Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Jeff Martin, Associated Press Updated 7:20 am CST, Friday, January 10, 2020 Hurricane-force wind gusts and hail the size of baseballs could accompany potent storms that also threaten to spin up tornadoes and drench the South with heavy rains, forecasters said Friday. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma will be at an enhanced risk of storms that could include strong tornadoes and flooding rains. The…

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Warm stretch: 7 consecutive days of 60+ degree days ahead, severe weather possible

Warm stretch: 7 consecutive days of 60+ degree days ahead, severe weather possible

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist The Triangle has 7 consecutive days of 60+ degree weather to look forward to this weekend and into next week. However, a potential for rain and even severe weather may dampen weekend plans. Friday is mild and cloudy, with a high around 65. Saturday and Sunday both break into the low to mid 70s. Saturday brings Raleigh close to the record high of 76 degrees, reached over 100 years ago…

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Wind, hail and isolated tornadoes possible Friday

Wind, hail and isolated tornadoes possible Friday

AUSTIN, Texas — Over the next 12 to 24 hours, conditions will align themselves towards an active evening of strong to severe thunderstorms for Central Texas. A strong frontal system is expected to reach our Hill Country residents mid-to-late afternoon before approaching the IH-35 corridor around dinner time.  Here’s a look at the timeline and the side effects of this system. KVUE RELATED:  Allergy Alert: Cedar pollen remains very high in Central Texas Some associated…

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Wind, Hail, and Isolated tornadoes possible Friday

Wind, Hail, and Isolated tornadoes possible Friday

AUSTIN, Texas — The second of two cold fronts this week will bring on a different weather pattern.  As a strong cold front approaches from the west on Thursday, rain chances will be small with isolated showers possible mainly east of Austin. When the front approaches Interstate 35 on Friday, widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will take shape.  Here’s a look at the timeline and the side effects of this system. RELATED:  Allergy Alert: Cedar…

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Here's what you need to be prepared for Friday's storm bringing strong winds, tornado risk, power outage threats to Southeast Texas

Here's what you need to be prepared for Friday's storm bringing strong winds, tornado risk, power outage threats to Southeast Texas

HOUSTON — The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants people to be prepared for Friday night’s storm that will hit southeast Texas. The storm carries the risk of tornadoes, strong winds, and likely power outages. “We’ve been watching the weather for this weekend very closely,” said Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Francisco Sanchez. He said one challenge is that the storm should hit in the late evening, which will make it tough…

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Timeline: Severe weather possible Friday night

Timeline: Severe weather possible Friday night

HOUSTON — Severe weather is possible across Southeast Texas into Louisiana late Friday with a drop in the temperatures for Saturday.  It’s too soon to say which parts of our area will get the worst of the weather, if any, but given that this will likely be a nighttime event we’ll all want to make sure we stay alert and keep an eye on the radar. GET ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Download our new app TRACK…

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Wicked Weekend Weather Threatens Parts Of North Texas With Possible Tornados, Flooding

Wicked Weekend Weather Threatens Parts Of North Texas With Possible Tornados, Flooding

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A storm system approaching a handful of southern states is looking more and more menacing, forecasters say. The Storm Prediction Center says nearly 19 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma will be at an enhanced threat of storms Friday that could include strong tornadoes and flooding rains. The area includes several major Texas cities including Dallas, Houston and Austin. On Thursday, the Storm Prediction Center projected that a more…

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Timeline: Friday night storms could bring damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes

HOUSTON — Severe weather is possible across Southeast Texas into Louisiana late Friday with a drop in the temperatures for Saturday.  It’s too soon to say which parts of our area will get the worst of the weather, if any, but given that this will likely be a nighttime event we’ll all want to make sure we stay alert and keep an eye on the radar. GET ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Download our new app TRACK…

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How to set up severe weather alerts on your iPhone or Android before Friday's storm

How to set up severe weather alerts on your iPhone or Android before Friday's storm

HOUSTON — Harris County Office of Emergency Management staff are urging people to be aware of the severe weather headed towards southeast Texas Friday afternoon. Forecasts are calling for strong winds, and the possibility of tornadoes and even hail. Meteorologists are not expecting severe flooding from rainfall. The tips are simple: Go to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home away from doors and windows. “Don’t leave loose items out in the…

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Timeline: Severe weather threat Friday night

Timeline: Severe weather threat Friday night

HOUSTON — Severe weather is possible across Southeast Texas into Louisiana late Friday with a drop in the temperatures for Saturday.  It’s too soon to say which parts of our area will get the worst of the weather, if any, but given that this will likely be a nighttime event we’ll all want to make sure we stay alert and keep an eye on the radar. GET ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Download our new app TRACK…

