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WRAL wants to help you #staysafeNC

Posted July 23, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014

We’ve already had one hurricane strike our coastline, and the heart of hurricane season is still to come.

And hurricanes aren’t just a coastal problem – storms like Fran, Floyd, and Hugo have ravaged our state from Manteo to Murphy. Now is the time to get ready, and WRAL is here to help you stay safe.

A WRAL News special report, Tracking the Tropics: Preparing for the Storm, will air Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m.

We’ll tell you the five things you need to know before, during and after any kind of hurricane. Five On Your Side has insurance tips to save you money and hassle, and we’ll get you ready in case the power goes out and all our "smart" devices stop working!

We’ve also gathered a panel of hurricane and preparedness experts to share their thoughts and answer your questions live on Thursday night. They include:

  • WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel
  • WRAL Meteorologist Nate Johnson
  • North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin
  • North Carolina Deputy Insurance Commissioner Bob Mack
  • National Weather Service, Raleigh, Science and Operations Officer Jonathan Blaes
  • Durham County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Schell

You can follow their tweets and share your own impressions using the #staysafeNC hashtag on Twitter.

After the special, join us here on WRAL.com, where our panel will answer your questions about how we forecast hurricanes, how you can avoid insurance scams and what you need to know if a storm comes right for us.

We’ll take questions via Twitter and live chat, and put them to our expert panelists for the answers you need to get ready.

Tracking the Tropics: Preparing for the Storm – on TV, online, and on social media. Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m.


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