List of North Carolina hurricanes (1980–present)
The list of North Carolina hurricanes from 1980 to the present encompasses 107 tropical or
subtropical cyclones that affected the U.S. stateof North Carolina. Collectively, cyclones in North Carolina during the time period resulted in over $10 billion in damage (2007 USD), primarily from hurricanes Fran and Floyd. Additionally, tropical cyclones in North Carolina were responsible for 75 direct fatalities and at least 44 indirect casualties during the period. Eight cyclones affected the state in the 1985 season, which was the year with the most tropical cyclones impacting the state. Every year included at least one tropical cyclone affecting the state. All but two storms were Atlantic hurricanes; the exceptions were Eastern Pacific hurricanes Tico in 1983 and Roslyn in 1986.
The strongest hurricane to hit the state during the time period was Hurricane Fran in 1996, which struck near Wilmington as a Category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale; Hurricane Emily in 1993 brushed the Outer Banksalso as a Category 3 hurricane. The deadliest hurricane during the period was Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused 35 fatalities and record-breaking flooding in the eastern portion of the state. Cyclones affected the state in each month of the hurricane season from June to November, primarily in September, and there was one pre-season cyclone that impacted the state in May.
* August 27, 1980 – Northeasterly winds from Hurricane Charley contribute to six deaths from strong rip currents. [cite news|author=Steven Eames|date=1980-08-27|title=Two More Bodies Recovered From Outer Banks|publisher=Associated Press|accessdate=2007-12-04]
* June 7, 1981 – The remnants of a tropical depression bring light precipitation to the state. [cite web|author=David Roth|year=2008|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Depression Two (1981)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2008-05-18|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/td2of1981.html]
* July 1, 1981 – Tropical Storm Bret moves ashore on
Virginia, with its outer rainbands dropping light rainfall across North Carolina.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Bret (1981)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-04|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/bret1981.html]
* August 20, 1981 – Tropical Storm Dennis brushes the
Outer Bankswith moderate rainfall peaking at 10.7 inches (271 mm) near Wilmington; scattered power outages and road closures from flooding are reported, but damage is minimal. [cite news|author=Craig Webb|date=1981-08-20|title=Dennis hits Outer Banks|publisher=United Press International|accessdate=2007-12-04]
* November 12, 1981 – A subtropical Storm produces coastal flooding and beach erosion along the
East Coast of the United States. [cite web|author=Miles B. Lawrence & Joseph M. Pelissier|year=1982 |title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1981|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-04 |url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1981.pdf]
* June 19, 1982 – Subtropical Storm One brushes the coastline and causes some minor flooding due to locally moderate precipitation. [cite web |author= National Hurricane Center |year=1982 |title=Subtropical Storm One Preliminary Report Page 2 |accessdate=2007-12-05 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1982-prelim/subtrop/prelim02.gif]
* September 11, 1982 – Tropical Storm Chris makes landfall on
Louisiana, and several days later its moisture drops light rainfall in western North Carolina.
* September 30, 1983 – Tropical Storm Dean hits the eastern Virginia coastline and produces scattered rainfall across North Carolina.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Dean (1983)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-05|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/dean1983.html]
* October 24, 1983 – The remnants of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Tico drop moderate precipitation across the state.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Tico (1983)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-05|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/tico1983.html]
* September 13, 1984 – Hurricane Diana strikes near
Cape Fearwith winds of about 90 mph (150 km/h) after weakening from peak winds of Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Rainfall in the state peaks at 19 inches (482 mm), and the hurricane causes three indirect fatalities and about $70 million in damage (1984 USD, $140 million 2007 USD). [cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1984|title=Hurricane Diana Preliminary Report Page 3|accessdate=2007-12-06 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1984-prelim/diana/prelim03.gif] [cite news|author=Associated Press|date=1984-12-02|title=Florida's Worst Storm Was Not a Hurricane|accessdate=2007-12-06]
* September 29, 1984 – Tropical Storm Isidore parallels the coastline and drops locally heavy rainfall near the coast.
* October 14, 1984 – High surf from Hurricane Josephine causes minor damage and overwash along the Outer Banks. [cite news|author=Associated Press|date=1984-10-14|title=Domestic News: Hurricane Josephine|accessdate=2007-12-07]
* October 29, 1984 – A tropical depression dissipates after bringing light rainfall to the western portion of the state. [cite web|author=David Roth|year=2008|title=Rainfall Summary for 1984 Tropical Depression|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2008-05-11|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/oct1984td.html]
* July 25, 1985 – Hurricane Bob hits
South Carolina, causing one traffic fatality in North Carolina.cite web|author=Miles B. Lawrence|year=1985|title=Hurricane Bob Preliminary Report Page 2|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-07 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1985-prelim/bob/prelim02.gif]
* August 18, 1985 – The remnants of Hurricane Danny drop moderate precipitation while crossing the state.
