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People headed to the Coastline Conference Center in downtown Wilmington to learn about preparedness and safety when disaster threatens.
New Hanover County Emergency Management invited several local agencies into the Emergency Operations Center to practice hurricane response.
With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.
The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday. This season had more than the usual number of storms with 17 named storms.
The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record.
The annual Old Farmer's Almanac predicted the possibility of a major hurricane along the Atlantic Seaboard, but didn't have the same insight about the Gulf Coast.
Forecasters are now predicting a greater chance of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes.
Forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season.
Hurricane Season is almost upon us, and if we learned anything from last year, it's that you need to be ready for anything.