Flooding in Monroe leaves residents seeking solutions

Flooding in Monroe leaves residents seeking solutions

Union County residents are looking for answers after their community continues to flood. MONROE, N.C. — Some residents in Union County are knee-deep in water after rainfall on Wednesday, but they say it’s been going on for years.  If you ask Union County resident, Charles Holt, he’ll tell you this problem runs deep. He says this problem has been going on for five to six years. He said the water pooling on the ground outside…

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'We’re basically homeless' | Seniors evacuated after flooding still in limbo with no future housing options nailed down

Nilka McDonald has lived at the Magnolia Senior Apartments for about three years. Now, the place she said the place she called home is destroyed. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of Magnolia Senior Apartments residents are still in limbo after a busted pipe and flooding forced them out of their homes Christmas weekend. Displaced and with hotel fees covered through the end of the month, the big question is what’s next? For weeks, these seniors have…

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Biden to tour California storm damage, see recovery efforts

Biden to tour California storm damage, see recovery efforts

Biden has already approved a major disaster declaration for the state, freeing up additional federal resources for recovery efforts. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to tour damage and be briefed on recovery efforts after devastating storms hit California in recent weeks, killing at least 20 people and causing destruction across 41 of the state’s 58 counties. The president, accompanied by FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state and local officials,…

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NWS confirms tornado struck Gaston County Thursday

NWS confirms tornado struck Gaston County Thursday

National Weather Service investigators are looking at storm damage to determine whether or not it was caused by a tornado. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the National Weather Service continues to investigate storm damage across the Charlotte metro area from severe weather Thursday, officials have confirmed a tornado did touchdown Thursday in Gaston County. Storm surveyors found damage consistent with at least an EF-0 tornado Friday. The storm, which prompted meteorologists to issue a tornado warning…

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National Weather Service investigating at locations of Charlotte area storm damage

National Weather Service investigating at locations of Charlotte area storm damage

The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg is planning on surveying damage in Gaston County on Friday. Author: Chris Mulcahy, James Brierton (WCNC), Brad Panovich, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC) Published: 11:22 AM EST January 11, 2023 Updated: 12:20 PM EST January 13, 2023 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Damages were reported across the Carolinas after storms moved through the area Thursday afternoon and evening. By 8:30 p.m., the Charlotte area was considered clear from severe.  The National Weather Service…

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Tornado warning issued for Mecklenburg County, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect

Tornado warning issued for  Mecklenburg County, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect

Strong to severe storms are moving through the greater Charlotte area, followed by snow in the mountains. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Mecklenburg County until 6:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Cabarrus, Davie, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Gaston counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina. The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for most…

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Tornado warning issued for Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg counties

Tornado warning issued for Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg counties

Strong to severe storms are moving through the greater Charlotte area, followed by snow in the mountains. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Mecklenburg County until 6:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Cabarrus, Davie, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Gaston counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina. The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for most…

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Tornado watch issued until 10 p.m.

Tornado watch issued until 10 p.m.

Strong to severe storms are possible for the greater Charlotte area Thursday which will be followed by snow in the mountains. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for most of the Charlotte metro area. A Tornado Watch means tornadoes are possible as a strong line of thunderstorms moves through the Carolinas. If any storm produces a tornado, the National Weather Service will follow up with a…

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Panovich: Storms will bring heavy rain, damaging winds and possible tornadoes to Charlotte area

Panovich: Storms will bring heavy rain, damaging winds and possible tornadoes to Charlotte area

Strong to severe storms are possible for the greater Charlotte area Thursday which will be followed by snow in the mountains. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A strong cold front will bring a line of thunderstorms to the Carolinas Thursday with the possibility of severe weather in the Charlotte area.  Chief meteorologist Brad Panovich says Charlotte is right on the borderline between nasty weather and regular storms associated with this type of weather pattern.  The biggest threats…

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Major flooding impacting popular metro Atlanta destinations, residences after pipes burst

Major flooding impacting popular metro Atlanta destinations, residences after pipes burst

