California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

By NOAH BERGER and JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Multiple forest fires on Thursday were threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world’s largest trees. Flames would likely reach the famous Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, where two fires have been burning since lightning ignited them on Sept. 9, according to a briefing for fire crews. It comes after a wildfire…

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Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

By SAM METZ, Associated Press/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America’s largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline — a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t…

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Retired Carolina Hurricanes player participates in Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Retired Carolina Hurricanes player participates in Make-A-Wish fundraiser

PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Stanley Cup Champion and Conn Smythe Trophy Winner, retired goaltender Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes will participate in the 3rd Annual Wishes at Waterman’s Celebrity Bartending Event. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. Ward will be behind the bar at Waterman’s Brewing Company from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday with the goal of raising $12,500 in “tips” for…

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How and why tornadoes spawn from hurricanes and tropical storms

How and why tornadoes spawn from hurricanes and tropical storms

It is not uncommon for a hurricane or tropical storm to produce at least one tornado after landfall. This is why this happens, even here in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Landfalling Tropical Systems and Tornadoes: Hurricanes are notorious for their strong winds, storm surge and torrential rains, but they another threat is tornadoes. Tornadoes spawning from a Tropical Storm or Hurricane once it makes landfall is not uncommon. It is actually more rare to…

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'It broke my heart:' Memories of Hurricane Florence linger with flood victims 3 years later

'It broke my heart:' Memories of Hurricane Florence linger with flood victims 3 years later

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WTVD) — When Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14, 2018, it was only the beginning of the destruction the storm would cause throughout the state. In the days and weeks that followed, flooding damaged an estimated 74,000 buildings throughout the state and led more than 140,000 residents to apply for disaster assistance, according to the final National Hurricane Center report. Three years later, flood victims still vividly remember…

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Locals still rebuilding three years after Hurricane Florence

Locals still rebuilding three years after Hurricane Florence

Thousands of homes were flooded during Hurricane Florence. (photo: WWAY News) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — It’s been three years since Hurricane Florence battered Southeastern North Carolina, leaving 30 inches of rain and causing dozens of deaths. Though we’ve come a long way, the farther you get from the center of town, the more devastation still goes unaddressed. That’s what Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, or WARM is working to fix. – Advertisement – When water levels…

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Today marks 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Florence

Today marks 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tuesday marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Florence which caused extensive flooding and damage across the Cape Fear. On this day in 2018, the eye of the hurricane crossed Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m. – Advertisement – The storm produced record-breaking rainfall for two days with some places recording more than 30 inches of rain. Historic flooding developed along the Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear, Lumberton, and Waccamaw rivers. Wind gusts…

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We've already had 14 named storms, the average for the entire Atlantic hurricane season

We've already had 14 named storms, the average for the entire Atlantic hurricane season

We’ve already had 14 named storms, the average for an entire Atlantic hurricane season, even though there are still 77 days left. Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in Texas early Tuesday morning as the eighth landfalling storm for the United States. WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said, out of the 14 storms, five were hurricanes and three were major hurricanes. We are approaching the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2021 forecast for the Atlantic season, which predicted…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl over the Houston area Tuesday after making landfall earlier as a hurricane, knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses and dumping more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Nicholas could potentially stall over storm-battered Louisiana and could bring life-threatening floods across the Deep South over the coming…

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Nicholas makes landfall; Flooding could be catastrophic

Nicholas makes landfall; Flooding could be catastrophic

Hurricane Nicholas has made landfall about 10 miles WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas. Now set to bring life threatening flooding to the area CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Nicholas Nicholas upgrades to a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Texas coast late Monday evening. The category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph is approaching landfall along the Texas coast near Houston. The 14th named storm formed Sunday as a…

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Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast

HOUSTON — Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nicholas touched down on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles (17 kilometers) west southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, with maximum winds of 75 mph (120 kph), according to the National…

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Nicholas upgrades to hurricane status as it approaches landfall in Texas

Nicholas upgrades to hurricane status as it approaches landfall in Texas

Activity in the tropics continues to ramp up during the month of September. Nicholas along with multiple waves with the chances of development later this week. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane Nicholas Nicholas upgrades to a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Texas coast late Monday evening. The category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph is approaching landfall along the Texas coast near Houston. The 14th named storm formed Sunday…

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Tracking Nicholas, now a Hurricane, plus chances of development in the Atlantic

