One of the strongest El Ninos on record has formed in the Pacific Ocean and will affect the hurricanes that threaten our coast. We tell you why.
Below Normal Hurricane Season Expected
Although the 2015 hurricane season got off to an early start with Tropical Storm Ana, forecasters say overall tropical weather activity in the Atlantic will likely be below normal.
Hurricane Hazel: What We’ve Learned
In the last of three parts, we take a look at how hurricane forecasting, state planning for emergencies and building codes have changed since Hazel hit 60 years ago today.
Hazel: The Benchmark Hurricane
In the second part of the storm’s 60th anniversary series, we relive Hurricane Hazel with survivors from Brunswick, New Hanover and Carteret counties.
Hurricane Hazel 60 Years Later
Sixty years ago this week, the most powerful hurricane to strike North Carolina devastated much of our coastline. In the first of three parts, we relive Hazel with people who lived through the landfall.
Hogs After Floyd: Nothing’s Changed
Hog lagoons flooded after Hurricane Floyd and state officials made many assurances to change the way hog waste is treated. Fifteen years later and nothing much had changed.
The Legacy of Hurricane Floyd
North Carolina’s worst natural disaster and costliest hurricane made landfall 15 years ago this week. In the first of two parts, we take a look at the legacy Floyd left in its wake.
Arthur Spares N.C. Coast
The hurricane was too small and too fast-moving to do any lasting damage on its Fourth of July sprint up the coast.
Remembering Emily and Isabel
As we head into the height of the hurricane season, we pause to remember two catastrophic hurricanes a decade apart that have significant anniversaries this year.
Cleaning Up the Mess Left by Sandy
Dare County officials say property owners are responsible for removing the remains of houses scattered up and down the beach near Rodanthe on the Outer Banks.
Call a Cab — of Sorts — to Get By Busted Roadway
After Hurricane Sandy, there’s been no way to get to Buxton, Avon and the rest of southern Hatteras Island except by four-wheel drive or taking a long ferry ride. But now you can call a ‘taxi.’
State Still Struggles to Keep N.C. 12 Passable
More than a month after Hurricane Sandy passed the N.C. coast, state highway officials are still trying to keep traffic moving along Hatteras Island’s main roadway.
Sandy Slaps Outer Banks As She Goes By
The ocean flooded neighborhoods, covered N.C. 12 and felled a pier along the Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy went by. Hatteras Island is once again cut off from the rest of the world.
Living in the Storm Track
Another hurricane season draws to an end and we here on the coast can begin to breath easier, but it’s worth remember what it’s like to live in the storm’s track.
After Irene, an Island Transformed
After Hurricane Irene passed a year ago, the Outer Banks were transformed. Houses were smashed to pieces, roads were buried under mountains of sand, inlets appeared where there were none. But the Bankers,as always, persevered.
Looking Back at Irene
The strong northeast winds that preceded Hurricane Irene a year ago pushed water away from the Outer Banks. Old hands knew that was a bad sign. Find out why in this reporter’s retrospective.