Severe weather causes NC blueberry shortage, drives up cost

Severe weather causes NC blueberry shortage, drives up cost

By Rick Armstrong, WRAL photojournalist It’s a good time to check out the bounty of the state’s farmers’ markets and their locally grown produce. Many come to buy blueberries, but the “superfood” fruit took a big hit in one part of the state. It lead to a shortage. “I think we still have half a crop in that southeastern NC region,” said NC State University blueberry specialist Bill Cline. A half crop in the southeast…

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Weather Service: Suburban Chicago tornado had 140 mph winds

Weather Service: Suburban Chicago tornado had 140 mph winds

By The Associated Press CHICAGO — A tornado that swept through Chicago’s western suburbs, damaging more than 100 homes and injuring several people, was packing 140 mph (225 kph) winds when it hit the heavily populated area, the National Weather Service said. A weather service team that surveyed the aftermath of Sunday night’s tornado found that, based on Monday’s preliminary findings, the storm was an EF3 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale when it cut…

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Claudette's tornado tally reaches 7 across 4 states

Claudette's tornado tally reaches 7 across 4 states

By The Associated Press EAST BREWTON, Ala. — Thunderstorms associated with Tropical Storm Claudette produced at least seven confirmed tornadoes across the South over the weekend. National Weather Service surveyors confirmed three tornadoes in Mississippi, two in Alabama, and one each in Georgia and North Carolina, all occurring Saturday or Sunday. The most noteworthy twister struck East Brewton, Alabama, on Saturday. That storm had estimated top winds of 127 mph (204 kilometers per hour). The…

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Task force created to save Outer Banks' NC Highway 12 from flooding

Task force created to save Outer Banks' NC Highway 12 from flooding

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — A task force force has been formed with the aim of saving the main highway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks from storms and sea level rise. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the task force will focus on protecting seven vulnerable spots along 67 miles of the narrow highway. NC Highway 12 runs from Oregon Inlet to Hatteras Village and continues after a ferry ride to Ocracoke. The taskforce tasked…

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized. On February 15, an EF-3 tornado damaged and destroyed dozens of homes in and near the Ocean Ridge Plantation Community. Three people died and at least 10 others were injured. – Advertisement – HOA President Donna Ciliberto says many homeowners still have a…

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Triangle under Level 1 severe weather threat Tuesday as cold front rolls in

Triangle under Level 1 severe weather threat Tuesday as cold front rolls in

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette moved out to the Atlantic Ocean, and sunshine finally returned to North Carolina. Monday was muggy and hot, with highs in the low 90s and a head index reaching 100 degrees. “It’s like when Claudette left, the humidity stayed — or at least the tropical air did,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. A cold front moving through Tuesday brings more rain and storms. The…

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Stormy, humid weather returns: Triangle under Level 1 severe weather threat Tuesday

Stormy, humid weather returns: Triangle under Level 1 severe weather threat Tuesday

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette moved out to the Atlantic Ocean, and sunshine finally returned to North Carolina. Monday will be muggy and hot, with highs in the low 90s and a head index reaching 100 degrees. “It’s like when Claudette left, the humidity stayed — or at least the tropical air did,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. Temps are not planning to cool off on Monday night, Maze…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Claudette over The Atlantic

Tropics:  Tropical Storm Claudette over The Atlantic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Claudette will move into the Atlantic and away from the US tonight.  The storm was named Saturday morning and became our third Tropical Storm of 2021 in the Atlantic. After landfall, it was downgraded to a tropical depression but as it moves east over the Atlantic  The storm produced significant flash flooding and tornadoes along the gulf coast resulting in several deaths and damage there with dozens of homes reportedly being destroyed….

