Is your home prepared for hurricane season?

Is your home prepared for hurricane season?

Hurricane season is in full swing; if you are not prepared yet, now is the time. When it comes to our area and getting hit by a hurricane, while our area can get a lot of physical damage, the power outages can cause a fatal tragedy. Richard Trumka with the Consumer Product Safety Commission says, “When the power goes out people turn to portable generators. The problem is the carbon monoxide poisoning from generators kills…

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Sydney floods burden 50,000 around Australia's largest city

Sydney floods burden 50,000 around Australia's largest city

By ROD McGUIRK and MARK BAKER, Associated Press RICHMOND, Australia — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia’s largest city in a flood emergency that was causing trouble for 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in inundated homes in the Sydney area, State Emergency Service manager Ashley Sullivan said. Days of torrential rain have caused dams to…

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Tropical storm contributes to deadly local 4th of July weekend

Tropical storm contributes to deadly local 4th of July weekend

July 4, 2022 BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) — Sunday, Oak Island responded to six separate rescue calls, including the fourth Oak Island drowning of the season. All this while Oak Island Water Rescue says they flew a double red flag, discouraging people from getting into potentially dangerous water. “They can be in 18 inches of water, a wave knock them over, and all of a sudden a rip current will take them out,” Assistant Chief Tom…

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Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

By The Associated Press SYDNEY — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called life-threatening emergencies. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and flash floods and winds of up to 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour along the coast of Australia’s most populous city and other parts of…

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Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

By The Associated Press MIAMI — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday’s July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the possibility of localized flash flooding along the Carolinas coast through Sunday morning. By late Saturday night, Colin had weakened into a tropical depression and forecasters discontinued the tropical…

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Tropical Storm Colin hovers along the coast

Tropical Storm Colin hovers along the coast

The tropical storm formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Colin continues to move northeast at about 7 mph. Dangerous beach conditions, elevated rip currents, and isolated flooding remain the primary concerns. Improvements are expected as early as tomorrow.  Beachgoers should expect on and off showers with pockets of rain – heavy at times and gusty winds on occasion. Watch for swim…

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Colin downgraded from Tropical Storm status

Colin downgraded from Tropical Storm status

It formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Colin is now downgraded to a tropical depression, losing its status as a tropical storm from earlier in the day Saturday. The storm moved northeast along the East Coast at about 7 mph. Dangerous beach conditions, elevated rip currents, and isolated flooding were the primary concerns. Improvements are expected as early as tomorrow.  Beachgoers…

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Tropical Storm Colin threatens a wet holiday weekend for Carolinas

Tropical Storm Colin threatens a wet holiday weekend for Carolinas

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday, bringing the threat of rain and high winds for a day or two during the holiday weekend before improving for Monday’s July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the possibility of localized flash flooding along the Carolinas coast through Sunday morning. At 8 a.m. EDT, the storm’s center was about 25 miles west-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South…

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BREAKING NEWS: NC 4th of July Festival Events cancelled for Saturday due to Tropical Storm Colin

BREAKING NEWS: NC 4th of July Festival Events cancelled for Saturday due to Tropical Storm Colin

July 2, 2022 Tropical Storm (Photo: NASA/MGN Online) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Tropical Storm Colin has forced officials with the NC 4th of July Festival to cancel events scheduled for Saturday. The system quickly developed in the early morning hours off the coast of the Carolinas, prompting tropical storm warnings along the North and South Carolina coast from Charleston, SC to Duck, NC. There is a high risk of rip currents and winds gusts…

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Tropical storm Colin forms near South Carolina coast

Tropical storm Colin forms near South Carolina coast

The tropical storm formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for portions of the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts after Tropical storm Colin forms near the South Carolina coast early Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The tropical storm formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of…

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Tropical Storm Colin forms on South Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Colin forms on South Carolina coast

The tropical storm formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for portions of the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts after Tropical storm Colin forms near the South Carolina coast early Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The tropical storm formed roughly 50 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of…

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Tropical Storm Bonnie forms in Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Bonnie forms in Caribbean Sea

The second tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Caribbean Sea on Friday morning. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Bonnie is located about 250 miles east of Nicaragua and about 150 miles north of Panama. As of 9:15 p.m. Friday, it had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and was moving west at 18 miles per hour. The storm is slowing down as it moves toward Nicaragua…

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Tracking the tropics: When and where the next Atlantic hurricane or tropical storm will form

Tracking the tropics: When and where the next Atlantic hurricane or tropical storm will form

Tracking the tropics 2022 | Your source for hurricane and tropical storm watch updates Staying ahead of current tropical storms and hurricanes is crucial. Not only do you have to be prepared for any damage that might occur, but you mentally and physically need to be ready for whatever happens next. Staying ahead of the curve means knowing every upcoming storm and how it is tracking. The WRAL Severe Weather Center is tracking the tropics…

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Fire crews taking on new strategy to fight still uncontained wildfire in Hyde County

Fire crews taking on new strategy to fight still uncontained wildfire in Hyde County

By Keenan Willard, WRAL Eastern NC reporter PONZER, N.C. — More than a thousand acres of land in Hyde County are still burning today, five days after the Ferebee Road fire began. Emergency crews have launched a new effort to knock down the fire, which has been only 12% contained since Wednesday. A spokesperson for the NC Forest Service said 1,088 acres were burning as of Friday afternoon due to the brush fire, which was…

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Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

By MATTHEW BROWN and AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press WAPITI, Wyo. — Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in “bison jams” on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National Park after destructive floods. Park managers raised the gates at three of Yellowstone’s five entrances for the first time since June 13, when 10,000 visitors…

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Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and AL-EMRUN GARJON, Associated Press SYLHET, Bangladesh — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing scores and making lives miserable for millions of others. Although the region is no stranger to flooding, it typically takes place later in the year when monsoon rains are well underway. This year’s torrential rainfall lashed the area as early as…

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South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

By The Associated Press BEIJING — Major flooding has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in southern China, with more rain expected. Parts of the manufacturing hub of Guangdong suspended classes, office work and public transport amid rising waters and the threat of landslides. In the neighboring province of Jiangxi, almost 500,000 people have seen damage to their homes and their lives uprooted. Roughly the same number have been affected in Guangdong,…

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Yellowstone's flood damage could cost billions and take years to rebuild

Yellowstone's flood damage could cost billions and take years to rebuild

Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary as it faces its biggest challenge in decades. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Created in 1872 as the United States was recovering from the Civil War, Yellowstone was the first of the national parks that came to be referred to as America’s best idea. Now, the home to gushing geysers, thundering waterfalls and some of the country’s most plentiful and diverse wildlife is facing its biggest challenge…

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Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

June 21, 2022 Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions (Photo: Yellowstone National Park) Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary as it faces its biggest challenge in decades. Floodwaters that tore through the park this week destroyed potentially hundreds of bridges, washed out miles of roads and drove out more than 10,000 visitors. The scope of the damage is still being tallied by Yellowstone officials, but based on other national park disasters,…

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Power restored for most residents, damage still a concern after severe weather in the Triangle

Power restored for most residents, damage still a concern after severe weather in the Triangle

By Monica Casey, WRAL Durham reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Since Friday thousands of Triangle residents have been dealing with power outages and damage in the aftermath of severe weather. On Saturday morning, more than 40,000 people in the Raleigh area woke up without power. As of Saturday afternoon, the number of customers without power in the Raleigh area was down to just under 20,000. Around 2,800 were still without power as of Sunday around 9…

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Power restored for most residents, damage still a concern after severe weather pummels the Triangle

Power restored for most residents, damage still a concern after severe weather pummels the Triangle

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Since Friday thousands of Triangle residents have been dealing with power outages and damage in the aftermath of severe weather. On Saturday morning, more than 40,000 people in the Raleigh area woke up without power. As of Saturday afternoon, the number of customers without power in the Raleigh area was down to just under 20,000. Around 2,800 were still without power as of Sunday around 9 a.m….

