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2 years later, Congress poised to undo flood law

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Lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes in a bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in their premiums. Full story...
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Wilmington Red Cross worker heading to Canada to help with flood relief

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video Victoria Kling, the Regional Response Manager for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross, will head to Alberta, Canada, where record floods ravaged the area this summer and forced 90,000 to leave. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. volunteer to help with flood response in Colorado

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video An American Red Cross volunteer from Brunswick County is heading to Colorado to help with the response for the massive flooding there. Full story...
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McCrory sees flood-ravaged North Carolina counties

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Gov. Pat McCrory has toured portions of Lincoln and Catawba counties where heavy rains led to flooding and property damage. Full story...
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With ground already saturated, Chantal could be significant flooding threat

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videoAfter flooding rains in the Carolinas the last several weeks, we're finally getting a break. But now Tropical Storm Chantal looms in the Atlantic. So can our area handle any more rain? Full story...
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Heavy rain triggers flooding

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Heavy showers and thunderstorms are continuing to cause problems in some North Carolina communities. Full story...
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Flooding leaves some Brunswick County residents stranded

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video Flooding in southeastern Brunswick County has already forced three families from their homes. Brunswick County Emergency Management Director Anthony Marzano says emergency vehicles cannot reach the affected area if they’re needed. Full story...
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Western half of NC told to be wary of flood threat

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Residents in parts of western North Carolina are either dealing with the aftereffects of heavy rains last weekend or being told to keep their eye on rising waters resulting from the downpours. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Carolina Beach prepares for flooding and erosion from Sandy

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videoGov. Bev Perdue has declared a state of emergency for eastern North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy heads north. Meanwhile, the Cape Fear Coast is getting ready. One area in particular is hoping to reduce a big problem from hurricanes past. Full story...
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Charlotte mall stores closed longer than expected

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Some stores in a Charlotte mall will remain closed longer than expected after flooding damage last week. Full story...
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Flood insurance issues cause NC officials to write

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Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so claims can be paid quickly. Full story...
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Panel says wild weather worsens

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Freakish weather disasters - from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast US to the record floods in Thailand - are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. Full story...
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CFPUA: Do NOT open manhole covers

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Please, if you witness anyone tampering with a manhole cover, report this activity immediately to CFPUA Customer Service at (910) 332-6550 or our Emergency Call Center at (910) 332-6565. Let's all be responsible stewards of the environment. Anyone violating this may be fined. Full story...
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Severe weather causes commotion for drivers; no relief for wildfires

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video Severe weather rolled into the region early Wednesday afternoon, flooding streets and cars across the Cape Fear. Although the area has been in a serious drought over the last couple of months, the instantaneous rush of water caused by the heavy rain overwhelmed the area. Full story...
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