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Tropical Storm Chris Brings Rough Surf and Dangerous Rip Currents to North Carolina

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 11:14 AM

As Tropical Storm Chris swirls off the North Carolina coast, emergency officials are monitoring the storm carefully and warning coastal residents and vacationers to be cautious. Already, the storm is churning up heavy seas and dangerous surf, which claimed the life of one beachgoer on the Outer Banks this weekend. 

Three New Application Centers Open to Help North Carolinians Recover from Hurricane Matthew

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 4:46 PM

Three new Hurricane Matthew Housing Recovery Application Centers will open June 28 to help hurricane survivors whose homes were damaged by the devastating storm. The newest ReBuild NC Application Centers are located in Windsor, Fair Bluff and Kinston and will join four existing centers in Fayetteville, Tarboro, Lumberton and Goldsboro to help people apply for financial help to repair or rebuild their homes.

Governor Cooper to Visit Affected Western Counties Today

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:23 PM

While rains from Alberto are tapering off across western North Carolina, emergency officials are keeping a close watch on river and lake levels as the threat of flooding, landslides and mudslides remains significant.  Initial reports indicate a landslide yesterday evening near Boone may have claimed two lives.  Rescue teams recovered two bodies from the collapsed home where a gas leak also occurred.

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