North Carolina's Hurricane History

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University of North Carolina Press, 2001 - History - 319 pages
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Now in its third edition, North Carolina's Hurricane History is a popular illustrated history of the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through 1999's devastating hurricane Floyd, which caused $6 billion in damages. Jay Barnes examined newspaper reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions to compile this extraordinary chronicle, which also features nearly 300 photographs, maps, and illustrations.

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User Review  - David R. - Goodreads

Lots of material on Fran and Floyd (and vivid material at that), not much on storms before the 1940s. This is not intended to be a comprehensive historical treatment, nor especially one focused on the mechanics of hurricanes. Read full review

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User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

Informative but a bit dry and really needs to be updated to reflect the hurricanes through 2010 at least. The latest one is Floyd in 1999 so hearing it talk about that Hurricane being the worst ever is a bit odd in light of Katrina etc. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jay Barnes is director of the North Carolina Aquarium in Atlantic Beach. He lives in Pine Knoll Shores.

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