A small group of Lahaina residents return to homes destroyed by deadly wildfire

A small group of Lahaina residents return to homes destroyed by deadly wildfire

LAHAINA, Hawaii — A small group of Lahaina residents returned to their devastated properties Monday for the first time since the Hawaii town was destroyed by wildfire nearly seven weeks ago. Some families who came back stopped for a moment of reflection and others looked for mementos they might want to collect, said Darryl Oliveira, interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency. By midmorning, about 16 vehicles carrying residents had entered the burned area,…

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Pfizer to reopen Rocky Mount plant after July tornado

Pfizer to reopen Rocky Mount plant after July tornado

Monday, September 25, 2023 4:42PM ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) — Pfizer has restarted the majority of its manufacturing lines at the Rocky Mount facility that was heavily damaged in the tornado that came through back in July. The tornado injured 16 people and destroyed numerous homes and buildings. The sped-up restart is the first part of restarting production in a phased approach. Full production is expected to be back by the end of 2023. The…

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Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the US

Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the US

Nearly a day after being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia still threatened parts of the Northeast on Sunday with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and heavy rain from Washington to New York City, the National Hurricane Center said. As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical storm named Philippe brewed in the Atlantic. Even though Ophelia was downgraded Saturday night, meteorologists warned that swells generated by the storm would affect the East Coast for the rest of…

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Couple gets married as Tropical Storm Ophelia rolls through NC

Couple gets married as Tropical Storm Ophelia rolls through NC

A couple got married Saturday as Tropical Storm Ophelia passed through Emerald Isle. It was an unforgettable wedding day, as Ophelia’s tropical winds and rain bands pushed through the area, just hours earlier resulting in power outages. “There’s only so much you can do when you wake up to a power outage on your wedding day,” the bride, Ashley Trexler said. No, amount of wind or rain, could stand in between this special day. This…

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Tropical Storm Ophelia causes damage, power outages across Triangle

Tropical Storm Ophelia causes damage, power outages across Triangle

Tropical Storm Ophelia continues to impact North Carolina, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. We’re seeing flooding, power outages and storm damage across the state. Thousands of Triangle residents without power More than 27,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in central and eastern North Carolina. As of 9:30 a.m., there are about 6,000 customers without power in Durham County. Tree falls on Chapel Hill home One Chapel Hill family woke up Saturday…

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Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in NC, more rain and wind expected

Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in NC, more rain and wind expected

Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:53AM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Ophelia has made landfall in North Carolina. The center of Ophelia made landfall early this morning around 6 a.m. just west of Cape Lookout. That is a little farther west than expected from earlier in the week, so the risk of thunderstorms now extends inland too, but not west of the Triangle. WATCH: LIVE TROPICAL STORM CONDITION UPDATES The peak of the storm in…

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Weekend plans? Here's what is canceled due to NC Tropical Storm Ophelia

Weekend plans? Here's what is canceled due to NC Tropical Storm Ophelia

Tropical Storm Ophelia is bringing tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to North Carolina between Friday afternoon and Saturday. Duke Energy has crews on standby to respond to power outages, especially at the coast.   “Tonight could be busy, our crews will be on standby to restore outages as they occur,” said Duke spokesman Jeff Brooks. The coast will see the biggest impacts Friday night and Saturday as the storm makes landfall, but rain and…

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Latest Tropical Storm Ophelia: NC state of emergency; flood watches, warnings in effect

Latest Tropical Storm Ophelia: NC state of emergency; flood watches, warnings in effect

Tropical Storm Ophelia on Friday and Saturday will bring rain and storms to North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall Saturday morning along the N.C. coast. Friday afternoon, Ophelia was 200 miles south of Cape Hatteras with maximum winds at 50 mph. Ophelia will bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to our coast. Locally, we will see rain, gusty winds and some storms. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency…

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State of Emergency issued for North Carolina ahead of arrival of Tropical Storm Ophelia

State of Emergency issued for North Carolina ahead of arrival of Tropical Storm Ophelia

