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Hermine prepares to pack serious punch along East Coast

The once-and-future Hurricane Hermine regained strength Saturday as it moved slowly up the Eastern Seaboard and made a mess of the holiday weekend. Hermine already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. It spawned a tornado in North Carolina and closed beaches as far north as

Tropical depressions form in Atlantic, Gulf could drench North Carolina, Gulf Coast

A tropical depression churning 400 miles off the coast of North Carolina on Sunday had weather watchers eyeing a potential upgrade to a tropical storm that could impact the Outer Banks as early as Sunday night, while residents along the Gulf Coast are keeping their eyes on another potential system.  Tropical Depression Eight had maximum

Hurricane Arthur leaves about 22,000 in the dark after making landfall in NC

 Hurricane Arthur was moving offshore and away from North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday morning, one day after making landfall, leaving about 22,000 without electricity and threatening holiday weekend plans along the eastern seaboard.  Arthur, which strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 mph winds on Thursday, reached land about 11:15 p.m. between Cape

Hurricane Arthur forms in the Atlantic

 Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics and barbecues. Forecasters expect Arthur to whip past the state’s Outer Banks on Friday without making

Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

 As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane