North Carolina's Hurricane History

North Carolina's Hurricane History

Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

Jay Barnes


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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.


Jay Barnes:
Jay Barnes is director of development for the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He is author of four books on hurricanes, including Florida's Hurricane History, and often appears on media outlets such as The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, and The Discovery Channel.