80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2008-07-29 15:56:00
Updated: 2008-07-29 15:58:18
Posted July 29, 2008
By Nate Johnson
We've spent much of the afternoon putting the finishing touches on our STORMTRACK 2008 special, and it's taking shape quite nicely. In fact, it's probably one of the best of these we've ever done.
During the special, we'll be counting down the five most destructive hurricanes in North Carolina history -- as well as revealing which storms you voted worst in our online poll. We'll also tell you what you need to know to prepare for the next hurricane. We take you inside the hurricane to show you how it forms -- and how we can dissect a hurricane as it's making landfall to show you where the strongest winds are.
Folks who have lived here a while know that hurricanes don't just affect the coasts -- storms like Floyd, Fran, and Hugo left swaths of destruction hundreds of miles inland. We ask whether the state is ready and tell you want you need to know to make sure you're ready if a storm hits -- and whether your insurance will protect you in the worst case scenario.
If you're new to the area, this is a must-see. Even if hurricanes are old hat for you, STORMTRACK 2008 has some features you will want to see. The special airs on Thursday at 7pm on WRAL. Don't miss it!