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Hurricanes

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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STORMTRACK 3: Slow-moving Debby is weaker, will move into the Atlantic this week

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Right now, the StormTrack 3 Weather Team does not expect any direct impacts from Debby as she moves into the Atlantic this week. Currently, the storm is continues to bring rain to Florida. Full story...
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UPDATE: NWS radar up and running; major upgrade complete

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video The upgrade is now finished, and the National Weather Service's radar in Shallotte is now state of the art. The new dual-polarization data should give meteorologists a better view of storms. Full story...
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StarNews hurricane special hits stands Sunday

The StarNews rolls out its hurricane special this weekend. We get a sneak peak at what's inside.

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