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Hurricane Irene

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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Carolina Beach escapes hurricane relatively unscathed

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Carolina Beach town officials report no major damage from Hurricane Irene at this time. Full story...
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Limited damage reported in Brunswick County due to Irene

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According to Brunswick County Emergency Management there was limited damage throughout the county from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Car dealership sees major damage from Irene

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video As Hurricane Irene passed through the Cape Fear region it left behind damage and debris in its wake. Full story...
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City of Wilmington post-Irene update

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The city has received minimal reports of downed trees; crews are being dispatched to clear trees from intersections as needed. Major clean up of debris will begin next week. Citizens are asked not to call 911 to reports downed trees or flooding. Full story...
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UNCW campus curfew lifted, campus to re-open at 2:00 p.m.

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The UNCW campus continues to assess damage and restore services after Hurricane Irene. The campus curfew will be lifted and students may leave the residence halls at 12 noon. The campus will reopen at 2 p.m., with services available in Randall Library, Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union and Wagoner Dining Hall. Campus Dining will provide food services for students on campus. Full story...
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