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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...

NWS Hurricane Survival Guide

NWS Hurricane Survival Guide

Jul 1, 2010

The 2010 National Weather Service Hurricane Survival Guide is now available. This guide is full of useful information and was compiled by the NWS Offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Morehead City....

It is Hurricane Season! Be Ready!

It is Hurricane Season! Be Ready!

Jun 17, 2010

(Photo by NASA)Hurricane season has begun in the Atlantic!  The damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical systems can be felt throughout the entire state of North Carolina.  It is important to have a plan and to stay informed.  Don’t let these dangerous systems catch you off guard....