Friday, September 22, 2023 7:21PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for the state ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ophelia. Ophelia formed just off the North Carolina coast and is expected to make landfall Friday night or Saturday morning. The storm will bring heavy rain and strong wind to much of the state. The State of Emergency declaration helps activate some emergency services, strengthens price-gouging regulations and…

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Ophelia: Warnings in place as NC tropical storm nears coast

Ophelia: Warnings in place as NC tropical storm nears coast

Tropical Storm Ophelia on Friday and Saturday will bring rain and storms to North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall Saturday morning along the N.C. coast. On Friday afternoon, Ophelia was 200 miles south of Cape Hatteras with maximum winds at 50 mph. Ophelia will bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to our coast Friday and Saturday. Locally, we will see rain, gusty winds and some storms. A WRAL Weather Alert Day…

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Weekend festivals canceled due to NC Tropical Storm Ophelia

Weekend festivals canceled due to NC Tropical Storm Ophelia

Tropical Storm Ophelia formed on Friday and is bringing tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to North Carolina between Friday afternoon and Saturday. The coast will see the biggest impacts Friday night and Saturday as the storm makes landfall. Locally, we will see rain, breezy winds and some storms. Impacts in the Triangle will be isolated, but a tropical storm warning is already in effect for some counties east of Raleigh, including Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash,…

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Weekend festivals canceled due to future NC tropical storm

Weekend festivals canceled due to future NC tropical storm

Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 will strengthen into Tropical Storm Ophelia on Friday, bringing tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to North Carolina between Friday afternoon and Saturday. The coast will see the biggest impacts Friday night and Saturday as the storm makes landfall. Locally, we will see rain, breezy winds and some storms. Impacts in the Triangle will be isolated, but a tropical storm warning is already in effect for some counties east of Raleigh,…

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Ophelia: Warnings in place as future NC tropical storm nears coast

Ophelia: Warnings in place as future NC tropical storm nears coast

Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 on Friday is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Ophelia. It could make landfall Saturday in North Carolina. At 11 a.m. on Friday, the system off the coast was 300 miles southeast of Raleigh with maximum winds at 50 mph. The system, which will be named Ophelia, will bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to our coast Friday and Saturday. Locally, we will see rain, breezy winds and some storms. A…

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Eastern NC, coastal towns prepare for rain, storm surge from tropical storm

Eastern NC, coastal towns prepare for rain, storm surge from tropical storm

Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 will strengthen into Tropical Storm Ophelia on Friday, bringing tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to our coast Friday afternoon through Saturday. Locally, we will see rain, breezy winds and some storms before the storm makes landfall at the coast Saturday morning. Impacts in the Triangle will be isolated, but a tropical storm warning is already in effect for some counties east of Raleigh, where rain was already falling at noon….

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Tropical storm warning east of Triangle due to Potential Tropical Cyclone 16

Tropical storm warning east of Triangle due to Potential Tropical Cyclone 16

Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 on Friday is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Ophelia and make landfall in North Carolina. At 8 a.m. on Friday, the system had winds at 50 mph was 364 miles southeast of Raleigh. The system will bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to our coast Friday and Saturday. Locally, we will see rain, breezy winds and some storms. Friday is a WRAL Weather Alert Day, but it’s a little…

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System heading to NC expected to become tropical storm, warning issued

System heading to NC expected to become tropical storm, warning issued

Friday, September 22, 2023 9:55AM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Don’t let the weather fool you as you head out the door this morning, rain and wind are coming later this evening and overnight. Post tropical storm 16 will be a little stronger that originally forecast and is expected to become Tropical Storm Ophelia later today, according to NOAA. Winds east of the Triangle can reach damaging levels on the coast. People who have property and…

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Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina coast, high winds and rain expected

Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina coast, high winds and rain expected

Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:04PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The peak of hurricane season is winding down, but the tropics are still active with a system that could have a big impact on the North Carolina coast and areas of the Triangle. Potential tropical cyclone 16 could bring some heavy rain and wind to the Triangle late tomorrow and into Saturday. The heaviest rain will likely be east of I-95 with lesser amounts west of…

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What the rest of hurricane season could look like after tropics have been active recently

What the rest of hurricane season could look like after tropics have been active recently

