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Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Aug 29, 2011

North Carolina is picking up the pieces from the brutal assualt of Hurricane Irene. Power is being restored and many shelters are closing. Although the storm surge on the beaches has receeded, several rivers in Eastern NC are still at flood stage. Unfortunately, there were 6 deaths in NC due to storm-related incidents; most of those were caused by fallen...

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Aug 25, 2011

Hurricanes and tropical storms that affect North Carolina normally form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa between the months of June and November with the peak season occurring in early September.  The strength of hurricanes is rated by the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Below are links to websites and other resources for hurricane...

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Aug 24, 2011

    From Nick Petro, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS – Raleigh……….. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 1500h   Outer Bands of Irene already moving onshore along the Carolina coast. Gusty showers will become more numerous from the south this evening and overnight. Significant rainfall amounts east of I-95, and greatest east of US...

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

Aug 23, 2011

Local, state and federal partners are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Irene. With advances in technology, weather experts are able to forecast a tropical system’s path well in advance. This enables those in the hurricane’s path to make preparations ahead of the event. But not all weather hazards allow for such advanced warning. That is why...

2011 Hurricane Season Outlook

2011 Hurricane Season Outlook

Jun 6, 2011

  Click here to view a 20 minute presentation that discusses past hurricane seasons, what to expect for the 2011 Hurricane Season, the ingredients for an active season and where to find resources to help you prepare. Presentation provided and produced by Jeff Orrock, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh,...

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011 – May 22-28

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011 – May 22-28

May 20, 2011

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30. Hurricane Preparedness Week is a great time to brush up on your hurricane knowledge and planning. NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness website is a valuable reference tool. You will find links and the following daily topics on this website: Sunday – Hurricane History Monday – Storm Surge...

The President Declares Emergency for NC

The President Declares Emergency for NC

Sep 2, 2010

The President declares emergency for the state of North Carolina.  Hurricane Earl will be sweeping by the North Carolina coast tonight and Friday morning. No major impacts are expected in Forsyth County, but emergency management officials and other emergency response agencies in Forsyth County are on standby for our neighbors in the Eastern portion of the...

Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl

Aug 30, 2010

Hurricane Earl could be bearing down on the North Carolina coast by the end of the week.  “We continue to monitor the storm and stay in close contact with commonwealth and territorial emergency management officials in the region to ensure they have the resources to respond if needed,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “Our priority, as...

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Jul 13, 2010

Hurricanes are cyclonic low-pressure system storms originating in tropical ocean waters and fueled by latent heat from the condensation of warm water. Hurricanes and tropical storms that affect North Carolina normally form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa between the months of June and November with the peak season occurring in early...

“Changing Skies”

“Changing Skies”

Jul 12, 2010

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has just released their Summer 2010 Newsletter, “Changing Skies Over Central North Carolina.”  The following topics are highlighted:  NOAA Hurricane Outlook Hurricane Preparedness Lightning in North Carolina and Safety Hazardous Weather Testbed (A look into the future) New Aviation Climatological References...