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Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...

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 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...

Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Oct 1, 2010

(NWS Image of Estimated NC Rainfall for TS Nicole) Tropical Storm Nicole caused major flooding in Eastern portions of North Carolina. Emergency management officials, emergency response agencies and volunteers are tending to recovery efforts. NC Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety More information about...

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Sep 29, 2010

Please ensure that you are prepared for any potential flooding and that you continue to monitor the weather over the next few days. The following websites are great references: National Hurricane Center National Weather Service –...

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...