UNCW officials encourage storm readiness ahead of active hurricane season

UNCW officials encourage storm readiness ahead of active hurricane season

May 31, 2022 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, UNCW’s Environmental Health and Safety Department stresses the need for students and employees to have personal preparedness plans and be aware of emergency procedures and campus communications. NOAA forecasts 14 to 21 named storms with the possibility of three to six major hurricanes. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will update the 2022 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August,…

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Rangers oust Hurricanes 6-2 in Game 7, reach Eastern finals

Rangers oust Hurricanes 6-2 in Game 7, reach Eastern finals

May 31, 2022 RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Chris Kreider scored twice and the New York Rangers ended Carolina’s perfect postseason run at home by beating the Hurricanes 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of their second-round playoff series. Igor Shesterkin was strong in net again, finishing with 36 saves. New York won for the fifth straight time in an elimination game this postseason. Adam Fox also had a first-period power-play goal as New York jumped…

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Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico

Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico

By JOSÉ MARÍA ÁLVAREZ, Associated Press PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. The storm came ashore in Oaxaca state Monday afternoon as a strong Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165kph), then it quickly lost…

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Pacific season's 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico

Pacific season's 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico

Mexican emergency officials said they opened more than 200 shelters as forecasters warned of dangerous storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Agatha, the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific, swept ashore on a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns in southern Mexico on Monday. Torrential rains and howling winds whipped palm trees and drove tourists and residents into shelters. Oaxaca state’s civil…

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Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

By PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press Crews were making progress in stopping the nation’s largest active wildfire from spreading on Monday, the fourth straight day of warnings of extreme fire conditions in northern New Mexico. The nearly 8-week-old fire was surrounded by containment lines cut and scraped around half of of its perimeter, enclosing 493 square miles (1,276 square kilometers) of forested mountains and foothills east of Santa Fe. Nearly 3,000 firefighters and other personnel were…

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Pacific season's 1st hurricane aims at Mexico tourist zone

Pacific season's 1st hurricane aims at Mexico tourist zone

Agatha is expected to be the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific. Bands of rain and gusty winds lashed Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season advanced slowly toward a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Ominous grey skies and blowing sand cleared beaches in the popular destinations of Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Huatulco. Near Puerto Angel, gusts of…

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Hurricanes, Rangers face Game 7 for trip to conference final

Hurricanes, Rangers face Game 7 for trip to conference final

May 30, 2022 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers are set for a Game 7 in their second-round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes are 7-0 at home and have home-ice advantage again. The Rangers have won four straight elimination games following a comeback win against Pittsburgh in the first round. The winner will reach the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Cup champion Tampa Bay. The…

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Season's 1st hurricane aims heavy hit at Mexico tourist zone

Season's 1st hurricane aims heavy hit at Mexico tourist zone

The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening. Hurricane Agatha, the season’s first, headed for a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday amid warnings of dangerous storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. After forming on Sunday, Agatha quickly gained power, and it was predicted to make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday…

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Hurricane season 2022: Here's everything you'll need to be prepared in South Texas

Hurricane season 2022: Here's everything you'll need to be prepared in South Texas

Hurricane season begins June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average Atlantic season for the seventh consecutive year.  Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared for the weeks to come. What’s the forecast for hurricane season? The hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. With 70% confidence, NOAA is forecasting a range of 14 to 21 named storms. Six to 10 of those could become hurricanes, including three to six category 3, 4 or…

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Chytil scores 2, Rangers beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force Game 7

Chytil scores 2, Rangers beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force Game 7

NEW YORK — Filip Chytil scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their second-round playoff series. Tyler Motte and Mika Zibanejad scored in the first period to get New York started, Artemi Panarin tallied in the third and Adam Fox had two assists to help the Rangers set a franchise record with their sixth straight home…

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Carolina Hurricanes lose 2-5 to New York Rangers in Game 6

Carolina Hurricanes lose 2-5 to New York Rangers in Game 6

NEW YORK — The Carolina Hurricanes lose to the New York Rangers 2-5 in Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Game 7 will be Monday at PNC Arena at 8 p.m. This is a developing story and will be updated. —Previous story—Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -113, Hurricanes…

