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Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Laura aims at US coast

More than half a million people have been ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts ahead of Hurricane Laura.

Marco collapses, sets stage for Laura to hit US as hurricane

Tropical Storm Marco is falling apart as it nears the Louisiana coast, but its mirror image, Laura, is just behind it and forecasters now fear it could become a major hurricane.

2 Caribbean storms pose potential hurricane threat to US

Tropical Storm Laura has formed in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters say it could pose a hurricane threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Pender County to host hurricane preparedness drive-thru expo this weekend

Pender Long Term Recovery Group will host a Hurricane Preparedness Drive-Thru Expo this weekend at two locations.

Death Valley’s brutal 130 degrees may be record if verified

Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees amid a blistering heat wave.

Iowa ‘hurting’ after storm, seeks nearly $4B in disaster aid

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is asking the federal government for nearly $4 billion to help recover from the unusual wind storm that struck the state on Monday.

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

Dry vegetation is fueling several California wildfires and forecasters are warning that the risk of new blazes erupting is very high as temperatures rise and humidity levels drop.

Tropical Storm Josephine forms in the central Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Hundreds of thousands without power days after Midwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of residents in Iowa’s three largest cities are without power two days after a rare wind storm hit the Midwest.

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

Two men killed by lightning while cleaning up hurricane debris

The Wilmington Police Department said two people died after being struck by lightning in Wilmington this morning.

Tropical Storm Isaias nears Florida before heading for the Carolinas

Tropical storm watches and warnings now stretch from Florida to parts of the southern New England coast as Tropical Storm Isaias hovers off the Florida coast.

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Large Biden/Harris campaign sign knocked over, ‘racist’ spray painted over it

A Brunswick County man says he's put up several Biden/Harris signs along the road, many ending up gone and a large one in Ocean Isle Beach has been vandalized.

PCSO: Two convenience stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

Two convenience stores have been cited for reportedly selling alcohol to teens.