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Tornado

'Miracle babies' to return home as tornado cleanup begins

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A North Carolina family says three children were ripped from their beds by a tornado, throwing one about 100 feet away along a fence lining a highway. All have been released from hospitals and are back with relatives. Full story...
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Experts who handled Giffords shooting, Joplin tornadoes share experience

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videoSome jobs require lessons that can only be learned from first-hand experiences. Here in Wilmington this weekend, doctors, nurses and other emergency workers are learning from counterparts who handled last year's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the killer tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Full story...
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Storms injure 15 in western North Carolina

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The National Weather Service says it was a tornado that damaged dozens of homes and injured at least 15 people in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Lexington businesses to host Thanksgiving dinners

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More than a dozen Lexington business owners are joining together to provide a Thanksgiving lunch to residents of Davidson County who were affected by last week's tornado. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sanford Lowe's back open after tornado demolished it

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video April 16 is a day that many of us will unlikely forget any time soon. That's the day that a series of tornadoes tore through the Carolinas. Perhaps the lasting image for most people, though, is of a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Lee County, which was reduced to rubble. Today, the store reopened. Full story...
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Wild weather continues in New Hanover County

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video The streak of wild weather continued Monday for the Cape Fear region, this time in the form of a funnel cloud. Full story...
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Tornado hits Carolina Beach, mixed reaction from residents

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video On a day where multiple waterspouts were seen offshore, one touched land Thursday at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach visitors take waterspout turned tornado in stride

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videoBeach visitors got an unusual treat: a front row seat to Mother Nature in the form of a waterspout. Folks at Carolina Beach were confused about if they should stay or leave after a waterspout ripped across the ocean, up the beach and over to the Carolina Beach Lake. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses help tell tornado story through photos, video

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videoA lot of folks in Carolina Beach who witnessed the water spout either took pictures or shot video of it. CHECK OUT VIEWER PHOTOS FROM CAROLINA BEACH WATERSPOUT/TORNADO Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Waterspout-turned-tornado hits Carolina Beach, NWS confirms EF-0

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video NWS Wilmington has confirmed an EF-0 tornado at Carolina Beach Thursday morning. WATCH VIDEO OF STORM INSIDE! Full story...
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NC college reopens to students after April tornado

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The South's oldest historically black college is reopening to students after its Raleigh campus was crushed by one of the tornadoes that swept across North Carolina in April. Full story...
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FEMA deadline for NC tornado victims approaches

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Less than a week remains to register for disaster assistance because of losses from the tornadoes that struck North Carolina April 16. Full story...
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Man arrested after selling donated items to tornado victims

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A Raleigh man has been arrested and accused of asking homeowners with tornado-damaged property to pay him for donated items. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Viewer captures video of Thursday storm near Whiteville

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Pat Kern sent us this video of Thursday's severe weather shot in front of his house on Mrs. Tates Rd. in Whiteville. Kern says he followed it to 1.5 miles west of Hallsboro on the north side of US 74/76. Is it a tornado forming? You be the judge! Full story...
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Pender County family has close call with tornado

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video Storms and damage were widespread Thursday in areas outside of Wilmington. We met one family who is counting their blessings after a brush with a tornado. Full story...
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