One year ago, an EF-3 tornado destroyed the Pfizer plant in Nash County

One year ago, an EF-3 tornado destroyed the Pfizer plant in Nash County

One year ago, a destructive EF-3 tornado hit North Carolina north of Rocky Mount. The tornado touched down on July 19, 2023, around 12:30 p.m. in the Battleboro and Dortches communities in Nash County. The tornado began as a thunderstorm warning in Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties. Thunderstorm warnings were issued at 12:27 p.m., and the tornado warning was issued about five minutes later. An estimated 90 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed, including…

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Storms with likely tornadoes slap the Chicago area, killing 1 and cutting power

Storms with likely tornadoes slap the Chicago area, killing 1 and cutting power

42 seconds ago A downed tree lies across a driveway after strong winds hit Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge) CHICAGO (AP) — Storms with reports of tornadoes blew through Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, including the Chicago area, toppling trees and power poles and cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of people. A woman in Indiana died after a tree fell onto a home. Employees at the National Weather Service in…

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SC lawmakers set aside $500K for Rock Hill storm damage recovery

SC lawmakers set aside $500K for Rock Hill storm damage recovery

The April 20 storms produced 90 mph winds and 2-inch hail, battering homes and businesses across York County. ROCK HILL, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers announced they will allocate $500,000 to the city of Rock Hill for recovery efforts related to severe thunderstorms that hit York County in late April.  The storms caused widespread damage across Rock Hill and York County on April 20, damaging numerous homes and businesses. The storm damage funds were approved…

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California wildfires latest: Santa Barbara County fire grows to over 38,000 acres

California wildfires latest: Santa Barbara County fire grows to over 38,000 acres

5 minutes ago Credit: Mojave National Preserve / MGN CALIFORNIA (ABC NEWS) –The largest blaze of the California wildfire season, the Lake Fire in Santa Barbara County, grew to over 38,000 acres by Friday, fueled by gusty winds and extreme temperatures, authorities said. The Lake Fire burning near the Los Padres National Forest has charred over 38,000 acres of mostly grassland and timber, and grew substantially throughout the week. On Friday, Cal Fire said the…

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'It has been a nightmare': Flooding on Friday ruined business on Western Boulevard, owner says

'It has been a nightmare': Flooding on Friday ruined business on Western Boulevard, owner says

A Raleigh business owner said he lost his livelihood during Friday’s flooding across the state. The parking lot of Lamar PC was submerged and blocked off with caution tape Friday afternoon as a heavy downpour during a WRAL Weather Alert Day moved through Wake County. “As long as water gets involved, there’s nothing you can do,” owner Adrien Lamartiniere said. Lamartiniere said he ran Lamar PC for over a decade but is unsure if he…

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Despite a lull currently, 2024's hurricane season gets an upgrade

Despite a lull currently, 2024's hurricane season gets an upgrade

Colorado State University upgraded its hurricane season prediction, and it increased the number of named storms, total hurricanes and major hurricanes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This hurricane season started on time but has already exceeded expectations.  Before the season even had Tropical Storm Alberto, it was predicted by Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and the National Hurricane Center to be a historic season. The reason for that forecast was the transition to the La…

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2024 hurricane season gets an upgrade, and it's not good news

2024 hurricane season gets an upgrade, and it's not good news

Colorado State University upgraded its hurricane season prediction, and it increased the number of named storms, total hurricanes and major hurricanes. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This hurricane season started on time but has already exceeded expectations.  Before the season even had Tropical Storm Alberto, it was predicted by Colorado State University, North Carolina State University and the National Hurricane Center to be a historic season. The reason for that forecast was the transition to the La…

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Chances of a hurricane impacting NC are 'above normal' this season, experts say

Chances of a hurricane impacting NC are 'above normal' this season, experts say

Colorado State University’s meteorology department released an update to their 2024 hurricane season forecast this week. The update increased the forecast and calls for “an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in 2024”. The updated CSU forecast calls for a well-above normal number of named storms (25 – that’s the whole list of names), more hurricanes than usual, and double the normal number of major hurricanes (category 3-5). This year’s updated forecast calls for an above-normal…

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Updated CSU forecast calls for an above-normal chance of a tropical storm or hurricane impacting NC

Updated CSU forecast calls for an above-normal chance of a tropical storm or hurricane impacting NC

Colorado State University’s meteorology department released an update to their 2024 hurricane season forecast this week. The update increased the forecast and calls for “an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in 2024”. The updated CSU forecast calls for a well-above normal number of named storms (25 – that’s the whole list of names), more hurricanes than usual, and double the normal number of major hurricanes (category 3-5). This year’s updated forecast calls for an above-normal…

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Hurricane season will be more active than first predicted, experts say

Hurricane season will be more active than first predicted, experts say

After a nearly two-week track from Africa to Texas, Beryl is no longer a tropical system. While some areas recover from its wrath, others breathe a temporary sigh of relief – emphasis on temporary. It’s already been a busy start to the season. We’ve reached ‘C’ in the alphabet of storms. On average, that doesn’t happen until early August. Tracking tropical progress A plume of Saharan dust will keep the main development region in the…

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Beryl weakens to tropical storm after sweeping into Texas as Cat 1 hurricane

Beryl weakens to tropical storm after sweeping into Texas as Cat 1 hurricane

7 minutes ago Galveston.com (Photo from: MGN) MATAGORDA, TEXAS (AP) — Tropical Storm Beryl unleashed heavy rains and powerful winds across the state of Texas on Monday, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and flooding streets with fast-rising waters as first responders raced to rescue stranded residents. Beryl had already cut a deadly path through parts of Mexico and the Caribbean before making a turn and later sweeping ashore as a Category 1 hurricane…

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The Harte Research Institute talks Hurricane Beryl's effects on the shark populations of The Gulf

The Harte Research Institute talks Hurricane Beryl's effects on the shark populations of The Gulf

Dr. Kesley Banks of the Harte Research Institute sat down with Domingo Live to discuss ‘Shark Week’ and how storm Beryl will effect shark populations. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dr. Kesley Banks of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies sat down with Domingo Live to discuss the recent shark activity in the Gulf, the effects of Hurricane Beryl on shark populations and the Shark Week watch party happening this week. The question…

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The Harte Research Institute talks Hurricane Beryl's effects on the shark populations of The Gulf

The Harte Research Institute talks Hurricane Beryl's effects on the shark populations of The Gulf

Dr. Kesley Banks of the Harte Research Institute sat down with Domingo Live to discuss ‘Shark Week’ and how storm Beryl will effect shark populations. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dr. Kesley Banks of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies sat down with Domingo Live to discuss the recent shark activity in the Gulf, the effects of Hurricane Beryl on shark populations and the Shark Week watch party happening this week. The question…

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Latest news and updates as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas

Latest news and updates as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas

KHOU 11 is keeping you updated on what impacts the storm could have on the Texas Gulf Coast. HOUSTON — With Beryl churning toward the Texas Gulf Coast and expected to land as a Category 1 hurricane, the Houston area is preparing for heavy rain, flooding and possible tornados. As a result, watches and warnings have been issued and state government officials are preparing. Keep up to date Check back here for real-time updates on…

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Texas residents told to expect power outages, flooding as Beryl moves closer to landfall

Texas residents told to expect power outages, flooding as Beryl moves closer to landfall

MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — Beryl began lashing coastal Texas with rain and intensifying winds Sunday as residents boarded up windows, left beach towns under evacuation orders and prepared for the powerful storm that has already cut a deadly path through parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Beryl remained a tropical storm late Sunday as it churned toward the middle Texas coast but was expected to regain hurricane strength in the warm waters of the Gulf…

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