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"Data aren't just numbers," he said. "These are people."
Ali Ingersoll, WRAL Investigative Data Journalist
When it comes to last-minute preps, we've seen crowds of people hit the grocery stores and tree-service workers getting ready for potential damage.
We are still a couple of days out from the heavy rain and winds but officials say now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Ian.
Leslie Moreno, WRAL reporter
Communities along the North Carolina coast are bracing for dangerous currents, rough surf and overwash as Hurricane Ian moves up from Florida.
What was the most powerful hurricane to hit North Carolina? Hold on to your bread and milk, this hurricane was HUGE!
Dare County is partnering with the National Hurricane Center to raise awareness about one of the deadliest forms of severe weather.
Jessica Patrick, WRAL senior multiplatform producer
The rip currents off the NC coast are growing increasingly dangerous as the storm approaches.
WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell explains whqat storm surge is, how dangerous it can be and what we can expect from Hurricane Laura as it prepares to make landfall.
Following a record number of Atlantic Ocean storms over the past two months, including five that struck the United States, government scientists on Thursday updated their forecast for the remainder of the hurricane season, saying it was likely to be extremely active.
Henry Fountain, New York Times
Raleigh and Wake County are under a Tropical Storm warning as the effects from Isaias are expected to be felt in the area Monday night and into Tuesday.
Aaron Thomas, Brett Knese and Kirsten Gutierrez, WRAL reporters
WRAL's Leslie Moreno is in Rocky Mount, which is one of several cities inland prone to flooding from past tropical storms and hurricanes. She spoke with the city's mayor and other officials on how they are preparing.
WRAL's Aaron Thomas spoke with the officials in Wake County to see how they are preparing for the effects from Isaias when it arrives late Monday night and into early Tuesday.
WRAL's Kirsten Gutierrez reports areas of Raleigh that are prone to flooding are likely to see it happen again as Isaias moves through the area Monday night and into early Tuesday.
Despite the relaxed attitude, residents said they are prepared with a little help from the coronavirus pandemic.
WRAL's Amanda Lamb spoke with business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Florence nearly two years ago. They are waiting to see what Isaias does noext.
WRAL's Mark Boyle spoke with Mike Sprayberry, director of the state's emergency management, about how plans are progressing as Isaias nears North Carolina.
People in Wrightsville Beach and the rest of New Hanover County are watching the storm very carefully, especially because so many of them had serious damage nearly two years ago from Hurricane Florence.
Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter & Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 on Your Side reporter
WRAL's Amanda Lamb is in Wrightsville Beach, one of the areas hit hard nearly two years ago by Hurricane Florence. That storm is on people's minds as Isaias nears North Carolina.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday asked people to turn their homes into shelters for family and friends and to try and avoid going to public shelters when Hurricane Isaias impacts North Carolina.
Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter
Storm surge and flooding are typically some of the biggest threats to life and property during a hurricane or tropical storm. Locally, water rescue teams are gearing up for any possible effects of Isaias around here.
WRAL's Julian Grace spoke with residents who said they are willing to help with housing those in need when Hurricane Isaias hits. He also has some tips you can take to safely do it.
Parts of Wayne County like Seven Springs have been hit hard in the past with Hurricane Matthew and with Hurricane Florence. This year presents new challenges when preparing for storms.
Luke Notestine, WRAL photojournalist
Wayne County leaders are applying lessons learned in prevous storms to prepare for Hurricane Isaias.
Twenty coastal counties have established predetermined evacuation zones to simplify the coastal evacuation process in the event of an emergency. Everyone living or vacationing in North Carolina's coastal areas should Know Your Zone.
With another hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, emergency management personnel are faced with a new challenge - prepare to protect people, especially if evacuations are necessary, while maintaining social distance.
Gilbert Baez, WRAL Fayetteville reporter