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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...

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

Apr 20, 2011

TWENTY-EIGHT tornadoes cut paths across North Carolina on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. This number exceeds the number of tornadoes that caused destruction across the state in 1984 (click here for a summary on the 1984 event). This makes this event the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history with respect to shear number of tornadoes as well as the...

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

A line of severe thunderstorms driven by strong dynamics and instability will push east into central NC Saturday afternoon, moving across the area from 10 am through 7 pm. The Storm Prediction Center map at the right shows the Severe Weather Potential for Saturday, April 16th, 2011. See the following briefings prepared by Jeff Orrock, NWS Raleigh, for details...

2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

Jun 30, 2010

On May 8 of 2008, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Southwest portion of Forsyth County. The tornado destroyed 3 homes, caused major damage for 28 structures and minor damage for 51 structures. Fortunately, no lives were lost during this destructive storm. The National Weather Service summarized the event in the following article:  May 8, 2008 Severe...

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Jun 29, 2010

Learn more about how Hurricane Floyd unleashed its fury in 1999. Floyd was a North Carolina disaster that took 57 lives and caused major property and environmental damage. Sixty-six counties in North Carolina, including Forsyth County, were declared disaster areas. Other statistics: Only 14% of flood victims carried Flood Insurance 12,000 small businesses...