Tracking Nicholas, now a Hurricane, plus chances of development in the Atlantic

Part of the Texas coast has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning in light of the upgrade, according to the National Hurricane Center. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A medium chance for a tropical depression or storm to form in the southwest Atlantic over the next five days.  The potential for tropical development is historically higher during the middle of September due to favorable environmental conditions. While Tropical Storm Nicholas is bearing down on parts of the…

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Nicholas strengthens into Category 1 hurricane, threatens Texas with heavy rain

Nicholas strengthens into Category 1 hurricane, threatens Texas with heavy rain

MIAMI — Nicholas has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Texas. The storm is likely to strike the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Although the system is expected to generate only a fraction as much rain as Harvey, nearly all of the state’s coastline was under a tropical storm warning that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state has…

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Nicholas strengthens to a hurricane just before landfall Monday night.

Nicholas strengthens to a hurricane just before landfall Monday night.

Hurricane Nicholas is forecast to make landfall near Brazosport, TX as a category 1 hurricane Monday night/early Tuesday morning. Author: Mariah Gallegos (KIII TV), Ryan Shoptaugh, KIII Weather, Joe DeCarlo Published: 7:19 PM EDT July 29, 2021 Updated: 11:17 PM EDT September 13, 2021 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — MON 10PM – Nicholas is now a Category 1 hurricane, sitting 20 miles off from the middle Texas Gulf Coast.  75 mph winds; 90 mph gusts.  Movement…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas to make landfall near Matagorda Bay Monday Evening

Tropical Storm Nicholas to make landfall near Matagorda Bay Monday Evening

Tropical Storm Nicholas moves in, near Matagorda Bay Monday Evening. As Nicholas makes landfall, conditions will improve in the Coastal Bend. Author: Mariah Gallegos (KIII TV), Ryan Shoptaugh, KIII Weather, Joe DeCarlo Published: 7:19 PM EDT July 29, 2021 Updated: 5:55 PM EDT September 13, 2021 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 4 p.m. UPDATE: Nicholas has strengthened 5mph since 1pm and is now a 65 mph tropical storm; winds gusting up to 75 mph.  Nicholas is…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens slightly, nears Texas coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens slightly, nears Texas coast

Nicholas is expected to maintain Tropical Storm strength as it travels across the Texas coast. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 4 p.m. UPDATE: Nicholas has strengthened 5mph since 1pm and is now a 65 mph tropical storm; winds gusting up to 75 mph.  Nicholas is moving NNE at 12 mph.  It’s about 60-70 miles away from Matagorda Bay. The 4PM NHC update takes Nicholas near Matagorda Bay at landfall this evening as a 70 mph tropical…

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Nicholas gets stronger, threatens to hit Texas as hurricane

Nicholas gets stronger, threatens to hit Texas as hurricane

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday and threatened to blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane that could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nearly all of the state’s coastline was under a tropical storm warning that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Gov. Greg…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas set to make landfall, two more named storms possible later this week

Tropical Storm Nicholas set to make landfall, two more named storms possible later this week

We’re deep into the most active month of hurricane season and the WCNC Charlotte weather team is tracking three systems. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Nicholas Tropical Storm Nicholas is the newest named storm in the Atlantic basin that formed over the weekend. The 14th named storm this hurricane season is currently a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with gusts of 70 mph in the southern Gulf of Mexico.  Track: Nicholas…

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Crews in southern Spain face 'complex' wildfire for 5th day

Crews in southern Spain face 'complex' wildfire for 5th day

By ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID — Firefighting crews near southern Spain’s Costa del Sol were hoping for much-needed rainfall Monday to help them extinguish a major wildfire that has ravaged 7,700 hectares (19,000 acres) in five days and forced the evacuations of 2,600 people. Authorities are describing the blaze in Sierra Bermeja, a mountain range in Malaga province, as an extreme “mega-fire” brought on by climate change — a catastrophic event that kill, blacken…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas nears the Texas coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas nears the Texas coast

Nicholas is expected to maintain Tropical Storm strength as it travels across the Texas coast. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As of the 7 AM CDT update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicholas has maintained its strength in the western Gulf of Mexico. Nicholas has winds sustained at 60 mph, with gusts of 70 mph. Nicholas is expected to maintain its Tropical Storm status as it pushes up the Mexican coastline and near South…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain

Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicholas was moving up the Gulf Coast on Monday, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas of Texas, Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nicholas was strengthening, churning up top winds of 60 mph (95 kph). It was traveling north-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph) on a forecast track to pass near the South Texas coast later Monday, then move onshore…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain

Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain

By The Associated Press MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicholas headed toward the Texas coast Sunday night, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas of Texas, Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said a hurricane watch was issued for the central portion of the Texas coast with much of the state’s coastline now under a tropical storm warning. Nicholas is expected to approach the middle Texas coast…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf, several more waves with chances to develop

Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf, several more waves with chances to develop

We’re deep into the most active month of hurricane season and the WCNC Charlotte weather team is tracking five systems. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Nicholas is the newest named storm in the Atlantic basin. The 14th named storm this hurricane season is currently a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph in the southern Gulf of Mexico.  Nicholas is moving towards the U.S. Gulf coast with a forecast track over Texas…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf, threatening Texas, Mexico

Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf, threatening Texas, Mexico

MIAMI — Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm warnings were issued for coastal Texas and the northeast coast of Mexico. Nicholas is expected to produce storm total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches 13 to 25 centimeters), with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches, across portions of coastal Texas into southwest Louisiana on Sunday through midweek. Over the…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas forms, threatens Texas, Louisiana with heavy rain

Tropical Storm Nicholas forms, threatens Texas, Louisiana with heavy rain

A disturbance in the Bay of Campeche officially became a named storm on Sunday morning. Tropical Storm Nicholas is near Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and has potential to bring flooding and rain to Mexico and Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Nicholas will produce heavy rain across portions of southern Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. The heavy rain will continue to threaten those coastal areas through the middle of the upcoming…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas forms, tracking four tropical waves

Tropical Storm Nicholas forms, tracking four tropical waves

We’re deep into the most active month of hurricane season and the WCNC Charlotte weather team is tracking five systems. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We have a lot of active weather in the Atlantic Basin, so let’s get right to it. There are five areas of interest, but one that is coming nowhere close to the United States. First, Invest 94-L (the area shaded in red) has a 90% chance of becoming our next depression or…

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Tornado on southern Italian isle sweeps up cars, kills 2

Tornado on southern Italian isle sweeps up cars, kills 2

By The Associated Press ROME — A tornado on a small Italian island in the Mediterranean Friday evening swept up several cars, killing two people and injuring several others, firefighters said. In a tweet, the firefighters said the twister struck on Pantelleria, which is south of Sicily, shortly before 7 p.m. (1700 GMT). “Utility poles bent over, roofs damaged and trees knocked down,” the firefighters said. The largely arid island is popular with vacationers. The…

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Here are the most historic hurricanes to hit the Carolinas

Here are the most historic hurricanes to hit the Carolinas

As the WCNC Charlotte team tracks three active systems, we take a look back at when the Carolinas have seen the worst storms. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Friday, Sept. 10, marks the climatological peak of hurricane season.  Over 60% of all hurricanes occur in the months of September and October. Here in the Carolinas, some of the worst storms in our history have developed not only during these months but after the peak. The WCNC Charlotte First…

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The historic peak of hurricane season is Sept. 10

The historic peak of hurricane season is Sept. 10

As the WCNC Charlotte team tracks three active systems, we take a look back at when the Carolinas have seen the worst storms. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Friday, Sept. 10, marks the climatological peak of hurricane season.  Over 60% of all hurricanes occur in the months of September and October. Here in the Carolinas, some of the worst storms in our history have developed not only during these months but after the peak. The WCNC Charlotte First…

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'A hungry monster': Strong winds power wildfire in Spain

'A hungry monster': Strong winds power wildfire in Spain

By The Associated Press MADRID — A major wildfire in southeast Spain prevailed over firefighting efforts by 38 water-dropping aircraft on Friday and tore through an area of hilly woodland for a second day, with one official describing it as “a hungry monster.” The Andalusia region’s agency in charge of firefighting efforts, Infoca, ordered most crews working on the uneven terrain to withdraw late on Friday, leaving the work to aircraft dropping water. The agency…

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Storm names, rip current dangers, even snow: Friday marks peak of hurricane season

Storm names, rip current dangers, even snow: Friday marks peak of hurricane season

