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  • Hurricane Irma reported by WRAL reporter Ken Smith

    Hurricane Irma caused massive devastation to the US Virgin Islands during early September, 2017.

    In response, the US ARMY 602 medical company – based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina – deployed on recovery and medical mission to ST. Thomas. WRAL reporter Ken Smith and photojournalist Richard Adkins flew with the military team to document the effort.

    While there, another hurricane named Maria approached ST Thomas. The 602nd medical company had to temporarily suspend their activity and transfer to a Navy ship for safety until Hurricane Maria passed by.

    WRAL news anchor: Kathryn Brown
    Aired: September 17, 2017

  • WRAL reporter Ken Smith reports on Hurricane Irma damage in St Thomas

    Hurricane Irma packed category 5 winds when it slammed into the Virgin Islands around September 10, 2017. The devastation was enormous. WRAL reporter Ken Smith is from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and was anxious to see his parents and extended family and friends.

    Ken and photographer Richard Adkins were able to fly down to the islands with the ARMY 602 medical company out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The US ARMY was deployed to assist with medical needs and recovery missions.

    Watch this touching video of Ken reconnecting with his mother. Plus, Ken and Richard see the devastation that Hurricane Irma left in her wake.

    News anchor: Cullen Browder.
    Saturday, September 16, 2017.

  • Behind the Solar Eclipse: Being Camera-Ready for the Big Event

    WRAL-TV Photojournalists Richard Adkins and Keith Baker knew they had one chance at bringing the solar eclipse live atop Clingman’s Dome to Triangle viewers.  These were the two men behind the cameras in the path of totality with WRAL-TV Chief
  • NOAA Hurricane Hunter Aircraft

    WRAL News photographer Richard Adkins flew into the eye of a storm named Irene, August 2011. You’ll see what happens inside this special aircraft referred to as a “Hurricane Hunter” as it criss-crosses through a hurricane.

    Adkins wrote and shot this story. It is voiced by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.

    Hold on to your seat as you watch!

  • WRAL Chief Meteorologist travels to the summit of Mount Washington

    WRAL Chief Meteorologist is known for his love of science and cold weather. His trip to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire was a dream come true.

    This two part report (seen back-to-back) features Greg enjoying being in the cold northern regions, even to the point of helping residents shovel their snow. Then he traveled to the summit of Mount Washington, also known as “Home of the World’s Worse Weather.” Greg meets with fellow scientists and experiences the frigid, harsh conditions of the mountain.

    Photographer – Richard Adkins
    February 16, 2012