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Hawaiian Islands avoid direct hit from Hurricane Douglas

Hawaii has avoided a direct hit form Hurricane Douglas and the Category 1 storm was swirling just north of the island chain.

Hanna officially becomes a Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Hanna has formed in the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph around the eye wall.

Tropical Storm Hanna strengthens slightly; Gonzalo looms

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hanna has strengthened as it moves slowly west toward the Texas coastline. Forecasters are warning of heavy rain, rough waters and strong winds.

Tsunami warning canceled hours after strong earthquake hit off Alaska

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Aleutian Islands area off the Alaskan peninsula late Tuesday night, prompting a tsunami warning for cities and towns within 200 miles of the epicenter. Police in Kodiak urged residents to rush to higher ground ahead of the tsunami's possible arrival. Aftershocks were being felt.

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rain that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets.

Millions more US homes at risk of flooding than FEMA thinks

Think the risk of your home filling up with floodwater, magnified these days by climate change, is only an issue near the coasts and rivers? New research detailing nearly every corner of the U.S. shows otherwise.

Massive Sahara desert dust plume drifting toward the United States

Each summer massive plumes of dust traverse the atmosphere above the tropical Atlantic Ocean, traveling 5,000 miles from the Sahara desert in northern Africa all the way to the southern United States.

Sandhills homeowners benefit from disaster relief funds after Hurricanes Matthew, Florence

The damaging impact of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence is still visible in many communities across the Sandhills.

Remnants of Cristobal move into Midwest after lashing South

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are moving across parts of the Midwest after lashing the South, unleashing downpours and bringing gusty winds.

Cristobal is now a depression, moving north toward Canada

Tropical Storm Cristobal has weakened into a depression after inundating coastal Louisiana and ginning up dangerous weather along most of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in southeast Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Southeast Louisiana Sunday evening. The National Hurricane Center announced that the center of the storm made landfall at 6 p.m. ET along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Grand Isle. Maximum sustained winds neared 50 mph.

NOAA predicts ‘above average’ 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season

We could be in for a busy hurricane season, which starts in less than two weeks.

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Filming for horror relaunch gets underway in Wilmington

Get ready to scream again! The next big production for the Cape Fear began rolling on Tuesday.

Improvements, repairs ahead for I-40 in New Hanover, Pender counties

A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can begin improvements on Interstate 40 in New Hanover and Pender counties this fall.

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Tropical Storm Beta has stalled out along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville welcomes visitors again

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville has reopened with some new procedures, new hours, and new plans in place to help ensure everyone stays safe.