County commissioner charged in Carteret County wildfire, 90% contained

County commissioner charged in Carteret County wildfire, 90% contained

WITN reports a county commissioner has been charged with causing a fire that threatened homes and charred more than 500 acres in Carteret County. The North Carolina Forest Service says Chris Chadwick, of Stacy, was charged with setting Sunday afternoon’s fire. They say the cause of the fire was a debris burn. Chadwick, 53, represents District 6 on the county commission. The Forest Service said the Morris Marina Road Fire is 90% contained and is…

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Flooding in South Florida grounds flights, strands Saint Augustine student and others

Flooding in South Florida grounds flights, strands Saint Augustine student and others

Air travelers are still facing delays and cancellation across the U.S. in the wake of severe weather that hammered South Florida this week. The ripple effect is causing headaches for passengers nationwide. Amani Armstrong and Kyle Daquanna finally touched down after a long travel day. Their flight from Tampa was just one of many hours delayed due to the South Florida storms. “It’s like one after another after another. The one before us was late,”…

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After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday’s downpours and subsequent flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and delayed the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing across Florida from the Gulf of Mexico at roughly the…

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Tornadoes touch down across US, killing toddler in Michigan and injuring 5 in Maryland

Tornadoes touch down across US, killing toddler in Michigan and injuring 5 in Maryland

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A tornado killed a 2-year-old boy and injured his mother Wednesday when a tree fell on their house in suburban Detroit, while emergency workers in Maryland were responding to reports of collapsed structures with people trapped inside after a tornado there. Officials in Livonia, Michigan, said in a post on the city’s website that the quick-developing tornado struck several neighborhoods in the city on Wednesday afternoon. A massive tree was uprooted…

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Firefighters find charred body while extinguishing wildfire in south Florida

Firefighters find charred body while extinguishing wildfire in south Florida

OSTEEN, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters found a charred body after dousing a brush fire in south Florida on Sunday, while fire crews elsewhere in the drought-stricken state battled wildfires that temporarily closed a highway and forced some residents to be evacuated from their homes. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews were extinguishing a blaze when they discovered the body, and officials said they couldn’t determine whether the person was male or female, WTVJ-TV reported. Firefighters said…

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Kentucky families struggling after being hit for a second time by a tornado in the same locations

Kentucky families struggling after being hit for a second time by a tornado in the same locations

BARNSLEY, Ky. (AP) — Devin Johnson’s life was uprooted for a second time when a tornado flattened his home over the Memorial Day weekend — on the same lot in Kentucky where another storm left him homeless in 2021. Johnson, 21, watched Tuesday as workers used chain saws to cut into the wreckage of the trailer he called home with his grandparents and girlfriend. It was an all-too-familiar scene for his family. Their previous home…

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Uprooted trees, power outages and damaged homes left after Monday storms

Uprooted trees, power outages and damaged homes left after Monday storms

As a round of storms Monday afternoon continues moving east, many areas in central North Carolina are reporting the damage the storms caused as they moved through. Numerous areas are reporting downed trees and power outages. Several trees were reported down on Downing Drive in Scotland Neck. Downed trees in Scotland Neck. The Scotland Neck Police Department said crews area working to clear the downed trees and power lines. Photo courtesy of the Scotland Neck…

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Live weather updates: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Halifax & Edgecombe counties; tornado warnings canceled

Live weather updates: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Halifax & Edgecombe counties; tornado warnings canceled

Storms moving through the area are popping up Monday afternoon around central and eastern North Carolina. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Halifax and Edgecombe counties until 5:30 p.m. According to the NWS, the greatest threats will be 60 mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail. Damage to roofs, sidings and trees is expected. WRAL News has received reports of downed trees in Scotland Neck. Downed tree in Scotland Neck. 4:51 p.m.:…

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Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Scotland Neck, Halifax County

Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Scotland Neck, Halifax County

Storms moving through the area are popping up Monday afternoon around central and eastern North Carolina. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Scotland Neck and Halifax County until 5 p.m. If you live in Scotland Neck and the surrounding area, please seek shelter immediately. 4:42 p.m.: Edgecombe County cleared from tornado warning Edgecombe County was under a tornado warning, but the National Weather Service removed the county from the warning. Hundreds of…

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Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Edgecombe County

Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Edgecombe County

Storms moving through the area are popping up Monday afternoon around central and eastern North Carolina. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Edgecombe County until 5 p.m. If you live in Scotland Neck and the surrounding area, please seek shelter immediately. 4:09 p.m.: More severe thunderstorm warnings issued The NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Nash, and Wilson counties until 4:45 p.m. The greatest threats will be…

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Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Halifax County

Live weather updates: Tornado warning issued for Halifax County

Storms moving through the area are popping up Monday afternoon around central and eastern North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Halifax County until 4:30 p.m. Several counties are also under tornado watches around and east of the Triangle until 11 p.m. The tornado warning is part of a larger storm system traveling through Enfield. 3:38p: Severe thunderstorms popping up The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for several…

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2024 hurricane season: What to do when a hurricane is coming

2024 hurricane season: What to do when a hurricane is coming

For residents of central and eastern North Carolina, the hot summer months are a perfect time to think about a hurricane preparedness plan. Plan ahead with simple steps to protect your home and your family, and you won’t get flooded with worry the next time a hurricane is headed for the Carolina coast. This list was put together with helpful advice from WRAL Severe Weather team. What to do when a hurricane is approaching Preparing…

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More severe weather forecast in Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

More severe weather forecast in Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Storms downed trees and power lines in Iowa early Friday, days after a destructive tornado ripped apart more than 100 homes in one small town, took the lives of four residents and injured at least 35 more. The National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office in Davenport Iowa, warned Friday morning that people should be ready to shift plans and expect the rapid onset of thunderstorms as a fast-moving line of storms…

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Preparing food for hurricane season: Essential food and water strategies for emergencies

Preparing food for hurricane season: Essential food and water strategies for emergencies

As you prepare for hurricane season, keep in mind the basics – food and water. A hurricane’s high winds can knock out power, even as far inland as the Triangle. So, it makes sense to have a supply of non-perishable food and fresh water on hand. Here’s what you need to know to prepare food before, during and after a hurricane passes or dissipates. Prepare food and water before hurricane hits Stock up on food…

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