North Carolina Weather

Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60...
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Storefronts have wood paneling installed over windows, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New Bern, N.C., as a precaution against storm damage from Hurricane Florence.

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Hurricane Florence has gotten a little bit weaker but it remains a very large and dangerous storm. At 2 p.m., the storm was centered 435 miles (700 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving at 16...
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