Burst pipes are now one of the major consequences being felt by many places. ATLANTA — Parts of metro Atlanta’s infrastructure are coming apart as the blast of arctic weather continues across the state, with residents and businesses alike are feeling the harsh impacts of the sub-freezing temperatures just one day before Christmas. Burst water pipes are now one of the major consequences being felt by places such as Delta Sky Lounge, Putt Shack, Lenox…

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Residents evacuated from Matthews senior living center after flooding

Residents evacuated from Matthews senior living center after flooding

Holiday by Atria, which runs the Holiday Willow Grove community, said residents were relocated to nearby sister communities for the time. MATTHEWS, N.C. — Residents who live at a Matthews senior apartment community are relocating Saturday night after an apparent water main break tied to freezing temperatures. Family members reached out to WCNC Charlotte earlier in the evening to share loved ones at the Holiday Willow Grove off Idlewild Road were evacuated from the complex…

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Slavin scores in OT, streaking Hurricanes beat Penguins 4-3

Slavin scores in OT, streaking Hurricanes beat Penguins 4-3

Carolina won its seventh straight game and has points in 13 consecutive contests to match the franchise record. PITTSBURGH — Jaccob Slavin scored 23 seconds into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Carolina won its seventh straight game and has points in 13 consecutive contests to match the franchise record. In overtime, Brent Burns started a pretty passing sequence with his 800th NHL point and…

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Pyotr Kochetkov wins again, Hurricanes top Kraken 3-2

Pyotr Kochetkov wins again, Hurricanes top Kraken 3-2

The Hurricanes sit in second place in the Metropolitan Division after Thursday’s win over Seattle. RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina goalie Pyotr Kochetkov had his scoreless streak end and the Hurricanes held on after building an early lead to beat the Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Thursday night. Andrei Svechnikov and Derek Stepan scored in the first period and Stefan Noesen added a second-period goal on his first career penalty shot. Kochetkov, who went more than 151…

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Hurricanes hold off Kraken with 3-2 win at home

Hurricanes hold off Kraken with 3-2 win at home

The Hurricanes sit in second place in the Metropolitan Division after Thursday’s win over Seattle. RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina goalie Pyotr Kochetkov had his scoreless streak end and the Hurricanes held on after building an early lead to beat the Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Thursday night. Andrei Svechnikov and Derek Stepan scored in the first period and Stefan Noesen added a second-period goal on his first career penalty shot. Kochetkov, who went more than 151…

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Massive winter storm brings blizzard threat, tornado warnings

Massive winter storm brings blizzard threat, tornado warnings

“This is a ‘we are not kidding’ kind of storm,” the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Monday in a tweet. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. An area stretching from Montana into western Nebraska and Colorado…

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Massive US winter storm brings blizzard threat, tornado warnings

Massive US winter storm brings blizzard threat, tornado warnings

“This is a ‘we are not kidding’ kind of storm,” the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Monday in a tweet. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. An area stretching from Montana into western Nebraska and Colorado…

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Massive US storm brings tornado warnings, blizzard threat

Massive US storm brings tornado warnings, blizzard threat

“This is a ‘we are not kidding’ kind of storm,” the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Monday in a tweet. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest was braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions, while states farther to the south saw tornado warnings from a massive storm blowing across the country. An area stretching from Montana into western Nebraska and Colorado was under blizzard warnings,…

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Beach erosion brought by hurricanes Ian, Nicole uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Beach erosion brought by hurricanes Ian, Nicole uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Two late-season hurricanes helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating back to the 1800s. DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida’s East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach or sand castles built by generations of…

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President Biden approves disaster assistance for South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Ian

President Biden approves disaster assistance for South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Ian

Federal funding will be available to residents and businesses in coastal counties COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for South Carolina, opening up federal funds for those counties affected by Hurricane Ian from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4, 2022. On September 30, Ian made landfall near Georgetown as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, dumping heavy rains and causing flooding along the South…

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Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area: Nicole updates

Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area: Nicole updates

Nicole brought heavy rain to the Carolinas, with flooding reported in the North Carolina mountains. A tornado watch for the Charlotte area was canceled Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch for Mecklenburg County and areas east of Charlotte was canceled around 2 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced.  The watch was issued early Friday morning as the remnants of Nicole moved over the Carolinas with heavy rain and gusty winds. Multiple tornado warnings…

