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August 28, 1998 | J. R. MOEHRINGER and EDITH STANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hurricane Bonnie looked at first like an incorrigible Southern flirt--causing a fuss, getting everyone's attention, then dancing away before doing much real harm. But late Thursday night she turned fickle, gathering strength and slamming into southeast Virginia with a late ferocity few expected. Trees were uprooted throughout the Norfolk, Va., area, and 1 million people were left without power.
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December 28, 2000 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breeze was kicking up and a line of squalls was bearing down that morning on Albemarle Sound, a ragged gash cutting into the upper North Carolina coastline. At the U.S. Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, N.C., where the Pasquotank River widens into the Albemarle, much of the base was deserted, as it almost always is on a Sunday morning. The four-man search and rescue crew was whiling its way through the first part of its 24-hour shift. Lt.
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NEWS
June 30, 1995 | From Associated Press
Three bodies were dragged from a pickup truck that crashed into a 25-foot-deep hole in a washed-out road, raising the death toll Thursday to at least six after eight straight days of rain in Virginia. At least two other people who were washed away by floodwaters on Tuesday, including a 3-year-old girl, were still missing as rain and the threat of more flooding hindered searchers.
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December 19, 2000 | From the Washington Post
The winds blew harder and the waves soared higher as the Coast Guard helicopter crew flew toward a ship in trouble off the Virginia coast. When they neared the pitching deck of the cruise ship SeaBreeze I, they peered through driving rain to find dozens of crew members soaked and terrified, huddling on the stern deck as waves as high as a four-story building pounded the ship.
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August 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Bonnie slapped the Virginia coast with intense winds and rain Friday, peeling off roofs and flattening trees before weakening to a tropical storm for the second time. Officials reported only two known deaths caused by the storm: A 12-year-old girl was killed in North Carolina's Currituck County, near the Virginia state line, when a tree fell on her house Thursday night, and a 50-year-old man in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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April 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A tornado that tore through rural Coatesville destroyed a home, killing a woman and her 13-week-old son. Moments before the twister hit, the woman's husband ran to the nearby house of a relative to warn of the approaching storm. The twister came out of a line of severe thunderstorms that crossed central and northern Virginia, damaging homes, knocking down dozens of trees and leaving thousands of people without power. Authorities were still trying to determine the extent of damage.
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August 18, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Felix, like a playful pet, pawed at the North Carolina-Virginia coastline Thursday while continuing to languish 275 miles offshore. The unpredictable storm drifted slightly north, enough to worry residents and vacationers at Virginia Beach, Va., as it had feinted a day earlier at the Outer Banks, North Carolina's barrier island vacationland. The threat from Felix, however, seemed to be dwindling as it edged farther away from the mainland.
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December 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Linemen and tree trimmers toiled to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in Virginia without electricity after a Christmas Eve ice storm. "We're making good progress, but it's tough going. Trees are down everywhere," Virginia Power spokesman Dan Geneste said. About 120,000 customers were without power, down from about 285,000 at the peak of the outages Thursday, he said. "We're hoping to get everyone back on by Wednesday."
SPORTS
August 28, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sophomore quarterback Michael Vick was supposed to provide the thunderbolts and lightning Sunday night at Lane Stadium. Mother Nature beat him to it. Literally seconds before Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were set to kick off in the Black Coaches Assn. Classic, a violent thunderstorm swept through the area and forced the game's postponement. "We could literally see what was coming with the naked eye," Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said of the weather front.
NEWS
December 28, 2000 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breeze was kicking up and a line of squalls was bearing down that morning on Albemarle Sound, a ragged gash cutting into the upper North Carolina coastline. At the U.S. Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City, N.C., where the Pasquotank River widens into the Albemarle, much of the base was deserted, as it almost always is on a Sunday morning. The four-man search and rescue crew was whiling its way through the first part of its 24-hour shift. Lt.
SPORTS
August 28, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sophomore quarterback Michael Vick was supposed to provide the thunderbolts and lightning Sunday night at Lane Stadium. Mother Nature beat him to it. Literally seconds before Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were set to kick off in the Black Coaches Assn. Classic, a violent thunderstorm swept through the area and forced the game's postponement. "We could literally see what was coming with the naked eye," Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said of the weather front.
NEWS
December 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Linemen and tree trimmers toiled to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in Virginia without electricity after a Christmas Eve ice storm. "We're making good progress, but it's tough going. Trees are down everywhere," Virginia Power spokesman Dan Geneste said. About 120,000 customers were without power, down from about 285,000 at the peak of the outages Thursday, he said. "We're hoping to get everyone back on by Wednesday."
NEWS
August 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Bonnie slapped the Virginia coast with intense winds and rain Friday, peeling off roofs and flattening trees before weakening to a tropical storm for the second time. Officials reported only two known deaths caused by the storm: A 12-year-old girl was killed in North Carolina's Currituck County, near the Virginia state line, when a tree fell on her house Thursday night, and a 50-year-old man in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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August 28, 1998 | J. R. MOEHRINGER and EDITH STANLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hurricane Bonnie looked at first like an incorrigible Southern flirt--causing a fuss, getting everyone's attention, then dancing away before doing much real harm. But late Thursday night she turned fickle, gathering strength and slamming into southeast Virginia with a late ferocity few expected. Trees were uprooted throughout the Norfolk, Va., area, and 1 million people were left without power.
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April 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A tornado that tore through rural Coatesville destroyed a home, killing a woman and her 13-week-old son. Moments before the twister hit, the woman's husband ran to the nearby house of a relative to warn of the approaching storm. The twister came out of a line of severe thunderstorms that crossed central and northern Virginia, damaging homes, knocking down dozens of trees and leaving thousands of people without power. Authorities were still trying to determine the extent of damage.
NEWS
August 18, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Felix, like a playful pet, pawed at the North Carolina-Virginia coastline Thursday while continuing to languish 275 miles offshore. The unpredictable storm drifted slightly north, enough to worry residents and vacationers at Virginia Beach, Va., as it had feinted a day earlier at the Outer Banks, North Carolina's barrier island vacationland. The threat from Felix, however, seemed to be dwindling as it edged farther away from the mainland.
NEWS
December 19, 2000 | From the Washington Post
The winds blew harder and the waves soared higher as the Coast Guard helicopter crew flew toward a ship in trouble off the Virginia coast. When they neared the pitching deck of the cruise ship SeaBreeze I, they peered through driving rain to find dozens of crew members soaked and terrified, huddling on the stern deck as waves as high as a four-story building pounded the ship.
NEWS
November 13, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Near-blizzard conditions plagued the Boston area Thursday, dumping up to a foot of snow and closing Logan Airport, but sun and seasonable temperatures elsewhere melted the snow from back-to-back storms blamed for 20 deaths. Among the victims was a 5-month-old boy who died Thursday after spending the night with his homeless parents in a car in New Britain, Conn.
NEWS
June 30, 1995 | From Associated Press
Three bodies were dragged from a pickup truck that crashed into a 25-foot-deep hole in a washed-out road, raising the death toll Thursday to at least six after eight straight days of rain in Virginia. At least two other people who were washed away by floodwaters on Tuesday, including a 3-year-old girl, were still missing as rain and the threat of more flooding hindered searchers.
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