Hurricanes

July 24, 2017 - 8:22 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hilary is located about 345 miles (560 kilometers) south of Manzanillo and is moving to the west-northwest...
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July 14, 2017 - 1:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Several miles of a major north-south artery in North Carolina will be at least partially closed for several weeks so a contractor can repair a bridge damaged by flooding during Hurricane Matthew last year. The Fayetteville Observer reports the closure of nearly nine miles...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Fernanda has grown into a Category 2 storm off Mexico's west coast but does not pose any immediate threat to land as it heads farther out into the Pacific. The U.S National Hurricane Center forecasts that Fernanda will continue to strengthen and is likely to become a...
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May 12, 2017 - 6:21 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is meeting with the state's top emergency management officials as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Friday's "tabletop exercise" discussions begin at 10 a.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The Atlantic hurricane...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has written the Trump administration and congressional leaders to express disappointment over the failure to meet the state's request for $900 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery funds. A statement from the Democratic governor's office Wednesday...
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April 28, 2017 - 8:27 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The body of a North Carolina man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department on Friday said detectives identified the man as 49-year-old Rodney Terrell...
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April 26, 2017 - 6:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in North Carolina (all times local): 6:20 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is telling residents not to drop their guard over flooding despite the first sunny skies in several days. Cooper issued a statement on Wednesday saying forecasters are still...
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April 26, 2017 - 3:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in North Carolina (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials in Edgecombe County have declared a state of emergency in response to heavy rains that led to flooding which has closed local roads. The county said on its Facebook page on Wednesday that several...
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April 06, 2017 - 5:55 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking nearly $1 billion from Congress to help North Carolina counties still recovering from Hurricane Matthew more than six months after it caused massive inland flooding and killed 28 people. Cooper says the new request is in addition to about $1.4 billion...
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April 02, 2017 - 5:52 pm
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Strong winds flipped a mobile home off its foundation Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards put the entire...
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