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Hurricanes

Online mapping tool shows US storm surge risks

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A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. Full story...
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Atlantic hurricane season weakest so far since '83

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This year's Atlantic hurricane season has had fewer storms to this point of the year than any since 1983, with only five named storms. Full story...
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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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