North Carolina hurricane News

Karen Clark & Co. Estimates $2.5B in Insured Losses from Hurricane Florence

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence will reach $2.5 billion, according to an estimate from Karen Clark & Co. The estimate of insured losses to residential, commercial, and industrial properties and autos comes from KCC’s High Resolution U.S. Hurricane Reference Model …

Update: Category 1 Hurricane Florence Lands in Carolinas, Threatening Floods, Tornadoes, Power Outages

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, leaving more than half a million people without power and facing at least another day of heavy rain and wind. Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach Friday as a Category 1 storm, and is now …

Update: ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Florence Prompts Evacuations in Carolinas

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018, 5:47 am— Florence continued to roll toward the U.S. East Coast, poised to become the strongest hurricane in almost 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing a coastline that …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Spared All But North Carolina

Sunday marked the end of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season during which North Carolina was the only state to have a storm hit the mainland. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the six-month season saw only one hurricane making …

Arthur Damage Assessments Underway in North Carolina

Hurricane Arthur made landfall before midnight on July 3 near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a Category 2 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were 100 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. State officials said no casualties have been …

Hurricane Arthur Prompts North Carolina Coast Evacuations, East Coast Flood Watches

Hurricane Arthur gained strength as it bore down on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where some residents and visitors were ordered to evacuate as the Atlantic’s first storm of the season moved north. Arthur was about 150 miles (240 kilometers) south-southwest …

North Carolina Begins Surveying Outer Banks Residents on Evacuation

State and federal emergency officials will survey hundreds of Outer Banks residents to find out if they would ever evacuate for a hurricane so they can estimate how crowded roads will be when people are told to leave ahead of …

North Carolina Learned Lessons from Last Year’s Category 1 Irene

This time last year folks in Beaufort County, North Carolina were packed up and ready to heed an evacuation warning when Hurricane Irene was forecast to come ashore as a Category 2 storm. When the storm was downgraded, people decided …