#TBT: Hurricane Hazel

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — With storms on a lot of minds here in the Cape Fear, this Throwback Thursday we’re looking back on Hurricane Hazel which hit this area back in 1954.

Hazel was the costliest and deadliest storm that hurricane season with almost 100 casualties in the United States alone. The hurricane made landfall in the US here in the Carolina and did significant damage to beach front properties and coastal towns.

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The storm traveled up the coast to Canada and cost about $280 million dollars.