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Hurricanes

Pender County Emergency Management hosts hurricane expo

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videoSoutheastern North Carolina feels the impact of almost every hurricane that occurs along the east coast. For Pender County Emergency Management holding a hurricane expo was important for everyone. Full story...
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Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

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Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? A new study finds that people are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one. Full story...
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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

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The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. Full story...
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Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

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Federal forecasters are predicting a slower than usual hurricane season this year because of an expected El Niño system. Full story...
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$9M dredging project getting Wrightsville Beach ready for summer, hurricane season

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videoBeaches are a huge economic engine for our area, but they need constant maintenance and repair. Today we got a look at how that happens. Full story...
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Quiet season leaves hurricane tracker hoping for active winter

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videoAtlantic Hurricane Season officially ended this weekend with a total of 13 named storms. Only two of them were hurricanes. The season left Wilmington-based hurricane tracker Mark Sudduth without any new data. Full story...
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NOAA trims forecast for busy hurricane season

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videoFederal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. Full story...
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Hurricane tracker prepares for new discoveries

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August and September are typically the busiest months of any hurricane season. It’s the time hurricane trackers like UNCW graduate and North Carolina native Mark Sudduth prepare for year round. Full story...
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Blood in the Water: The Expedition Hurricane of 1861

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video"Blood in the Water" tells the story of an ill-fated naval expedition during the early days of the Civil War and helps get you ready for Hurricane Season 2013. Full story...
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Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

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videoThe National Hurricane Center is changing the way it issues hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings after being criticized over its handling of Superstorm Sandy. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2012 comes to an end

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videoIt's the last day of November, and in our part of the country, that's reason to celebrate. Why? It marks the end of Hurricane Season. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach takes Sandy threat in stride

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video just when you thought Hurricane Season was winding down, the tropics flare up. But are people along the Cape Fear coast really worried about Hurricane Sandy? Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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NOAA Slightly Ups its Hurricane Season Forecast

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NOAA now forecasts 12-17 named storms for the 2012 season, with 6-8 becoming hurricanes. So far, 6 named storms have formed in the Atlantic. Full story...
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New Red Cross mobile app aims to help before, during, after hurricane

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video Our coastal community is no stranger to severe weather. Although Hurricane Season has been quiet so far, we're heading into the most active months. That's why the Red Cross launched a new free mobile app Wednesday all about keeping you safe. Full story...
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