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Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

Naperville City tornado (Photo: Daily Herald / YouTube / MGN) CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries. Naperville city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche says at least five people, including a woman listed in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left “uninhabitable” after the late Sunday storm. – Advertisement –…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Claudette tracks north of the First Coast

Tropics:  Tropical Storm Claudette tracks north of the First Coast

Tropical Storm Claudette continues to influence our weather here on the First Coast. Author: Lauren Rautenkranz, TimDeegan, Robert Speta Published: 5:06 AM EDT May 20, 2021 Updated: 10:36 AM EDT June 21, 2021 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Claudette will move into the Atlantic and away from the US tonight.  The storm was named Saturday morning and became our third Tropical Storm of 2021 in the Atlantic. After landfall, it was downgraded to a tropical depression but…

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Central NC dries up as Tropical Storm Claudette begins to shift away from coast

Central NC dries up as Tropical Storm Claudette begins to shift away from coast

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle is dry as Tropical Storm Claudette begins to pull away from the coast. Some coastal communities are still under a Tropical Storm Warning – with some rain and storms, with windy conditions and choppy waves. “We’ve got some pretty rough surf out there,” said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. “Anywhere from 5 to 9 feet.” However, we’ll have improving conditions all across North Carolina as we move into…

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Tornado touches down in Chicago suburb, destroying homes, trees

Tornado touches down in Chicago suburb, destroying homes, trees

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — A tornado touched down and caused extensive damage in the suburbs of Chicago Sunday night as a line of severe storms brought heavy rains and damaging winds across the Chicago area. A large tornado was reported in southern DuPage County, Illinois, both radar-indicated and by local storm spotters around 11:10 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service is expected to confirm its strength and path on Monday. The tornado began in Naperville before…

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Claudette strengthens into Tropical Storm once again

Claudette strengthens into Tropical Storm once again

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Claudette has strengthened back into a Tropical Storm. No damage has been reported from Claudette’s impact on NC overnight, and the storm’s impact on central NC may soon come to an end as the storm races off to the north and east. “The center of circulation was 55 miles south of Raleigh around 2 a.m., but as of 4:30 a.m., it had moved closer to Goldsboro,” said…

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Severe weather threat causes school delays on Monday

Severe weather threat causes school delays on Monday

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) — Here’s a list of schools that have announced delays and/or closings for Monday, June 21. BLADEN COUNTY – Advertisement – BRUNSWICK COUNTY Brunswick County Schools will operate on a two hour delay for staff and students Brunswick Community College will open at 10:00 a.m. COLUMBUS COUNTY NEW HANOVER COUNTY PENDER COUNTY

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Tropical Depression Claudette expected to gain strength, more tornado warnings possible

Tropical Depression Claudette expected to gain strength, more tornado warnings possible

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast and most of the state’s coastline — from Cape Lookout to the Virginia border — could experience storm surge. The National Hurricane Center says tropical storm conditions are possible Sunday night and Monday morning at North Carolina beaches. The center of Tropical Depression Claudette made its way into South Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Ahead of…

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Flash flood warning in effect for parts of South Carolina

Flash flood warning in effect for parts of South Carolina

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding. A flash flood watch is in effect for the Midlands until Monday morning. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tropical Depression Claudette is bringing severe weather and flash flooding to the Midlands of South Carolina today. A flash flood warning is in effect for Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Newberry, Lexington, and Richland Counties until 7:15 p.m.  By late Sunday afternoon, several areas in the Midlands had received 2 to 3 inches of rain already, with…

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Tornado warning expires, threat for tornadoes in SC continues

Tornado warning expires, threat for tornadoes in SC continues

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding. A flash flood watch is in effect for the Midlands until Monday morning. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tropical Depression Claudette is bringing severe weather and flash flooding to the Midlands of South Carolina today. A tornado warning  that was in effect for western Lexington County has now expired. The possible tornado was indicated on radar. At present, it’s unclear if a twister was actually on the ground.  RELATED: What to do…

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Heavy rain, tornado risk near Triangle as Tropical Depression Claudette moves into North Carolina

Heavy rain, tornado risk near Triangle as Tropical Depression Claudette moves into North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — After bringing life-threatening flash flooding to the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Claudette was downgraded to a tropical depression and is moving quickly toward North Carolina. As of Sunday morning, Claudette is 85 miles west-southwest of Atlanta and moving at about 13 miles per hour. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. The system is expected to continue on its path through Georgia and into North Carolina on…

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Heavy rain, tornado risk near Triangle as Tropical Depression Claudette moves into North Carolina