The Atlantic Hurricane Season reached its climatological peak on Sept. 10, but that doesn’t necessarily coincide with less activity to come. So far, there have been 14 named storms this season, with the latest storm Nigel strengthening into a hurricane Monday. This makes for an above-average and active season, as we typically don’t reach that number of named storms until November. And with a little over two months left in the season, here’s a broad…

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Rocky Mount reimagining downtown to create 'all-in-one' community on heels of devastating tornado

Rocky Mount reimagining downtown to create 'all-in-one' community on heels of devastating tornado

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) — A historic community in North Carolina is reimagining its downtown area in an effort to create an “all-in-one” community. City leaders in Rocky Mount said the focus that the city’s downtown area is receiving is, in part, because of an opportunity that leaders see there. Mayor Sandy Roberson said it started with the construction of their 165,000-square-foot event center. “I’m seeing on weekends as many as 8,000, 10,000 people consistently…

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Hurricane Lee track: Latest path, updates

Hurricane Lee track: Latest path, updates

MIAMI — After a deluge of rain, flooding, sinkholes and tornadoes this week, New England is about to face Hurricane Lee. As the Category 1 system impacted Bermuda, Maine was under its first hurricane watch in 15 years and a state of emergency declared Thursday by Gov. Janet Mills. The water-logged region prepared for 20-foot (6-meter) waves offshore and wind gusts up to 80 mph (129 kph), along with more rain. The hurricane watch applied…

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Hurricane Florence made landfall in NC five years ago

Hurricane Florence made landfall in NC five years ago

Thursday marked five years since Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach as a Category 1 hurricane. Florence brought a state record 8.27-foot storm surge. While Florence was at Category 4 strength (130-156 mph) on Sept. 10, 2018, it was an upper end Category 1 hurricane days later when it made landfall in North Carolina. Florence made landfall at 7:15 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Over the…

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Hurricane Florence made landfall in NC on this day five years ago

Hurricane Florence made landfall in NC on this day five years ago

Thursday marks five years since Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach as a Category 1 hurricane. Florence brought a state record 8.27-foot storm surge. While Florence was at Category 4 strength (130-156 mph) on Sept. 10, 2018, it was an upper end Category 1 hurricane days later when it made landfall in North Carolina. Florence made landfall at 7:15 a.m. ET Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Over the…

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Torrential rains, flash floods and a likely tornado hit New England ahead of Hurricane Lee

Torrential rains, flash floods and a likely tornado hit New England ahead of Hurricane Lee

NEW ENGLAND — Hurricane Lee looks poised to wallop New England later this week even as the region still deals with the impact of days of wild weather that produced torrential rain, flooding, sinkholes and a likely tornado. A hurricane watch stretches from Stonington, Maine to the U.S.-Canadian border, where hurricane conditions, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding are possible Friday night and Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night. Areas from Watch Hill, Rhode…

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Hurricane watch issued for parts of Maine as already rain-soaked New England braces for Lee

Hurricane watch issued for parts of Maine as already rain-soaked New England braces for Lee

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Hurricane Lee barreled north toward New England on Wednesday and threatened to unleash violent storms on the region just as communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island dealt with tornado warnings and a second-straight day of heavy rain that opened up sinkholes and brought devastating flooding to several communities. Late Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for portions of Maine. A tropical storm watch also was issued for a…

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Climate scientists: North Carolina expected to face stronger hurricanes

Climate scientists: North Carolina expected to face stronger hurricanes

Hurricane Lee set a record as the fastest system to intensify from a tropical storm to a Category 5 in Atlantic hurricane season history. It’s since downgraded to a Cat 4, but climate scientists say Lee could be a precursor for storms to come. “Warm water to hurricanes that’s like adding gas to a fire,” said WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell. Record hot ocean temperatures are fueling the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. Monstrous Hurricane Lee is…

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Maui slowly edges toward rebuilding 1 month after the deadly wildfires

Maui slowly edges toward rebuilding 1 month after the deadly wildfires

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Wildfires tore across parts of Maui last month and now the displaced community searches for answers about their future. Thousands were displaced, as their homes and businesses were burned to the ground. 115 people have been pronounced dead in connection with the blazes. The disaster area is dotted with crews dressed head to toe in hazmat suits and hard hats who are sifting through the rubble searching for hazardous materials in the…

