North Carolina's hurricane history
Newly revised and updated, North Carolina's Hurricane History is a richly illustrated record of more than fifty hurricanes known to have struck the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through hurricanes Bertha and Fran in 1996. Jay Barnes examined newspaper reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions to compile this fascinating chronicle, which also features more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations.
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