Aftermath of Hurricane Marilyn, another Category 3 hurricane.
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Hurricane Bonnie Update
News story originally written on August 25, 1998
There is a big hurricane
called Bonnie out in the Atlantic ocean right now. Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage
From the National Weather Service, Miami, Florida, 11 a.m. EDT: A hurricane warning remains in effect from Murrels Inlet South Carolina to the North Carolina/Virgina border...Including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. A hurricane watch remains in effect from Savannah, Georgia to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and from the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Henlopen Delaware...Including the Chesapeak Bay Southward from Windmill Point.
Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion in the hurricane warning area. Interests in the watch and warning areas should follow recommendations from their local emergency management officials. The forecast track brings the center near the outer banks of North Carolina late Wednesday morning. Tropical storm force winds are likely to arrive at the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina near midnight and hurricane force winds near dawn Wednesday.
Here's the tropical update index supported by the Weather Channel.
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