* September 1, 1985 –
Hurricane Elenaattains major hurricane status in the Gulf of Mexico, with its outer rainbands dropping light rainfall in the southern portion of the state.
* September 23, 1985 – A tropical depression intensifies into Tropical Storm Henri to the east of the state, dropping light rainfall near the coastline.
* September 27, 1985 –
Hurricane Gloriamakes landfall on southern Hatteras Island, causing severe coastal flooding and one death in the state. [cite web|author=Miles B. Lawrence|year=1985|title=Hurricane Gloria Preliminary Report Page 3|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-07 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1985-prelim/gloria/prelim03.gif]
* October 15, 1985 – Tropical Depression Isabel produces light rainfall along the coastline before dissipating.
* November 1, 1985 – Tropical Storm Juan becomes extratropical over
Tennesseeand produces heavy rainfall in western North Carolina; the precipitation causes a mudslide that blocked a portion of Interstate 40near Marion. [cite news|author=United Press International|date=1985-11-01|title=Domestic News: Tropical Storm Juan|accessdate=2007-12-07]
* November 22, 1985 – Tropical Storm Kate crosses the extreme southern portion of the state and drops moderate rainfall across the state.
* June 1986 – Surf from Tropical Storm Andrew causes one death in the state. [cite web|author=Miles B. Lawrence |year=1986 |title=Tropical Storm Andrew Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-07 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1986-prelim/andrew/prelim01.gif]
* August 17, 1986 – Hurricane Charley makes landfall along the state and causes one indirect death; damage is minor and is mostly from tidal flooding and downed trees. [cite web|author=National Hurricane Center |year=1986 |title=Hurricane Charley Preliminary Report Page Two |accessdate=2007-12-07 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1986-prelim/charley/prelim02.gif]
* October 1986 – The remnants of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Roslyn drop moderate precipitation in the western portion of the state.
* August 27, 1987 – The remnants of an unnamed tropical storm produce rainfall along the coastline.
* September 1987 – Tropical Depression Nine produces light to moderate rainfall as it crosses the state.
* August 29, 1988 – Tropical Depression Chris produces light precipitation while crossing the western portion of the state.
* September 5, 1988 – The remnants of Tropical Depression Ten drop rainfall across much of the state.
* September 10, 1988 – Hurricane Florence strikes
Louisiana, with its outer rainbands producing light amounts of rainfall in the state.
* November 24, 1988 – The outskirts of Tropical Storm Keith produce light rainfall along the coastline.
* July 1989 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Allison drop heavy rainfall in the state's western region.
* September 22, 1989 –
Hurricane Hugocrosses the western portion of the state, with its strong winds destroying or severely damaging many homes across the state. More than 200,000 people are left without power, and the winds flatten about 4200 mi² (11,000 km²) of trees. Damage is estimated at $1 billion (1989 USD, $1.7 billion 2007 USD), and there are 7 deaths in the state, of which one directly. [cite web|author=NOAA Coastal Services Center|year=1999|title=Hurricane Hugo in North Carolina |url=http://www.csc.noaa.gov/products/nchaz/htm/hugo.htm |accessdate=2007-12-08] [cite news|author=Paul Nowell|date=1989-09-22|title=Tropical Storm Hugo Slams Charlotte; One Dead|publisher=Associated Press|accessdate=2007-12-08]
* July 31, 1990 – Hurricane Bertha passes east of the state, causing some rough surf. [cite news|author=United Press International|date=1990-07-30|title=Scattered storms in Southwest, Midwest|accessdate=2007-12-14]
* October 11, 1990 – The remnants of
Hurricane Klausdrop heavy rainfall in the state's interior section. [cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1990|title=Hurricane Klaus Preliminary Report (Page 2) |accessdate=2007-12-08 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1990-prelim/klaus/prelim02.gif]
* October 13, 1990 – The extratropical remnants of Tropical Storm Marco bring additional heavy rainfall to the state, causing two direct deaths and two indirect traffic deaths.cite news|author=Dennis Hevesi|date=1990-10-14|title=East Breathes Easier as Storms' Threat Pales|publisher=New York Times|accessdate=2007-12-08] [cite web|author=Max Mayfield and Miles B. Lawrence |year=1992 |title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1990|publisher=American Meteorological Society |accessdate=2007-12-08|format=PDF |url=http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0493/119/8/pdf/i1520-0493-119-8-2014.pdf]
* October 13, 1990 – Hurricane Lili weakens to tropical storm status to the east of the state, and causes minor beach erosion. [cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1990|title=Hurricane Lili Preliminary Report Page 2 |accessdate=2007-12-14 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1990-prelim/lili/prelim02.gif]
* July 3, 1991 – Light rainfall in the center of the state occurs due to the tropical depression that later becomes Tropical Storm Ana.
