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Hurricane Hazel 60th Anniversary:

We Want to Hear Your Story!



In October 2014, the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC (along with other surrounding offices), will be commemorating Hurricane Hazel - an historic hurricane which had an extensive and overwhelming impact on life and property, and the strongest Category 4 hurricane to ever hit the North Carolina coast. 

At this time, we are asking if anyone would be willing to share testimonies, photos, or video that we could incorporate into this anniversary project, enabling us and our customers to learn more about this historic event. 

If you, or anyone you know experienced Hurricane Hazel, and would like to share information, please send an email to


We look forward to hearing for you, and we thank you in advance!