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Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area as Nicole moves over Carolinas

Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area as Nicole moves over Carolinas

Nicole brought heavy rain to the Carolinas, with flooding reported in the North Carolina mountains. A tornado watch for the Charlotte area was canceled Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch for Mecklenburg County and areas east of Charlotte was canceled around 2 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced.  The watch was issued early Friday morning as the remnants of Nicole moved over the Carolinas with heavy rain and gusty winds. Multiple tornado warnings…

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Tornado watch in effect as Nicole moves over the Carolinas

Tornado watch in effect as Nicole moves over the Carolinas

“That Friday morning time frame, to me, is going to be the worst of this,” WCNC Charlotte Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich said. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch has been expanded into the Charlotte metro until Friday afternoon as the remnants of Nicole move over the Carolinas with heavy rain, gusty winds and the threat of severe weather.  A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for the following counties in North Carolina: Anson,…

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Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Residents in at least three Florida counties — Flagler, Palm Beach and Volusia — were ordered to evacuate from barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes. MIAMI — A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday after pounding the Bahamas and state officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It’s a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida, where only two hurricanes have made landfall since recordkeeping began in 1853 —…

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Tropical Storm Nicole could intensify into rare November hurricane

Tropical Storm Nicole could intensify into rare November hurricane

Residents in at least three Florida counties — Flagler, Palm Beach and Volusia — were ordered to evacuate from barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes. MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicole forced people from their homes in the Bahamas and threatened to grow into a rare November hurricane in Florida on Wednesday, shutting down airports and prompting an evacuation order that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.  Crews evacuated dozens of people from vulnerable…

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Brad Panovich: Tropical Storm Nicole to bring heavy rain, winds to Carolinas

Brad Panovich: Tropical Storm Nicole to bring heavy rain, winds to Carolinas

Tropical Storm Nicole could bring up to 4 inches of rain to the Charlotte area with heavy downpours and gusty winds Thursday evening through Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole with expected heavy rain and high winds Thursday evening through late Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole, which was upgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday morning, has sustained winds of 50 mph and gusts…

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Brad Panovich: Expected impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Brad Panovich: Expected impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the Carolinas with significant storm surge possible along the coast. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas could feel the effects of subtropical storm Nicole, with rain and wind likely in the Charlotte area by Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole is expected to approach the Carolina coast by the end of the week as cooler air moves into the Charlotte…

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Widespread impacts expected from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Widespread impacts expected from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the Carolinas with significant storm surge possible along the coast. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas could feel the effects of subtropical storm Nicole, with rain and wind likely in the Charlotte area by Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole is expected to approach the Carolina coast by the end of the week as cooler air moves into the Charlotte…

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Hurricanes win second consecutive shootout; 4-3 over Lightning

Hurricanes win second consecutive shootout; 4-3 over Lightning

It took six shootout rounds for the Carolina Hurricanes to earn their seventh win of the season. TAMPA, Fla. — A Sebastian Aho shot in the sixth shootout round found the net and gave the Carolina Hurricanes their third win in a row. The Hurricanes bested the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on a night where Carolina dominated just about every statistical category. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 53 saves in regulation and overtime. He made several strong…

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Weather IQ: Strongest Hurricanes in North Carolina History

Weather IQ: Strongest Hurricanes in North Carolina History

Some of the strongest hurricanes to impact North Carolina happened well before many of us were born. Here are the top 5 strongest based on wind speeds. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Since the 1800s North Carolina has taken dozens of direct hits from hurricanes. With some winds getting up as high as 150 mph. Here are the 5 strongest hurricanes (based on wind speed) in North Carolina history.  We reached out to Corey Davis, N.C. State…

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Weather IQ: The Worst Floods in North Carolina

Weather IQ: The Worst Floods in North Carolina

Tropical storms and hurricanes have historically influenced North Carolina’s most historic floods. Here are the worst floods on record. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina is no stranger to flooding. Every year floods happen across the state. But sometimes the set up lines up perfectly, leading to catastrophic historical flooding. We reached out to Corey Davis, N.C. State University’s Assistant State Climatologist, to inquire what were the worst flooding events in North Carolina history. Below were…

