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      • Hurricane season 2017

        Hurricane season 2017

        The 2017 hurricane season has yet to begin, but Tropical Storm Arlene has already formed in the Atlantic.

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        The 2017 hurricane season has yet to begin, but Tropical Storm Arlene has already formed in the Atlantic.

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      • April 27th: Five Years Later

        April 27th: Five Years Later

        On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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        On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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      • Weather and disaster slideshows

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        Check out these slideshows and more from weather events around the world.

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        Check out these slideshows from weather events and natural disasters around the world.

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      • Wildfires: Weather coverage

        Wildfires

        (Source: Sky News Australia/CNN)(Source: Sky News Australia/CNN)

        Dry weather and windy conditions are the perfect storm for wild fires, which cause wide-spread destruction leaving nothing but ashes in their wake.

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        Dry weather and windy conditions are the perfect storm for wild fires, which cause wide-spread destruction leaving nothing but ashes in their wake.

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      • Floods: Weather coverage

        Floods

        (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

        Flooding does more than just make things wet - it's potentially deadly and causes widespread destruction that can take years to recover from.

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      • Tornadoes: Weather coverage

        Tornadoes

        (Source: NOAA)(Source: NOAA)

        Tornadoes are a deadly force of nature that can leave death and destruction in their path. Check here for tornado and severe weather coverage.

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        Tornadoes are a deadly force of nature that can leave death and destruction in their path. Check here for tornado and severe weather coverage. 

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      • Large home being renovated in west Gulfport catches fire

        Large home being renovated in west Gulfport catches fire

        Thursday, May 25 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:04:32 GMT
        4,000 square foot home in west Gulfport catches fire overnight (Photo source: file)4,000 square foot home in west Gulfport catches fire overnight (Photo source: file)

        A large home being renovated in west Gulfport caught fire early Thursday morning. Battalion Chief Chris Henderson with the Gulfport Fire Department says crews were called to the two-story home on Hardy Avenue around 1 a.m. after a neighbor awoke to popping noises and the smell of smoke. Henderson believes renovations to the 4,000 square foot home were almost complete. Fortunately, it took crews only 40 minutes to contain the fire and the home is still salvageable. The owners of the ...

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        A large home being renovated in west Gulfport caught fire early Thursday morning. Battalion Chief Chris Henderson with the Gulfport Fire Department says crews were called to the two-story home on Hardy Avenue around 1 a.m. after a neighbor awoke to popping noises and the smell of smoke. Henderson believes renovations to the 4,000 square foot home were almost complete. Fortunately, it took crews only 40 minutes to contain the fire and the home is still salvageable. The owners of the ...

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      • George County battles gang epidemic

        George County battles gang epidemic

        Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:08:37 GMT

        Nestled in the 484 square miles of rural George County - largely unseen and hidden from the naked eye - is a gang problem fueled by drugs. 

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        Nestled in the 484 square miles of rural George County - largely unseen and hidden from the naked eye - is a gang problem fueled by drugs. 

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      • Island View breaks ground on beach casino

        Island View breaks ground on beach casino

        Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:57:15 GMT

        Island View Casino Resort broke ground Wednesday on a $75 million expansion south of Hwy. 90.

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        Island View Casino Resort broke ground Wednesday on a $75 million expansion south of Hwy. 90. 

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