The active tropics are evidence of the high point of hurricane season in the Atlantic. Show Transcript SHE WAS NOT FOUND FOR 10 HOURS. >> SO HEARTBREAKING. >>> WE ARE AT THE PEAK OF HURRICANE SEASON AND WHEN WE CHECK IN ON THE TROPICS, IT CERTAINLY SUPPORTS THE CASE. METEOROLOGIST ELIZABETH GARDNER HAS A TROPICAL UPDATE. >> IT IS BUSY RIGHT NOW BUT YESTERDAY WAS ALL ABOUT MINDY. MINDY WAS FEEDING THE MOISTURE IN AND…

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As Hurricane Larry parallels the U.S. east coast, two other areas have a high chance for development

As Hurricane Larry parallels the U.S. east coast, two other areas have a high chance for development

Large and powerful Hurricane Larry is racing toward Newfoundland. Elsewhere, we have two areas of interest likely to develop. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the historic peak of hurricane season, we have a relatively active Atlantic basin. Mindy is no more as the system merged with a cold front yesterday. Hurricane Larry remains a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The storm is racing toward southeastern Newfoundland. Larry is expected to bring…

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Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

By GERARDO CARRILLO and MARCO UGARTE, Associated Press TULA, Mexico — Two days after flooding claimed at least 14 lives north of Mexico’s capital, the streets of Tula remained submerged Thursday as full reservoirs upstream continued releasing more water. Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central Mexico filled the area’s reservoirs to their capacity forcing water releases that only added to woes downstream in places like Tula. Residents who could reach their…

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Wake Forest fire department answers the call 700 miles away to help feed Hurricane Ida victims

Wake Forest fire department answers the call 700 miles away to help feed Hurricane Ida victims

By Rosalia Fodera, WRAL reporter Wake Forest, N.C. — One local fire department flew 20 hours in three days to help people in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Wake Forest fire crews answered the call for help hundreds of miles away after a devastating storm that left a trail of devastation from the deep south to the northeast. Firefighters know the call for help can come from places far and wide. In this case, the need…

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Man wanted by FBI, accused of killing Hurricane Ida evacuee in NC arrested

Man wanted by FBI, accused of killing Hurricane Ida evacuee in NC arrested

Malek Anthony Moore (Photo: FBI) CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — According to sources, a man who was wanted by the FBI, accused in a violent crime spree that left two people dead has been arrested in Greensboro. Sources told our affiliate WSOC that Malek Moore, 29, was arrested Thursday in Greensboro. – Advertisement – Moore was wanted in connection to the murders of 29-year-old Gabryelle Allnutt in Charlotte and 21-year-old Christian Mbimba in Greensboro. Police issued…

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Armed and dangerous: FBI seeks murder suspect in deaths of Hurricane Ida evacuee, Nashville man

Armed and dangerous: FBI seeks murder suspect in deaths of Hurricane Ida evacuee, Nashville man

Charlotte, N.C. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping with the search for a man wanted in the murder of a Hurricane Ida evacuee in Charlotte and the murder of another man in Nashville. Malek Anthony Moore, 29, is wanted in the murder of Gabryelle Allnut in Charlotte’s NoDa community, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. Allnut was found unresponsive in a Charlotte art studio on Sept. 5 after traveling to the city to escape…

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Man wanted by FBI for randomly killing 2 women, including Hurricane Ida evacuee, in 2 NC cities

A search is underway for a man wanted for homicides in two North Carolina cities over three days, and police are warning that he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. The Greensboro Police Department said in a news release that Malek Anthony Moore, 29, is wanted for first-degree murder in the death of Christian Mbimba, 21, of Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 3 in Greensboro. Police officers found Mbimba’s body in the street. Moore is…

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Tropical Storm Mindy makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

Tropical Storm Mindy makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

By The Associated Press MIAMI — A swath of the Florida Panhandle was under a tropical storm warning after Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall Wednesday night. The storm touched down over St. Vincent Island, about 10 miles (15 km) west southwest of Apalachicola, according to the National Hurricane Center. Mindy could cause as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rainfall across the Florida Panhandle and portions of southern Georgia and South Carolina through Thursday…

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Hurricane Larry stirs up swell for Wrightsville Beach surfers

Hurricane Larry stirs up swell for Wrightsville Beach surfers

Surfers at Wrightsville Beach as Hurricane Larry stirs up swell (Photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane Larry isn’t forecasted to make landfall in the United States, but coastal North Carolina is still feeling its impacts and surfers are taking advantage. Around lunchtime on Wednesday, a dozen or more surfers were floating just past the Oceanic Pier on the south end of Wrightsville Beach waiting for the perfect wave. – Advertisement – Sam…