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VIDEO: US firefighters met with applause arriving at Australia airport to help battle wildfires

VIDEO: US firefighters met with applause arriving at Australia airport to help battle wildfires

SYDNEY, Austrialia — U.S. firefighters were met with spontaneous applause as they arrived at the Sydney International Airport in Australia this week to aid the country battling wildfires that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes. Video shared on social media by NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons showed the latest group of firefighters arriving in battle the fires in Victoria. Bystanders welcomed the team with cheers and applause. “Coming through, all gathered…

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North Carolina art students raise money for Australian wildfire recovery

North Carolina art students raise money for Australian wildfire recovery

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC (WGHP) — Students at Oak Grove High School have watched the devastation in Australia and are using their artistic talents to show their support and raise money for recovery. Catherine Deaton’s AP art class felt compelled to help. – Advertisement – “If we take the time to do something we can make a small impact, I feel like that’s what we’re doing right now,” student Daniel…

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NWS Houston narrows timing, expands scope of severe weather threat Friday night

NWS Houston narrows timing, expands scope of severe weather threat Friday night

This National Weather Service map shows the scope and timing of a severe weather threat to the Greater Houston area on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. This National Weather Service map shows the scope and timing of a severe weather threat to the Greater Houston area on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This National Weather Service map shows…

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Meet one of the dogs saving koalas from Australian wildfires

Meet one of the dogs saving koalas from Australian wildfires

As Australian wildfires endanger the lives of thousands of koalas, one dog is stepping up to save her fellow furry friends. Taylor, a four-year-old English Springer Spaniel, is trained to sniff out koala fur and droppings, said her owner and professional dog trainer Ryan Tate. To date, Taylor has rescued eight of the country’s iconic marsupials from wildfires, which have destroyed more than 2,000 homes, claimed at least 26 human lives and potentially killed thousands…

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NC students step up to help Australia cope with wildfires

NC students step up to help Australia cope with wildfires

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) — Students at one North Carolina high school are stepping up to help Australia. Some of the worst wildfires in the country’s history have been burning out of control, killing dozens of people and millions of animals. Troubled by the tragedy, art students at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County came up with a unique fundraising idea. SEE ALSO: How you can help firefighters, victims, animals in Australia “If we take…

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Katy woman makes 'Joey Pouches' for animals affected by Australia wildfires

Katy woman makes 'Joey Pouches' for animals affected by Australia wildfires

KATY, Texas — A Katy woman is asking for donations of materials to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires. Amy Casto is a mother of two and is creating ‘Joey Pouches,’ which are like swaddling blankets for animals orphaned or displaced by the wildfires. “Someone shared a post about about American rescue crafters group on Facebook helping with the Australia catastrophe and I felt an urge to participate in the cause,” Casto told KHOU….

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Savannah Inn to finally fully reopen after Hurricane Florence

Savannah Inn to finally fully reopen after Hurricane Florence

The Savannah Inn in Carolina Beach to fully reopen after nearly a year and a half of Hurricane Florence recovery (photo: WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Savannah Inn in Carolina Beach has almost fully recovered from damage sustained during Hurricane Florence. As of Wednesday, repairs are nearly completed. – Advertisement – Inn Manager Brittany Francis says it’s been a tough journey. “It hasn’t been easy, but it’s getting easier day by day,” Francis…

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Nueces County awarded $4.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery projects

Nueces County awarded $4.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery projects

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Nueces County awarded $4.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery projects The Texas General Land Office awarded more than $4.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery-related construction projects in Nueces County. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSE Buy Photo The Richard M. Borchard…

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Katy woman making 'Joey Pouches' for animals affected by Australia wildfires needs your help!

Katy woman making 'Joey Pouches' for animals affected by Australia wildfires needs your help!

KATY, Texas — A Katy woman is asking for donations of materials to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires. Amy Casto is a mother of two and is creating ‘Joey Pouches,’ which are like swaddling blankets for animals orphaned or displaced by the wildfires. “Someone shared a post about about American rescue crafters group on Facebook helping with the Australia catastrophe and I felt an urge to participate in the cause,” Casto told KHOU…

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As many as 10 states face major threat of severe weather as week progresses

As many as 10 states face major threat of severe weather as week progresses

The weather will take a volatile turn heading into the first weekend of January, with millions of Americans under the threat for severe thunderstorms, including the potential for tornadoes. The threat zone will include major metro areas such as Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Nashville, likely leading to travel headaches. AccuWeather meteorologists warn that some of the most hazardous weather could occur after dark. “Residents and visitors will need to be extra vigilant, as many…