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Hurricane Lee rapidly intensifying, could reach category 5 strength by this weekend

Hurricane Lee rapidly intensifying, could reach category 5 strength by this weekend

Thursday, September 7, 2023 3:33PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Lee is now a category 2 storm and is expected to strengthen into a major storm later today or overnight. At 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said the storm’s maximum sustained winds were up to 105 miles per hour with gusts up to 125 mph. Lee is moving west-northwest and that is expected to continue through Friday. It is expected to slow over the…

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Rapid Intensification: A Strengthening Hurricane Lee

Rapid Intensification: A Strengthening Hurricane Lee

We are getting very close to the climatological peak of hurricane season, and activity is certainly heating up. Hurricane Lee has been the big focus with major development expected into the weekend. There has been a lot of talk about whether the system could strengthen into a Category 5 hurricane north of the Caribbean Islands. For this classification to take place, we would have to see 157 mph winds or greater. The current forecast keeps…

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Tropical Storm Lee increasing in intensity, expected to turn north at end of the week

Tropical Storm Lee increasing in intensity, expected to turn north at end of the week

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 11:54AM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Lee is expected to make a northerly turn away from the Caribbean Islands as it moves west. It could reach hurricane status sometime today and has sustained winds of around 65 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center, according to National Hurricane Center. The best chance for Lee to make landfall in the United States appears to be to…

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Tropical depression 13 could become Tropical Storm Lee today, then develop into major hurricane

Tropical depression 13 could become Tropical Storm Lee today, then develop into major hurricane

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 4:17PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical depression 13 is making its way west across the Atlantic Ocean, and it is forecast to become a powerful hurricane by the end of the week. The center of the tropical depression is moving towards the Leeward Islands and has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph with even higher gusts, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Forecasts have Lee becoming a…

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Thousands at Burning Man told to conserve water, food after flooding leaves them confined in desert

Thousands at Burning Man told to conserve water, food after flooding leaves them confined in desert

Tens of thousands of people attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert are being told to conserve food, water and fuel as they shelter in place in the Black Rock Desert after a heavy rainstorm pummeled the area, festival organizers said. The gate and airport into Black Rock City, a remote area in northwest Nevada, remain closed and no driving is allowed into or out of the city except for emergency vehicles, the…

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Columbus County business owners work to reopen after flooding from Idalia

Columbus County business owners work to reopen after flooding from Idalia

The main road, South Madison Street, through downtown Whiteville has reopened, along with several businesses. However, many businesses are closed, as business owners clean up from Tropical Storm Idalia. “A flood has a distinctive smell,” business owner Sammy Jacobs said. “It’s just a mess to clean up.” Jacobs owns What-A-Burger in Whiteville. It is not a part of the national chain. Instead, it’s a locally-owned hamburger shop, best known for its breaded french fries. “This…

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Businesses assess damages in Columbus County after Idalia flooding

Businesses assess damages in Columbus County after Idalia flooding

Businesses and residents in Columbus County are assessing the damage after Tropical Storm Idalia brought flooding to the area. In Whiteville, the town’s downtown area was particularly hard hit. Overflow from surrounding swamps covered roads, entered businesses, and flooded homes. Angela Mczeke, a business owner who was supposed to have her grand opening next month, watched as water swirled around her store. “I kinda just cried a little bit and then a little bit of…

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Idalia has minimal impact in Fayetteville, but still could cause flooding from Lumber River

Idalia has minimal impact in Fayetteville, but still could cause flooding from Lumber River

Friday, September 1, 2023 12:14AM FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — Though the water level at Cross Creek has increased by a few inches as Idalia passes through the Sandhills, Fayetteville and Cumberland County officials say it the storm had a moderate impact to the area. Cumberland County says only four people came to the emergency shelters it set up in Fayetteville with the Sandhills Red Cross chapter at the Smith and Kiwanis Recreation Centers. A Fayetteville…

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Pregnant SC woman survives car flip during Tropical Storm Idalia