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Damaging wind, small hail, potential flooding possible across Carolinas Wednesday

Damaging wind, small hail, potential flooding possible across Carolinas Wednesday

As a cold front approaches the Charlotte area, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop, which could lead to strong to severe storms. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A cold front approaching the Carolinas Wednesday could lead to strong to severe storms. Rainstorms covered the northern part of Charlotte in the early part of the morning, but that was only round one of this system. As the afternoon progresses, plenty of sunshine and daytime heating will prompt instability…

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16 die as floods swamp public hospital in central Mexico

16 die as floods swamp public hospital in central Mexico

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Torrential rains in central Mexico suddenly flooded a hospital early Tuesday, killing 16 patients, possibly due to the loss of oxygen equipment as the power went out, the national Social Security Institute said. A video posted on the agency’s social media feed said that about 40 other patients survived as waters rose suddenly in downtown Tula and flooded the public hospital around 6 a.m. Video recorded inside the…

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Hurricane Ida 9 days later: 430K still without power

Hurricane Ida 9 days later: 430K still without power

Hurricane Ida 2021 (Credit: NOAA) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana, most of them outside New Orleans, still didn’t have power Tuesday and more than half of the gas stations in two major cities were without fuel nine days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the state, splintering homes and toppling electric lines. There were also persistent signs of recovery, however, as the total number of people without electricity…

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Yes, the 'dirty side' of a hurricane is most dangerous

Yes, the 'dirty side' of a hurricane is most dangerous

If you’re on the ‘dirty side’ or ‘right side’ of a tropical system, you’re most at risk of serious damage and potential injury from the storm. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mother Nature nurtures so many questions about her force and unpredictability — so much so, we have to turn to the experts to VERIFY. Most recently, it was Ida that pummeled Louisiana with category four hurricane strength and later dumped deadly amounts of rain on New…

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Hurricane Larry brings threat of dangerous rip currents

Hurricane Larry brings threat of dangerous rip currents

Photo Credit: NOAA MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The National Weather Service is warning that swells from Hurricane Larry will create dangerous rip current conditions. News outlets report that the storm isn’t expected to make landfall in the United States, but it will be powerful enough to be felt along the East Coast. – Advertisement – The weather service says Outer Banks beaches from Pea Island down to Cape Lookout will experience a high rip current…

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Biden to survey NY and NJ storm damage after deadly floodin

Photo Credit: New Jersey State Police WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will survey damage in parts of the northeast that suffered catastrophic flash flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, and use the muddy backdrop to call for federal spending to fortify infrastructure so it can better withstand such powerful storms. Biden is set to tour Manville, New Jersey, and the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday. – Advertisement –[the_ad_group id=”311630″] At…

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Rip currents from Hurricane Larry expected to worsen over next few days

Rip currents from Hurricane Larry expected to worsen over next few days

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Wrightsville Beach, N.C. — While Hurricane Larry isn’t expected to affect North Carolina directly, the system is causing a dangerous rip current risk along our coast. Steering currents will help keep Larry away from the U.S., but North Carolina’s coast experienced some rip currents or large ocean swells over Labor Day weekend, and several more days of dangerous conditions are expected. Fourteen rip current-related rescues were made Saturday at Wrightsville…

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Here's what experts say you should and shouldn't donate in wake of Hurricane Ida devastation

Here's what experts say you should and shouldn't donate in wake of Hurricane Ida devastation

In the wake of the devastation left in New Orleans and the northeast after Hurricane Ida, emergency response officials are offering reminders about what is best to give to those in need. Along with giving to reputable organizations, there are some items you shouldn’t send and others that go much further in helping. “I would suggest right now that people not consider sending clothing,” Barry Porter, regional CEO of the American Red Cross said. “Because…

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Line worker dies at Arkansas warehouse during Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Line worker dies at Arkansas warehouse during Hurricane Ida relief efforts

Marley Mencer was working at a Little Rock warehouse in support of Hurricane Ida restoration efforts when he was fatally injured. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As Louisiana tries to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, several Arkansans were sent to help clean up and restore power. But some in the state were working at a distribution warehouse in Little Rock to help the restoration efforts following Hurricane Ida. One of those was Marley Mencer,…

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