Tracking the Tropics: Preparing for the Storm

Posted July 27, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014

Hurricanes aren’t just a coastal problem. Storms like Fran, Floyd and Hugo have ravaged North Carolina from Manteo to Murphy.

So, are you ready for when a storm hits?

Regardless of where you might live, it's important to be aware of the potential danger and problems the storms cause and for you to be prepared.

Tracking the Tropics: Preparing for the Storm offers some practical advice with the five things you need to know before, during and after any kind of hurricane. WRAL's 5 On Your Side has insurance tips to save you money and hassle, and learn what to do to get if your power goes out and all your "smart" devices stop working.

Check out the video below to hear from our panel of hurricane and preparedness experts as they answer your questions about forecasting  hurricanes, how to avoid insurance scams and what to know if a storm comes to your area.

Live Blog Tracking the Tropics: Preparing for the Storm #staysafeNC


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  • venomous Jul 31, 2014

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    sound like the first of the 3 pigs that says is house can't be blown down.It's better be safe then sorry to be prepared.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Jul 31, 2014

    Why do you ask? Are we going to have one? Of course we aren't, so why would I worry about it or ready for it.