Heavy rain, tornado risk near Triangle as Tropical Depression Claudette moves into North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — After bringing life-threatening flash flooding to the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Claudette was downgraded to a tropical depression and is moving quickly toward North Carolina. As of Sunday morning, Claudette is 85 miles west-southwest of Atlanta and moving at about 13 miles per hour. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. The system is expected to continue on its path through Georgia and into North Carolina on…

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Tropical Depression Claudette: Life-threatening flash flooding rises in storm's path

Tropical Depression Claudette: Life-threatening flash flooding rises in storm's path

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday. Heavy rain led to high water late Saturday into early Sunday in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metropolitan areas. EYE ON THE GULF: ABC13 tracks tropical activity throughout hurricane season More than 20 people were rescued by boat due to flooding in Northport, Alabama, WVUA-TV reported….

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Tornado spawned by Claudette tears through Alabama community

Tornado spawned by Claudette tears through Alabama community

By KEVIN McGILL and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado “pretty much leveled” a mobile home park, toppled trees onto houses and ripped the roof off of a high school gym. Most of the…

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Tropical Storm Warning issued for NC coast; heavy rain, storms expected in central NC

Tropical Storm Warning issued for NC coast; heavy rain, storms expected in central NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for North Carolina’s coast. On Sunday morning, Tropical Depression Claudette was moving through Georgia with sustained winds of 30 mph, according to the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Weather Center. “We expect it to weaken just a little bit more throughout the day, and then it’s going to re-strengthen,” said WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood. The system is bringing the…

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Suspected tornado causes major damage to 50 homes, school in small Alabama town

Suspected tornado causes major damage to 50 homes, school in small Alabama town

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County says a suspected tornado “pretty much leveled” a mobile home park, toppled trees onto houses and ripped the roof off of a high school gym.  There were immediate no reports of deaths. Most of the…

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Homeless man rides out Tropical Storm Claudette near fishing pier, loses everything he owns

Homeless man rides out Tropical Storm Claudette near fishing pier, loses everything he owns

By Brendan Kirby Dauphin Island, Ala. — Tropical Storm Claudette on Saturday damaged the Cedar Point Fishing Pier and injured a homeless man who was riding out the storm in his van in the parking lot. The injuries were minor, but David Harris said his Ford Aerostar is badly damaged and all of his possessions ruined. “Everything that I own is in there,” he told FOX10 News. “It’s straight-line winds, I think, along with a…

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Tropical Storm Claudette Spawns Tornadoes and Brings Heavy Rains to the South

Tropical Storm Claudette Spawns Tornadoes and Brings Heavy Rains to the South

By Derrick Bryson Taylor, New York Times Tropical Storm Claudette, the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed in the Gulf of Mexico and brought “copious rainfall” of 5-10 inches across the Mississippi Delta and Gulf Coast before being downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday, forecasters said. Maximum sustained winds decreased to 35 mph, with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday afternoon. “Claudette is expected to weaken a little more tonight,”…

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Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

By KEVIN McGILL and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado “pretty much leveled” a mobile home park, toppled trees onto houses and ripped the roof off of a high school gym. Most of the…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to Gulf Coast

(Photo: Pixabay) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette is dumping heavy rain in the Florida panhandle and much of Alabama on a forecast track that will bring it to the East Coast by Monday. The storm had sustained winds of 40 mph and was centered about 75 miles north-northeast of New Orleans Saturday morning. – Advertisement – The accompanying rain and thunderstorms were far to the east. The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical…

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC coast as Claudette expected to bring heavy rain

Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC coast as Claudette expected to bring heavy rain

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. Claudette formed early Saturday morning and made landfall in Louisiana just before 8 a.m. EST. The storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 45 miles per hour on Friday night. The system is moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour. Rain…

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC coast as Claudette nears landfall

Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC coast as Claudette nears landfall

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. Claudette formed early Saturday morning. The storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 45 miles per hour on Friday night. The system is moving north-northeast at 12 miles per hour and was about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans at about…

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Tropical Storm Claudette expected to bring heavy rain to North Carolina Monday

Tropical Storm Claudette expected to bring heavy rain to North Carolina Monday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — After bringing life-threatening flash flooding to the Gulf Coast, Tropical Storm Claudette will be moving quickly toward North Carolina Sunday. First Alert Meteorologist Steve Stewart said the system could be arriving in the state as early as Monday morning. There will be rain throughout the state Sunday way ahead of the storm. Rain could be heavy at times and there could be a threat for an isolated tornado early Monday morning….

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Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, expected to bring rain to NC

Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, expected to bring rain to NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. Claudette formed early Saturday morning. The storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 45 miles per hour on Friday night. The system is moving north-northeast at 12 miles per hour and was about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans at about…

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Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring remnants to NC

Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring remnants to NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. Claudette formed early Saturday morning. The storm’s winds strengthened to 45 miles per hour on Friday night. The system is moving north-northeast at 12 miles per hour. Rain has begun falling along the Gulf Coast, and there is a high…

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Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring tropical remnants to North Carolina

Tropical Storm Claudette forms in Gulf of Mexico, could bring tropical remnants to North Carolina

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. Claudette formed early Saturday morning. The storm’s winds strengthened to 45 miles per hour on Friday night. The system is moving north-northeast at 12 miles per hour. Rain has begun falling along the Gulf Coast, and there is a high…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Claudette becomes our third named storm of 2021

Tropics:  Tropical Storm Claudette becomes our third named storm of 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center has upgraded our tropical disturbance along the gulf coast to a Tropical Storm Saturday morning.  This makes it the third named storm system of 2021. Despite it being officially named the forecast has changed very little especially for the First Coast.  IMPACTS: The key thing is to note pay too close attention to the centerline of the forecast from the NHC and instead look east of the track…

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Tropical Storm Claudette likely to form Friday, would bring rain to NC

Tropical Storm Claudette likely to form Friday, would bring rain to NC

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Potential tropical cyclone three has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring rain and strong storms to parts of the southeast, including North Carolina. As of 5 a.m. on Friday, the system is still a potential tropical cyclone with no closed or defined surface circulation. Once that develops, it will most likely become a tropical depression (if wind speeds are below 39 miles…

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Tropical Storm Claudette expected to form today, bring rain to NC early next week

Tropical Storm Claudette expected to form today, bring rain to NC early next week

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The tropical system headed for the Gulf Coast could bring rain to North Carolina at the start of next week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 is located about 300 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana. It has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is speeding up. It’s now moving north at about 14 miles per hour, which is good because the faster it goes…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Warning issued from LA to AL/FL Border

Tropics: Tropical Storm Warning issued from LA to AL/FL Border

Up to 12 inches of rain is expected across portions of the Central Gulf Coast beginning today. There will be a chance for First Coast inland storms by Sunday. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three on Thursday. This system does not yet have a clear center of circulation and, hence, cannot be defined as an official tropical cyclone. However, with high confidence that it will gradually…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm warnings now up from Louisiana to the Alabama/Fl. border

Tropics: Tropical Storm warnings now up from Louisiana to the Alabama/Fl. border

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Our next name on the 2021 list for the Atlantic basin is Claudette. While there are no direct threats to us across the First Coast, the potential Gulf cyclone may send some tropical downpours our way (especially for inland areas) by Father’s Day and Monday. It’s a good reminder that hurricane season is here and the time to prepare is now. Make sure you have had conversations with your loved ones about…

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Carolina Hurricanes agree to 3-year extension for head coach Rod Brind'Amour

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 3-year extension for head coach Rod Brind'Amour

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a three-year contract extension with head coach Rod Brind’Amour. Brind’Amour has led the Hurricanes to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons. This most recent season his team finished the regular season with the second best record in the league. There was little doubt that Brind’Amour would get an extension this offseason, and after signing the extension he said there was never a thought…

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Lawsuit claims boat owners not liable for damage at Southport Marina following Hurricane Isaias

Lawsuit claims boat owners not liable for damage at Southport Marina following Hurricane Isaias