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Parts of Yellowstone National Park to reopen after historic flooding

Parts of Yellowstone National Park to reopen after historic flooding

June 19, 2022 (CBS) — Portions of Yellowstone National Park will reopen beginning next week, the National Park Service announced Saturday. The news comes several days after historic flooding destroyed houses, water systems and roads in the area and forced the park to close. The park’s south loop will have limited service beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m., the park service said. The north loop will remained closed until further notice. In a statement Saturday, the park service said it expects…

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Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain — Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said, while German officials said that residents of three villages near Berlin were ordered to leave their homes because…

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Yellowstone River flooding is a 1 in 500-year event, USGS says; National Park to partly reopen

Yellowstone River flooding is a 1 in 500-year event, USGS says; National Park to partly reopen

HELENA, Mont. — The devastating flooding that occurred along the Yellowstone River this week constitutes a 1 in 500-year event, according to a US Geological Survey (USGS) news release. Unprecedented rain and rapid snowmelt in recent days have caused rivers in parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho to burst their banks, swallowing bridges and sweeping away entire sections of roadway. More than 10,000 visitors to Yellowstone National Park have been forced to evacuate. All entrances…

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'Like hurricane-level damage': Thousands remain without power, cleanup to last days after severe weather

'Like hurricane-level damage': Thousands remain without power, cleanup to last days after severe weather

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter & Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — A band of severe thunderstorms brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands across the Triangle on Friday evening. Residents went to bed on Friday night without power in both Wake and Durham counties. Many of those same families woke up this morning still without power. On Saturday morning, more than 40,000 people in the Raleigh area were waking up…

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Oberlin Village Heritage 5K canceled due to storm damage at Dix Park

Oberlin Village Heritage 5K canceled due to storm damage at Dix Park

Raleigh, N.C. — The City of Raleigh said Friday evening that Saturday’s Oberlin Village Heritage 5K at Dix Park has ben canceled due to damage at the park from Friday’s storms. The city said Friday’s severe weather brought down multiple trees and power lines and rendered the race course area unsafe. The city said this was not a decision they take lightly, but do consider this a safety issue. It is unclear at this time…

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Researchers want to hear your 'tornado tale' to improve weather warnings

Researchers want to hear your 'tornado tale' to improve weather warnings

By Brian Shrader, WRAL meteorologist Patti Clapper was watching WRAL-TV the afternoon of April 16, 2011. From her home near Holly Springs, she listened to meteorologists Mike Maze and Nate Johnson as they tracked the largest one-day tornado outbreak on record in North Carolina. “I heard Nate start mentioning streets,” Clapper said. “I heard him say the street right down the street from me.” She called her children downstairs and looked out the window. “I…

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Family displaced by Hurricane Katrina finds new community in Texas Special Olympics

Family displaced by Hurricane Katrina finds new community in Texas Special Olympics

DEER PARK, Texas — Brenda and Rick Spencer found out that their daughter Ainsley, now 30, had Down syndrome the day she was born. They called it “one of the hardest days of our lives,” remembering the feelings of anxiety from not being able to see their baby until 14 hours after the birth. Ainsley spent 10 days in the NICU before her parents could finally bring her home. They explained that the first few…

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Michigan baby formula plant forced to halt production due to severe weather, power outages: ABC News

Michigan baby formula plant forced to halt production due to severe weather, power outages: ABC News

STURGIS, Mich. — Less than two weeks after restarting production at their beleaguered Sturgis, Michigan plant, Abbott says they have once again been forced to halt production at the facility — after heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail, power outages and flood damage ravaged the area, ABC News first reported. “These torrential storms produced significant rainfall in a short period of time – overwhelming the city’s stormwater system in Sturgis, Michigan, and resulting in flooding in parts…

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Brunswick Electric continues preparations for hurricane season, runs tabletop exercise

Brunswick Electric continues preparations for hurricane season, runs tabletop exercise

June 14, 2022 SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — This afternoon, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) completed its annual hurricane tabletop exercise to simulate its response to severe weather. During the exercise, employees reviewed and discussed the actions they would take during a hurricane, testing their emergency plan. The tabletop exercise was used to clarify roles and responsibilities, and to gauge the effectiveness of BEMC’s severe weather preparedness. “As the season starts, we conduct hurricane exercises and…

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Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods

Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods

By AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — A torrent of rain combined with a rapidly melting snowpack caused a deluge of flooding that forced the evacuation of some parts of Yellowstone National Park, cutting off electricity and forcing park officials to close all entrances indefinitely, just as the summer tourist season was ramping up. While numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, there were no immediate reports of injuries. Yellowstone officials said they…

