Flooding lessens in Texas from remnants of Imelda and hurricane Jerry is headed for Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaBands of heavy rain will slowly taper off overnight Friday over southeastern Texas and western Louisiana.  Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Amounts of five to ten inches of rain are common over eastern Texas and western Louisiana. App users click here to see Radar loop over Imelda Here…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch Cancelled!

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch Cancelled!

ALERTS: View all current weather alerts LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area This Weekend: Big changes for the weekend.  On Saturday into early next week, the temps will increase back into the low-90s, and the rain chance drops to 20 percent as we finally start to dry out. khou Monday is the ‘Autumnal’ Equinox. It’s the official start to Fall. Problem is, it won’t feel…

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Trees planted at T.B. Lilly Park to replace ones lost during hurricane

Trees planted at T.B. Lilly Park to replace ones lost during hurricane

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Volunteers planting trees at Thomas B. Lilly Park in Wilmington on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Last year, Hurricane Florence destroyed many trees in the Thomas B. Lilly Park in Wilmington. However, volunteers came out to fix that! Alliance for Cape Fear Trees Chair Connie Parker says volunteers planted 17 trees along Burnt Mill Creek. – Advertisement – She says several residents, members…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect this Friday morning for Houston and most of Southeast Texas. ALERTS: View all current weather alerts LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area Remnants of Imelda brought heavy rain and storms with life-threatening flooding Thursday across Southeast Texas from Beaumont to Houston. Still expecting rain today Scattered showers and thunderstorms are popping up on radar this afternoon. Some…

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Erosion from Hurricane Dorian slices up beach sand, reveals sea turtle nest on Hatteras Island

Erosion from Hurricane Dorian slices up beach sand, reveals sea turtle nest on Hatteras Island

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Dorian brought life-threatening conditions along the North Carolina coast, but it also uncovered one of the beach’s most captivating sights, often hidden. Rain and wind from Dorian created a 6-foot wall of sand on Hatteras Island, seen in a National Park Service photo on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page. Viewable along the edge of the embankment is a hole in the sand several feet deep containing a…

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Houston teacher creates bench bridge to keep elementary students dry after Tropical Storm Imelda

Houston teacher creates bench bridge to keep elementary students dry after Tropical Storm Imelda

HOUSTON, Texas — When an elementary school in Houston, Texas flooded during Tropical Storm Imelda, a teacher stepped in to help the young students stay high and dry as they made their way to lunch. Video taken by a teacher at Durham Elementary School,who chose to remain anonymous, has gone viral. That teacher said after the rain started pouring down, inches of water collected in the walkway. She and other teachers knew the children would…

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Houston teacher creates bench bridge to keep elementary students dry during Tropical Storm Imelda

Houston teacher creates bench bridge to keep elementary students dry during Tropical Storm Imelda

HOUSTON, Texas — When an elementary school in Houston, Texas flooded during Tropical Storm Imelda, a teacher stepped in to help the young students stay high and dry as they made their way to lunch. Video taken by a teacher at Durham Elementary School,who chose to remain anonymous, has gone viral. That teacher said after the rain started pouring down, inches of water collected in the walkway. She and other teachers knew the children would…

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Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

The National Weather Service in Wilmington came into possession of this photo taken in McClellanville nine months after Hugo. (Photo: NWS) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989’s Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo’s 135 mph…

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Pipe bursts, flooding NC State building

Pipe bursts, flooding NC State building

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Water flooded an N.C. State University building Friday morning. A pipe appeared to burst in a bathroom in Brooks Hall, shooting water out and causing a sizable mess. Water was seen flowing down steps and out of the building doors. Brooks Hall is off Pullen Road just south of the university bell tower. A cleaning crew was seen assessing the damage with ABC11 cameras on hand. Brooks Hall once served as the…

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Hurricane Jerry packing winds up to 100 mph, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry packing winds up to 100 mph, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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Hurricane Jerry strengthens, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry strengthens, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 mps and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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Flooding breaks out inside NC State University building

Flooding breaks out inside NC State University building

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Serious flooding broke out inside a bathroom at an N.C. State University building Friday morning. A pipe appeared to burst in a bathroom in Brooks Hall, shooting water out and causing a sizable mess. Water was seen flowing down steps and out of the building doors. Brooks Hall is off Pullen Road just south of the university bell tower. A cleaning crew was seen assessing the damage with ABC11 cameras on hand….

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2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

CHINA, Texas — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people…

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Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 mps and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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Flooding continues in Texas from remnants of Imelda and Jerry is now a hurricane

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaBands of heavy rain will slowly taper off Friday night over southeastern Texas and western Louisiana.  Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Amounts of five to ten inches of rain are common over eastern Texas and western Louisiana. App users click here to see Radar loop over Imelda Here…

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Texas flooding: Imelda among wettest tropical cyclones to hit US

Texas flooding: Imelda among wettest tropical cyclones to hit US

The National Weather Service says Imelda is the seventh-wettest tropical cyclone to strike the 48 contiguous United States on record. Meteorologist Michael Marcotte of the weather service office in Lake Charles, Louisiana, says Imelda is also the fourth-wettest to strike Texas on record. He cited information provided on Thursday by the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Office in College Park, Maryland. The National Weather Service on Thursday evening allowed flash flood warnings to expire for…

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Hurricane Florence victims still displaced

Hurricane Florence victims still displaced

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The inside of a family home after Hurricane Florence (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson) NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY)– We’ve been talking about the anniversary of several hurricanes lately, and a year ago it was Hurricane Florence. One family is almost ready to return to their damaged home, and their journey back has been difficult. – Advertisement – William O’Brien says he and his family have lived on their Pender County…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday, Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 105 mph and remains a major Category 3 hurricane. The storm is picking up…

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Humberto departs Bermuda while Jerry is now a hurricane

Humberto departs Bermuda while Jerry is now a hurricane

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaThe threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days. Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Five to…

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Hurricane Jerry now Category 1, path remains out to sea, National Hurricane Center says

Hurricane Jerry now Category 1, path remains out to sea, National Hurricane Center says

The National Hurricane Center reports Jerry has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Jerry now has 75 mile per hour sustained winds. The storm is still not expected to hit North Carolina. The cone of uncertainty has the storm tracking northwest until about Monday, when it turns northeast toward Bermuda. We’ve got a giant area of high pressure moving across us over the next week and that will run into this storm like a…

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Hurricane Jerry forms in the Atlantic, not expected to impact US

Hurricane Jerry forms in the Atlantic, not expected to impact US

Hurricane Jerry formed in the Atlantic on Thursday and was closing in on the Caribbean Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center, Jerry had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving northwest at 16 mph. It is not likely that Jerry will impact the United States, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, but it’s too soon to know for sure. Jerry is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Most scatter…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 p.m. as heavy rain returns

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 p.m. as heavy rain returns

A flash flood warning for Harris County has been extended to 1:30 p.m. WATCH LIVE: LIVE BLOG: Kingwood and Humble; Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers counties urged to shelter in place HIGH WATER LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area RELATED: CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday the slow moving rain band associated with Tropical Depression Imelda is now pushing south into the Houston area. This…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning for The Woodlands, Spring & Aldine

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning for The Woodlands, Spring & Aldine

The slow moving rain band associated with Tropical Depression Imelda is now pushing south into the Houston area. This band has brought training heavy rain and storms with life threatening flooding across Beaumont, Chambers County and Liberty County.Northeast Harris County is now in the main flash flooding threat.  The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of southwestern Montgomery County and Northwestern Harris County until 12:15 PM.  Find live coverage of…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, TS Jerry spins in Atlantic

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, TS Jerry spins in Atlantic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 125 mph and remains a major category three hurricane. The storm is picking…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 125 mph and remains a major category three hurricane. The storm is picking…

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Major Hurricane Humberto passing by Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto passing by Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda is feeling its impact. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto…