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How to give wisely to help Australia wildfire relief efforts

How to give wisely to help Australia wildfire relief efforts

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — As the world watches devastating wildfires blaze across Australia, there’s been an outpouring of donations to aid relief efforts. NC Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall urges North Carolina’s giving public to be both generous and wise to make sure their donations do the most good possible. – Advertisement – “We’ve all been moved by the heartbreaking images coming out of Australia,” Secretary Marshall said…

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Houston Zoo donates $5,000 to help Australian animals hurt by wildfires

Houston Zoo donates $5,000 to help Australian animals hurt by wildfires

More than a billion animals killed, scientists estimate By Danny Hermosillo, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Published 11:37 am CST, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 The Houston Zoo is coming to the aid of animals Down Under, donating $5,000 to help people and wildlife injured or left homeless by wildfires in Australia. The Houston Zoo is coming to the aid of animals Down Under, donating $5,000 to help people and wildlife injured or left homeless by wildfires in…

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'Enhanced' chance of severe weather, thunderstorms in Houston's forecast

'Enhanced' chance of severe weather, thunderstorms in Houston's forecast

Houston and several surrounding communities have an “enhanced” chance of severe weather Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Houston and several surrounding communities have an “enhanced” chance of severe weather Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Houston and several surrounding communities have an “enhanced” chance of severe weather Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Houston and several surrounding communities have an “enhanced”…

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Hibernian Pub holding fundraiser for firefighters battling Australia wildfires

Hibernian Pub holding fundraiser for firefighters battling Australia wildfires

RALEIGH — The Hibernian Pub in Raleigh is holding a fundraiser to help firefighters battling wildfires in Australia. You can help! On Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 percent of all sales at the pub will be donated to firefighters’ efforts. The pub is at 311 Glenwood Avenue. SEE ALSO : 24 charged with deliberately setting fires in Austalia The wildfires have burned millions of acres, killing at least 25. Thousands of firefighters from all over the…

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Houston Forecast: Increasing chance for severe weather later this week

Houston Forecast: Increasing chance for severe weather later this week

HOUSTON — Severe weather is possible across Southeast Texas into Louisiana as we get into Friday evening of this week. Currently the Houston area is in the “enhanced risk” zone, 3 out of 5, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. (Range is 1/least likely to 5/most likely). It’s still too soon to say which parts of town will get the worst of the storms, if any, but if you have plans for…

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Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also raised concerns that lightning will spark more fires before dangerous hot and windy conditions return. Around 2,300 firefighters in New South Wales state were making the most of relatively benign conditions by frantically consolidating containment lines around more than 110 blazes and patrolling for lightning strikes, state…

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Carolina Hurricanes sign Justin Williams for remainder of 2020 season

Carolina Hurricanes sign Justin Williams for remainder of 2020 season

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Justin Williams to a one-year contract for the rest of the 2020 season. The contract will pay Williams a base salary of $700,000, and he can earn an additional $1.3 million in potential bonuses based on individual and team play in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. Williams, 38, has recorded 786 points in 1,244 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, Flyers, Kings and Capitals….

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‘Scarier’ Than Hurricane Maria: A Deadly Earthquake Terrifies Puerto Rico

‘Scarier’ Than Hurricane Maria: A Deadly Earthquake Terrifies Puerto Rico

By Edmy Ayala, Patricia Mazzei, Frances Robles and Sandra E. Garcia, New York Times PONCE, Puerto Rico — The auditorium where Lenda Torres Rodríguez and some of her neighbors sought refuge on Tuesday after the latest in a series of earthquakes convulsed Puerto Rico seemed almost as unreliable as the houses they had abandoned. Every time a new aftershock hit, the windows made ominous cracking sounds. So they huddled outside on beach chairs, or hunkered…

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Hurricane Harvey heroes will be featured in documentary set to debut this Thursday

Hurricane Harvey heroes will be featured in documentary set to debut this Thursday

HOUSTON — *EDITOR’S NOTE: The above video is from Nov. 26 when a little girl wrote a letter to Santa asking for him to repair her Harvey-damaged home. A Tomball business that helped rescue hundreds during Hurricane Harvey will be featured in a documentary that is set to debut on Thursday. “100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary,” will be shown at Landmark River Oaks Theater. According to the website, “100 Boats” tells the remarkable story…

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Hurricane Harvey heroes featured in documentary set to debut this Thursday