Pregnant SC woman survives car flip during Tropical Storm Idalia

A pregnant South Carolina woman is grateful to be alive after her car flipped Wednesday while she was driving during Tropical Storm Idalia. The National Weather Service determined there was a weak tornado in Goose Creek, South Carolina, while Malaijha Smoke was driving along U.S. 52. “My seatbelt [was] literally pressing against me while I [was] in the air,” Smoke said. “I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh. The baby.’ I’m just hoping everything is ok.” Smoke,…

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Whiteville declares state of emergency after severe flooding from Idalia

Whiteville declares state of emergency after severe flooding from Idalia

The city of Whiteville declared a state of emergency after experiencing severe flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia, where water levels on Thursday were as high as 20 inches in one building. In downtown Whiteville in Columbus County, Audrea McPherson Bailey, who owns the Class & Sass Children’s Boutique, said a man and woman had to be rescued from a nearby business as water levels rose. According to Bailey, the man was a business owner who…

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'Playing catchup.' Idalia floods Whiteville and it's not town's first time underwater

'Playing catchup.' Idalia floods Whiteville and it's not town's first time underwater

Thursday, August 31, 2023 8:13PM WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Idalia has moved away from North Carolina and many parts of the state got rain but escaped severe damage. However, that was not the case in Whiteville which is located in Columbus County. The town saw the most significant flooding of any areas touched by Idalia, especially in its downtown. Emergency crews said the flooding damaged around 40 businesses. Town leaders have declared a…

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Whiteville declares state of emergency after severe flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia

Whiteville declares state of emergency after severe flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia

The city of Whiteville declared a state of emergency after experiencing severe flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia, where water levels on Thursday were as high as 20 inches in one building. In downtown Whiteville in Columbus County, Audrea McPherson Bailey, who owns the Class & Sass Children’s Boutique, said a man and woman had to be rescued from a nearby business as water levels rose. According to Bailey, the man was a business owner who…

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Hurricane Idalia brings tornadoes, rough surf to NC; home loses roof near Myrtle Beach

Hurricane Idalia brings tornadoes, rough surf to NC; home loses roof near Myrtle Beach

Hurricane Idalia turned streets to rivers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as it moved up the coastline. Idalia impacted North Carolina as a tropical storm, with the biggest impacts east of Interstate 95 to the coast, where close to 7 inches of rain fell. Between Tuesday and Thursday, the WRAL Storm Tracker followed the storm from Florida to South Carolina, driving more than 1,300 miles. See photos of storm damage in NC and SC…

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'I started crying': Whiteville business owner shocked at flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia

'I started crying': Whiteville business owner shocked at flooding from Tropical Storm Idalia

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — While most people were sleeping, Tropical Storm Idalia moved across North Carolina dumping plenty of rain from the coast to the Triangle. Here is a look at conditions as the sun comes up and the storm moves out. Idalia had sustained winds of 60 mph and National Hurricane Center predicts little change in strength in the next 48 hours, according to the 11 a.m. advisory. The center of the storm is…

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Hurricane Idalia impact: Roof blows off SC home, rain floods coastal NC

Hurricane Idalia impact: Roof blows off SC home, rain floods coastal NC

Hurricane Idalia turned streets to rivers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as it moved up the coastline. In North Carolina, Idalia had the biggest impact east of Interstate 95 to the coast. Between Tuesday and Thursday, the WRAL Storm Tracker followed the storm from Florida to South Carolina, driving more than 1,300 miles. Some of the most severe damage occurred Thursday in Cherry Grove near Myrtle Beach, where an unconfirmed tornado ripped a roof…

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Hurricane Franklin causing 'dangerous' rip currents along east coast

Hurricane Franklin causing 'dangerous' rip currents along east coast

While the eye of Hurricane Franklin was expected to stay well away from land, Bermuda faced tropical storm conditions on Wednesday. And the storm was producing “dangerous” surf and rip currents along the East Coast of the United States and will continue to do so for the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said. Franklin weakened to a Category 2 on Wednesday from Category 4, but it was expected to remain a hurricane through…

