Hurricanes in North Carolina

History, What to Know, Getting Help and Tracking Hurricanes in North Carolina

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September is the middle of hurricane season and the Carolinas have historically taken the brunt of many a storms' landfall. While Charlotte is approximately 200 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charleston, S.C. and Wilmington N.C., the Queen City does sit in the path of many of the storms that make landfall in the coastal communities. Charlotte also serves as an evacuation point for residents in those communities.

National Hurricane Center - Tracking Hurricanes

The meteorologists a the National Hurricane Center keep the nation abreast on storm developments. All media outlets look to the NHC for advisories which come every 12 hours for storms out at sea and as frequently as every hour once the storms are close to land.

History of Hurricanes in North Carolina

In its position on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, North Carolina sits directly in the path of many hurricanes that form in that Atlantic. Dozens of storms have hit the state, many reaching far inland. Here's a brief history of some of the largest storms in North Carolina's history.

North Carolina Hurricane Stories

Just about everyone who was in Charlotte in the late 80s has a Hugo story. Maybe you remember another hurricane that came through, you had a vacation shortened by a hurricane evacuation or you lived at the beach and rode it out.

Whether you were in Wilmington, the Outer Banks, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, S.C. or anywhere in between, we want to hear your tale.

Getting Help

In the event of a major storm, several organizations band together to aid in relief efforts and provide safe havens for those who have needed to evacuate their homes.

To find out how you can help please visit: