The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos are bracing for Hurricane Irma on Thursday. Much of Cuba, the Florida Keys & South Florida are also under a hurricane watch. A storm surge watch has also been issued for parts of Florida. It’s increasingly more likely that Irma will directly impact parts of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina later but the exact time is unknown.
The crew of a WP-3D Orion fly into the eye of Hurricane Irma Tuesday evening to study the strengthening Category 5 storm. For flights through a hurricane, it is a three person team in the cockpit. The pilot in the left seat (closest to the camera) is responsible for flying a specific heading and altitude. The flight engineer in the middle seat is responsible for maintaining airspeed an monitoring all of the engine performance. The pilot in the right seat will back up the left seat pilot and handle all communications with the crew of ~15-20 in the back of the plane, which include dropsonde operators, meteorologists, in-flight technicians, and research scientists.
Credit: LT Rob Mitchell/NOAA
Roads across Columbia, South Carolina, were under water on Wednesday, April 5, after several inches of rain, mixed with hail, fell. The National Weather Service reported Columbia and outlying areas received two to three inches in 24 hours. This video was taken near Huger Street in Columbia.
February is on track to be one of the warmest if not the warmest Februaries on record. In keeping with higher temperatures many flowers and trees, like Bradford Pear trees, are in full bloom. The weather forecast for the March 1st calls for a chance of showers and a high near 80 degrees continuing the unseasonable late winter warming.
With Hurricane Matthew set to hit the South Carolina coast Saturday, Charleston's historic downtown area has been all but abandoned. The sidewalks of the usually bustling King Street are mostly empty and many store and restaurant windows have been boarded up.
Hundreds of York County residents came out to the streets Monday afternoon to watch the funeral processional of Detective Mike Doty, a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy who died in a shooting last week that wounded three other police officers. Doty’s funeral was held at Calvary Church in Charlotte. Doty was scheduled to be buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Rock Hill.
A horse-drawn caisson carried Det. Mike Doty's casket to his burial site Monday at Forest Hills Cemetery in Rock Hill. The SLED helicopter that sustained bullets during an ambush that left three York County law enforcement officers injured and that resulted in Doty's death two days later, flew overhead as thousands of attendees gathered for the funeral.
Hundreds of people met in front of the York County courthouse to remember Det. Mike Doty, a York County Sheriff's Officer who was shot Tuesday, Jan. 16. During the candlelight vigil, Sheriff Kevin Tolson said law enforcement will always have "your back." Doty died Thursday from his injuries.
Great Falls scored the final 13 points of its rivalry boys’ basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 against Lewisville. Hear from Great Falls coach/AD Jimmy Duncan and Lewisville AD Rusty Pemberton about the game and the Jan. 19 fighting.
Dozens of law enforcement from York County and Charlotte escort the body of Det. Mike Doty of the York County Sheriff's Office Thursday to Piedmont Medical Center. Doty died Wednesday from injuries sustained after a domestic violence suspect opened fire Tuesday on York County deputies and a York police officer.