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2 years 7 months ago

East Coast braces for Irene

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane watches are out from North Carolina to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene that is still battering islands in Bahamas before heading to the East Coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday afternoon also issued the first warnings for the entire North Carolina coast to...

3 years 6 months ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

3 years 7 months ago

Hurricane Danielle now a major storm

Forecasts say Hurricane Danielle has reached major hurricane status and keeps getting more dangerous. National Hurricane Center forecasters say Danielle is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. Forecasters say swells churned up by Danielle could reach parts of the U.S. East Coast by...

3 years 9 months ago

East Coast in for another scorcher

Forecasters say the day after one of the hottest in decades in the Eastern U.S. won't be any more comfortable. More of the same is forecast today with temperatures in the 90s to 100 degrees or more. The temperature broke records yesterday in New York, where it hit 103,...

3 years 11 months ago

Candles offer a whiff of White Castle's burgers

Fans of White Castle's oniony hamburgers have a new way to indulge without any calorie guilt: a scented candle infused with the burgers' aroma. The Columbus, Ohio-based fast-food chain this week introduced candles that smell like its Slider burgers in a promotion with Autism Speaks. Proceeds from the sale of...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Hurricane risk for East Coast higher this year

Hurricane forecasters say cooler ocean temperatures in the Pacific and warmer temperatures in the Atlantic increases the risk for the East Coast to be slammed by a hurricane this season. Colorado State University researchers Wednesday updated their Atlantic hurricane season forecast, saying there's a 45 percent chance of a...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Northeast floods swamp roads, force evacuations

Flooding across the Northeast forced hundreds of residents from their homes by Wednesday, knocked out sewage plants, and snarled traffic on major East Coast routes as roads transformed into a soaked labyrinth of detours and closures. As three days of record-breaking rains tapered to a drizzle, forecasters warned the...

4 years 2 months ago

Snow shows no letup on the east coast

Trees have toppled onto apartment buildings and cars as a blizzard batters the Mid-Atlantic region this morning. Two deaths have been reported. Airlines canceled flights, Amtrak canceled service and churches called off weekend worship as officials warned people to just stay home. A record of 2½ feet or more is...

4 years 7 months ago

Search for killer sharks off Massachusetts coast

Beaches in Chatham, Massachusetts could reopen today after several shark sightings last week. Sharks first landed on the beach patrol's radar screen Thursday, when state Division of Marine Services biologists identified five large sharks, possibly great whites in the area. On saturday officials raised the red no-swimming flags. They...

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