction of the new 2900 bridge in Kingsland, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The previous one had washed away in floods last October.  The last moments of the previous RM 2900 bridge were captured by Kenneth Smith. In the morning of October 16th, sections of the road deck were flipped and washed away by flood waters rushing down the Llano River. The bridge was built…

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New drone video shows wide scope of Missouri tornado damage

New drone video shows wide scope of Missouri tornado damage

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Aerial footage from the Ameren Missouri energy utility paints an eerie picture of the damage from a violent tornado in Jefferson City, Missouri. According to Storyful, Ameren reported that about 200 utility poles had been damaged in the area, cutting power to parts of the city and nearby Eldon. Severe weather across the state left at least three people dead and dozens injured. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large…

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$19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Stalled After Republican Blocks House Vote

$19.1 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Stalled After Republican Blocks House Vote

Texas House Republican Rep. Chip Roy blocked an attempt to pass the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill by unanimous consent, likely stalling passage of the legislation until Congress returns in June. The Senate approved the measure Thursday 85-8 and House Democrats hoped to rush the legislation through in a special session on Friday, skipping the regular voting process because lawmakers already left town to begin a weeklong Memorial Day recess. The procedural vote required the…

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Katy rich with more than a century of history

Katy rich with more than a century of history

KATY, Texas (FOX 26) – In the late 1800s, as the ports of Galveston and Houston began to grow, a railway company was making its way to a watering stop before heading to port. This city was a water stop for a train line called the Missouri-Kansas-Texas line. It was shortened to MKT and some people think the KT is how this city got its name. “The guys that worked the train kind of slurred…

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Midway Meat Market reopens after Harvey

Midway Meat Market reopens after Harvey

KATY, Texas (FOX 26) – A Katy institution for generations reopened this month for the first time since Hurricane Harvey. Midway Meat Market in Katy has a new look but the same service customers have known for decades. Hermann Meyer has waited almost two years to greet his longtime customers again – waiting for Midway Meat Market to finally reopen. Even if Meyer doesn’t remember every customer’s name, you can bet he knows faces. Meyer has…

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The Latest: Record flooding likely for Arkansas communities

The Latest: Record flooding likely for Arkansas communities

Updated 9:45 am CDT, Friday, May 24, 2019 This aerial image shows the Arkansas River with the Tulsa, Okla., skyline after flooding on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in the past few days. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP) less This aerial image shows the Arkansas River with the Tulsa, Okla., skyline after flooding on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Storms…

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Power outages remain after tornado slams Missouri's capital

Power outages remain after tornado slams Missouri's capital

Updated 9:45 am CDT, Friday, May 24, 2019 In this aerial photograph, the Missouri Capitol is seen Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo. Material covering part of the exterior of the building as it undergoes a renovation was damaged during a strong storm overnight. less In this aerial photograph, the Missouri Capitol is seen Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo. Material covering part of the exterior of the building as it undergoes…

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Katy Veterans Memorial Museum

Katy Veterans Memorial Museum

KATY, Texas (FOX 26) – Betty Edmundson has been with the VFW museum since its inception in the mid-1990s, and she may be the perfect guide for this unique repository of America’s military history. It covers all branches of the military and just about every military conflict from the American Revolution up to now. “We’ve got some information with maps and pictures and artifacts on the American Revolution, then going into the War with Mexico,…

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A brief history of Katy, Texas

A brief history of Katy, Texas

KATY, Texas (FOX 26) – Located just miles from Houston, around 14,000 people call the City of Katy home. The city is located in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County. The borders of all three counties intersect in Katy’s Thomas Park. What was once just wide-open prairie has under gone more than a century of growth to become the city it is today. Here’s a brief timeline of the city’s early history, according to the…

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Here's how to watch out for storms during hurricane season

CLOSE Storm surge and flooding are the greatest threats to Corpus Christi in a hurricane. Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times, Kirsten Crow/Caller-Times The Atlantic side of the U.S. will most likely see a near-normal hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, according to a new federal report. Under that forecast, four to eight systems would become hurricanes, and two to four of those major, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Buy Photo A sign over S….

