Hurricane categories are used by the National Hurricane Center to gauge a hurricane's strength and predict potential property damage with each storm. Here's how the NHC defines each hurricane category — and how much damage each strength can cause.
Hurricane Matthew swept into the Carolinas in 2016 and caused extensive damage in both states. But when adjusted for inflation the cost of Matthew pales in comparison to previous hurricanes. Here's a look at those costly hurricanes.
Video from Anastasia Locraft shows waves pounding a house near the Rodanthe Pier on the NC Outer Banks. Locraft and her family were staying next door to the house, but were relocated due to the damage being inflicted by waves from Hurricane Chris.
There is only a 25 percent chance of a below normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season according to NOAA. With a 75 percent chance of either a near-normal or above normal season, NOAA gives its advice on how to stay safe.
Harnett County science teacher Shawn Hicks had a close call with a lighting strike in Lillington, NC, while taking Facebook Live video of a storm he planned use in a lesson for students at Harnett Central Middle School.
Deadly North Carolina landslides prompted lawmakers to map hazardous slopes, but legislators stopped the program with only four counties mapped. After more deaths following Alberto rains, some ask if maps would have saved lives.