Hurricane Ida has wreaked havoc on our coastline after making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane and the remnants of that storm are now threatening our state.
The North Carolina Emergency Management system just sent out the following message, issuing a sever weather warning for most of the state. The threat level is increased on the Eastern-half of our state with potential sever thunderstorms and the potential for tornadoes and damaging winds.
Wednesday #ncwx update:
• The remnants of Tropical Depression Ida will move north of NC today, bringing rain and strong winds. Damaging winds will be the primary threat for any severe weather that develops Wednesday, but a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. pic.twitter.com/NdcSFX5V4m
— NC Emergency Management (@NCEmergency) September 1, 2021
The Atlantic Coast hurricane season for 2021 runs from June 1st through November 30th.
NWS officials are reminding all residents in Atlantic Coast states to be prepared for this hurricane season.
In case of a power outage, make sure to have the following emergency items stocked in your home;
- Car charger for cell phones and other devices
- Clean drinking water (recommended 1 gallon per person per day, minimum three days)
- Batteries: Extra batteries for all of your devices
- Weather radio/clock
- Non-perishable food
- First aid kit