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Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains — lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a respite from the desert heat. Now, parts of them are burning yet again this year, fueled by winds that grounded air resources Monday. Fire crews were anticipating more moderate winds Tuesday and throughout the week, which could help them get a better handle on the…

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Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

HELENA, Montana — Major flooding swept away at least one bridge, washed away roads and set off mudslides in Yellowstone National Park on Monday, prompting officials to close the entrances to the popular tourist attraction and evacuate visitors. The flooding hit after recent “unprecedented rains,” park officials said on Facebook. “Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and others issues,”…

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Hundreds turn out for 2nd annual Leland Hurricane Expo

Hundreds turn out for 2nd annual Leland Hurricane Expo

June 11, 2022 LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of people turned out for the second annual Leland Hurricane Expo held at the town’s Cultural Arts Center on Saturday. Crowds filled the building to learn more about hurricane preparedness this season. The event featured speakers as well as several exhibits about insurance, flood zones and other important weather topics. Emergency Management Chief John Grimes says events like this one are very important “When we start getting…

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Local leaders in the Cape Fear to attend mayors summit on flooding

Local leaders in the Cape Fear to attend mayors summit on flooding

June 10, 2022 CAPE FEAR REGION, NC (WWAY) – Three Cape Fear leaders are expected to head to Washington, D.C. next week to talk with other leaders from across the country about flooding and rising sea levels. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Burgaw Mayor Olivia Dawson, and Pender County Commissioner Jackie Newton will be attending the American Flood Coalition’s Mayors Summit. The three will join 22 other leaders, representing a population of more than 24.7 million…

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Rare bird alert: Tropical Storm Alex brings tropical bird to NC coast

Rare bird alert: Tropical Storm Alex brings tropical bird to NC coast

Ocracoke, N.C. — We may be able to thank the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season for carrying a rare sea bird to the North Carolina coast. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore posted a photo of the striking white and black seabird on Facebook, saying it is an “unusual visitor” normally found in the tropical open ocean. The Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) was spotted Tuesday on Ocracoke Island. Officials believe the effects of…

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From Category 1 to hurricane Category 5 – here's what you need to know about the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale

From Category 1 to hurricane Category 5 – here's what you need to know about the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone that forms either in the Atlantic or Pacific ocean, on either side of North America. These storms can range in size from small tropical wind storms to massive hurricanes. There are three steps to categorizing a storm: formation, track and strength. But how are hurricanes categorized? The five categories of a hurricane | The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale up to hurricane category 5 The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale is a…

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National Weather Service gets new director as hurricane season ramps up

National Weather Service gets new director as hurricane season ramps up

The last four years had the most Atlantic named storms on record. Now, a hurricane expert will lead the National Weather Service. WASHINGTON — A meteorologist who oversaw warnings and forecasts during one of the busiest spurts of Atlantic hurricane activity on record will take over as the new director of the National Weather Service, as scientists expect extreme and dangerous storms and heatwaves to worsen with climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on…

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Hurricane chief to take over as weather service director

Hurricane chief to take over as weather service director

The last four years had the most Atlantic named storms on record. Now, a hurricane expert will lead the National Weather Service. WASHINGTON — A meteorologist who oversaw warnings and forecasts during one of the busiest spurts of Atlantic hurricane activity on record will take over as the new director of the National Weather Service, as scientists expect extreme and dangerous storms and heatwaves to worsen with climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on…

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Tropical Storm Alex downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropical Storm Alex downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone

The latest updates on Tropical Storm Alex: Monday, 4 p.m. The National Hurricane Center downgraded Tropical Storm Alex to a Post-Tropical cyclone Monday afternoon. Alex’s winds continue to sustain around 60 miles per hour, but will continue to decrease. Monday, 2 p.m. Tropical Storm Alex was continuing to weaken on Monday afternoon as it moved away from Bermuda. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center said the system was moving east-northeast around 29 miles per…

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Tropical Storm Alex continues to weaken but high rip current risk remains at NC coast

Tropical Storm Alex continues to weaken but high rip current risk remains at NC coast

The latest updates on Tropical Storm Alex: Monday, 2 p.m. Tropical Storm Alex was continuing to weaken on Monday afternoon as it moved away from Bermuda. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center said the system was moving east-northeast around 29 miles per hour. That general motion was expected to continue into Tuesday. Alex’s winds have decreased to 60 miles per hour, and the system will likely become an extratropical low later on Monday….

