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” ‘These Weather Channel guys are treated like frigging royalty,’ I was told by a satellite-truck operator [working on Hurricane Floyd in 1999]. ‘Usually, local people treat the media like scum — vultures preying on a disaster. But local people love these Weather Channel guys. ” ‘When we were in North Carolina for Dennis ‘ […]

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On this day in 1879: Winds of 135 mph and tides 4 feet above normal hit the North Carolina coast. “Beaufort and Morehead City are classed as ruined . . . completely wrecked,” reports the Raleigh Daily News. Only two lives are lost, both in rescue attempts, but the storm destroys Beaufort’s landmark three-story Atlantic […]

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