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Mandatory evacuations issued as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

Mandatory evacuations issued as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

RALEIGH, N.C. — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.Hurricane Florence’s t...
Published: 09/11/18
Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

RALEIGH, N.C. — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence, a strong Category 4 storm, could inflic...
Published: 09/11/18
Thousands ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence, aimed at the Carolinas, strengthens to Category 4

Thousands ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence, aimed at the Carolinas, strengthens to Category 4

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United St...
Published: 09/10/18
Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Almost a year after Hurricane Irma caused billions of dollars in damages across Florida, you’d be hard-pressed to find any evidence of the storm on tiny Marco Island.The eye of the Category 3 hurricane made landfall here on Sept. 10, 2017, right befo...
Published: 09/10/18
A year after Irma knocked out power, Duke Energy spending more on trimming trees

A year after Irma knocked out power, Duke Energy spending more on trimming trees

In the dark and sweaty aftermath of Hurricane Irma a year ago, Duke Energy assured its Tampa Bay customers that cuts to its tree-trimming budget did not make widespread outages even worse.But records show the utility company is now throwing more mone...
Published: 09/10/18
Will weakening Hurricane Florence affect the U.S.? Some models put Eastern Seaboard on alert

Will weakening Hurricane Florence affect the U.S.? Some models put Eastern Seaboard on alert

Hurricane Florence remains far out in the Atlantic, but Bermuda — and perhaps the Eastern Seaboard — remain on alert as various models show it could begin to impact those areas by next week.The biggest question in the next few days: Will the storm ta...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Florence strengthens into a Category 4 storm as two other tropical waves develop

Hurricane Florence strengthens into a Category 4 storm as two other tropical waves develop

Tropical Storm Gordon may be losing strength now that it has made landfall late Tuesday night, but there is little time to reflect as a hurricane and a pair of tropical waves bear watching in the Atlantic.Like clockwork, September is beginning to bri...
Updated one month ago
Weakening Gordon kills child in Pensacola, lashes Gulf Coast

Weakening Gordon kills child in Pensacola, lashes Gulf Coast

GULFPORT, Miss. — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.The National Hurricane ...
Updated one month ago
Tropical Storm Gordon lashing Panhandle, expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical Storm Gordon lashing Panhandle, expected to become hurricane before landfall

Tropical Storm Gordon continues to strengthen as it moves away from the Tampa Bay area but toward the northern Gulf Coast, forecast to become a hurricane before its projected landfall Tuesday night.Coastal areas in the western Florida Panhandle are a...
Updated one month ago
Tropical Storm Gordon packing winds of 60 mph as it barrels away from Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon packing winds of 60 mph as it barrels away from Florida

Tampa Bay was pelted with bands of rain and occasionally gusty winds from Tropical Storm Gordon on Monday, but Gulf Coast states could be in for worse.The storm was forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the centra...
Updated one month ago