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Houston Forecast: Scattered rain continues Thursday; flooding east of Houston

Houston Forecast: Scattered rain continues Thursday; flooding east of Houston

Tropical Depression Imelda is still spinning up trouble in Southeast Texas, although the Greater Houston Area appears to have avoided the worst of it. In Chambers County and areas east, however, widespread flooding has been reported in the overnight hours leading into Thursday morning. Find live coverage of this flood emergency here. WATCH LIVE: Flash flood emergency declared in Beaumont as Imelda saturates Southeast Texas LIVE BLOG: High water rescues underway across Jefferson County, hospital…

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Imelda triggers tornado in east Harris County, more heavy rain in Houston

Imelda triggers tornado in east Harris County, more heavy rain in Houston

HOUSTON — Tropical Depression Imelda is still spinning up trouble in the Greater Houston Area.  At least one tornado touched down in east Harris County around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Lockwood was on FM 1942 when he snapped a photo of it moving west toward Mont Belvieu. The system also brought another round of heavy rain just in time for rush hour headaches. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for southeast Texas and extreme…

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Major Hurricane Humberto nears the island of Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto nears the island of Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda is feeling its impact. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto…

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Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

The Cape Fear River floods the Battleship North Carolina parking on Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Battleship North Carolina a grant of up to $400,000 to address flooding using nature-based infrastructure. According to a news release, grant funds will be for the Living with Water project, which aims to restore more than 800 feet of shoreline and 2 acres of wetlands to…

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Tropical Storm Jerry expected to reach hurricane strength in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Jerry expected to reach hurricane strength in Atlantic Ocean

First of all, will Jerry hit North Carolina? No, not yet anyway. Most people just want that question answered, but if you want to know more, read on! That’s always the big question when a storm forms in the Atlantic; Is it headed here? With this one, we still have a LOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNGGGGGG way to go. At this point, though, all of the models push it back out to sea. You can see from the latest…

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Tropical Storm Jerry forms in the Atlantic, too early to know if it will impact US

Tropical Storm Jerry forms in the Atlantic, too early to know if it will impact US

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Tropical Storm Jerry formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday morning, but it’s too early to tell if it will impact North Carolina. Jerry is the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, Jerry is far from land but is gaining intensity and forward speed on a path to approach the Leeward Islands as a hurricane on Thursday night or Friday. According to Gardner,…

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Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving inland; Flash Flood Warning for some counties

Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving inland; Flash Flood Warning for some counties

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. >> KHOU 11 News is on the air now; watch #HTownRush in the video player above or tap here Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high water…

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Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. >> KHOU 11 News is on the air now; watch #HTownRush in the video player above or tap here Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high…

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Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high water on freeways or in structures. HIGH WATER LIST: High water locations on major roads across Houston MAP: Steer…

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The tropics are cooking: Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. ImeldaImelda formed Tuesday afternoon right on the Texas coastline and made landfall Tuesday night. The threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days.  App users click here to…

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The tropical are cooking: Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. ImeldaImelda formed Tuesday afternoon right on the Texas coastline and made landfall Tuesday night. The threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days.  App users click here to…

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Tracking the Tropics: Researchers make homes hurricane ready

Tracking the Tropics: Researchers make homes hurricane ready

RICHBURG, S.C. — Welcome to a cool facility in Richburg, SC. It’s called the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s testing facility. It is a full-scale weather testing facility for structures and building materials.  On Tuesday, the test was about a Fortified roofing system that can save your home from rainwater coming in.  The method is a three-layer protection system that keeps water from coming into the house and damaging all your stuff even…

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a major, Category 3 storm

Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a major, Category 3 storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is now a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and…

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Everything to know about red flame retardant dropped during wildfires

Everything to know about red flame retardant dropped during wildfires

What is that red stuff that’s dropped from the sky when a wildfire breaks out? It’s flame retardant that firefighting crews use to control and contain wildfires. They don’t drop it directly onto flames; rather, firefighters anticipate where the fire might spread, and they drop the retardant ahead of the flames. It doesn’t actually extinguish fires, but it does make it harder for trees and leaves to combust and buys firefighters time to clear out…