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'It's out of our hands' Charlotte native loses car to Hurricane Ian's surge in hospital parking lot where she works

'It's out of our hands' Charlotte native loses car to Hurricane Ian's surge in hospital parking lot where she works

A Charlotte mother took to social media to locate a car to replace her daughter’s. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte native, Mandy Groulx, has been living in Fort Myers, Florida for just over a year, where she works as a child life specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at a children’s hospital.   The East Carolina University graduate admitted to WCNC’s Jane Monreal, she didn’t know what to expect with her first hurricane. “I think…

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Aho's late goal leads Hurricanes past Sharks 2-1

Aho's late goal leads Hurricanes past Sharks 2-1

Martin Necas scored his second goal in his many games for Carolina to tie the game late in the second period. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sebastian Aho scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:58 remaining in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat San Jose 2-1 to hand the Sharks their third straight loss to open the season. Martin Necas scored his second goal in his many games for Carolina to tie the game late in…

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5 things to know about the Carolina Hurricanes this season

5 things to know about the Carolina Hurricanes this season

Locked On Hurricanes breaks down what Canes fans can look for. RALEIGH, N.C. — Locked On Hurricanes’ Jared Ellis broke down five things every Carolina Hurricanes fan should know going into the 2022-2023 NHL season. 1. Veterans The Canes are loaded with veteran experience now that they added guys in the off-season, acquiring defenseman Brent Burns and left winger Max Pacioretty, as well as free-agency pickups like center Paul Stastny and defenseman Calvin de Haan….

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Hurricane Ian deaths: Most people died by drowning, report shows

Hurricane Ian deaths: Most people died by drowning, report shows

“Storm surge doesn’t sound inherently deadly unless you understand it,” the former FEMA head told The Washington Post. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’ll likely be many days and weeks before the number of deaths from Hurricane Ian becomes final, though two things are becoming increasingly certain: The major hurricane ranks among Florida’s deadliest disasters, and water-related deaths may end up being the No. 1 killer. President Joe Biden, speaking a day after the storm made…

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American Airlines Charlotte team rallies for hurricane relief

American Airlines Charlotte team rallies for hurricane relief

Volunteers will spend the day packing nearly 4,500 emergency food relief boxes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Around 125 team members from American Airlines, most of them based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), will gather on Friday to pack thousands of meals to feed families impacted by Hurricane Ian. Volunteers will spend the day packing nearly 4,500 emergency food relief boxes, that’s 80,000 pounds of food, to be distributed to families in need after communities were…

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Biden to focus on hurricane victims in Florida, not politics

Biden to focus on hurricane victims in Florida, not politics

With the midterm elections just a month away, the crisis had the potential to bring together political rivals in common cause at least for a time. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now to focus on those in need. Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least…

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Biden visits Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Fiona

Biden visits Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Fiona

Fiona caused catastrophic flooding, tore apart roads and bridges, and unleashed more than 100 landslides when it hit Puerto Rico last month. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” after arriving in Puerto Rico on Monday to survey damage from Hurricane Fiona, as tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after the storm hit. “I’m committed to this island,” he said after receiving a briefing from local officials, acknowledging that…

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Who's responsible to fix storm damage to a home under contract?

Who's responsible to fix storm damage to a home under contract?

If your home is under contract and a storm hits, you might be wondering who’s on the hook to fix the damage. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane Ian destroyed hundreds of homes in its path, leaving a trail of destruction from Florida’s Gulf coast to the Carolinas.  No matter how much you prepare, a hurricane or severe weather can damage your home with high winds, flooding and tornadoes. But if your house is under contract, who’s…

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Good Samaritan saves South Carolina wedding plans from Hurricane Ian

Good Samaritan saves South Carolina wedding plans from Hurricane Ian

Two families traveled to the island from Texas and North Carolina and were staying in neighboring Pawleys Island homes when Ian barreled toward the coast. PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Saturday turned out to be a sparklingly beautiful fall day in Pawleys Island, an idyllic place to hold a wedding sandwiched between the Atlantic oceanfront and expansive marshland that typify South Carolina’s coastal beauty. For two visiting families, the perfect wedding almost got derailed by Hurricane Ian’s…

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Hurricane Ian moves through South Carolina; clean-up begins

