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Hurricane Hazel

This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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54 years since Hurricane Hazel

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videoNorth Carolina has dealt with many hurricanes through the years, but on October 15, 1954, Hazel set the standard. Almost everything you see today in some parts of our area are all after Hazel, which left little standing when she blew ashore. Full story...
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