Dogs displaced by Hurricane Barry hope to find new homes in Charlotte

Dogs displaced by Hurricane Barry hope to find new homes in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three lucky dogs from Louisiana are settling in at the Humane Society of Charlotte following Hurricane Barry. Liv, London, and Balto ended up in the Queen City this week because their shelter, the Humane Society of Louisiana, needed to make room for storm rescues.  In all, about 120 of the shelter’s residents had to be dispersed throughout the Southeast. “We learned that we would be getting these dogs last Friday,” said Humane…

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NC Chief Justice Tours Courthouse Still Dealing With Hurricane Damage

NC Chief Justice Tours Courthouse Still Dealing With Hurricane Damage

BURGAW, N.C. — North Carolina’s top judicial official says several courthouses are still recovering from damage suffered in Hurricane Florence last year. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley toured Pender County courthouse Monday. It has been unusable for 10 months because of Florence. She met with court personnel to talk about how they’ve been managing. The clerk’s office has relocated, and makeshift courtrooms are in other buildings around the town of Burgaw. Beasley said she’s…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch in effect on the North Shore until 7 p.m.

LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch in effect on the North Shore until 7 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 10:32 a.m. – The northern part of Tangipahoa Parish is under a Tornado Warning until 10:45 a.m.  –10:25 a.m. – Parking restrictions in New…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical storm warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical storm warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 7:18 a.m. –  LA Highway 23 is completely reopen in Plaquemines Parish.“We urge motorists to use caution when traveling in the Myrtle Grove,…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 4:45 a.m. – Tropical Storm continues to drench central Louisiana and has now prompted a flood warning that covers Missississippi’s capital city. The…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 9:34 p.m. – All RTA services are currently suspended. The RTA anticipates service will be suspended through Sunday and is expected to resume Monday morning weather…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado, flash flood warnings issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado, flash flood warnings issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 8:19 p.m. – TORNADO WARNING issued for Orleans and St. Bernard parishes until 8:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Tornado warning expired for all parishes.  – 8:10…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; flash flood warning issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; flash flood warning issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 8:15 p.m. – Tornado warning expired for all parishes.  – 8:10 p.m. – We heard from viewers about streets not draining and concerns about catch basins after Wednesday’s…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado warning issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado warning issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 7:53 p.m. – Tornado warning canceled for Jefferson Parish remains in effect for Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. – 7:50 p.m. – A very heavy rain…

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GROSS! Tropical Storm Barry sends roaches, snakes, other critters a scurrying

GROSS! Tropical Storm Barry sends roaches, snakes, other critters a scurrying

NEW ORLEANS — People aren’t the only ones feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Barry – the system is also sending creepy crawlies to higher ground to avoid the storm’s rains. Video shared with and captured by WWL-TV shows snakes, field mice, ants, even roaches scurrying around – and it’s enough to make your skin crawl!  Fair warning: you may get the heebie jeebies after watching. (Can’t see the videos below? Click here) ROACHES WWL…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north through Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north through Louisiana

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 4:29 p.m. – If there wasn’t a tropical storm bearing down on the city, it would be a pleasant day in New Orleans. – 4:26 p.m….

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Heavy rain, lightning moving through south Charlotte; flash flood warning in effect

Heavy rain, lightning moving through south Charlotte; flash flood warning in effect

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A flash flood warning is in effect for Mecklenburg, Union and York counties until 8:15 p.m. Saturday. A cluster of storms moving through south Charlotte is producing a lot of rain and lightning as well as some hail. The cluster of storms is a strong one, with gusty winds. Additionally, there were several lightning sightings reported in south Charlotte.  According to the National Weather Service, the rainfall rates are about two inches…

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Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. The storm made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, about 160 miles west of New Orleans, and its winds fell to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center…

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Tracking weekend storms, Tropical Storm Barry

Tracking weekend storms, Tropical Storm Barry

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued on Saturday afternoon for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties. Download the new FOX 46 Weather App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play for the latest. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued on Saturday afternoon for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties. Download the new FOX 46 Weather App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play for the latest. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Our FOX 46 Neighborhood Storm…

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Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS — Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land Saturday afternoon near Intracoastal City. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds. National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham said that Barry had gathered “a big slough of moisture” and was expected to dump rain on the area throughout the weekend. As natives and…

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LIVE UPDATES: Barry weakens back to tropical storm after landfall

LIVE UPDATES: Barry weakens back to tropical storm after landfall

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 12:50 p.m. – Barry has weakened back to a tropical storm after making landfall Saturday morning.  Heavy rains are still expected as the storm moves inland. …

