Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria, Mississippi, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Chiuppi said. About a dozen homes were damaged by either straight-line…

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Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporter Thousands of gallons of sewage – wastewater from toilets, showers, washing machines and dishwashers in her Raleigh neighborhood – backed up into Laurie Snyder’s home on Northbrook Drive. “It was everywhere,” she said homeowner Laurie Snyder. Sewage came in through Snyder’s first-floor toilet, flooded that bathroom, the hallway, the kitchen, even bubbled up into her kitchen sink. “It was horrifying,” she said. “It was filthy.” Snyder took video…

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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press GAUHATI, India — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said more than 40,000 soldiers and police were using helicopters and roads to rush food, tents and medicine to thousands…

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Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared dead, Pakistan’s minister for disaster management in the disputed territory said Monday. Ahmed Raza Qadri said the flooding late Sunday also caused a great deal of destruction and damage in the village of Lesswa in Neelum Valley, Ahmed Raza Qadri said. Rescue workers had been unable to find the 22 people swept away by the waters,…

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Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri. RELATED: Beachgoers…

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Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry’s winds weakened slightly to 40 mph, but the risks associated with the storm – including flooding and tornadoes – are sparking new concerns. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 11 a.m. Sunday advisory that the storm’s center was located about 50 miles south-southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana, and was moving north at 9 mph. The center discontinued a storm surge warning it had issued from Intracoastal City to the mouth…

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Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi’s capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant,” warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast overnight. “This storm still…

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Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of New Orleans, the…

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Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

DESTIN, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy sustained minor injuries after a wave shattered the window on his boat, sending shards of glass barreling toward his face, as Tropical Storm Barry approached the Gulf Coast. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Wagner was responding to reports of a boater in distress in Destin’s East Pass Friday when the wave struck. “Water conditions were very rough and a large wave came directly over the bow, striking the…

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Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

MYRTLE GROVE, La. — High water overtopped a handful of back levees in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on Saturday as Tropical Storm Barry moved ashore. Footage from local television station WVUE showed water spilling over a levee in Myrtle Grove, a community about 25 miles south of New Orleans. There were also overtopped levees in Jefferson Lake and Point Celeste, WVUE reported, citing Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. Flooding threatened to close Highway 23, a main…

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Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — BREAKING:Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land Saturday afternoon near Vermilion Bay. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds. National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham said that Barry had gathered “a big slough of moisture” and was expected to dump rain on the area throughout the weekend. ORIGINAL REPORT:…

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Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

MORGAN CITY, La. — A large tree crushed a car in a Louisiana parking lot Saturday morning as Hurricane Barry approached the Gulf Coast. AccuWeather storm chaser Reed Timmer captured footage of the dramatic scene in Morgan City, Louisiana, a community about 80 miles west of New Orleans. “Thankfully no one was inside [the car]. This shows you one of the many dangers with going outside during a hurricane,” Timmer said, adding that he had…

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Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. As natives and tourists in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge and other heavily populated areas in the storm’s path…

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Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

MORGAN CITY, La. — Hurricane Barry threw a wrench into many Louisianians’ plans, but one couple wouldn’t let the looming storm get in the way of their wedding. The couple decided to go ahead with their Friday ceremony in Morgan City, saying that canceling the wedding was not an option because a wedding during a hurricane is a family tradition of sorts. Bride Maria Templet told KATC-TV that her grandparents were married in a hurricane…

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Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Barry had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the National Hurricane…

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Barry upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

Barry upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — The storm threatening the Louisiana coast has strengthened to a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds were measured some 45 miles (75 km) to the east of the storm’s center, which was located 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Lafayette, Louisiana. It was moving northwest at 6…

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Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane Saturday morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans, where a curfew has been set until 6 a.m. and a long day started with…

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Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane in the morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans. The small…

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Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — The worst of Tropical Storm Barry is yet to come, but one Alabama resident is already dealing with a mess after the rising tide swallowed a car parked near the beach. Footage from Dauphin Island, Alabama, showed the grey Dodge sedan submerged up to its wheel wells in sand as the tide continued to rise around it. It’s not clear why the car was left parked so close to the shore…

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Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow – and epic – drenching that could trigger severe flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday as the first hurricane of the season, National Guard troops and rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters….

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Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

When it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes, each storm carries its own unique set of dangers. Here’s a look at five deadly hurricane dangers that forecasters keep an eye on, according to AccuWeather. Storm surge Storm surge is defined as “abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted tides,” according to NOAA. As it reaches increasingly shallow waters, this powerful vertical movement of water is pushed ashore, AccuWeather explains….

