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Hurricane Dorian, 2019

Apr 17, 2020

2020 Hurricane Season Will Be Active, NC State Researchers Predict

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be an active one, with 18 to 22 storms forming in the Atlantic basin. 

in Wilmington Beach, part of modern-day Carolina Beach, from Hazel.

Oct 15, 2019

Was Hazel North Carolina’s Worst-Case Hurricane?

No discussion about North Carolina's significant historical hurricanes is complete without including Hazel, which hit the state 65 years ago today. 

Crews line up to restore power after Hugo. (Courtesy of Duke Energy Archives)

Sep 23, 2019

For Duke Energy, No Shelter From Hugo’s Storm

Thirty years ago, Hurricane Hugo tested nearly every aspect of infrastructure in the Carolinas. 

A satellite image of Hurricane Hugo

Sep 23, 2019

How Howling Hugo Became the Western Piedmont’s Worst Hurricane

The N.C. Climate Office examines the monster 1989 storm's inland impact. 

The Tar River floods homes in Greenville after Floyd. (Image by Dave Saville/FEMA)

Sep 16, 2019

Hurricane Floyd’s Inundation Along the Tar River Spurred a Call to Action

In part 3 of a series from the North Carolina Climate Office, learn about the lasting impact of Hurricane Floyd. 

Hogs atop a barn in Trenton, NC, after Hurricane Floyd. (Image from the Wilmington StarNews)

Sep 16, 2019

Farmers Felt Hurricane Floyd’s Full Force, Beginning in Onslow County

Learn how Hurricane Floyd devastated the state's agriculture sector in this blog post from the North Carolina Climate Office. 

A helicopter flies over flooding in Edgecombe County. (Photo by Dave Saville/FEMA)

Sep 16, 2019

Hurricane Floyd’s Flooding Overwhelmed Eastern North Carolina

Look back at Hurricane Floyd's devastating impact on eastern N.C. in this blog post from the North Carolina Climate Office. 

Sep 12, 2019

Hurricane Dennis Menaced the Coast and Set the Stage for Floyd

Hurricane Dennis played a major role in amplifying the flooding and damage when Floyd arrived just 12 days later. 

Michael Brennan stands next to a satellite image of a hurricane on a screen in the National Hurricane Center

Aug 29, 2019

Inside the National Hurricane Center: A Q&A With Alumnus Michael Brennan

A branch chief at the National Hurricane Center clears up some common misconceptions about hurricanes and describes what life is like at the center of the forecasting action. 

A historical photograph of the Hatteras Weather Bureau after a 1899 hurricane

Aug 19, 2019

Few Traces Remain From ‘Wild and Terrific’ 19th-Century Hurricanes

The first article in a new series from the North Carolina Climate Office, part of the College of Sciences, looks at some memorable historical hurricanes.