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  • Hurricane survival checklist

    Hurricane survival checklist

    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    If a storm was headed your way tomorrow, would you be prepared? It's important to have a kit stored in your home with items to keep your family safe during a disaster.

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    If a storm was headed your way tomorrow, would you be prepared? It's important to have a kit stored in your home with items to keep your family safe during a disaster.

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  • Shelters in southeastern NC

    Shelters in southeastern NC

    Stick with WECT for updates during a storm to know when and which specific shelters will open. 

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    Stick with WECT for updates during a storm to know when and which specific shelters will open. 

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  • Atlantic storm names of 2017

    Atlantic storm names of 2017

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-04-19 12:17:26 GMT

    The 2017 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane names list starts with Arlene and ends with Whitney. Storm names are recycled every six years, except names of the most impactful storms are retired. 

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    The 2017 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane names list starts with Arlene and ends with Whitney. Storm names are recycled every six years, except names of the most impactful storms are retired. 

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  • Hurricane evacuation: where to head?

    Hurricane evacuation: where to head?

    If you opt to evacuate for an approaching hurricane, your direction of travel should hinge on the forecast track of the storm.

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    If you opt to evacuate for an approaching hurricane, your direction of travel should hinge on the forecast track of the storm.

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  • Hurricane climatology

    Hurricane climatology

    Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November and, within that span, average hurricane activity tends to follow a "bell curve" shape: - The least active months for hurricanes are on the edges of

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    Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November and, within that span, average hurricane activity tends to follow a "bell curve" shape.

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  • How do hurricanes form?

    How do hurricanes form?

    All hurricanes start as tropical disturbances, which are areas of unsettled weather or thunderstorms in the tropics. The storms will begin to become a little more organized and spin, this is known as a

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    All hurricanes start as tropical disturbances, which are areas of unsettled weather or thunderstorms in the tropics.

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  • Looking back at Hurricanes Bertha and Fran

    Looking back at Hurricanes Bertha and Fran

    Jun 01, 2016 10:32 PM2016-06-02 02:32:00 GMT

    I has now been 20 years since the historic 1996 hurricane season in southeast North Carolina.

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    I has now been 20 years since the historic 1996 hurricane season in southeast North Carolina.

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  • Hurricane Preparedness Week: Updating your insurance

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 11:47 AM EDT2016-05-18 15:47:36 GMT
    Wednesday, May 18 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-05-19 00:28:50 GMT

    Hurricane Preparedness Week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Officials are reminding you that updating your insurance is an important part of preparing.

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    Hurricane Preparedness Week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Officials are reminding you that updating your insurance is an important part of preparing.

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