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Ideas from Oklahoma can help NC plan for future of increased flooding

Ideas from Oklahoma can help NC plan for future of increased flooding

By Richard Adkins, WRAL Photojournalist Pender County, N.C. — Hurricanes, storms and even excessive high tides routinely bring flooding to eastern North Carolina. It’s an area where water is rising, and so is the population. “This is a really complicated mix,” says Dr. Gavin Smith, professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University. “What are we going to do to remedy these problems where people are continuing to move into the coastal zone and…

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Tropical Storm Imelda could bring 'life-threatening flash flooding,' National Hurricane Center warns

Tropical Storm Imelda could bring 'life-threatening flash flooding,' National Hurricane Center warns

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in Freeport Tuesday afternoon and it’s expected to hover over The Greater Houston Area for a couple of days.  The storm is “likely to produce life-threatening flash along portions of the Upper Texas Coast, including the Houston and Galveston areas,” according to the National Hurricane Center. The latest models show some spots could see 12 to 24 inches of rain.  It’s impossible to tell you what areas will…

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Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. HumbertoHurricane Humberto has picked up strength. It’s now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and gusts to 120 mph. It will continue to strengthen through the day. A new Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bermuda, which the storm could impact by overnight Wednesday. In addition, Bermuda has been added to a Hurricane Watch,…

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Summer's end isn't the end of the hurricane season

Summer's end isn't the end of the hurricane season

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season so far is progressing much as AccuWeather forecast back in April. That also means it’s far from over. September is the month with the most Atlantic landfalling hurricanes in the continental United States since hurricanes were first named in 1950. There have been a total of 44 landfalling U.S. hurricanes in September since 1950, according to AccuWeather research based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data (NOAA). That figure does not…

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Tropical Storm Imelda makes Texas landfall

Tropical Storm Imelda makes Texas landfall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Imelda has formed just offshore of Houston, Texas. It’s the second storm to intensify into an organized tropical system Tuesday. By 2 p.m. et, the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 mph. Just an hour earlier, the National Hurricane Center had classified the otherwise unnamed system into a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Imelda is about 50 miles from Galveston, Texas. It’s forecast to make…

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Tropical Storm Imelda forms off Texas coast, Tropical Depression Ten strengthening in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Imelda forms off Texas coast, Tropical Depression Ten strengthening in the Atlantic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Imelda has formed just offshore of Houston, Texas. It’s the second storm to intensify into an organized tropical system Tuesday. By 2 p.m. et, the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 mph. Just an hour earlier, the National Hurricane Center had classified the otherwise unnamed system into a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Imelda is about 50 miles from Galveston, Texas. It’s forecast to make…

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NC Surf to Sound Challenge returns following Hurricane Florence hiatus

NC Surf to Sound Challenge returns following Hurricane Florence hiatus

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Canceled last year following one of the worst hurricanes in state history, North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge rebounds in Wrightsville Beach this fall. “Hurricane Florence was a direct hit at Wrightsville Beach with over $20-billion in damages in our state,” said Mark Schmidt, Race Director. “Wrightsville is back, stronger than ever, and we are glad to welcome back the paddling community for the 9th annual Surf to Sound Challenge….

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm, continues to grow

Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm, continues to grow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is now a Category 2 storm with winds up to 100 mph. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the water through Tuesday. As of the 11 a.m., the hurricane has maximum sustained…

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Hurricane Dorian Hits NC Tobacco Farmers

Hurricane Dorian Hits NC Tobacco Farmers

North Carolina tobacco farmers say Hurricane Dorian destroyed at least 20 to 25 percent of their total harvest, hurting the state’s overall tobacco industry, according to David Thomas, of the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative. “It is taking a toll on the tobacco production in North Carolina and the last three years have been really stressful on tobacco farmers,” Thomas said. Farms in about 15 counties in North Carolina were severely affected. This includes Sampson and Duplin…

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