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Hurricanes

ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes

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US government forecasters are predicting as many as 18 named storms this year with three to six major hurricanes in an above average Atlantic storm season. Full story...
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Hurricane Hunters' visit a sign storm season nears

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The Hurricane Awareness Tour stops in North Carolina, encouraging the public to get ready for the upcoming Hurricane Season. Full story...
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Report: Hurricanes pose risk to 1.8M costal homes

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More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday. Full story...
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'Gentle giant' of a hurricane season closes

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video Hurricane season makes a lot of folks around here nervous. The season is over, and thankfully here in North Carolina, it came and went without any storms ravaging our coast. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum hosts hurricane historian

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Hurricane historian and author Jay Barnes will share stories and photographs chronicling our region's hurricane history. Full story...
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Earl just the latest big storm to visit North Carolina coast

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videoEarl isn't the first monster hurricane to come close to our coast. The Wilmington area has been hit hard many times through the years, but after a devastating decade in the 1990s, storm activity hasn't been as bad over the last ten years. Full story...
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Hurricane season wrap up

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videoThis week, we close the door on yet another hurricane season. And it's been quite a year in the Carolinas as far as named storms are concerned. Full story...

Hurricane season about to fizzle out

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videoWith only a few weeks left in hurricane season, you may be wondering where all the storms are. The lack of hurricanes is good news for people who live along the coast. Meteorologist Tim Buckley tells us about some factors that have helped keep this 2009 season quiet. Full story...
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September a month to remember preparedness

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videoSeptember has been declared National Preparedness Month, and in the peak of hurricane season, Emergency Services want to make sure people know what to do in the event of a disaster. Full story...
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Remembering Floyd ten years later

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videoTen years later, the memories from Hurricane Floyd are fresh in the minds of those on Oak Island. Over a foot of rain was only half the battle, as storm surges as high as fifteen feet devastated the shores. Full story...
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Bill keeps Ocean Rescue on their toes

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videoSwimmers were forewarned that hurricane bill would bring strong surf and harsh rip currents this weekend, but Wrightsville Beach saw the busiest weekend so far this season as for rescues. Full story...
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Possibility of an active hurricane season

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videoToday marks the official start to the 2009 hurricane season. For those of us on the coast, it is time to plan for what could be an active one. Full story...
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Hurricane Hunter in the eye of the storm

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videoHurricanes are the largest storms on Earth and can be the most damaging. Yet, there are a group of scientists that fly right into the heart of the storm. Full story...
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P3 Hurricane Hunter comes to Wilmington

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Though not quite hurricane season, hurricane awareness is coming to the Port City in a big way. The P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter plane will be at Wilmington International Airport Thursday along with other exhibits. Full story...
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