Water rescues, cars submerged, truck stuck in sinkhole: Storms cause flooding in Triangle

Water rescues, cars submerged, truck stuck in sinkhole: Storms cause flooding in Triangle

The Durham Police responded to a crash on Monday afternoon that resulted in a vehicle being submerged in water. At around 3:30 p.m., officers arrived at the scene of a vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, where at least one vehicle was found submerged in water. The Durham Fire Department and EMS were also on the scene and were able to rescue the driver from the vehicle. No serious injuries…

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Cars submerged in water, truck stuck in sinkhole as storms cause flooding in Triangle

Cars submerged in water, truck stuck in sinkhole as storms cause flooding in Triangle

The Durham Police responded to a crash on Monday afternoon that resulted in a vehicle being submerged in water. At around 3:30 p.m., officers arrived at the scene of a vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, where at least one vehicle was found submerged in water. The Durham Fire Department and EMS were also on the scene and were able to rescue the driver from the vehicle. No serious injuries…

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Man injured when tree falls, homes damaged in Raleigh and Garner during storms

Man injured when tree falls, homes damaged in Raleigh and Garner during storms

Rain poured in a Garner family’s home on Monday just a few days after a tree fell on their roof over the weekend. Crews spent hours on Monday removing a poplar tree from the roof of a townhouse near North Hills. Across the Triangle, crews were cleaning up other damage after storms with strong winds and rain knocked down trees across the Triangle over the weekend and on Monday. A tree fell early Monday on Brandywine Road…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hurricane Beryl takes aim at the Mexican resort of Tulum as a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Beryl takes aim at the Mexican resort of Tulum as a Category 2 storm

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Beryl weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm as it headed for what could be a direct hit on Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum early Friday, where authorities urged tourists to leave white sand beaches. Beryl was the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic before weakening to a Category 2 storm with windspeeds of 110 mph (175 kph) as it neared landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, according to…

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Hurricane Beryl roars toward Mexico after leaving destruction in Jamaica and eastern Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl roars toward Mexico after leaving destruction in Jamaica and eastern Caribbean

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Beryl ripped off roofs in Jamaica, jumbled fishing boats in Barbados and damaged or destroyed 95% of homes on a pair of islands in St. Vincent and the Grenadines before rumbling toward the Cayman Islands and taking aim at Mexico’s Caribbean coast after leaving at least seven dead in its wake. What had been the earliest storm to develop into a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, weakened…

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Worsening floods and deterioration pose threats to US dam safety

Worsening floods and deterioration pose threats to US dam safety

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Early last week, floodwater in rural Minnesota pushed debris against a more than century-old dam and then carved a path around it, eroding so much of the riverbank that most of a house fell into the river. Several days later, intense rain damaged a dam that holds drinking water for Houston, forcing officials to issue a potential failure warning. “Something like this could happen, and it has happened, all over the…

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'Beryl thinks it's September:' Why Beryl's rapid intensification is a bad sign for a 'hyperactive' hurricane season

'Beryl thinks it's September:' Why Beryl's rapid intensification is a bad sign for a 'hyperactive' hurricane season

Hurricane Beryl’s rapidly intensifying strength and early arrival are very rare for the Atlantic hurricane season – and a troubling indicator that this season will be far from normal in a world warming due to human-driven climate change. The storm has already shattered numerous records. On Sunday it became the earliest major hurricane – defined as one that is Category 3 or higher – in the Atlantic in 58 years. It’s the only hurricane to…

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Hurricane Beryl rips through open waters after devastating the southeast Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl rips through open waters after devastating the southeast Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Beryl roared through open waters on Tuesday as a monstrous Category 5 storm on a path that would take it near Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after earlier making landfall in the southeast Caribbean, killing at least two people. A hurricane warning was in effect for Jamaica and a hurricane watch for Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Beryl was forecast to start losing intensity on Tuesday…

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