Preparing for a storm
Learn what to put in your hurricane-survival kit, what to do around the house before the storm and how to survive afterwards.
From hurricanes and floods to tornadoes and fires, natural disasters are a homeowners worst nightmare. Here are a few basic steps you can take now to prepare for the worst.
Cleaning supplies, first aid and non-perishable food items will see you through a hurricane or snowstorm.
WRAL's Debra Morgan gives suggestions on items to include in your storm preparation kit.
Putting together a hurricane "survival kit"? Here are three-day and 14-day checklists of items you'll want to include.
Register with the American Red Cross "Safe and Well" program that helps keep families and friends informed about one another during emergencies.
UNC Health Care shares tips on how to prepare for your medical needs in case of a hurricane.
Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being. Here's how you can be prepared to protect your pets when disaster strikes.
The strength of a home's roof can determine whether it survives a hurricane. The roof is one of four "force intrusion areas" that are key to protect before a storm hits.
State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has urged farmers to take necessary steps to help protect their farms, families and workers if a storm strikes.
When a hurricane or tropical storm hits the North Carolina coast, know the best routes for getting out of the storm's path. Check our coastal evacuation plans and routes.
North Carolina law makes it illegal to raise prices too much once an official state of emergency has been declared. Report instances of price gouging to the state Attorney General's Office.