North Carolina's hurricane history

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University of North Carolina Press, May 23, 2001 - History - 319 pages
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Now in its third edition, North Carolina's Hurricane Historyis 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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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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Jay Barnes is director of the North Carolina Aquarium in Atlantic Beach. He lives in Pine Knoll Shores.