North Carolina has had many memorable hurricanes, including Hazel, Diane, and Floyd; but the '33 Storm, as it is called, seems to top them all. The storm struck Carteret County on September 15, 1933. It lingered at least twelve hours, with gusts at 120 to 140 miles per hour. The massive storm spawned many tornadoes, and at its height, over half of Carteret County was under water. Carraway describes the storm and includes a listing of each Down East town and the damage it sustained.