Hurricane Florence’s fierce winds knock out all NOAA Weather Radio transmitters in eastern North Carolina

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports outages all of their Weather Radio transmitters in eastern North Carolina amid the height of Hurricane Florence’s rampage along the coast.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City, North Carolina, reported the following at 9:47 a.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018:

“All NOAA weather radio (NWR) transmitters in eastern North Carolina supported by National Weather Service (NWS) Morehead City are down. Winds from Hurricane Florence have disrupted service for the following NWR Transmitter Sites:

KXI95 in Warsaw in Duplin County 
KIG77 in Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks 
KEC84 in New Bern in Craven County 
WWH26 in Maimee in Currituck County

Given the life-threatening weather risks across the region, listeners are encouraged to monitor surrounding NWR broadcasts if available by changing your radio frequency. Users should also set their individual cell phones for weather emergency alerts.

If power and internet access are still available in your area, you can find information on setting cell phone alerts at www.weather.gov/wrn/wea. Additional and more detailed information is available on www.weather.gov/mhx. Please follow @NWSMoreheadCity on Twitter and Facebook and share any storm reports.”

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To stay up-to-date on the latest from dangerous Hurricane Florence, download the free AccuWeather app and check back frequently with AccuWeather.com.

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