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Eastern North Carolina Hurricane Threat and Potential Impacts

Hurricane Local Statement - If a tropical storm/hurricane watch/warning is effect for any portion of eastern North Carolina, this product will contain a summary of latest watch/warnings in effect, storm information, a situation overview highlighting the main concerns for eastern North Carolina, potential impact information, and preparedness information.


If a Tropical Storm Watch/Warning or Hurricane Watch/Warning is in effect for your county zone, the detailed meteorological information will be found in the proper link below. Simply click on your county zone and look for the watch/warning headline in the page the link will take you too. In that section, you will find the latest information for your area relative to the four main tropical cyclone hazards: Wind, Storm Surge, Flooding Rains, and Tornadoes. You will be able to find information on the meteorological forecast parameters including what and when type information, threat level (factoring safety margin and therefore what you should plan for), and corresponding potential impact information (what you should be preparing for) relative to each of those hazards.
Crystal Coast Coastal Plains Southern Inner Banks Northern Inner Banks Outer Banks
Carteret Martin Craven Washington Outer Banks Dare
Onslow Pitt Pamlico Tyrrell Outer Banks Hyde
  Greene Beaufort Mainland Hyde  
  Lenoir Jones Mainland Dare  


For a graphical depiction of the tropical storm/hurricane threats and potential impacts information found in the links above, see the graphics below. The threat levels depicted account for forecast error and consider a safety margin or what you should consider to plan for. The accompanying potential impact information describes the potential effects and therefore what you should consider to be preparing for. The View KML links take you to a page where you can interact with the graphic for each of the hazards.

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Storm Surge

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Flooding Rain

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NWS Newport Tropical Page

National Hurricane Center

Awareness Information

Hurricane Preparedness Information