Having an Atlantic Ocean coastline gives North Carolina many beautiful beaches for a family vacation. It also makes the state a target for the many tropical storms and hurricanes that emerge in the tropical central Atlantic. In addition to the hurricanes and the tropical storms, the state is regularly exposed to flash floods, wildfires, tornadoes and even an occasional earthquake.
From the “Deadly Half Dozen” tornado outbreak in 1974 to Hurricane Florence in 2018, North Carolina is second only to Texas in the number of deadly and expensive disasters it experiences. Since it started keeping records in 1980, NOAA observed 81 billion-dollar disasters in the state.
Every resident of North Carolina must be familiar with the emergency preparedness requirements for the many natural disasters that can occur in the state. This site aims to cover strategies tailored to each disaster and the corresponding risks to life and property.