Hurricane Ian moves through South Carolina; clean-up begins

Ian moved through eastern South Carolina throughout Friday. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ian has left South Carolina after pushing through South Carolina all day Friday, bringing floodwaters to coastal cities and knocking out power to over 200,000 customers at its peak. When it left the state the system still had 60 mile an hour winds but it had been been reclassified as Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian. The effects of the storm are largely the same; however, it…

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See before and after photos of areas hit by Hurricane Ian

See before and after photos of areas hit by Hurricane Ian

NOAA gathered aerial images in the storm’s aftermath to support emergency response efforts. SANIBEL, Fla. — Those wishing to get a closer look at the damage caused by Hurricane Ian can now use a tool by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to view aerial images of some of the hardest hit areas. After a major weather event, NOAA’s aircraft fly over specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and…

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Fishing boat blown 8 miles down the coast thanks to Hurricane Ian

Fishing boat blown 8 miles down the coast thanks to Hurricane Ian

At some point Friday, the boat broke free and police began getting calls about the boat. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A commercial fishing boat anchored in the ocean near Myrtle Beach broke free and washed ashore on Friday, but no one was aboard, according to city police spokesman Master Cpl. Tom Vest. The incident happened as Hurricane Ian was coming ashore in South Carolina. The U.S. Coast Guard was called out to the boat on…

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Storm damage: Ian causes flooding, brings down trees across the Carolinas

Storm damage: Ian causes flooding, brings down trees across the Carolinas

The National Weather Service is chronically the storm damage caused by Ian in North Carolina and South Carolina Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ian, which made landfall in South Carolina Friday, caused flooding, storm surge, and wind damage across both North Carolina and South Carolina Friday. Around Charlotte, Ian caused mostly wind and tree damage. Some of the most significant verified storm reports included a tree that fell and destroyed a mobile home on Sanibel Road….

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Hurricane Ian downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will still dump rain in Charlotte through Friday night

Hurricane Ian downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will still dump rain in Charlotte through Friday night

Ian made landfall in Georgetown, South Carolina, battering the coast with 85 mph winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall on the South Carolina coast near Georgetown just after 2 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center confirmed, slamming the Carolinas with 85 mph winds and gusts around 100 mph. By 5 p.m., Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center,…

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Live streams to watch as Hurricane Ian moves across the Carolinas

Live streams to watch as Hurricane Ian moves across the Carolinas

With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday, many likely heeding officials’ warnings to seek higher ground.  Here are some Carolina live cams as Ian moves across the Carolinas Friday:  The Frying Pan tower is a nonprofit restoration for education purposes. All of WCNC Charlotte’s podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other…

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Hurricane Ian downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will still dump rain on Charlotte through Friday night

Hurricane Ian downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will still dump rain on Charlotte through Friday night

Ian made landfall in Georgetown, South Carolina, battering the coast with 85 mph winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall on the South Carolina coast near Georgetown just after 2 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center confirmed, slamming the Carolinas with 85 mph winds and gusts around 100 mph. By 5 p.m., Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center,…

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State of Emergency: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina with heavy rain, high winds

State of Emergency: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina with heavy rain, high winds

Gov. Roy Cooper officially activated the state’s plan ahead of expected impacts from Hurricane Ian. RALEIGH, N.C. — A State of Emergency remains in effect for North Carolina as Hurricane Ian batters the Carolinas with heavy rain, high winds and life-threatening storm surge in coastal areas.  Gov. Roy Cooper declared the State of Emergency Wednesday, officially setting state emergency plans into place. Part of the declaration includes waiving transportation rules to get fuel and critical…

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Duke Energy investigating thousands of power outages in Charlotte area as Hurricane Ian hits Carolinas

Duke Energy investigating thousands of power outages in Charlotte area as Hurricane Ian hits Carolinas

According to Duke Energy, crews were currently assessing repairs and damage in areas near south Charlotte. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 5,000 Duke Energy customers were without power in the Charlotte area as of 3 p.m. as Ian landed on the South Carolina coast, according to Duke Energy’s outage map. According to Duke Energy, crews are currently assessing repairs and damage in areas near south Charlotte. Duke Energy said more than 400 customers were without power in…

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