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Bertha Becomes Seasons Second Hurricane, Heads Towards UK
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Prepare For Hurricane Season

Attention! This month is Hurricane Preparedness Month on the South Coast and we want to ensure the safety of your family, so please take note of these potentially lifesaving instructions.

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Forecasters Revise Hurricane Predictions For Atlantic

Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October

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Photo by Scott LaPierre/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Revere Tornado Causes Extensive Damage

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the fire department in that coastal city has received dozens of calls reporting partial building and roof collapses, and downed trees and power lines

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Tornado Rips Through Campground In Virginia, Two Dead

Virginia State Police say there are two confirmed deaths from a tornado that ripped through a campground this morning on Virginia's Eastern Shore.  The state's department of emergency management had reported a third death but a state police spokeswoman now says that was an erroneous report

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Courtesy of Karen Landry
Courtesy of Karen Landry

Arthur Soaks SouthCoast on July 4

Hurricane Arthur dumped about 8-10 inches of water on New Bedford and Fairhaven, and 4-8 in other SouthCoast communities, causing major flooding on busy streets and intersections. The storm also essentially washed out the Fourth of July, as residents were encouraged by the National Weather Service to remain indoors

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Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford
Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford

Flooding Reported On Southcoast

Southeastern Massachusetts saw heavy rains on Friday for much of the day, causing flooding in localized areas.  Route 18 in New Bedford sustained the worst flooding, and for a time Friday afternoon, State Police blocked off ramps leading to the highway to prevent cars from getting stuck

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4th of July Flash Flood Warning For New Bedford and Fairhaven

Instead of BBQ's, fireworks and beer, Independence Day 2014 will be remembered for umbrellas, flooded streets and Hurricane Arthur. After wreaking havoc on fireworks schedules across New England, Hurricane Arthur is dumping multiple inches of rain across the Southcoast

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Heavy Rain on the South Coast

Epic Rainstorm Hits South Coast

The combination of a cold front and Hurricane Arthur is leading to a dire flooding situation along the South Coast. Heavy rain developed during the morning and continued through the afternoon, with New Bedford and Fairhaven particularly hard hit

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New Bedford Fireworks Moved To Saturday

The threat of heavy rain from Hurricane Arthur has prompted New Bedford officials to move its Fourth of July Fireworks display over the harbor from Friday to Saturday night.  The show was scheduled to be held Friday night starting at 9pm

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UMass Fireworks Postponed

Predictions of torrential rains Thursday night and Friday has prompted UMass Dartmouth officials to postpone the University's Annual Freedom Festival celebration on campus.

UMass spokesman John Hoey

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