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The Weather, the Media, and a Natural Disaster

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One hundred years ago people had little forewarning when a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, was about to strike. For example, Outer Banks residents had little notice of the Old August Storm of 1899 that flooded Hatteras Island with three to ten feet of water. Today a vast array of technology, including satellites, television, radio, and computers, keep people appraised of dangerous weather threats.