September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA is encouraging residents to “Prepare to Protect” their loved ones.
Dare County has been awarded $4.2 million to elevate homes, one of the many counties to be awarded through the North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program.
Enlace Latino NC, a Spanish-language news service, recently launched Prepárate NC, an online guide with resources for the hurricane season in Spanish.
Threats of minor impacts such as heavy rain, localized flooding, gusty winds, minor soundside flooding and isolated tornadoes continue for eastern North Carolina Thursday as Tropical Storm Elsa moves across the state.
Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to approach eastern North Carolina late Wednesday night and move through the central and eastern parts of the state on Thursday.
Though Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to weaken to a depression before moving across parts of North Carolina, impacts still will be felt in the eastern part of the state Thursday into Thursday evening.
Tropical Storm Elsa is the earliest named E storm since 1966, or in the satellite era, proving the NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s forecast of a busy hurricane season.
The National Weather Service office in Newport is holding a forum about hurricanes Tuesday both online and in-person at Pine Knoll Shores town hall.
Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson and National Weather Service meteorologist Erik Heden are expected to share information on preparedness actions and the latest weather service forecast products.
FEMA reminds coastal residents to be prepared as the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season begins Tuesday.
The state and FEMA approved $6.5 million to acquire 31 flood-prone properties in Pender County that will be converted to open space.
Dare County Emergency Management encourages residents, nonresident property owners and business owners to obtain a 2021 reentry permit.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center expects 2021 to be an above-normal hurricane season.
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared Sunday through Saturday as Hurricane Preparedness Week.
The panel in charge of naming Atlantic tropical cyclones has retired some of the more notorious storm names from its rotating lists.
Following the scheduled razing this week of 12 Jacksonville townhouses that suffered extensive damaged during Hurricane Florence, the property will remain open space in order to conserve natural floodplain functions.