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Tropical Storm Agatha forms off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm Agatha forms off the coast of Mexico

By Peta Sheerwood and Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologists Tropical Storm Agatha developed Saturday off the coast of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service. On Friday night, it became the first tropical depression of the 2022 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. It could soon become the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. On Saturday, Agatha had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west at 5 mph. According to WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood,…

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Wake County homes left damaged after Friday's severe weather

Wake County homes left damaged after Friday's severe weather

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) — For the Quintanilla family, they stayed dry when storms rolled through central NC, but their home in Wake County was a messy sight. Heavy rain and severe storms moved through the area Friday, damage many homes just like the Quintanilla’s. “We came and see this, but nobody was in home when it happened.,.” Vivian Quintanilla said. A tree fell through the family’s home damaging the bathroom and bedroom. “it’s like, nervous,”…

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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Yadkin County

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Yadkin County

By WXII12.com Web Staff Hamptonville, N.C. — An EF-1 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in Thursday’s severe storms. A National Weather Service survey team inspected storm damage near Buck Shoals in Yadkin County. The damage was determined to be caused by a tornado of EF-1 intensity. This tornado had wind gusts estimated to be 95 mph. It was estimated that the tornado track was 1.5 miles long, with the maximum width being…

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EF-2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

EF-2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

The NWS confirmed an EF2 tornado with 115 mph winds touched down in Iredell County Thursday night. An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Cleveland County. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — National Weather Service crews confirmed an EF2 tornado with 115 mph winds touched down in Iredell County, North Carolina, Thursday night.  Multiple tornado warnings were issued in the Charlotte area during an outbreak of severe weather Thursday. A viewer sent video to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich appearing…

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EF2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

EF2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tornado Watch has been issued until 2 p.m. Friday for parts of North Carolinas into Virginia. Out Brad Panovich said conditions are favorable for tornadoes along and ahead of this line of storms.  Clean-up continued Friday after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night,…

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In his own words, KVUE photojournalist recalls 1997 Jarrell tornado and how it affected him

In his own words, KVUE photojournalist recalls 1997 Jarrell tornado and how it affected him

Veteran photojournalist Scott Guest captured some of the first images of the deadly 1997 tornado. JARRELL, Texas — Veteran photojournalist Scott Guest has been an award-winning videographer for KVUE News for 28 years. He captured some of the first images of the devastating tornado that struck Jarrell, Texas, on May 27, 1997.  The following is a firsthand account taken from a recent video interview with Guest, some of which has been edited for clarity. “I was…

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KVUE remembers the 1997 Jarrell tornado

KVUE remembers the 1997 Jarrell tornado

JARRELL, Texas — On May 27, 1997, a massive F-5 tornado struck the rural town of Jarrell, Texas, killing 27 people. The storm showed no mercy, claiming the lives of men, women, children and livestock. In the wake of the storm, residents were left with having to pick up the pieces, saying their final farewells to friends and neighbors all while the world was watching. Now, 25 years later, KVUE is honoring those who lost…

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Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May 27, 2022 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score for Carolina and the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round playoff series. Andrei Svechnikov also scored, beating Igor Shesterkin with a backhander on a breakaway midway through the third period as the Hurricanes protected their Game 5 lead to improve to 7-0 at…

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Former KVUE reporters remember covering the 1997 Jarrell tornado

Former KVUE reporters remember covering the 1997 Jarrell tornado

Judy Maggio and Carolyn Mungo reflected on their time covering the devastating F-5 tornado that killed 27 people. JARRELL, Texas — So many people across Central Texas remember where they were when the F-5 tornado hit Jarrell, Texas, 25 years ago. We checked in with some former KVUE reporters who were on the ground right after the tornado struck. If you watched KVUE News during the ’80s and ’90s, you might recognize Judy Maggio. But…

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Tornado Watch issued for parts of North Carolina Friday morning

