Lizards are taking over where Hurricane Michael hit last year

Local folks are noticing more lizards than usual. The population is booming.

  FEMA personnel stage in CSRA ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Fire Chief James says all hurricane expenses during this time, will be billed to Chatham County.

If power outages occur, take caution when using a generator to power your home.

  The Augusta area prepares for 5,000 evacuees after mandatory evacuation for Georgia counties east of I-95.

  Woman creates backyard tent community for Hurricane Michael victims

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7 injured, home destroyed after EF-2 tornado rips through Edgefield County

  Hurricane Michael swept away bride’s home - but not her wedding. She tied the knot on her home’s slab

2018 Atlantic hurricane season: The year of Florence and Michael

FEMA continues to expand individual disaster assistance list in SWGA

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

President Trump visits Red Cross in Macon to thank volunteers

President Trump visited Red Cross volunteers in Macon Monday to thank them for their work.

  Local tree business booming after Tropical Storm Michael

The CSRA escaped Tropical Storm Michael with minimal damage, but debris is keeping tree services busy.

  With direct hit, Hurricane Michael wrecked Tyndall Air Force Base

Nearly all the structures on the base sustained significant damage on Wednesday, the base said, impacted by Hurricane Michael’s Category 4 winds and, in some cases, its storm surge.

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael's wake

Search-and-rescue teams find body in Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael; authorities express little doubt death toll will rise as searchers continue their work

Red Cross of Augusta in disaster assessment phase after Hurricane Michael

  After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Richmond, Columbia Counties well prepared for the aftermath of Michael

Man rushes to save sea life at marine lab after oxygen pumps fail during Hurricane Michael

  Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina with floods and outages as it moves up East Coast

Michael does minimal damage to southeast Georgia crops

Agriculture is huge in the state of Georgia, especially this time of year. Hurricane Michael damaged and even ruined many crops across the state but local farmers in southeast Georgia were quick to take precautions to minimize crop loss.

List of school reopening’s after Michael

List of schools reopening in the area after Michael

Taking a look at the damage left from Michael in Burke County

A look at the damage that Tropical Storm Michael left in Burke County

Officials identify 11-year-old killed in 'freak accident’ during Hurricane Michael

Officials in Seminole County have confirmed a child has died as a result of Hurricane Michael.

  Trees down across Barnwell County in the wake of Michael

Downed trees were a common sight in Barnwell County Thursday in the wake of Michael.

Jefferson County, GA first responders prepared to protect during Hurricane Michael

Wrens feels the wrath of Hurricane Michael

Columbia County closes Emergency Operations Center

Columbia County announces Emergency Management Agency will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday

Hurricane Michael: Images coming in from social media

Images & Videos from Tropical Storm Hurricane as it hit the CSRA

Areas to avoid in the CSRA

Police and EMA has identified several areas of the CSRA that should be avoided due to storm damage.

  Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves through Georgia

The Category 1 storm has brought a life-threatening storm surge and catastrophic winds to Florida, where one death has been reported. Now the hurricane tears through Georgia.

Power outages due to Tropical Storm Michael

Power outages are beginning to pop up as Hurricane Michael begins to move into the CSRA. We will keep a list of affected areas here.

  Gov. Henry McMaster urges Aiken residents to prepare for Hurricane Michael

Rainfall and flooding is also a significant threat inland into the Carolinas.

Famous for staying open during natural disasters, Waffle House closes 21 restaurants

Hurricane Michael is so bad, Waffle House - which never closes - actually closed some restaurants.

  Augusta Mayor, EMA Director and County Administrator give update on plans for Hurricane Michael

The most recent updates from County Officials on Hurricane Michael.

Charlie Norwood Medical Center have cancelled all appointments ahead of Michael

All appointments have been cancelled at the Charlie Norwood Medical Center ahead of Michael.

5PM UPDATE: Hurricane Michael pushes inland; Heavy rain, wind, and tornado threat moves into the CSRA

The latest on Michael from the First Alert weather team. Michael heads for the Gulf Coast and will impact the CSRA

Augusta Regional flights have been cancelled & delayed ahead of Michael

Several flights have been cancelled & delayed at Augusta Regional ahead of Michael.

Shelters in Aiken Co. preparing to open ahead of Michael

Shelters in Aiken County are preparing to open ahead of Michael.

Augusta Public Works is handing out free sand bags

Free sand bags are being handed out at the Public Works Building on Tobacco Road.

  Augusta leaders hold briefing for Hurricane Michael update

Augusta-Richmond County leaders met Thursday morning to discuss plans for Hurricane Matthew.

Watch Live: Hurricane Michael coverage from Panama City

Watch live from Panama City as Hurricane Michael comes ashore as a strong Category 4 storm.

Watch as Hurricane Michael comes ashore from live cams along the Florida coast has set up live cameras along the Florida Coast. Watch as this monster hurricane comes ashore.

  Hurricane Michael: FL county issues friendly trespass warning for weatherman Jim Cantore

A Florida sheriff’s office puts up a friendly trespass warning to keep storm-chasing weatherman away from their part of the state as Hurricane Michael approaches.

Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

Gov. Nathan Deal declares state of emergency for 92 Georgia counties ahead of Hurricane Michael.

Richmond County Fire/EMA tracking Hurricane Michael

Augusta-Richmond County Fire/EMA is tracking Hurricane Michael

Viral Frying Pan Tower flag up for auction

As Hurricane Florence crept toward the North Carolina coast two weeks ago, internet users were glued to the Frying Pan Tower ocean cam watching the storm pummel an American flag with intense winds and rain.

