Environment
4:50 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Residents of North Carolina are being urged to get ready for hurricane season which officially begins next week. Forecasters and other officials are using this week to highlight some of things you can do to prepare for the big storms. Jeff Orrock is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. He says a busy forecast means its time to get supplies like food, water, medicine and batteries purchased and organized.

Jeff Orrock: "It's going to be active, we just don't know this far out, you know, will we actually take a hit? North Carolina geographically sticks so far out in the ocean, we are very vulnerable. More hurricanes pass just off our coastline than anywhere else in the entire Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico."

Orrock says its best to have enough basic supplies on hand to get through three to five days on your own.