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LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Barry makes landfall, moving slowly

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Barry makes landfall, moving slowly

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 12:05 p.m. – The Archdiocese of New Orleans is excusing Catholics from mass on Sunday because of Hurricane Barry.   – Noon – After making a…

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FORECAST: Hurricane Barry and Afternoon Storms

FORECAST: Hurricane Barry and Afternoon Storms

HURRICANE BARRY:  Barry officially became a hurricane when peak winds registered at 75 mph (a low-end category 1 hurricane). These hurricane winds were in only a small section east of the central circulation. Barry officially made landfall around the Vermillion Bay afternoon. The major threats now that it is making landfall are the intense rain through the weekend and the already quickly rising storm surge. Storm surge is already up to 7 feet in some…

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Barry strengthens into a hurricane

Barry strengthens into a hurricane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge. The storm threatening the Louisiana coast has strengthened to a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds were measured some 45 miles (75 km) to the east of the storm’s…

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Barry strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it nears Louisiana

Barry strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it nears Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a storm Barry, now a Category 1 hurricane, churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana.  Barry is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning with winds near category one hurricane force of 70-75 mph. Barry will have life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast and inland, where rain totals could exceed 15″-20″. Heavy rain will continue across Louisiana both Saturday and Sunday. TRACK BARRY: Barry interactive map, expected rainfall and more LIVE BLOG: State of…

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Pregnant mom, son found dead after flash flooding

Pregnant mom, son found dead after flash flooding

DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son have died after they were overtaken by flash floods during severe storms Thursday afternoon. The woman’s car was swept away by rushing water on Pine Forge Road in Douglass Township around 4:30 p.m. Police say the two were on their way home when they were stranded and called 911 for help. Emergency crews responded to the scene and called for a water rescue team,…

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Damaging winds, hail possible with Friday storms in Charlotte, Piedmont region

Damaging winds, hail possible with Friday storms in Charlotte, Piedmont region

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Scattered storms Friday in Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont region could result in isolated damaging winds and hail, the WCNC First Warn Weather Team forecasts. Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy explained the severe threat with Friday’s storms are low but those who do encounter a severe storm could see an impact. Scattered severe thunderstorms are possible Friday in Charlotte and across the greater Piedmont region. WCNC “I think we could have some wet microbursts,”…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf of Mexico

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – The second named storm has formed with the potential to become a weak hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana this weekend. Tropical Storm Barry continues to swirl in the Gulf of Mexico, and could become a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday. Regardless of whether or not this stays a tropical storm or becomes a weak hurricane, the result is going to be the same. There will be some big flooding issues for most…

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Tropical Storm Barry forms, hurricane landfall expected Saturday in Louisana

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of 40 mph, the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday morning. The system is expected to strengthen to a category one hurricane, with winds of at least 74 mph, by the time it makes a forecasted landfall west of New Orleans, Louisiana Saturday morning. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for most of the Louisiana gulf coast. The Grand Isle…

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Tropical storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical storm Barry forms in Gulf: Expected to become hurricane before landfall

HOUSTON — The KHOU 11 Weather Team continues to monitor the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. In its 10 a.m. update The National Hurricane Center just upgraded the system to a tropical storm, but it will likely strengthen to a tropical storm and then a Cat. 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.  RELATED: Houston Forecast: Increasing rain chance Thursday and Friday Here is the latest cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Barry, which…

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Louisiana declares state of emergency ahead of potential hurricane landfall

Louisiana declares state of emergency ahead of potential hurricane landfall

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana has declared a state of emergency as residents on the coast brace for the landfall of a potential hurricane this weekend. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Potential Tropical Storm Barry will likely bring storm surge, hurricane-force winds and up to 15 inches of rain across Louisiana. “This is going to be a Louisiana event with coastal flooding and widespread, heavy rainfall potentially impacting every part of the state,” said Gov….

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Nearly 100 Have Filed For Disaster Loans After Charlotte-Area Flooding

Nearly 100 Have Filed For Disaster Loans After Charlotte-Area Flooding

Nearly 100 people have applied for financial help from the U.S. Small Business Administration after severe flooding hit areas near the Catawba River last month. The low-interest loans, which come from the CBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance, are meant to help residents and business owners recover from damage that may not be fully covered by insurance. As of Wednesday morning, the CBA reported that 95 applications had been submitted and that approvals were starting to…

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Gov. Roy Cooper tours homes devastated by floods

Gov. Roy Cooper tours homes devastated by floods

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper toured homes devastated by storms and flooding a month ago. Neighbors on Riverside Drive were ready to voice their frustrations in hopes he can help them. “The reality is all those things are replaceable,” one man said to Cooper, “but what’s not are emotions.” A month after flood waters took over the community, emotions have ranged from sad, to frustrated, to angry and downright…

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Governor on Mountain Island Lake flooding: “This doesn't need to happen again.”

Governor on Mountain Island Lake flooding: “This doesn't need to happen again.”

A month after historic flooding along the Catawba River damaged homes and caused evacuations, North Carolina Roy Cooper met with residents directly effected in Mountain Island Lake. River waters pushed beyond their banks and up seven feet on some homes during the early June event. “We lost everything underneath the house,” resident Debbie Barefoot said Tuesday during the governor’s visit.  Barefoot hopes Cooper talks with Duke Energy, who manages the river flow through the release…

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Panovich: Tropical Storm Barry likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

Panovich: Tropical Storm Barry likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE, Va. — The chance of Tropical Storm Barry forming in the Gulf of Mexico this week has risen to 80%, WCNC First Warn Weather Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich explained Tuesday. The still-yet-unnamed area of circulation causing the concern has moved to the waters south of Panama City, Florida Tuesday. With ocean water temperatures near 85 degrees, Panovich is calling for storm strengthening. “There are still many variables with this system because depending…

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Heavy rain causes widespread flooding across Washington DC area

Heavy rain causes widespread flooding across Washington DC area

WASHINGTON — Heavy rain is causing major flooding across the District, Maryland and Virginia during the Monday morning commute to work.  Flash flood warnings are in effect for Frederick County, Md. and Montgomery County, Md., Fairfax County, Va., Loudoun County, Va. until 10:45 a.m. on Monday. There is also a flash flood warning for Alexandria, Va. and Fairfax County, Va., D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md. until 11:15 a.m. In Frederick, Maryland, several roads are…

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Hurricane Barbara strengthens to category 4 storm in Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Barbara strengthens to category 4 storm in Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Barbara has strengthened to become a category 4 storm with winds at 130 miles per hour. The storm in the Pacific Ocean is expected to continue to strengthen today as it tracks generally to the west. It’s expected to begin weakening Wednesday and will continue to weaken as it tracks closer to the Hawaiian Islands. The storm will be a remnant low, if that, by next Tuesday when it’s expected to bring the Hawaiian…

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Freak summer hailstorm blankets Mexican city in ice

Freak summer hailstorm blankets Mexican city in ice

A surprise hailstorm left the Mexican city of Guadalajara  buried under several feet of ice in the middle of the summer. The unusual storm left homes and cars damaged. No injuries have been reported.  Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro tweeted photos of the hailstorm’s aftermath, implying that climate change was to blame for the freak storm. Guadalajara is Jalisco’s capital.  “Very early, before going to the CDMX for the start of the National Guard, I was…

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Volunteers needed as clean-up continues following record flooding at Mountain Island Lake

Volunteers needed as clean-up continues following record flooding at Mountain Island Lake

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than a week after Mountain Island Lake crested at near-historic levels, homeowners along the water are still struggling to clean up their properties. Some of the hardest-hit communities are located along the Catawba River,  just downstream of the Mountain Island Dam. Calvary Baptist Church’s Pastor Jack Homesley has been down trying to marshal volunteers for families who either can’t afford or aren’t physically able to gut their homes. “People really just…

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Repairs could take up to 48 hours after Charlotte water main break causes flooding

Repairs could take up to 48 hours after Charlotte water main break causes flooding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Fire Department responded to the intersection of Freedom Drive and West Morehead Street for a large water main break, according to the City of Charlotte’s twitter. The intersection is closed to traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians, officials say. In addition to impacting businesses in the area, the break impacted Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The airport has not specified exactly what the break caused there, but NBC Charlotte has reached out…

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Charlotte water main break causes flooding, impacts traffic and airport

Charlotte water main break causes flooding, impacts traffic and airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Fire Department responded to the intersection of Freedom Drive and West Morehead Street for a large water main break, according to the City of Charlotte’s twitter. The intersection is closed to traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians, officials say. In addition to impacting businesses in the area, the break has impacted Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The airport has not specified exactly what the break has caused there, but NBC Charlotte has…

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Hurricane Hugo 30th anniversary: Remembering the storm all others are compared to

Hurricane Hugo 30th anniversary: Remembering the storm all others are compared to

