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State Ports Scheduled To Close

Updated: 08/24/2011 - The Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington will be closing their gates to commercial traffic at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 26 in preparation for the threat of Hurricane Irene.

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DOT Plans For Likely Closure Of Island Lifeline

Posted: 08/24/2011 - North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks.

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Hurricane History

Updated: 08/24/2011 - The last Category 3 or higher to hit the Carolinas was Bonnie in 1998, but caused less damage than other memorable hurricanes.

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Red Cross: Get Your Hurricane Kit Ready

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Representatives from the American Red Cross appeared on WITN News at Sunrise with a checklist of what to pack in a hurricane kit.

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Greenville Utilities Readies Emergency Plan

Posted: 08/24/2011 - While losing power is a threat for much of Eastern Carolina because of Hurricane Irene, utility companies are doing what they can now to make outages as short-lived as possible.

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Marina Rebuilding After Fire Braces For Irene

Posted: 08/24/2011 - Workers at McCotter's Marina in Beaufort County are not only tying down or removing boats from the water in preparation for Hurricane Irene, they are still trying to rebuild from a destructive fire earlier this year.

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BCMC Prepares Hospital, Staff For Irene

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Hospitals in the east are prepping for Irene -- making sure they're able to care for patients during and after the storm.

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Evacuation Orders For Ocracoke

Updated: 08/23/2011 - Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches.

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Are You Ready For Hurricane Irene?

Posted: 08/22/2011 - As Hurricane Irene churns in the Atlantic, now is the time to prepare for a potential storm. Click full story for a refresher on what you need in your disaster supply kit.

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Gert To Stay Well Offshore

Updated: 08/16/2011 - Gert has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone passing moving east of Newfoundland.

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5:00 PM Update: Emily Downgraded

Updated: 08/04/2011 - As of the 5:00 p.m. update, Tropical Storm Emily was downgraded to a remnant low. She is still moving slowly to the WNW with maximum winds at 35 mph. There is still a large area of thunderstorm activity, but the main circulation related to Emily has dissipated.

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