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  • Enhanced Fujita Scale

    Enhanced Fujita Scale

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    Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

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    Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

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  • April 27th: Five Years Later

    April 27th: Five Years Later

    On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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    On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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    Weather and disaster coverage

    Weather and disaster coverage

    (Source: Doug Gunnare via AP)(Source: Doug Gunnare via AP)

    Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

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    Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

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    Check out these slideshows and more from weather events around the world.

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    Check out these slideshows from weather events and natural disasters around the world.

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  • Floods: Weather coverage

    Floods

    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    Flooding does more than just make things wet - it's potentially deadly and causes widespread destruction that can take years to recover from.

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  • Wildfires: Weather coverage

    Deadly fires in California

    More than 20 wildfires across hundreds of square miles have claimed lives and property in northern California. 

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    More than 20 wildfires across hundreds of square miles have claimed lives and property in northern California. 

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  • First Alert Forecast: tropical moisture to fuel spells of heavy rain

    First Alert Forecast: tropical moisture to fuel spells of heavy rain

    Monday, May 28 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 08:05:08 GMT
    Subtropical Storm Alberto is poised to make a Gulf Coast landfall (over or near Pensacola, FL later on Memorial Day). A tropical moisture plume - indirectly associated with Alberto - will fuel heavy rain chances for the Carolinas. (Source: WECT)Subtropical Storm Alberto is poised to make a Gulf Coast landfall (over or near Pensacola, FL later on Memorial Day). A tropical moisture plume - indirectly associated with Alberto - will fuel heavy rain chances for the Carolinas. (Source: WECT)

    Though Tropical Storm Alberto will not directly pass over the Cape Fear Region, its circulation will funnel deep tropical moisture into the Carolinas - a setup that favors enhanced chances for heavy rain.

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    Though Tropical Storm Alberto will not directly pass over the Cape Fear Region, its circulation will funnel deep tropical moisture into the Carolinas - a setup that favors enhanced chances for heavy rain.

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    Wave Transit closes for Memorial Day

    Wave Transit closes for Memorial Day

    Monday, May 28 2018 3:50 AM EDT2018-05-28 07:50:46 GMT
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)

    Wave Transit will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. They will not offer any services including buses, shuttles or vans for the entire day.

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    Wave Transit will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. They will not offer any services including buses, shuttles or vans for the entire day.

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  • Celebrate Memorial Day with these local events

    Celebrate Memorial Day with these local events

    Monday, May 28 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-05-28 06:45:30 GMT
    People from all over the area gathered at the WIlmington National Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony. (Source: Pixabay)People from all over the area gathered at the WIlmington National Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony. (Source: Pixabay)

    The 57th Annual Memorial Day Observance at Battleship North Carolina begins at 5 p.m. on Monday. 

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    The 57th Annual Memorial Day Observance at Battleship North Carolina begins at 5 p.m. on Monday. 

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