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First Alert Forecast: mainly dry skies, watching tropics closely

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A high pressure cell will continue to deliver many welcome hours of dry weather for relief and recovery this Sunday. A front could incorporate a glancing shot of tropical moisture for an enhancement in rain chances next week.

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First Alert Forecast: river stages

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Rainfall of one to two and locally three feet from Hurricane Florence continues to bring extensive, long-lasting, and in many cases record-setting river flooding across southeastern North Carolina.

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NWS confirms Columbus County tornado on Sunday

A tornado uprooted or snapped about 50 trees in Columbus County on Sunday. (Source: WECT) A tornado uprooted or snapped about 50 trees in Columbus County on Sunday. (Source: WECT)
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According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down around 10:38 p.m. near Tabor City.

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NWS releases preliminary reports of wind gusts, rainfall during Florence

As you begin to fix your home and remove trees, please be mindful of who you do business with. (Source: Russell Bothwell) As you begin to fix your home and remove trees, please be mindful of who you do business with. (Source: Russell Bothwell)
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Preliminary reports issued by the National Weather Service show wind gusts reached at least 105 mph at the Wilmington airport and ranged from 43 mph to 99 mph across the region. 

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FEMA urges storm victims to start filing insurance claims

FEMA reps are urging residents that have suffered damage from Hurricane Florence to begin the process of filing insurance claims, to fgind out if they qualify for federal disaster assistance. (Source: WECT) FEMA reps are urging residents that have suffered damage from Hurricane Florence to begin the process of filing insurance claims, to fgind out if they qualify for federal disaster assistance. (Source: WECT)
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Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are advising survivors of Hurricane Florence who are able to start the process of filing insurance claims for damage. They may qualify for federal assistance to cover losses not included in homeowner, renter or other insurance policies. 

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