Hurricane Florence claims lives of 6, including a mother and baby

Hurricane Florence claims lives of 6, including a mother and baby

Six deaths have been confirmed as a result of Hurricane Florence, which is now a tropical storm.Director of Emergency Services in Carteret County, Stephen Rea, told ABC11 Saturday morning that two people died in Harkers Island Friday morning. Specific details surrounding the deaths have not yet been released; however, he said they did not drown. In Wilmington, a mother and infant were killed after a tree fell on their home after Hurricane Florence made landfall…

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Tropical Storm Florence: Here's what kind of damage is expected in the Triangle

Tropical Storm Florence: Here's what kind of damage is expected in the Triangle

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — As Tropical Storm Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend. Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence. On Friday, winds gusted around 47 miles per hour at RDU and one to two inches of rain fell across the Triangle. RELATED: Huge tree crashes into Raleigh home with 5 inside Saturday should be…

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DeVos Loses On Student Loans; Bezos Funds Preschool

DeVos Loses On Student Loans; Bezos Funds Preschool

The new school year marches on, and so does our weekly roundup. Tropical Storm Florence closes schools in the Carolinas Rain measured in feet, not inches. Storm surges and power outages are the reality of this huge, slow-moving storm. Schools were closed Friday across coastal North Carolina and South Carolina. In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, leaders made the controversial choice to keep nearly 150,000 students home under blue skies on Thursday to prep some schools…

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Tracking Hurricane Florence: Expected rain totals for Raleigh, Fayetteville and more

Tracking Hurricane Florence: Expected rain totals for Raleigh, Fayetteville and more

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — As Tropical Storm Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend. Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence. On Friday, winds gusted around 47 miles per hour at RDU and one to two inches of rain fell across the Triangle. RELATED: Huge tree crashes into Raleigh home with 5 inside Saturday should be…

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Experts warn Florence floodwaters may be filled with venomous snakes

Experts warn Florence floodwaters may be filled with venomous snakes

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Threats from Hurricane Florence don’t only include storm surges, flooding, and rough winds – they also include snakes.That’s right, those slithery serpents will be way more visible after the storm hits. Tropical Storm Florence live coverage: Slow-moving storm drenches Carolinas ABC11 reporter Bridget Condon learned that message the hard way Saturday morning after coming across a snake in the floodwater at Crabtree Creek in Raleigh. Thad Bowman with Alligator Adventure told Myrtle…

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Hurricane Florence: When to expect rain in the Triangle

Hurricane Florence: When to expect rain in the Triangle

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — As Tropical Storm Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend. Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence. On Friday, winds gusted around 47 miles per hour at RDU and one to two inches of rain fell across the Triangle. RELATED: Huge tree crashes into Raleigh home with 5 inside Saturday should be…

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5:30 a.m. Saturday update: Here’s what to expect today in the Triangle from Florence

5:30 a.m. Saturday update: Here’s what to expect today in the Triangle from Florence

As the center of Tropical Storm Florence moved slowly into South Carolina overnight, the storm’s outer bands of rain pummeled the Triangle, causing creeks to rise and bringing down trees and limbs that blocked roads and dragged down power lines. And the rain isn’t expected to stop anytime soon. Florence will creep westward, with the center of the storm remaining in South Carolina, and as it does forecasters expect it will continue to funnel rain…

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Craven County elderly mother, son explain why they didn't evacuate Hurricane Florence

Craven County elderly mother, son explain why they didn't evacuate Hurricane Florence

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — The rescue of an elderly Craven County woman and her son is typical of what first responders have encountered over the past two days according to one of their rescuers. Christine Wright and her adult son, Terry, had to be rescued from their home in the Antioch Community Friday after they were surrounded by floodwaters – something they say has never happened before. “I’ve seen some rain now, a lot…

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Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY/AP) – Tropical Storm Florence keeps drenching the central Carolinas, with an additional 10 to 15 inches of rain expected before it finally swings north over the Appalachian Mountains and into the Ohio Valley on Monday.  The National Hurricane Center says top sustained winds have dropped to near 50 mph (80 kph) with higher gusts, and Florence is expected to become a tropical depression later Saturday.  At 5 a.m., the center…

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Hurricane Florence disrupts flights at RDU

Hurricane Florence disrupts flights at RDU

RDU (WTVD) — RDU expects more flights to be canceled because of the effects from now Tropical Storm Florence.Full coverage of Hurricane Florence Nearly all early morning flights out of RDU were canceled Saturday morning. Many afternoon flights still have a scheduled status. A full list of flight statuses can be found online. Almost all of the flights of out the airport were canceled Friday. RDU said to not go to the airport without verifying…

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Alligator spotted walking around Myrtle Beach after Florence

Alligator spotted walking around Myrtle Beach after Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WTVD) — As if heavy winds and massive rain from Hurricane Florence were not enough to worry about, some South Carolina residents now have to be on the lookout for alligators.Ed Piotrowski caught an alligator talking a leisurely stroll near Mrtyle Beach while Florence was pushing through. Related: Dogs, cats need rescuing from Carteret County Humane Society due to Florence flooding Experts said alligators usually deal with extreme weather by hiding out…

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Florence to test South Carolina infrastructure

Florence to test South Carolina infrastructure

The driving rain from Hurricane Florence in the canals on the evacuated Pawleys Island on September 14, 2018 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)   The driving rain from Hurricane Florence in the canals on the evacuated Pawleys Island on September 14, 2018 in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Florence will test South Carolina’s infrastructure, which failed under historic…

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World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

In this NOAA satellite handout image captured at 7:45 a.m. ET, shows Hurricane Florence as it made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)   In this NOAA satellite handout image captured at 7:45 a.m. ET, shows Hurricane Florence as it made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)   WASHINGTON (AP) — Study after study shows…

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Nearly stalled, Florence besieges Carolinas with floodwaters

Nearly stalled, Florence besieges Carolinas with floodwaters

Florence already has proven deadly with its nearly nonstop rain, surging seawater and howling winds, and the threat is days from ending as remnants of the once major hurricane slowly creep inland across the Carolinas. Some towns have received more than 2 feet (60 meters) of rain from Florence, and forecasters warned that drenching rains with as much as 3½ feet (1 meter) of water could trigger epic flooding well inland through early next week….

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The Latest: Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas

The Latest: Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas

Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Chris Seward AP Photo Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday,…

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Coastal residents overwhelmed by flooding

Coastal residents overwhelmed by flooding

Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Hurricane Florence flooded the Neuse River September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)   Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Hurricane Florence flooded the Neuse River September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)   NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A combination of heavy rains from Florence and a high tide has caused massive…

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Hurricane Florence can't stop wedding

Hurricane Florence can't stop wedding

One couple didn’t let Hurricane Florence stop them from getting married. (Source: Jeff Manning) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – One couple didn’t let Hurricane Florence stop them from getting married. Jeff Manning told WECT that his sister was set to get married at Wrightsville Manor on Friday. Hurricane Florence made an appearance on the big day but the couple got married anyway. Manning got ordained and performed the ceremony. Copyright 2018 WECT. All rights reserved.

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Florence already drops record rainfall. Here are some of the numbers from NC, SC

Florence already drops record rainfall. Here are some of the numbers from NC, SC

Despite some confusion over faulty gauge readings, it appears Florence did drop a record amount of rain in the 24 hours ending Friday night. The once-major hurricane was downgraded from a Category 1 to a tropical storm as of the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center update, but the storm continues to raise flooding concerns as it moved into eastern South Carolina, moving west at 5 mph. A U.S. Geological Survey rain gauge on 9:06 a.m….

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Tropical Storm Florence live coverage: Slow-moving storm drenches Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence live coverage: Slow-moving storm drenches Carolinas

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon, with maximum winds of 70 mph. At least four people were killed. More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, but another 140 were still waiting…

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Hurricane Florence: More than 773,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: More than 773,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

More than half a million customers are without power in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence brings heavy, life-threatening floods to the coast.As of 12 a.m., Friday, 773,903 people were without power. VIEW THE OUTAGE MAP BELOW. More outage information here Most of the outages are in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus Craven, Duplin, New Hanover, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Pamlico, Pender and Onslow counties near the coast. RELATED: What to do if you lose…

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Track shifts could change Florence’s impact on Midlands, but storm warning remains

Track shifts could change Florence’s impact on Midlands, but storm warning remains

Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday, but it continues to be a threat to the Midlands. The center of the weakening storm is forecast to reach the Midlands by Saturday afternoon or night, according to the National Weather Service office in Columbia. But what Florence’s impact on the Midlands will be is no certain thing “because of possible track shifts late Friday night and Saturday,” NWS Columbia reported. “Rainfall amounts could vary…

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Hurricane Florence to test South Carolina infrastructure

Hurricane Florence to test South Carolina infrastructure

Torrential rains from Hurricane Florence will test South Carolina’s infrastructure, which failed under historic flooding in 2015. The devastating 2015 floods contributed to 19 deaths and crippled parts of the capital city Columbia for months. The state’s infrastructure, weakened by years of neglect, crumbled under the strain of nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain. Dams burst across the state. Roads washed out and bridges were compromised. A look at some of South Carolina’s existing…

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths. The economic toll remains to be tallied. BY THE NUMBERS —Storm deaths: At least 4 people have died —Heavy rains: Up to 18 trillion gallons…

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4 charged in break-ins after Florence evacuations, police say

4 charged in break-ins after Florence evacuations, police say

Brunswick County sheriff’s investigators made what appear to be the first arrests in connection with break-ins after Tropical Storm Florence coastal evacuations. The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook Friday morning that its deputies “detained several individuals throughout the night for felony B&E.” Florence was still a hurricane at that point. “For anyone looking to take advantage of vulnerabilities during this storm….be advised BCSO deputies are still on duty!” the sheriff’s office posted. “You will be…

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Curfews, bus service, trash pickup schedules – what you need to know after Florence

Curfews, bus service, trash pickup schedules – what you need to know after Florence

County by county updates on Florence damage and related information. Counties are in alphabetical order. Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence. POWER OUTAGES: Thousands are already without power. Stay updated on outages here. List of shelters for Florence evacuees. CHATHAM COUNTY Chatham County Emergency Management urges people to stay at home as there is still a risk of flooding and flash flooding. Chatham…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 a.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 a.m.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties until 5 a.m. WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Tornado Watch has been issued for Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties until 5 a.m.  A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. In…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 p.m., 11 p.m. in Bladen Co.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 p.m., 11 p.m. in Bladen Co.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 5 p.m. and has been extended in Bladen County until 11 p.m. (Source: Pixabay) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 5 p.m. and has been extended in Bladen County until 11 p.m. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until Sunday, 5 p.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until Sunday, 5 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 7 a.m. WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 5 p.m. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings….

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until Sunday, 7 a.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until Sunday, 7 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 7 a.m. WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until Sunday, 7 a.m. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 11 p.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 11 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. (Source: Pixabay) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 p.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 5 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. (Source: Pixabay) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen…

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Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 7 a.m.

Tornado watch issued for southeastern NC until 7 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. (Source: Pixabay) WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A tornado watch has been issued for all of southeastern North Carolina until 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado in and around the watch area.  If you live within the watch area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and…

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Flood Watch warnings sparks storm prep

Flood Watch warnings sparks storm prep

Caldwell County crews are preparing for any possible weather threats. A “flash flood watch” has been issued in Caldwell County until Saturday evening. “Plan for these things, it makes it a lot easier and safer for everybody,” said Carine Chalfoun the Caldwell County interim emergency management coordinator.  What concerns officials in Caldwell County is the fact that they’ve rain almost every day this week so the ground is very saturated, so more water from rain…

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Hurricane Florence: More than 767,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: More than 767,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

More than half a million customers are without power in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence brings heavy, life-threatening floods to the coast.As of 11 p.m., Friday, 767,783 people were without power. VIEW THE OUTAGE MAP BELOW. More outage information here Most of the outages are in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus Craven, Duplin, New Hanover, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Pamlico, Pender and Onslow counties near the coast. RELATED: What to do if you lose…

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What to expect in Wake County as Tropical Storm Florence moves through the Triangle

What to expect in Wake County as Tropical Storm Florence moves through the Triangle

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — As Tropical Storm Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend. On Friday, winds gusted around 47 miles per hour at RDU and one to two inches of rain fell across the Triangle. Saturday should be similar to Friday. Winds will stay high and gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Winds will be the highest in the Sandhills. It will be wet…

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No rain to dampen homecoming game hopes

No rain to dampen homecoming game hopes

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (FOX 26) – It was a wet week for many in the Houston area. The rain wouldn’t let up and flooding was an issue, but a much different scene at Challenger Columbia Stadium on Friday night during the homecoming game, probably one of the most memorable experiences a high school student can have. “The only thing that was making us nervous was, of course, the travel and the safety of our community as well as the…

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Dogs, cats need rescuing from Carteret County Humane Society due to Florence flooding

Dogs, cats need rescuing from Carteret County Humane Society due to Florence flooding

NEWPORT, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carteret County Humane Society is in dire need of dog and cat crates to help evacuate the remaining animals. Shelter Manager Cassandra Tupaj spoke to ABC11 and said they have already evacuated most but there are still some they are waiting to move. **Video attached to this story is from a previous article** WATCH: Dogs rescued in Jacksonville during Hurricane Florence On Friday, dogs in Jacksonville, North Carolina, were rescued…

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Florence's wrath to bring flooding, power outages

Florence's wrath to bring flooding, power outages

(FOX 46 WJZY) – Still miles away from the greater Charlotte area, the worst of Florence is still causing damage across the greater Charlotte area. In Charlotte, the sound of chainsaws could already be heard Friday evening as crews spent more than five hours clearing roads in Myers Park from debris and downed trees. A large tree came crashing down on a car just off Sharon Road. “All of a sudden, we hear the sound…

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Florence pours 23 inches of rain on Morehead City

Florence pours 23 inches of rain on Morehead City

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – One city in North Carolina has picked up more than 23 inches (58 centimeters) of rain in two days from Tropical Storm Florence. The National Weather Service said on Twitter on Friday night that Morehead City had received 23.04 inches of rain with more heavy rain coming. Forecasters have issued what they call a a flash flood emergency , saying areas of surrounding Carteret County are flooding that have never flooded…

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Hurricane Florence: More than 788,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: More than 788,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

More than half a million customers are without power in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence brings heavy, life-threatening floods to the coast.As of 10 p.m., Friday, 788,916 people were without power. VIEW THE OUTAGE MAP BELOW. More outage information here Most of the outages are in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus Craven, Duplin, New Hanover, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Pamlico, Pender and Onslow counties near the coast. RELATED: What to do if you lose…

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Jonathan Martin | FOX 26 News Anchor

Jonathan Martin | FOX 26 News Anchor

Jonathan Martin is the co-anchor of FOX 26 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. with Kaitlin Monte. Since joining the FOX 26 News team in May 2016, Jonathan has covered some of Houston’s biggest events. He anchored more than twenty hours of coverage as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast.  He also helped lead the station’s coverage of the Houston Astros World Series win and the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas….

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UNC-Chapel Hill to open hurricane shelter at the Friday Center

UNC-Chapel Hill to open hurricane shelter at the Friday Center

A shelter will open Saturday at UNC-Chapel Hill for people seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence and who were in other shelters that have closed. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the arrangement Friday afternoon. “UNC-Chapel Hill has agreed to operate a mass shelter on its campus,” he said. State Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry said “several hundred people” will be able to stay there starting Saturday. The university later announced that the Friday Center for Continuing Education…

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What to expect in Wake County as Florence moves through the Triangle

What to expect in Wake County as Florence moves through the Triangle

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — As Hurricane Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend. On Friday, winds gusted around 47 miles per hour at RDU and one to two inches of rain fell across the Triangle. Saturday should be similar to Friday. Winds will stay high and gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Winds will be the highest in the Sandhills. It will be wet most…

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Some nursing home residents dealing with high stress during Hurricane Florence evacuation

Some nursing home residents dealing with high stress during Hurricane Florence evacuation

Tom Johnson sat in a room with his wife of 62 years, who is completely paralyzed except for her eyes, along with more than a dozen other evacuees at a Spartanburg nursing home Thursday. Johnson wanted to take his wife, who is suffering from end-stage Parkinson’s disease, back home to her nursing home in Summerville. But he couldn’t. She is one of more than 2,200 who have been evacuated from 113 healthcare facilities along the…

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Pres. Trump questions death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Pres. Trump questions death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018

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Hurricane Florence: More than 790,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: More than 790,000 power outages reported in North Carolina

More than half a million customers are without power in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence brings heavy, life-threatening floods to the coast.As of 9 p.m., Friday, 791,968 people were without power. VIEW THE OUTAGE MAP BELOW. More outage information here Most of the outages are in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus Craven, Duplin, New Hanover, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Pamlico, Pender and Onslow counties near the coast. RELATED: What to do if you lose…

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Hurricane Florence live coverage: Mother, infant among storm-related deaths

Hurricane Florence live coverage: Mother, infant among storm-related deaths

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon, with maximum winds of 70 mph. At least four people were killed. More than 360 people had been rescued by midafternoon Friday, but another 140 were still waiting…

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Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas without respite

Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas without respite

Millions of people in the path of Florence are hunkering down Friday as the monster storm pummels North and South Carolina, bringing catastrophic inundations and forceful, destructive winds. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope with the slow-grinding storm. SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT AND ‘SCARED TO DEATH’ As Glorious Elting stood on her front porch Thursday, it suddenly got very dark and the wind started howling. It hadn’t occurred to her until then how much…

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