A year after Maria hit Puerto Rico, one bakery works to serve the neighborhood

One bakery owner says a year after Maria hit Puerto Rico that you have to keep working, and do it with love.

LIVE: American flag at Frying Pan Tower survives storm

The storm crept towards the Carolina coast one week ago, and much of the impacts residents were bracing for could be seen on the camera.

Hurricane Florence leads to hospital wedding proposal

The hospital said the two have known each other for more than 20 years, but Hewett proposed this weekend in the hospital.

NC family thanks lineman by doing their laundry

Shannon Krueger and her daughters reached out to lineman in their area and offered to do their laundry.

Veteran plays with children at shelter after long day assisting in recovery efforts

Moose Mustafa, a resident of Pasco County, Florida, has been assisting with flood operations in Brunswick County this week.

Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, possibly leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

Family members ID man killed in tornado

The moment the tornado tore the building’s roof off was captured on video. Debris swirled overhead as the twister moved through the area along Hull Street near between Genito and Courthouse roads.

  Resources sent out from CSRA to help those impacted by Florence

In the CSRA, the impact from Florence is no longer a threat, but local agencies are sending help to the Carolina's. The Red Cross of Augusta tells us more than 30 response vehicles are going to the coast to assist.

Florence’s deluge raises death toll to 32

Historic and likely catastrophic flooding is expected, as dams and levees threaten to fail and rivers have not yet crested across the Carolinas.

VIDEOS: Tornadoes rip through Central Virginia

NBC12 viewers have sent numerous videos and photos as tornadoes ripped through Central Virginia on Monday afternoon.

Cajun Navy rescues hundreds in Carolinas

The Cajun Navy first emerged in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to rescue folks caught in the storm’s floodwaters.

Tractor trailer driving over SC highway as it collapses

It happened just north of Chesterfield on Highway 145 North near Jimmy Creek.

S. Carolina woman fled to Florida from Florence and was greeted with a stranger’s kindness

A woman fled Florence from Myrtle Beach, SC to Sarasota, FL, and a stranger bestowed an act of kindness in a parking lot.

Florence brings heavy rains, dangerous flooding even as it weakens

Officials say the biggest worry in coming days is the flooding of inland rivers across North and South Carolina and Virginia.

  LATEST: Tropical Depression Florence update

Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday morning and continues to weaken as it pulls away from the Southeast U.S. Complete Florence coverage >>

TS Florence death toll climbs to 11

Tropical Storm Florence is moving slowly inland and south, causing catastrophic flooding over North and South Carolina.

Florence now a tropical storm, leaves several dead, ‘catastrophic’ flood warnings in effect

Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, claimed fives lives in North Carolina as it pounds the region with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, dangerous surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.

  Some Augusta hotels are letting pets stay during Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence tears through the Carolinas, many evacuees who are calling Augusta home for the next few days are able to do so with their entire families. Yes, that includes their furry friends.

‘FLORIDA MAN IS HERE!!!!!’: Flag-waving, head-banging man defies Florence

A Florida man defied hurricane-force winds in nothing but his skivvies, banging his head and waving the American flag to the Slayer song “Raining Blood."

Verizon Wireless offering free cell service to customers impacted by Hurricane Florence

According to a press release, the offer is available from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 for postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, and are in the direct path of the storm.

Hurricane Florence becomes Category 1; outer bands lash coast, catastrophic flooding expected

The impact of Florence will be widespread, with forecasters saying the biggest concerns are the hurricane's torrential rainfall, life-threatening storm surge and potential for flash flooding.

  Allendale County prepares to take in Hurricane Florence evacuees

A lot of the people to the east on the South Carolina coast are expected to evacuate to Allendale. With the uncertainty of how Florence is going to impact this area, everyone is on high alert.

  Columbia County works to prevent possible flash-flooding from Hurricane Florence

Engineers that work for Columbia County will monitor the Hurricane Florence and road conditions all weekend - and they need your help to make sure your property does not clog storm drains.

Resources to help you get through Hurricane Florence

Shelters/ Temporary Housing for People and Pets:  Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds  301 Hale Street, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 821-1155 Georgia State Parks are also open to all evacuees at no cost and no pet fees. They are waiving the parking fee for evacuees. #HurricaneFlorence Team Stinky Kiss Rescue  Pairs community members with both people and animals so that ...

  Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

  Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.

  Red Cross prepared to open shelters in GA for Hurricane Florence

The emergency declaration Georgia Governor Nathan Deal ordered mainly focuses on the expected interruption in supplies and gasoline. Here locally, the Red Cross is preparing too by gathering needed supplies.

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 2, still threatens millions of homes

The path of the storm affects homes of more than 5 million people, and more than 1 million have been ordered to evacuate. The storm is about 300 miles wide and will bring epic flooding.

Cajun Navy to deliver donations to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

The Baton Rouge Police Department, Behind the Line, and Back the Blue collected truckloads of donations for Texas during Hurricane Harvey and now, the leftovers are going to help others.

Watch Hurricane Florence come ashore on live cams along the East Coast

Watch the surf become increasingly dangerous from as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas.

  Storm Services trucks staging at Columbia Co. Fairgrounds to help provide relief

Dozens of tractor trailers are lined up on the Columbia County Fairgrounds, preparing to head toward the coast to help with hurricane relief efforts. The trucks are being staged by Storm Services, a company that specialized in the design, setup, and management of storm relief base camps.

Strengthening Hurricane Florence eyes Carolinas, 1 million ordered to evacuate

Forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous category 4 hurricane by early Friday morning.