Tornado Watch issued for parts of North Carolina Friday morning

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tornado Watch has been issued until 2 p.m. Friday for parts of North Carolinas into Virginia. Out Brad Panovich said conditions are favorable for tornadoes along and ahead of this line of storms.  Clean-up continued Friday after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night,…

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Flooding, hail and high winds possible heading into Memorial Day weekend

Flooding, hail and high winds possible heading into Memorial Day weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A severe weather risk on Friday could bring isolated tornadoes, hail, high winds and flooding to areas of the Triangle. You can expect to see scattered showers and some thunderstorm activity Friday morning. The main brunt of the system will arrive toward noon with flooding downpours being the biggest risk we face. However, a damaging wind risk is possible as well, and even a tornado is not out of the question…

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Flood risk continues after tornado warnings end across Charlotte area

Flood risk continues after tornado warnings end across Charlotte area

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clean-up continues after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night, with another threat for severe weather Monday morning. Iredell County Fire Services and Emergency Management confirmed four homes, one church and a fellowship hall were damaged Thursday night. One person sustained a minor injury. Iredell-Statesville…

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State of Emergency declared for 'life-threatening' flash flooding in Haywood County

State of Emergency declared for 'life-threatening' flash flooding in Haywood County

By WLOS staff Canton, N.C. — A State of Emergency has been declared for Haywood County following busy day of heavy rains and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning for Henderson, Jackson, Transylvania, Macon and part of Haywood counties is extended until 11 p.m. A Flood Warning is in effect until 8 a.m. Friday, May 27. Additional bands of heavy and widespread rains are expected. It is anticipated that this additional rain will cause more…

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Tornado warnings ended across the Charlotte area

Tornado warnings ended across the Charlotte area

The last warning ended at 8:45 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All Charlotte-area counties are no longer under tornado warnings as of 8:45 p.m. Iredell County’s warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) expired at that time, the last of a handful of counties that faced warnings.. A previous warning for Catawba County was canceled at 7:48 p.m. A warning for Alexander County was canceled just before 8:20 p.m. Residents in these areas were urged…

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Tornado warning active for Iredell County through 8:45 p.m.

Tornado warning active for Iredell County through 8:45 p.m.

Parts of two counties are under a tornado warning through 8 p.m. Thursday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County and Iredell County are both under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Both warnings are set to expire by 8:45 p.m. A previous warning for Catawba County was canceled at 7:48 p.m. Residents in these areas are urged to seek shelter now. Ensure you…

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Support floods Uvalde in wake of elementary school massacre

Support floods Uvalde in wake of elementary school massacre

As the Uvalde community comes to terms with the tragedy that took place there this week, people are showing up from all over to offer support. UVALDE, Texas — As Uvalde, Texas comes to terms with the tragedy that took place there this week, many people are showing up to offer support. RELATED: ‘You’re never prepared’ | Uvalde County Coroner ID’d friend among massacre victims The front page of Thursday’s local newspaper painted a very…

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Tornado warning active for Charlotte-area counties

Tornado warning active for Charlotte-area counties

Parts of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell & Catawba counties are under a tornado warning through 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County, Burke County, Caldwell County and Catawba Conuty are all under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) that’s due to expire at 5:45 p.m. Cleveland County is under a warning that should expire closer to 5:30 p.m. Lincoln County’s warning was…

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Tornado warning active for Charlote area counties

Tornado warning active for Charlote area counties

Parts of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell & Catawba counties are under a tornado warning through 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County, Burke County, Caldwell County and Catawba Conuty are all under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) that’s due to expire at 5:45 p.m. Cleveland County is under a warning that should expire closer to 5:30 p.m. Lincoln County’s warning was…

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Tornado warning active for 5 Charlotte-area counties

Tornado warning active for 5 Charlotte-area counties

Parts of Gaston, Cleveland, Burke, Lincoln, and Catawba Counties are all under a warning through 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado watch through 5 p.m. Thursday evening. Cleveland County, northwestern Gaston County, southwestern Catawba County, western Lincoln County, and southeastern Burke Counties are all under the warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Residents in these areas are urged to seek shelter now. Ensure you have…

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Panovich: 2 waves of storms could bring severe weather to the Carolinas

Panovich: 2 waves of storms could bring severe weather to the Carolinas

The Charlotte area could see heavy rain, damaging winds, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes, according to chief meteorologist Brad Panovich. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte region will be at risk for two waves of severe weather Thursday and Friday, with the threat of damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding, according to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich.  The first wave is expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and evening as a front pushes into the Carolinas. Panovich…

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How Jarrell remembers the victims of the 1997 tornado

How Jarrell remembers the victims of the 1997 tornado

JARRELL, Texas — You don’t have to look far in the Jarrell, Texas, area to find something honoring the victims of the 1997 tornado. Down County Road 305, just a few miles from its original location closer to the interstate, is Jarrell Memorial Park. It’s a peaceful, quiet setting where you can study the 27 names, etched in stone, of the storm’s victims. The monument is surrounded by 27 trees, planted in the victims’ memory….

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'It didn't seem real' | Man remembers capturing the 1997 Jarrell tornado on camera

'It didn't seem real' | Man remembers capturing the 1997 Jarrell tornado on camera

Twenty-five years ago, a college student stopped at a gas station to buy a disposable camera. He didn’t know he would use it to capture history. JARRELL, Texas — “It was hot, sticky,” Ryan Beck said. “It was just super humid, but it was absolutely blue skies.”  Twenty-five years ago, Beck and a friend were heading back to college in Waco, Texas, after a road trip. “We were always looking for the adventures,” he said….

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In 1997, Cedar Park was hit by a tornado from the same system that produced Jarrell's deadly storm

In 1997, Cedar Park was hit by a tornado from the same system that produced Jarrell's deadly storm

CEDAR PARK, Texas — In late May 1997, Texas was hit by a major tornado outbreak when nearly two dozen twisters touched down in Central Texas. The storm system produced the F-5 tornado that directly hit the Double Creek Estates community in Jarrell, Texas, leaving 27 people dead. Further south in Cedar Park, Texas, that same system hit the city with a tornado of its own. The target was an Albertson’s grocery store where people…

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Jarrell wasn't the only community hit by a tornado in May 1997

Jarrell wasn't the only community hit by a tornado in May 1997

JARRELL, Texas — On May 27, 1997, the city of Jarrell, Texas, was hit by an F-5 tornado. That same day, an outbreak of about 20 tornadoes ripped through and demolished other parts of Texas. In Travis County, the Hazy Hills community was in the direct path of one of those tornadoes. One person died there. One resident made it out of his mobile home minutes before the tornado hit. His roommate stayed behind and…

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Carolina Hurricanes look to take series lead against Rangers in game 5

Carolina Hurricanes look to take series lead against Rangers in game 5

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes will be back on home ice Thursday after the New York Rangers tied up round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the series moved to New York. The Canes can take the series lead with a win Thursday night. The Hurricanes are now 0-5 on the road in the postseason to go along with their 6-0 record at home. Carolina has scored just six goals in the…

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NOAA predicts “above normal” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts “above normal” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows a view of Hurricane Ida, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast, predicting an “above normal” hurricane season. NOAA says there is a 70% chance of 14-21 storms forming, with as many as ten potentially becoming hurricanes. Three to six of these storms could become major hurricanes. Eric Burger, meteorologist and editor for Space City Weather agreed that…

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EF0 tornado confirmed in Chester County on Monday

EF0 tornado confirmed in Chester County on Monday

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado with 75 mph winds touched down in Chester County on Monday, May 23. CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — An EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 75 mph touched down near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina, on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed.  The tornado touched down near Dewitt Road west of Great Falls during Monday’s severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. The storm moved northeast…

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NWS confirms tornado touched down in Chester County

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Chester County

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado with 75 mph winds touched down in Chester County on Monday, May 23. CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — An EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 75 mph touched down near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina, on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed.  The tornado touched down near Dewitt Road west of Great Falls during Monday’s severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. The storm moved northeast…

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Three families killed in the 1997 Jarrell tornado are buried together in Georgetown

