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North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Inland Flooding from Hurricane Inland Flooding of home from hurricane

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared the week of May 9, 2021 through May 15, 2021, Hurricane preparedness week.  Hurricane season is from August to October, but hurricanes have occurred as early as May and as late as November.  The National Weather Service along with North Carolina Department of public safety wants all North Carolinians to fully be prepared in the event that a hurricane hits our state.  They have designated a specific topic area of preparedness for each day of the week during hurricane preparedness week.

Day of The Week

Topics

Sunday

Determine Your Risk

Monday

Develop an Evacuation Plan/Storm Surge

Tuesday

Assemble Disaster Supplies/High Winds

Wednesday

Get an Insurance Checkup/Inland Flooding

Thursday

Strengthen Your Home/Tornadoes

Friday

Help Your Neighbor/Rip Currents

Saturday

Complete a Written Plan

The information for each topic area can be found at https://www.weather.gov/rah/2021nchpw

One important takeaway is that all areas of North Carolina from the coast to the mountains are susceptible to the impacts of a hurricane.  There are five areas of impact, with coast being at risk for storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. The central part of the state could be impacted from freshwater flooding, high winds and tornadoes and the mountains could be impacted from tornadoes and flash floods due to heavy rain.   Having a plan in place is a key to weathering the impact of a hurricane.  It only takes a few a short amount of time to get informed and to make the necessary preparations.  Remember that failing to plan is planning to fail.

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