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Tropical Storm Alex causes rapidly changing conditions for beachgoers

Tropical Storm Alex causes rapidly changing conditions for beachgoers

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Alex is now churning off the North Carolina coast causing stronger than normal rip currents, like Atlantic Beach. Yellow flags were out on Monday, warning visitors to watch out for possible rip currents because of the storm. Some beachgoers were happy about the change in conditions. Wes Whitt, is one of the surfers who welcomed the higher than usual waves after the first named storm of the season…

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Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening, high rip current risk remains at NC coast

Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening, high rip current risk remains at NC coast

The latest updates on Tropical Storm Alex: Monday, 5 a.m. Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening as it moves past Bermuda on Monday. Alex, which became the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season Sunday in the 2 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, is moving straight into the wide open Atlantic, where it will fall apart in cooler waters, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Alex will likely become a low pressure…

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Tropical Storm Alex heads for Bermuda area with wind, rain

Tropical Storm Alex heads for Bermuda area with wind, rain

By The Associated Press Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, headed for a close pass by Bermuda on Monday after deluging parts of Florida and causing three deaths in Cuba. Alex strengthened some over the Atlantic after becoming a tropical storm early Sunday when it moved over the Atlantic following its trek across Florida, where it left streets flooded and motorists stranded in some cities Saturday. The U.S. National…

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Impacting Bermuda, Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening as rip current risk remains at NC coast

Impacting Bermuda, Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening as rip current risk remains at NC coast

The latest updates on Tropical Storm Alex: Monday, 5 a.m. Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening as it moves past Bermuda on Monday. Alex, which became the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season Sunday in the 2 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, is moving straight into the wide open Atlantic, where it will fall apart in cooler waters, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Alex will likely become a low pressure system…

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Tropical Storm Alex impacting Bermuda, will begin weakening as rip current risk remains at NC coast

Tropical Storm Alex impacting Bermuda, will begin weakening as rip current risk remains at NC coast

The latest updates on Tropical Storm Alex: Monday, 5 a.m. Tropical Storm Alex will begin weakening as it moves past Bermuda on Monday. Alex, which became the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season Sunday in the 2 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, is moving straight into the wide open Atlantic, where it will fall apart in cooler waters, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Alex will likely become a low pressure system sometime…

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'Very aggressive': Vacationers on the NC Outer Banks describe ocean impacts from Tropical Storm Alex

'Very aggressive': Vacationers on the NC Outer Banks describe ocean impacts from Tropical Storm Alex

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Alex did not ruin vacation plans along the North Carolina Outer Banks, but the aggressive wind and water kept some people from enjoying the beach. Except a group of friends from Fayetteville. “I love the outer banks it’s great out here,” said Alex Perez. Tropical Strom Alex’s minor impacts to our coast didn’t keep Perez and his two friends from enjoying their senior trip in Nags Head. In…

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Tropical Storm Alex heads toward Bermuda with high winds

Tropical Storm Alex heads toward Bermuda with high winds

Several Miami streets were flooded and authorities were towing abandoned vehicles. MIAMI — Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was headed toward Bermuda on Sunday after dumping rain on parts of Florida, flooding some roads. Alex reached tropical storm force after strengthening off Florida’s east coast early Sunday. National Hurricane Center forecasters said at 8 a.m. that Alex had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was centered about…

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Tropical Storm Alex forms as first official named storm of 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Alex forms as first official named storm of 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed about 350 miles off the North Carolina coast. Alex does not pose any significant danger to North Carolina. Rain bands from Alex will stay off the coast, however, the region will see an increase in wind gusts, wave swells, rip currents and beach erosion. The National Hurricane Center, clocked Tropical Storm Alex with maximum sustained winds…

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Tropical Storm Alex, 1st of season, forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Alex, 1st of season, forms in Gulf of Mexico

Several Miami streets were flooded and authorities were towing abandoned vehicles. MIAMI — Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Sunday morning in the Gulf of Mexico on a track to come ashore in southern Florida with heavy rains and gusty wind. National Hurricane Center forecasters said in a 5 a.m. advisory that Alex had sustained winds of 50 mph and was located about 270 miles northeast of Fort…

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