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In North Carolina the natural hazards which cause the greatest number of casualties and greatest dollar damage are atmosphere. One such type of atmospheric hazard is the nor'easter, an extratropical cyclone of high intensity and wind velocity.
On November 22-23, 2007, a nor’easter brought heavy rainfall and flooding throughout eastern North Carolina and in parts of the Triangle. The storm also caused thousands of power outages across the state. This article explains how nor’easters form and discusses notable nor’easters that have hit North Carolina in the past.