Take a few minutes during National Hurricane Preparedness Week to review your emergency preparedness plan for your home and your workplace.
History shows that North Carolina is among the states most frequently affected by hurricanes. Any storm striking east of New Orleans has the potential to impact North Carolina. Cape Hatteras is the fourth most commonly affected area, including the Caribbean islands.
Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes and rip currents. Of these hazards, inland flooding is responsible for more deaths than the remaining hazards combined.
Published May 24, 2012.