Several boats damaged at Southport Marina after Hurricane Isaias. (Photo: Tela Diliberto/Tadphotos) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — When Hurricane Isaias tore through Southeastern North Carolina in August 2020, one place that sustained a lot of damage is Southport Marina. Following the storm, boats, docks and other pieces of equipment in the water were in piles, and some pieces of the docks were even blown onshore. – Advertisement – A federal lawsuit has been filed by boaters…

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Whiteville volunteers prepare for Hurricane Preparedness event

Students fill bags with storm essentials. (photo: Peyton Furtado) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Saturday, community groups in Whiteville are teaming up to hold a Hurricane Preparedness event. The drive-thru even will be held at the Whiteville fairgrounds from 10 am to noon, aiming to educate folks on area storms. – Advertisement – This week, a church youth group from Orlando is helping Community CPR prepare, putting together bags and getting supplies. Community CPR’s Wallyce Todd…

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US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

By ANITA SNOW , Associated Press PHOENIX — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for wildfires amid a long-running drought. Some of the highest temperatures were seen in bone-dry Arizona, where the National Weather Service forecast a…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill racing over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill racing over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The tropics are waking up! Bill has formed and is heading out to sea. The next cyclone will form in the Gulf and head north toward the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts by this weekend. There’s also a strong wave moving off the African coast into the Atlantic. This will have a low chance of development before wind shear and dry air inhibits any formation. It’s a good reminder that hurricane season is…

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The tropics are waking up! Bill has formed and is heading out to sea. The next cyclone will form in the Gulf and head north toward the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts by this weekend. There’s also a strong wave moving off the African coast into the Atlantic. This will have a low chance of development before wind shear and dry air inhibits any formation. It’s a good reminder that hurricane season is…

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Tropical Storm Bill moving away from NC coast, second system could bring storms

Tropical Storm Bill moving away from NC coast, second system could bring storms

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Tropical Depression Bill formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday night, and is moving away from the coast of North Carolina. Winds from the storm are as high as 60 mph. The storm is expected to run into cooler sea surface temperatures and weaken as it moves north and east. “It is racing toward the northeast at almost 40 miles per hour,” said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. Because the system…

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Tropical Storm Bill forms off the NC coast

MIAMI (AP) – The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, has formed far off the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm emerged from a tropical depression swirling about 335 miles (539 kilometers) off of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. – Advertisement – Bill had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph) and was moving to the northeast at 23 mph (37 kph). The storm…

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Tropical Storm Bill rushing away from NC; 2 other systems developing

Tropical Storm Bill rushing away from NC; 2 other systems developing

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Three systems are on the radar for the National Hurricane Center as we move into the third week of the 2021 hurricane season. Tropical Storm Bill has sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 miles per hour, but none of that really matters to central North Carolina. That’s because Bill is a few hundred miles off the coast and getting farther–it’s also expected to start weakening…

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Tropical Storm Bill forms off North Carolina coast; expected to move away from land

Tropical Storm Bill forms off North Carolina coast; expected to move away from land

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The second tropical depression of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season has developed into Tropical Storm Bill. Earlier Monday, the National Hurricane Center announced that the low pressure system had officially became Tropical Depression Two. Click here for the latest weather forecast. This storm, much like the first of the season Ana, will not pose a threat to people or property on land. Monday 11pm Update: We have a new Tropical Storm….

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill has formed over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

Tropics: Tropical Storm Bill has formed over the Atlantic, Gulf cyclone forming

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The tropics are waking up! Bill has formed off The North Carolina coast and is heading out to sea. The next cyclone will form in The Gulf .  There’s also a strong wave moving off the African coast into the Atlantic. This will have a low chance of development before wind shear and dry air inhibits any formation. It’s a good reminder that hurricane season is here and the time to prepare…

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First Alert to Hurricane Season: Virtual Roundtable

Are you ready for hurricane season? We’re helping you prepare. Monday at 6:30 p.m., ABC11 will host a virtual roundtable about hurricane season featuring the First Alert Weather team and Meteorologist Nick Patro from Raleigh’s National Weather Service office. You can watch here on ABC11.com, the ABC11 mobile app or the ABC11 North Carolina streaming app. ABC’s Ginger Zee was scheduled to attend but she is on assignment to cover extreme heat. You can watch…

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