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The night before Hugo was expected to impact the Carolinas, NBC Charlotte’s Larry Sprinkle said he was on his way home from a station event when his instincts told him to check on the status of the storm.  After the system made landfall near Charleston, S.C., it began to work its way inland. This immediately raised the level of concern.  “Hurricanes don’t come this far inland,” he said. “They don’t come to…

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Storms, damaging winds, to push into Charlotte

Storms, damaging winds, to push into Charlotte

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A cold front will swing through Thursday and fire up strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening. The storms will start developing between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and race eastward across the FOX 46 Charlotte viewing area until sunset. Damaging winds and hail will be the main concerns and to a lesser extent heavy rain with a slim tornado threat as well. The better chances for any…

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Tracking the tropics: Supermodel helps fix Florence-damaged homes

Tracking the tropics: Supermodel helps fix Florence-damaged homes

NEW BERN, N.C. — A supermodel and volunteers from her non-profit spent months helping in New Bern after Florence. In fact, volunteers from All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response are still there working. So far, they’ve helped repair 170 homes, in most cases starting from scratch to help hurricane survivors get back into their homes. Christy Dixon Strickland finally had hope. “You can’t ever have enough hugs.” That hope came from a stranger, a…

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Tracking the tropics: A look back at Florence

Tracking the tropics: A look back at Florence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was a record-setting storm in the worst way possible; the ninth most destructive storm to hit the U.S. 22 people were killed, and $24 billion in damages was done in four states — most of that right here in the Carolinas. It was the kind of once in a lifetime storm where the news is on non-stop, and the news isn’t good. “It was eerie, we heard creaking and some metal…

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Tracking the tropics: Traveling during hurricane season

Tracking the tropics: Traveling during hurricane season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane season also happens to be the time of year when several people are traveling due to summer vacations. Going to destinations on the coast can put you at risk of coming in contact with a hurricane. Knowing how to avoid putting yourself in this situation, and what to do if you end up in a hurricane anyway, is crucial. “We recommend insurance really all the time because your hard-earned travel dollars…

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Concerns about more rain, potential flooding with debris still in waterways

Concerns about more rain, potential flooding with debris still in waterways

BELMONT, N.C. — After the historic floods a week and a half ago, debris is still scattered across different lakes and waterways throughout the Catawba River.  It’s why, with the additional rain in the forecast, a warning is being sent out to keep people safe.  “The thunderstorms that are predicted could cause havoc again,” said Neil Brennan, the chairman of the Lake Wylie Marine Commission.  Although boaters can be seen in the lake, debris can…

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Catawba County homeowners cleanup after flooding

Catawba County homeowners cleanup after flooding

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) –  Flooding recovery continues in Catawba County where emergency management says more than 500 homes sustained damage last week. Tuesday volunteers from Samaritans Purse were spread out throughout the county including in the town of Newton. Volunteers from Samaritans Purse arrived along Shannonbrooke Drive on Sunday to help a homeowner who says there is no way he could afford cleanup on his own. “Without them I don’t know what…

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Panovich: Strong thunderstorms will bring heavy downpours, risk of flooding to Carolinas

Panovich: Strong thunderstorms will bring heavy downpours, risk of flooding to Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte area will likely see heavy downpours and thunderstorms Tuesday evening with the chance of some storms being severe.  Chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said the storms will bring the threat of flash flooding to the mountains and foothills, areas that have been hit particularly hard by excessive rainfall this month. Parts of the mountains are already under a flash flood watch, including Avery and Watauga counties. “We had heavy rain yesterday,…

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'It was devastating' | Residents return to homes after Mountain Island Lake flooding

'It was devastating' | Residents return to homes after Mountain Island Lake flooding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People living near Mountain Island Lake and the Catawba River are cleaning up after the weekend’s flooding. The lake reached its second highest level on record at more than 106 feet. RELATED: Mountain Island Lake reaches 2nd highest level in history The flooding tore off docks and left homes with severe water damage to the structures and property inside. Tuesday, people living along Lake Drive started the cleanup process as county code…

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Catawba County flood damage causes evacuations,…

Catawba County flood damage causes evacuations,…

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Shareka Payne was forced to evacuate her apartment over fears of flooding. She returned to find brown, smelly water coming from her bathroom sink. “Oh it stinks in here,” said Payne after turning on her faucet. “Let’s go. We gotta bleach it. We gotta clean it here. Oh, it’s so nasty.” Outside, she didn’t know what to do next. “I’ve got five kids. The water’s gotta be right today,”…

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