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Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

By Dakin Andone and Brandon Miller, CNN CNN — Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical system to strike the US this year, is just off the Gulf Coast and gaining power. Here’s what you should know: How strong is the storm and where is it? Barry was churning midday Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, per the National Hurricane Center’s advisory at 11 a.m. ET. The storm at…

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10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as parts of central North Carolina are at risk for severe weather Friday.Storms pushed through Thursday, bringing heavy rain and high wind. Those same issues remain a possibility Friday. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather for the southern 2/3’s of our viewing area. Biggest threats from damaging wind, and possibly some localized flooding. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/AwpCgvH6fE — Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) July 12, 2019…

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Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son were killed as severe storms hit Pennsylvania on Thursday night. Authorities said a woman in her 30s and her young son were swept away for approximately a half mile while they were inside their car when heavy rains flooded the area. Officers said around 4:30 p.m. the woman reported being stuck inside the car with her son. She told authorities the water was rushing inside the…

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Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season’s first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm’s rains are expected to pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved…

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New Orleans braces for possible Hurricane Barry as outer bands hit southeastern Louisiana

New Orleans braces for possible Hurricane Barry as outer bands hit southeastern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm’s rains are expected to pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses…

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10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfiled after overnight flooding

10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfiled after overnight flooding

RALEIGH (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode because part of central North Carolina is at risk for severe weather Thursday. There is a marginal risk for severe weather in the afternoon and evening. The places at risk include Wake County and areas north, like Roxboro. There is a Marginal (Category 1) Risk for severe weather for the northern half of our area this afternoon/evening. Biggest threat = damaging winds. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/tdtqKwECpH — Don…

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Storms flood parts of Smithfield; more severe weather expected Friday

Storms flood parts of Smithfield; more severe weather expected Friday

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist, & Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist Smithfield, N.C. — Strong storms flooded parts of central North Carolina overnight, and more storms are expected Friday evening. Ten people were escorted out of a shelter for families in Smithfield through about 18 inches of water, Johnston County authorities said. Numerous roads in Smithfield were flooded, 911 dispatchers said, including at Venture Drive and Outlet Center Drive. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the…

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Airlines waive rebooking fees ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Airlines waive rebooking fees ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry continues its journey along the Gulf Coast, several airlines are offering to waive fees to passengers traveling in and to Texas and Louisiana. The waivers will allow previous ticket holders to change their reservations without fees. All changes must be made before a specific deadline. Travelers should head to the airline’s website to see all airports included. Delta: Covers travel between July 12-14 need to rebook by the 17th. United Airlines:…

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Fire department welcomes 12 babies after devastating wildfire

Fire department welcomes 12 babies after devastating wildfire

REDDING, Calif. — Nearing the one year anniversary of the devastating Carr Fire in California, the 12 babies born into the Redding Fire Department got together for an adorable photo shoot. “After the Carr Fire, after we all went through something emotional, we all got together and were telling each other what was happening – and we all kind of figured out we were all pregnant together,” said Kimberly Hanlon, a Redding Fire wife. According…

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New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses. National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took up positions around the state as Louisiana braced for…

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The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters say it could become a hurricane as it threatens Louisiana’s coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph (64 kph) with additional strengthening expected during the next day or two. A tropical storm…

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Storm in Gulf of Mexico strengthens into tropical storm; expected to turn into Hurricane Barry this weekend

Storm in Gulf of Mexico strengthens into tropical storm; expected to turn into Hurricane Barry this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico; could become a hurricane as it threatens Louisiana. Areas in the southern United States are bracing for a possible hurricane that could strike the Gulf Coast and raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the city’s protective levees. Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, the storm officially became Tropical Storm Barry. Forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. RELATED: 9-15…

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After New Orleans flooding, Louisiana braces for possible Hurricane Barry

After New Orleans flooding, Louisiana braces for possible Hurricane Barry

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi – the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday. The Gulf of Mexico disturbance that dumped as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain just three hours…

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Storms could bring damaging winds, small hail to Raleigh on Thursday night

Storms could bring damaging winds, small hail to Raleigh on Thursday night

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle and northern areas of the state are under a level 1 risk for severe weather Thursday night. The threat, which means isolated storms are possible, comes with a risk for damaging winds, heavy rain and small hail, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. A line of storms moving from the west is expected to hit Greensboro around 6:30 p.m. and move into the Triangle between 8…

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Wake County at risk for severe weather Thursday

Wake County at risk for severe weather Thursday

RALEIGH (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as part of central North Carolina is at risk for severe weather Thursday. There is a marginal risk for severe weather in the afternoon and evening. Areas include Wake County and areas north, like Roxboro. There is a Marginal (Category 1) Risk for severe weather for the northern half of our area this afternoon/evening. Biggest threat = damaging winds. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/tdtqKwECpH — Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) July…

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ESPYS honor California's first responders after devastating wildfire season

ESPYS honor California's first responders after devastating wildfire season

LOS ANGELES — During the 2019 ESPYS, two NFL teams took time to honor the first responders who fought on the front lines against a series of devastating wildfires that hit California last year. The Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs won the ESPY for Best Game for their November 28, 2018, matchup at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum just days after two devastating wildfires on opposite ends of the state were contained….

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ESPYS recognize California's first responders after devastating wildfire season

ESPYS recognize California's first responders after devastating wildfire season

LOS ANGELES — During the 2019 ESPYS, two NFL teams took time to honor the first responders who fought on the front lines against a series of devastating wildfires that hit California last year. The Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs won the ESPY for Best Game for their November 28, 2018, matchup at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum just days after two devastating wildfires on opposite ends of the state were contained….

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Potential Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall in Louisiana Saturday

Potential Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall in Louisiana Saturday

By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist and Kat Campbell, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — A tropical storm watch is in effect for several Gulf Coast states as a system – which would be named Barry – threatens to intensify into a hurricane and make landfall in Louisiana this weekend. Currently categorized as a “potential cyclone,” the storm is expected to strengthen into a depression Thursday morning and a tropical storm by Thursday evening. Winds may hit…

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Severe storm triggers flash flood emergency around New Orleans ahead of tropical weather

Severe storm triggers flash flood emergency around New Orleans ahead of tropical weather

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A tropical weather system was expected Wednesday to develop into a storm that could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans. The low pressure area was over water, south of the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday and was expected to strengthen into a storm as it moved west through the Gulf’s warm waters. Forecasters say parts of Louisiana could see up to…

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New Orleans hit with street flooding ahead of tropical weather

New Orleans hit with street flooding ahead of tropical weather

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A tropical weather system was expected Wednesday to develop into a storm that could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans. The low pressure area was over water, south of the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday and was expected to strengthen into a storm as it moved west through the Gulf’s warm waters. Forecasters say parts of Louisiana could see up to…

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Storm in Gulf of Mexico expected to turn into Hurricane Barry, make landfall along coast Saturday

Storm in Gulf of Mexico expected to turn into Hurricane Barry, make landfall along coast Saturday

The National Hurricane Center is giving a disturbance in the northeast Gulf of Mexico a 100% chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 48 hours. If it becomes a tropical storm (winds greater than 39 mph) its name will be Barry. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two will bring heavy rains to the US Gulf coast, especially to the central and eastern Gulf states. The system – whatever form it takes…

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Mobile home residents hit with soaring rent after hurricanes

Mobile home residents hit with soaring rent after hurricanes

By AMANDA MORRIS, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. — For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month — $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the Lumberton region and shortly after Florida-based company Time Out Communities bought the park, his monthly lot rent more than tripled to $465. With a fixed Social Security disability income of about $791 a month, Lesane said it’s impossible…

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Flash floods wash away car, driver found dead in Spain

Flash floods wash away car, driver found dead in Spain

MADRID — Firefighters in Spain on Tuesday found the body of a driver whose car was swept away by flash flooding caused by intense and sudden downpours, authorities in northern Spain said. The Monday evening rainfall, at times accompanied by hail, led to road closures and power cuts in various parts of Spain. In the northern town of Tafalla it caused the overflowing of two local rivers. Social media video shared by the regional police…

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Triangle under Level 1 risk for severe weather as cold front approaches

Triangle under Level 1 risk for severe weather as cold front approaches

By Alfred Charles, WRAL.com managing editor Raleigh, N.C. — Central North Carolina, including the Triangle, are under a Level 1 risk for severe weather Monday afternoon as a cold front approaches the region. WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said the front could bring downpours, gusty winds and lightning as the system makes its way through the state. “A cold front is coming and that could trigger the storms,” he said. Maze said the risk of severe…

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D.C.-area flash floods leave drivers stranded, soak White House basement press workspace

D.C.-area flash floods leave drivers stranded, soak White House basement press workspace

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House’s West Wing. Government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with wet vacs. National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near…

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Chance for pop-up showers, severe weather continues through Monday

Chance for pop-up showers, severe weather continues through Monday

By Kat Campbell, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — Showers, some of them heavy at times, have been hitting certain parts of the Triangle on Sunday. That, mixed with heat and humidity has made for a challenging weather day. We are at a Level 1 for severe storms, meaning there’s a chance storms may pop up across the Triangle through the afternoon and into the evening. We are under a level 1 (out of 5) risk…

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Sebastian Aho signs with Carolina Hurricanes for 5 more years

Sebastian Aho signs with Carolina Hurricanes for 5 more years

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Sebastian Aho has decided to stay with the Carolina Hurricane for five more years. Aho made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday. “I am grateful for the offer from the Montreal Canadiens, but it was always my hope to return to the Hurricanes.” On Tuesday, the Hurricanes offered to match the $42 million dollar offer sheet from the Montreal Canadiens. Aho will receive a five-year, front-loaded, bonus-heavy contract worth $42.27 million….

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Severe weather possible as rain marches through Triangle

Severe weather possible as rain marches through Triangle

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday will be another uncomfortably hot day, with thick, sticky air and a chance for afternoon storms. WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said showers and thunderstorms will march through the viewing area starting at 2 p.m. It will be oppressively hot across the viewing area, with dew points in the mid-70s keeping the air hot and sticky. According to Sheerwood, a high around 92 degrees is expected in…

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