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Severe Weather

75 percent of North Carolina under drought

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More than three quarters of North Carolina is now under drought conditions, and several western counties are extremely dry. Full story...
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Easley: N.C. National Guard could handle Category 3 hurricane

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Although he's complained that the North Carolina National Guard is stretched too thin, Governor Easley says he's comfortable that the state could respond to a major hurricane strike. Full story...
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Forecasters tell coastal areas to expect busy hurricane season

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Government forecasts expect a busier than normal hurricane season this year. National Weather Service forecasters say they expect between 13 and 17 tropical storms, with seven to ten of them becoming hurricanes. Full story...
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State officials begin campaign against coastal sandbags

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State regulators are seeking a court order to force a Kure Beach condominium complex to remove sandbags that have protected the facility since 1985. Full story...
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Erosion from storms threatens N.C. beaches

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The coastal storm churning the ocean along North Carolina's southern coast has left some beaches badly eroded. And dozens of oceanfront buildings are now at risk. Full story...
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NOAA Emergency Alert Radios: A Simple Investment That Could Save Your Life

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Whenever we think about storm supplies, we usually think about batteries, flashlights, or canned food. But there's at least one item that is sometimes overlooked- the NOAA Emergency Alert Radio. Full story...
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