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Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

Fire fighters extinguish a forests fire near Kfar Uriya, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Israeli police have ordered the evacuation of several communities in southern and central Israel as wildfires rage amid a major heatwave. Ariel Schalit AP Photo JERUSALEM Israel is bracing for renewed wildfires amid a major heat wave that shows no signs of abating. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as fires raged, fueled by high temperatures and dry…

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Forest Service reopening Lamoille Canyon Road after wildfire

Forest Service reopening Lamoille Canyon Road after wildfire

ELKO, Nev. The Forest Service is reopening a national forest road in northeast Nevada that’s been closed since a big wildfire in the Ruby Mountains last fall. All 15 miles (24 kilometers) of Forest Service Road 660, known as the Lamoille Canyon Road, were scheduled to reopen near Elko on Friday in time for heavy visitation expected Memorial Day weekend. All trails, picnic areas, and national forest campgrounds along the roadway will be open. Forest…

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Family moves back into home 17 months after Hurricane Harvey

Family moves back into home 17 months after Hurricane Harvey

PASADENA, Texas — Hurricane Harvey seems like a long time ago, but some people are still dealing with its effects almost two years later. One family whose home was almost destroyed received a happy ending to its 17-month nightmare. “Muchas gracias, estoy muy emocional,” said Irene Salazar who owns the Pasadena home that flooded. “No tengo palabras.” It took eight weeks for military veteran-run volunteer organization Team Rubicon to rebuild the house. “From right here,”…

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The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in 50 miles

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in 50 miles

Missouri tornado damage traps people in homes The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 22, 2019. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said the department got calls about people trapped in their homes. By × The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 22, 2019. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said the department got calls about people…

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Wildfire severely damages historic Big Bend complex

Wildfire severely damages historic Big Bend complex

Published 5:58 pm CDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) — A wildfire that ignited in Mexico jumped the Rio Grande into Big Bend National Park and severely damaged a historic border ghost town and former Army border post. Posts on the park’s Facebook page say shifting wind gusts Wednesday night blew embers onto the barracks, officers’ quarters, visitors’ center and restrooms at the Castolon Historic District. Firefighting crews from the park,…

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Troubleshooter: Watch out for companies offering free roof replacement after storm damage

Troubleshooter: Watch out for companies offering free roof replacement after storm damage

They are called storm chasers, and they’re knocking on doors in our area after the hail and high winds last week that caused damage to several homes. If their sales pitch includes that they can replace your roof for free, you need to be on guard. Even though the word free is in there, the sales pitch could cost you. ABC11 viewers tell me they are getting phone calls from roofing companies who tell them…

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Virginia meteorologist cut into NBA semifinals for tornado warning. He’s not sorry

Virginia meteorologist cut into NBA semifinals for tornado warning. He’s not sorry

St Louis Blues fans defy tornado warning to watch Western Conference Finals Defiant St Louis Blues fans were undeterred by a tornado warning issued for the city on May 21, just hours before Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Blues and the San Jose Sharks. By × Defiant St Louis Blues fans were undeterred by a tornado warning issued for the city on May 21, just hours before Game 6 of the…

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Brunswick teacher named 'Hero' for hurricane relief efforts

Brunswick teacher named 'Hero' for hurricane relief efforts

Lincoln Elementary will receive $10,000 from NC Education Lottery BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Elise Barrett knows a thing or two about saving money and stocking up. A teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Brunswick County, she works to make the most of her earnings by extreme couponing. Those skills came in handy and helped her assist the community after Hurricane Florence last fall. The N.C. Education Lottery announced that for her efforts, Barrett was selected as…

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Door-to-door checks after tornado damage in Missouri capital

Door-to-door checks after tornado damage in Missouri capital

Missouri tornado damage traps people in homes The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 22, 2019. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said the department got calls about people trapped in their homes. By × The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 22, 2019. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said the department got calls about people…

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'Major icon,' historic area of Big Bend National Park destroyed by wildfire, officials say

'Major icon,' historic area of Big Bend National Park destroyed by wildfire, officials say

A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park, according to officials. A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park, according to officials. Photo: Big Bend National Park Photo: Big Bend National Park Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 A wildfire caused “extensive damage” Wednesday to the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park,…

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NOAA Predicts ‘Near-Normal’ 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA Predicts ‘Near-Normal’ 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Just over a week from the start of the 2019 hurricane season, government forecasters say they expect about a dozen named storms, including two to four major hurricanes, to develop in the Atlantic.  For a storm to be named it must have winds of 39 mph or higher, while major hurricanes are those with winds higher than 111 mph. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters believe El Niño activity — periodic warming in the Pacific…

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Tornado, deadly storms ravage Missouri

Tornado, deadly storms ravage Missouri

31 Images Tornado, deadly storms ravage Missouri 80 Images Epicenter Festival draws thousands to Richmond County for camping, concerts 38 Images NHL playoffs mania brings out the Caniacs 129 Images Epicenter Music Festival debuts in Rockingham 41 Images ‘Mom and Me’: WRAL family shares Mother’s Day photos 14 Images Sneak Peek: Bull City Mini golf course in Durham 20 Images Red Balloon Project hosts superhero party for special kids 19 Images Memorable signs from downtown…

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Are you ready? Forecasters release hurricane outlook and possible impacts for Carolinas

Are you ready? Forecasters release hurricane outlook and possible impacts for Carolinas

A below-average hurricane season? A look at the names, early predictions for 2019 The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30. Here’s a look at the season’s early predictions — and what this year’s storms will be named. By × The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30. Here’s a look at the season’s early predictions — and what this year’s storms will be named. By The 2019 hurricane…

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NOAA predicts 9-15 named storms in 2019 hurricane season

NOAA predicts 9-15 named storms in 2019 hurricane season

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 2019 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin starts June 1, and now we have an idea of how many tropical systems forecasters are expecting this year. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its outlook, predicting a near-normal season with a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms, which have sustained winds at least 39 mph. – Advertisement – Of those, four to eight will…

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Weather Service: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season

Weather Service: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher. NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs says a current El Nino, a periodic warming of the central Pacific that…

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The Latest: Official: Tornado’s path may have been 50 miles

The Latest: Official: Tornado’s path may have been 50 miles

The sign for the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in Jefferson City Missouri stands bent on May 23, 2019, from an apparent tornado in front of a tree that was ripped apart. A “violent tornado” touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing possible fatalities, according to the National Weather Service David A. Lieb AP Photo JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The National…

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The Latest: Official: Tornado's path may have been 50 miles

The Latest: Official: Tornado's path may have been 50 miles

Updated 10:51 am CDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 The sign for the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in Jefferson City Missouri stands bent on May 23, 2019, from an apparent tornado in front of a tree that was ripped apart. A “violent tornado” touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing possible fatalities, according to the National Weather Service less The sign for the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in Jefferson City Missouri stands bent on May 23, 2019,…

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9-15 named storms expected in 2019 hurricane season, NOAA predicts

9-15 named storms expected in 2019 hurricane season, NOAA predicts

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The 2019 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean starts June 1, and now we have an idea of how many major hurricanes forecasters are expecting this year. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its outlook, predicting a near-normal season with a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms, which have sustained winds at least 39 mph. Of those, four to eight will become hurricanes and two…

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NOAA's hurricane outlook predicts 4-8 hurricanes

NOAA's hurricane outlook predicts 4-8 hurricanes

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – Meteorologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are forecasting a “near normal” 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA made their hurricane outlook announcement Thursday morning, saying they predict 9 to 15 named storms and 4 to 8 hurricanes. Of those hurricanes, 2 to 4 are expected to be major storms, which are Category 3 or higher. “An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including…

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