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Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Floodwaters rose about 15 inches into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland.

Irene’s legacy on NC Outer Banks remains with road

A year after Hurricane Irene and the storm's only visual remnant on the road linking most of North Carolina's Outer Banks to the mainland is a prefab bridge crossing a breach scoured between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic.

N. Topsail Beach uses sandbags to combat severe erosion

video Topsail Reef is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The eight buildings, housing 240 homes needed protection from some major erosion, caused by a combination of Hurricane Irene, winter storms and high tides. The condo complex elected to have sandbags installed as a temporary fix.

Irene retired from tropical storm name list

Irene is being retired from the list of storm names because the 2011 hurricane killed 49 people and caused more than $15 billion in damage.

Dredging project aims to fix damage from Hurricane Irene

video With all the jobs in our area that rely on the beaches and waterways, dredging is a big deal. The Army Corps of Engineers just received hurricane supplement money to start restoring channels damaged during Hurricane Irene.

Perdue says she’ll order delay on NC “ferry tax”

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order.

Perdue: No-interest Irene loan for 2 NC counties

Gov. Beverly Perdue is making a no-interest state loan available to repair two schools and other public buildings in Tyrrell and Pamlico counties damaged during Hurricane Irene last August.

NC Senate panel recommends changes after Irene

A North Carolina legislative committee responding to the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing for future storms has made several recommendations but no appeal for additional funds for the recovery.

Volunteers clean up NC battlefield after Irene

Volunteers are working to make sure that last year's big storm won't spoil the events planned to mark the 150th anniversary of a North Carolina Civil War battle.

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