by the Numbers (as of August 24, 2012)
North Carolina residents and emergency managers began preparing for Hurricane Irene August 24 as the Category 3 storm approached the state with 115 mph sustained winds. Effects from the hurricane could be felt in New Hanover County by the evening of August 26. By the time Hurricane Irene made landfall at 9 a.m Saturday, Aug. 27 near Cape Lookout the winds had diminished and was downgraded to a Category 1 storm. The hurricane caused storm surge of 2 to 4 feet along parts of the Outer Banks and up to 15 feet along parts of the Pamlico Sound.
Numbers for Help
1-888-835-9966 -- Governor Perdue's toll-free bilingual hotline for questions on Hurricane Irene
For the deaf and hard of hearing:
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