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Archive - Aug 27, 2011

Kure Beach condo residents say sandbags prevented significant damage

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Irene has left a mark on our area's beaches through erosion. The Riggings condos in Kure Beach saw some damage but residents say it could have been much worse if not for the sand bags protecting them. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Memorable day for women who gave birth during Hurricane Irene

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video Irene brought with her extreme conditions that couldn't be controlled: torrential downpour, whipping winds and for some, labor pains. New Hanover Regional Medical Center reported 12 deliveries of newborns during the storm. Full story...
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UPDATE: Body Recovered in Cape Fear River

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video Hurricane Irene may have claimed a life in North Carolina. Crews have continued their search for 27-year-old Melton Robinson in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne. Earlier Saturday morning the search had to be postponed because of the poor conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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More than 500,000 customers without power in NC

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More than half a million utility customers in North Carolina have no power as Hurricane Irene grinds up the coast. Full story...
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Red Cross closes area shelters, two remain open

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The Red Cross has closed some of the evacuation shelters opened yesterday for Hurricane Irene. All residents staying at these shelters have safely returned to their homes. Full story...
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Wastewater spill at Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach had a wastewater spill on August 27th of an undetermined amount from various locations throughout the wastewater collection system in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Nash County man crushed to death by tree limb

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Emergency officials in Nash County said a man was crushed to death outside his home by a large limb blown down during high winds from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Irene brings Wrightsville Beach power outages, downed trees and beach erosion

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video Although Irene is pulling away from our area, the strong storm is leaving reminders of her force in her wake. Full story...
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Bald Head Island under boil water notice, power back on

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The power was restored to the island around 11 a.m. Currently the public water system is turned off as a result of the prolonged power failure earlier this morning. This was done to reduce the risk of home sewer systems spilling sewage onto the ground. We plan to turn the water system back on this afternoon, provided no other issues arise. Full story...
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CFPUA crews and facilities performance

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There are no current overflows or failures at any CFPUA facilities. Crews worked diligently through the storm to prevent events. Full story...
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Partially collapsed pier in Atlantic Beach

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video The far end of a fishing pier in Atlantic Beach has succumbed to the heavy surf. Full story...
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Leland wakes up to mess, but little significant damage

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video Much of Leland woke up in the dark Saturday, but the Gateway to Brunswick County suffered little major damage from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Four County EMC Reports Power Outages Due to Hurricane Irene

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Four County Electric Membership Corporation is reporting approximately 10,000 customers without power as of 11:00 a.m. this morning as high winds have caused scattered outages throughout the entire system. Full story...
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American Red Cross provides power outage safety tips

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Hurricane Irene has left thousands of Cape Fear residents without power. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Full story...
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New Hanover 911 lines restored

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New Hanover County 911 telephone lines have been restored and are functioning as expected. Full story...
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