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WECT and the First Alert Weather Team have joined forces with Walgreens to bring you Weather Radio Wednesdays!More >> Earl now a category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.More >> Authorities in Surf City, and around the area, are advising people to stay out of the ocean because of dangerous rip currents associated with the storm.More >> Want to know Earl's impact in YOUR county? Click here for a county-by-county break down of what to expect day by day as Earl approaches.More >> Insurance companies are no longer allowed to write new homeowner's policies until Hurricane Earl has passed.More >> Delta Airlines is allowing passengers to change their reservations one time if they are concerned about flying into Wilmington International Airport during Hurricane Earl.More >> Hospital officials said their staff is more than prepared and knows just when to swing into overdrive.
People stocked up on water and plenty of beer at the Brew Thru in Carolina Beach on Wednesday. The extra business was a welcome boom but the storm itself poses an unusual challenge to the building.More >> As coastal communities in Southeastern North Carolina prepare for the effects of Hurricane Earl, long-time residents are remembering the storms that have come before it.
Governor Bev Perdue has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina in anticipation of Hurricane Earl's arrival. RAW: Gov. Perdue talks about Hurricane Earl.More >> Hurricane Earl is a powerful Category 4 that could affect the southeastern coast. Replay our chat with First Alert Meteorologist Colin Hackman about Hurricane Earl from Tuesday night's newscast.More >> Animal experts say every household should have a pet friendly evacuation plan.More >> Being prepared for a major storm means making sure you have the right insurance to cover your home, but contrary to popular belief, homeowner's insurance doesn't cover everything.More >> When it comes to a hurricane, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is have insurance and understand your policy.More >> This link contains the official list of names for tropical cyclones/hurricanes for 2013 and beyond from the National Hurricane CenterMore >> This link contains the official list of names for tropical cyclones/hurricanes for 2013 and beyond from the National Hurricane CenterMore >> Get an explanation of tropical weather terminology, including watches and warnings.More >> According to the National Hurricane Center, the greatest potential for loss of life during a hurricane is from a storm surge. A storm surge consists of water pushed towards a shoreline by the force of winds circulating around the storm.More >> Experts say the best way to protect your home from costly hurricane damage is to protect the areas in which wind can enter. A great time to hurricane your proof your home is when you are making other improvements or adding an addition.More >> The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to rank hurricanes on a scale from 1-5. Click here to learn more about the scale.More >> Atlantic Names 200520062007200820092010 Arlene Bret Cindy Dennis Emily Franklin Gert Harvey Irene Jose Katrina Lee Maria Nate Ophelia Philippe Rita Stan Tammy Vince Wilma Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie WilliamMore >> TROPICAL STORM WATCHAn announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.TROPICAL STORM WARNINGAn announcementMore >> The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combineMore >>
Terminology you hear a lot during hurricane season. More >> Website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A wealth of information related to weather, oceans, navigation, and fisheries.More >> The Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The TPC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards.More >> FAQs about the tropics from the National Hurricane Center. More >> The Hurricane Intercept Research Team (HIRT) is a locally based hurricane chase team that researches the affects of storm surge in a hurricane or tropical storm's landfall area.More >>