Three families killed in the 1997 Jarrell tornado are buried together in Georgetown

KVUE visited the graves of the Igo, Smith and Moehring families and interviewed the woman who coordinated their burials 25 years ago. GEORGETOWN, Texas — Twenty-five years ago, the families of the 27 victims killed in the Jarrell, Texas, tornado were planning funerals and figuring out where their loved ones were going to be laid to rest.  Three families ended up together at Odd Fellows Cemetery, a historic cemetery that first opened in the early…

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Stormy repeat: NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season

Stormy repeat: NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Federal meteorologists are forecasting a record-shattering seventh straight unusually busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Tuesday that the summer in the Atlantic will produce 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 becoming hurricanes and three to six turbo-charging into major hurricanes with winds greater than 110 mph. Even with normals shifting upwards to reflect more active storm seasons in recent decades, these predictions…

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Jarrell wasn't the only town hit by a tornado in May 1997

Jarrell wasn't the only town hit by a tornado in May 1997

JARRELL, Texas — On May 27, 1997, the city of Jarrell, Texas, was hit by an F-5 tornado. That same day, an outbreak of about 20 tornadoes ripped through and demolished other parts of Texas. In Travis County, the Hazy Hills community was in the direct path of one of those tornadoes. One person died there. One resident made it out of his mobile home minutes before the tornado hit. His roommate stayed behind and…

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Weather IQ: Is hurricane season starting earlier this year?

Weather IQ: Is hurricane season starting earlier this year?

Over 97% of tropical storms and hurricanes occur from June 1 until Nov. 30, AKA, Hurricane Season. But recent years are shifting these numbers. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Over the last seven years, hurricane season has begun before its official start on June 1. So is this infamous season now starting earlier? Let’s spin up another Weather IQ. Over 97% of tropical storms and hurricanes occur from June 1 until Nov. 30, AKA, Hurricane Season. But recent…

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Texas drought strengthens its grip, triggering wildfires, water restrictions and crop disasters

Texas drought strengthens its grip, triggering wildfires, water restrictions and crop disasters

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. An increasingly severe drought now covers more than 90% of Texas, according to the U.S. drought monitor, affecting more than 16 million Texans and stressing ecosystems in nearly every region of the state. In West Texas, a wildfire has burned at least 27 homes and forced much of Taylor County to evacuate; it’s one of…

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NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Durham County

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Durham County

By WRAL News Chapel Hill, N.C. — The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 touched down in Durham County on Monday. The tornado had maximum wind speeds of 85 miles per hour, according to NWS, and touch down occurred around Glenbrook Drive, De Mille Street, Hinson Drive, Waring Street and Da Vinci Street. NWS said the tornado then lifted and briefly touched down again along Colonial Heights Drive and Thompson Road. Hundreds of customers in…

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Hurricanes may be stronger, more frequent this year, NOAA says

Hurricanes may be stronger, more frequent this year, NOAA says

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Hurricane season along the Atlantic Ocean is expected to be more active than usual this year, with a higher probability that major storms will make landfall in Texas and other areas along the eastern coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, and the national agency’s…

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Durham police stretched thin during severe weather, 3 shootings Monday night

Durham police stretched thin during severe weather, 3 shootings Monday night

By Monica Casey, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, N.C. — The Durham Police Department responded to severe weather and three shootings on Monday night. Some residents told WRAL News they were unhappy about police’s response times. A Southside Tobacco and Vape shop employee said it took police 20 minutes to arrive to the shooting, which happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday. It was the third violent incident in Durham on Monday: There was a shooting on Ridgeway…

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Possible tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

Possible tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

The National Weather Service will investigate to determine the strength of the possible tornado seen on video Monday. CHESNEE, S.C. — The National Weather Service will visit the towns of Mayo and Chesnee in South Carolina Tuesday to determine the strength of a likely tornado that caused damage Monday evening. Video posted to social media showed the likely tornado Monday night. Based on storm damage and recorded videos, WCNC Charlotte Chief Meterologist Brad Panovich said…

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