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Triangle sees mild impact from Tropical Storm Idalia

Triangle sees mild impact from Tropical Storm Idalia

Tropical Storm Idalia is not expected to make landfall in Raleigh, but it is still expected to have minor impact on the area. Steady rain and some standing water were seen in Raleigh Wednesday night as the Tropical Storm gets closer. More rain and potential flooding are expected overnight, with winds picking up. A flash flood watch is in effect for Wake County from Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Tropical Storm Idalia causes flight delays…

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Cumberland County opens shelters as part of prep for Tropical Storm Idalia

Cumberland County opens shelters as part of prep for Tropical Storm Idalia

Thursday, August 31, 2023 4:24AM FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — Cumberland County emergency officials say they are expanding their resources to protect and support people through the tropical storm warning prompted by Idalia. Cumberland County opened two emergency shelters at Smith Recreation Center and Kiwanis Recreation Center in Fayetteville. The Red Cross, Cumberland County’s social services, public health department, and school district are behind the effort. Officials say they have set up a special hotline and…

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Tropical Storm Idalia brings flipped ambulance, heavy rain, and strong winds to NC Coast

Tropical Storm Idalia brings flipped ambulance, heavy rain, and strong winds to NC Coast

The coast of North Carolina has been feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Idalia, with heavy rain and dangerous driving conditions in Fayetteville. Roads are slick and water is pooling in some areas, making driving difficult and dangerous. An ambulance flipped on Raeford Road, sending multiple people to the hospital with minor injuries. No patients were inside the ambulance at the time of the accident. The fire department said the accident appears to be weather-related….

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Tropical Storm Idalia could disrupt travel at RDU during Labor Day Weekend

Tropical Storm Idalia could disrupt travel at RDU during Labor Day Weekend

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia, which could disrupt travel during the busy Labor Day weekend. As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been six cancellations and seven delays. In a 10 a.m. press conference, RDU’s staff warned Idalia could disrupt service. Several airports in Florida closed, causing hundreds of cancellations. “It feels good, glad we got here,” Bridgett Bosworth, RDU traveler, said. Bosworth and her daughter are two travelers who made…

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NC coastal residents brace for Tropical Storm Idalia

NC coastal residents brace for Tropical Storm Idalia

The residents of Cumberland County are preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia on Wednesday. Meteorologists are predicting 3 to 5 inches of rain in the Sandhills, including Fayetteville. This amount of rain in a short period of time could lead to flash flooding. The Cape Fear River is at a safe level as of Wednesday afternoon. It means there is plenty of room for more water from creeks and streams to flow in before the river…

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Coastal residents brace for Tropical Storm Idalia

Coastal residents brace for Tropical Storm Idalia

The residents of Cumberland County are preparing for Tropical storm Idalia Wednesday afternoon. Meteorologists are predicting 3 to 5 inches of rain in the Sandhills, including Fayetteville. This amount of rain in a short period of time could lead to flash flooding. The Cape Fear River is currently at a safe level. This is good news, as it means there is plenty of room for more water from creeks and streams to flow in before…

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Cumberland County residents prepare for Tropical Storm Idalia

Cumberland County residents prepare for Tropical Storm Idalia

The residents of Cumberland County are preparing for Tropical storm Idalia Wednesday afternoon. Meteorologists are predicting 3 to 5 inches of rain in the Sandhills, including Fayetteville. This amount of rain in a short period of time could lead to flash flooding. The Cape Fear River is currently at a safe level. This is good news, as it means there is plenty of room for more water from creeks and streams to flow in before…

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Two deaths in Florida blamed on rain-slick roads as Hurricane Idalia passed through

Two deaths in Florida blamed on rain-slick roads as Hurricane Idalia passed through

Hurricane Idalia lashed southern Georgia after making landfall along a sparsely populated stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning, toppling trees and flooding fishing villages while on a course to menace other parts of the Southeast. At least two storm-related deaths were reported on Florida’s slick roads. Briefly a Category 4 storm overnight, Idalia had weakened to Category 1 strength by Wednesday afternoon. But with sustained winds of 80 mph, it still presented a…

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