Hurricane Harvey heroes featured in documentary set to debut this Thursday

HOUSTON — *EDITOR’S NOTE: The above video is from Nov. 26 when a little girl wrote a letter to Santa asking for him to repair her Harvey-damaged home. A Tomball business that helped rescue hundreds during Hurricane Harvey will be featured in a documentary that is set to debut on Thursday. “100 Boats: A Hurricane Harvey Documentary,” will be shown at Landmark River Oaks Theater. According to the website, “100 Boats” tells the remarkable story…

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Bee Cave coffee shop to host fundraiser for Australia wildfire relief

Bee Cave coffee shop to host fundraiser for Australia wildfire relief

AUSTIN, Texas — The bushfires in Australia continue to destroy land and homes and now American firefighters are heading to southeastern parts of the continent to help.  Some cooler weather moved in earlier, but it’s not expected to stick around for long as of right now. So, a local coffee shop wants to help.  On Jan. 25, Runaway Luna Lifestyle in Bee Cave plans to host a silent auction to raise money for wildfire relief….

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'My homeland is burning'; Spurs player Patty Mills draws attention to Australian wildfires

'My homeland is burning'; Spurs player Patty Mills draws attention to Australian wildfires

SAN ANTONIO — Spurs player Patty Mills is using his social media platforms to raise awareness of Australian wildfires. On his Twitter feed are numerous posts pointing out various facts and consequences of the wildfires. He also points people to ways they can help the country in the battle against these fires.  He told KENS 5 on Monday that he wished he could be back in Australia to help. “As for Australia, it is still…

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How to help support the Australian wildfires relief effort

How to help support the Australian wildfires relief effort

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter (ABC News) — The wildfires in Australia have destroyed millions of acres of land, killed at least two dozen people so far and left thousands more people and animals in danger. The overwhelming images of the land under siege have led to support from people around the world. – Advertisement – Social media has played a big role in corralling that help, with celebrities and influencers sharing how they are donating. Singer Pink…

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Australia to pay 'whatever it takes' to fight wildfires

Australia to pay 'whatever it takes' to fight wildfires

By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SYDNEY — Australia’s government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.4 billion) toward the recovery effort in addition to the tens of millions of dollars that have already been promised. “The fires are still burning. And…

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban to donate $500k to help fight Australian wildfires

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban to donate $500k to help fight Australian wildfires

Actress Nicole Kidman and country singer Keith Urban are joining in on the list of celebrities to help firefighters battle the deadly wildfires in Australia. The couple took to Instagram saying that they will donate $500,000 to the rural fire services. “Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia,” both couples posted to Instagram. “We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing…

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Steve Irwin's family saves over 90,000 animals, including many injured in Australia wildfires

Steve Irwin's family saves over 90,000 animals, including many injured in Australia wildfires

By CNN Newsource The Irwin family is continuing Steve Irwin’s legacy of rescuing and saving wildlife in danger. Bindi Irwin, Steve’s daughter, and the rest of the Irwin family have rescued and treated over 90,000 animals, many of which were injured in Australia’s recent devastating wildfires. Ollie, an orphaned platypus, was patient number 90,000 at the Wildlife Hospital, Bindi’s brother, Robert Irwin, said on Instagram. “With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks…

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Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press SYDNEY — It has been described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country’s most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island and have threatened to wipe out some of the island’s unique fauna altogether. Experts working on the island say the fires have killed thousands of koalas and kangaroos, and also…

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Pink pledges to donate $500k to help battle Australian wildfires

Pink pledges to donate $500k to help battle Australian wildfires

Devastated by the deadly wildfires in Australia, American pop singer Pink says she is pledging a donation of $500,000 to battle the blaze. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” the pop star tweeted Saturday. “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in…

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60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia's capital

60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia's capital

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia’s capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in the greater Jakarta area and caused landslides that buried at least a dozen people. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said…

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Fire tornado caught on camera on Kangaroo Island as Australian wildfires rage

Fire tornado caught on camera on Kangaroo Island as Australian wildfires rage

Fire tornadoes formed Thursday as wildfires continue to rage in Australia, eyewitness video shows. Brenton Davis, who shot video of one of the tornadoes, said in a Facebook post that it had formed on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, which sits off the coast of south-central Australia. “We had a fair few [fire tornadoes] today and it wasn’t even a hot day,” Davis said. More than 200 fires were burning across the country, officials…

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Town expected to start Hurricane Florence street paving project

Town expected to start Hurricane Florence street paving project

Crews are starting the paving project Friday. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been a long road to post-Florence recovery in Surf City and one of the last steps in the rebuild is getting the roads repaired. “We took a hit and we’ve recovered and this is kind of one of those last things that we’re trying to do in the recovery mode,” Chad Merritt, the maintenance and streets director, said. –…

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