Displaying items by tag: hurricane

It's been a fast start to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with four named storms already in the books and a new record for early-season development less than one month into the official start to the season. AccuWeather forecasters are now monitoring Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico waters for a possible flurry of new development during the first part of July, some of which could dampen the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Published in Local News

PEMBROKE — Researchers at The University of North Carolina-Pembroke, East Carolina University, and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs will undertake a longitudinal study of hurricane-affected residents of four rural North Carolina counties thanks to a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:23

NWS: Florence Remnant Could Return to Carolinas

ROCKINGHAM— Florence may not be finished with the Carolinas just yet.

A remnant of the once-Category 4 hurricane that devastated parts of North and South Carolina over the weekend could be headed this way.

According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system left over from Florence has looped back around and currently has gale-force winds. As of 8:07 p.m. Thursday, the system was 100 miles northeast of Bermuda heading southwest at 15 mph.

While the probability is only 20 percent, meteorologists say the low could develop tropical characteristics over the next five days.

Published in Local News

Devastating floods in Texas.  Storm surge and mammoth power outages in Florida. 

Over the past three weeks, America has witnessed catastrophic destruction caused by two major hurricanes.  Like you, I am saddened by the tragic impact and continue to pray for those whose lives have been torn apart.

Published in Local News

RICHMOND COUNTY – It wasn’t too long ago that the Sandhills region of North Carolina was in need of help from neighboring states when Hurricane Matthew ravaged the eastern seaboard in October, 2016. The storm left a path of devastation and destruction in its wake, leaving millions of people across the state in need of disaster relief. And now the time for Richmond County and the state of North Carolina to step up to the plate has come.

Published in Local News

ROCKINGHAM – As hurricane season rages on and millions of people across the country have been affected, most recently along the southeast Texas coast, there is a need to assist those families and communities. And members of the First Baptist Church of Rockingham are answering the call.

Published in Local News

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey's destruction along the eastern coast of Texas this week, the Richmond County Historical Society retraces steps into Richmond County's past experiences with tragic flooding.

Published in Local News