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Jerry Machemehl is studying to important questions for the North Carolina Sea Grant: What parts of the shoreline are most vulnerable to storm damage, and how can home owners survive the sometimes brutal environment of coastal North Carolina?
A new North Carolina Sea Grant research project attempts to pinpoint coastal areas of the state that are especially vulnerable to severe storms. This will address relief and safety issues that planners face in the face of dense coastal development.
It is important to educate people on the hazard that even a Category 1 hurricane can present. Hurricane Hazel was, in particular, a very nasty storm and defied certain aspects of what science says a hurricane should do.
Hurricane Hazel was one of the worst storms in history. Many people who survived the storm recount their memories of the destruction and devastation to the coast.
September, 1933, a hurricane slammed the Outer Banks causing substantial damage to personal property. Nurses from the American Red Cross were instrumental to community recovery through disease prevention and rendered aid. This article contains oral histories from two of the nurses and describes damage from the storm.
In August, 1879, a category four hurricane struck Wilmington and Carteret County. Contemporary newspaper clippings document damage to local businesses and infrastructure in Morehead City and along the Outer Banks. Several shipwrecks are noted, along with damage to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.