The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday increased its forecast for the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes this year to far above normal.
At least eight people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina.
Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Isaias made landfall Monday night near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.
Emergency managers in states from Florida to Maine were keeping an eye on Hurricane Isaias as it drenched the Bahamas prompting hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coast on Friday.
Newly formed Hurricane Isaias is bearing down on the Bahamas and the U.S. East Coast.
ELM GROVE -- Hurricane Florence caused more damage in North Carolina than originally estimated.
MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News on Thursday, Oct. 11 caught up with a Red Cross volunteer headed to the airport to help in the wake of Hurricane Michael, one month after Florence slammed into the Carolinas.
MILWAUKEE -- More help from southeast Wisconsin was on the way to the Carolinas Tuesday, Oct. 9 after Hurricane Florence -- as those along the Gulf Coast braced for another storm.
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – A convicted murderer displaced due to Hurricane Florence is accused of attacking a woman as she slept and raping her, according to Southern Pines police.Freeman Scott Ireland, 37, of Winnabow, faces a second-degree forcible rape charge.At about 11 p.m. Monday night, a woman told police a man she knew sexually assaulted her in her apartment in Southern Pines.When police arrived, Ireland was still in the apartment.Ireland was on "supervised release" by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction after serving more than 20 years for second degree murder and armed robbery in Brunswick County.He was displaced from Brunswick County due to hurricane storm damage and was looking to relocate to Moore County.“There is no place in our community for predators, sexual or otherwise," said Southern Pines Police Chief Bob Temme. "I have worked closely with our law enforcement partners at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, to ensure that an additional arrest warrant was issued for Freeman Scott Ireland to further provide the highest level of safety possible, not only for the victim in this case, but for the entire community as well.”Ireland was incarcerated under a $500,000 secured bond.
ATLANTIC OCEAN/NORTH CAROLINA - You saw it flying triumphantly off the North Carolina coast as Hurricane Florence made landfall; now you can take it home.
MILWAUKEE -- Two Salvation Army chaplains will deploy to North Carolina from Milwaukee on Monday, Sept. 23 to help out after Hurricane Florence.According to a news release, the chaplains' primary responsibility will be to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the storm.The chaplains will leave from Mitchell Airport early Monday morning.The Salvation Army has been on the ground in the Carolinas since Sept. 10.
WASHINGTON — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence.Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief along with separate legislation to fund the government.The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says the money would be available as grants to states to help rebuild housing and public works, and assist businesses as they recover from the storm.GOP Rep.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina soldier returned home after helping with the Hurricane Florence relief effort to find his home had been robbed.Multiple media outlets report that National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in storm-battered New Bern for 10 days and found his Charlotte home ransacked when he returned Friday.Ocampo said he found everything of value had been stolen, including a large TV, gaming system and a laptop with Ocampo's schoolwork on it.
WAUWATOSA -- A group of women from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church get together once a month to sew quilts for children and families in need in Latvia.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction.With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River.
GREENSBORO, NC – A North Carolina woman got the shock of her life while watching coverage of Hurricane Florence on WGHP.Sandy Gil said she saw video of her sister, Cindy, getting rescued during a newscast.Sandy sat down at her computer Monday after trying to get updates on the weather at the coast.
CHARLESTON -- South Carolina Gov.