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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Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria, Mississippi, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Chiuppi said. About a dozen homes were damaged by either straight-line…

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Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporter Thousands of gallons of sewage – wastewater from toilets, showers, washing machines and dishwashers in her Raleigh neighborhood – backed up into Laurie Snyder’s home on Northbrook Drive. “It was everywhere,” she said homeowner Laurie Snyder. Sewage came in through Snyder’s first-floor toilet, flooded that bathroom, the hallway, the kitchen, even bubbled up into her kitchen sink. “It was horrifying,” she said. “It was filthy.” Snyder took video…

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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press GAUHATI, India — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said more than 40,000 soldiers and police were using helicopters and roads to rush food, tents and medicine to thousands…

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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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Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared dead, Pakistan’s minister for disaster management in the disputed territory said Monday. Ahmed Raza Qadri said the flooding late Sunday also caused a great deal of destruction and damage in the village of Lesswa in Neelum Valley, Ahmed Raza Qadri said. Rescue workers had been unable to find the 22 people swept away by the waters,…

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Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri. RELATED: Beachgoers…

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Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry’s winds weakened slightly to 40 mph, but the risks associated with the storm – including flooding and tornadoes – are sparking new concerns. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 11 a.m. Sunday advisory that the storm’s center was located about 50 miles south-southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana, and was moving north at 9 mph. The center discontinued a storm surge warning it had issued from Intracoastal City to the mouth…

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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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Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi’s capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant,” warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast overnight. “This storm still…

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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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Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of New Orleans, 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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Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

DESTIN, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy sustained minor injuries after a wave shattered the window on his boat, sending shards of glass barreling toward his face, as Tropical Storm Barry approached the Gulf Coast. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Wagner was responding to reports of a boater in distress in Destin’s East Pass Friday when the wave struck. “Water conditions were very rough and a large wave came directly over the bow, striking the…

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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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Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

MYRTLE GROVE, La. — High water overtopped a handful of back levees in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on Saturday as Tropical Storm Barry moved ashore. Footage from local television station WVUE showed water spilling over a levee in Myrtle Grove, a community about 25 miles south of New Orleans. There were also overtopped levees in Jefferson Lake and Point Celeste, WVUE reported, citing Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. Flooding threatened to close Highway 23, a main…

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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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Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — BREAKING: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 Vermilion Bay. 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. ORIGINAL REPORT:…

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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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Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

MORGAN CITY, La. — A large tree crushed a car in a Louisiana parking lot Saturday morning as Hurricane Barry approached the Gulf Coast. AccuWeather storm chaser Reed Timmer captured footage of the dramatic scene in Morgan City, Louisiana, a community about 80 miles west of New Orleans. “Thankfully no one was inside [the car]. This shows you one of the many dangers with going outside during a hurricane,” Timmer said, adding that he had…

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Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. As natives and tourists in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge and other heavily populated areas in the storm’s path…

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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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Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

MORGAN CITY, La. — Hurricane Barry threw a wrench into many Louisianians’ plans, but one couple wouldn’t let the looming storm get in the way of their wedding. The couple decided to go ahead with their Friday ceremony in Morgan City, saying that canceling the wedding was not an option because a wedding during a hurricane is a family tradition of sorts. Bride Maria Templet told KATC-TV that her grandparents were married in a hurricane…

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Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Barry had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the National Hurricane…

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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 upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

Barry upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — 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 center, which was located 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Lafayette, Louisiana. It was moving northwest at 6…

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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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Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane Saturday morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans, where a curfew has been set until 6 a.m. and a long day started with…

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Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane in the morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans. The small…

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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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Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — The worst of Tropical Storm Barry is yet to come, but one Alabama resident is already dealing with a mess after the rising tide swallowed a car parked near the beach. Footage from Dauphin Island, Alabama, showed the grey Dodge sedan submerged up to its wheel wells in sand as the tide continued to rise around it. It’s not clear why the car was left parked so close to the shore…

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Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow – and epic – drenching that could trigger severe flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday as the first hurricane of the season, National Guard troops and rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters….

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Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

When it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes, each storm carries its own unique set of dangers. Here’s a look at five deadly hurricane dangers that forecasters keep an eye on, according to AccuWeather. Storm surge Storm surge is defined as “abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted tides,” according to NOAA. As it reaches increasingly shallow waters, this powerful vertical movement of water is pushed ashore, AccuWeather explains….

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Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

By Dakin Andone and Brandon Miller, CNN CNN — Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical system to strike the US this year, is just off the Gulf Coast and gaining power. Here’s what you should know: How strong is the storm and where is it? Barry was churning midday Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, per the National Hurricane Center’s advisory at 11 a.m. ET. The storm at…

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NC chief justice to tour hurricane-damaged court facilities in Pender County

NC chief justice to tour hurricane-damaged court facilities in Pender County

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Pender County Courthouse was damaged during Hurricane Florence. (Photo: WWAY) BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — More than 10 months since Hurricane Florence caused extensive damage in Pender County, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is coming to check out the impact on courts in the county. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will visit court personnel and tour the temporary court facilities Monday. – Advertisement – The Pender County…

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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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See Tropical Storm Barry yourself via these live weather cameras

See Tropical Storm Barry yourself via these live weather cameras

Katey Psencik, GateHouse Media Friday Jul 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM Tropical Storm Barry is moving closer to the Gulf Coast, expected to be near hurricane-strength when it makes landfall Friday night.  Want to watch the storm move in? Check out these live webcams from regions expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Barry. New Orleans .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0;…

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10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as parts of central North Carolina are at risk for severe weather Friday.Storms pushed through Thursday, bringing heavy rain and high wind. Those same issues remain a possibility Friday. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather for the southern 2/3’s of our viewing area. Biggest threats from damaging wind, and possibly some localized flooding. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/AwpCgvH6fE — Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) July 12, 2019…

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Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son were killed as severe storms hit Pennsylvania on Thursday night. Authorities said a woman in her 30s and her young son were swept away for approximately a half mile while they were inside their car when heavy rains flooded the area. Officers said around 4:30 p.m. the woman reported being stuck inside the car with her son. She told authorities the water was rushing inside the…

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