* August 19, 1991 –
Hurricane Bobbrushes the Outer Banks with gusty winds and a light storm surge, causing one death and $4 million in damage (1991 USD, $7 million 2007 USD).cite web|author=Richard Pasch, Lixion Avila|year=1992|title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1991|publisher=American Meteorological Society |accessdate=2007-12-08|format=PDF |url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1991.pdf]
* October 28, 1991 – A subtropical storm becomes Hurricane Grace, and its interaction with a high pressure system produces heavy surf and gale force winds along the Outer Banks. [cite web|publisher=National Hurricane Center|year=1991|title=North Carolina Coastal Flood (Page 1)|accessdate=2007-12-08 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1991/unnamed/preloc/ncflood1.gif]
* October 31, 1991 – The
1991 Halloween Nor'eastertransitions into a subtropical storm, resulting in additional high surf and causing severe flooding along the Outer Banks; damage amounts to over $5 million (1991 USD, $8 million 2007 USD), which includes the destruction or damage of hundreds of buildings. [cite web|publisher=National Hurricane Center|year=1991|title=North Carolina Coastal Flood (Page 1) |accessdate=2007-12-08 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1991/unnamed/preloc/ncflood3.gif]
* August 28, 1992 – Former
Hurricane Andrewdissipates in the western portion of the state, dropping light to moderate precipitation.
* September 25, 1992 – Tropical Storm Danielle brushes the outer banks, causing light flooding which destroys three houses. [cite web |author=DeMaurice |year=1992 |title=Tropical Storm Danielle Post Tropical Cyclone Report |publisher= Cape Hatteras National Weather Service |accessdate=2007-12-08 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1992/danielle/preloc/pshhat.gif]
* September 29, 1992 – Tropical Storm Earl produces light rainfall near the southeast coastline.cite web|author=David Roth |year=2007 |title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Danielle (1992) |publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center |accessdate=2007-12-08 |url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/earl1992.html]
* August 31, 1993 – The western eyewall of Hurricane Emily crosses the northeastern Outer Banks, with its strong winds leaving 553 dwellings uninhabitable. Damage amounts to about $35 million (1993 USD, $50 million 2007 USD), primarily on
Hatteras Island, and the hurricane causes two deaths from rough surf. [cite web|author=Miles Lawrence|year=1993|title=Hurricane Emily Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-08 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1993/emily/prenhc/prelim03.gif]
* July 5, 1994 – Tropical Depression Alberto moves into Georgia, bringing moisture that causes light rainfall in North Carolina.
* July 21, 1994 – Tropical Depression Two degenerates into a remnant low pressure area near Charlotte, dropping light rainfall along its path. [cite web|author=Richard Pasch |year=1995 |title=Tropical Depression Two Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-09 |url= http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1994/td2/prenhc/prelim01.gif]
* August 17, 1994 – While crossing the western portion of the state, Tropical Depression Beryl spawns nine tornadoes and drops heavy rainfall, peaking at 13.8 inches (351 mm) in Transylvania County which causes some flooding. [cite web|author=Southeast Regional Climate Center|year=1994|title=Tropical Storm Beryl Tornadoes and Flooding in the Southeast (Page 3) |publisher=NOAA |accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1994/beryl/preloc/srcc03.gif]
* November 17, 1994 – Hurricane Gordon causes significant flooding and strong winds along the Outer Banks, with some beachfront homes in Kitty Hawk being destroyed or severely damaged. [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1994|title=Hurricane Gordon Event Report|accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~220870]
* June 6, 1995 – The extratropical remnants of Hurricane Allison produce heavy rainfall in the eastern portion of the state, causing flooding which results in $5 million (1995 USD, $7 million 2007 USD) in crop damage. [cite web |author=National Climatic Data Center |year=1995 |title=Event Report for Hurricane Allison |accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~220580]
* August 7, 1995 – Tropical Depression Erin dissipates over the
Appalachian Mountainsand drops light rainfall in the state's western portion.
* August 17, 1995 – Hurricane Felix makes its closest point of approach to the state, which causes high surf and rip currents; three people are killed from the surf, and severe beach erosion is reported.cite web|author=Max Mayfield & Jack Beven|year=1995|title=Hurricane Felix Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-09|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1995felix.html]
* August 28, 1995 – Tropical Depression Jerry degenerates into a remnant low over Georgia, dropping heavy rainfall that causes localized serious flooding. Dozens of homes sustain flood damage, and monetary damage in the state totals over $7.5 million (1995 USD, $10.2 million 2007 USD). [cite web|author=Richard Pasch|year=1996|title=Tropical Storm Jerry Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-09|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1995jerry.html] [cite web |author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1995|title=Event Report for Tropical Storm Jerry|accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~220292]
* September 7, 1995 – Rip currents from
Hurricane Luiskill a fisherman in Brunswick County. [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1995|title=Event Report for Hurricane Luis|accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~220253]
* October 5, 1995 – Former
Hurricane Opalproduces moderate rainfall across and gusty winds across much of the state; a falling tree, as a result of the winds, kills a man when it strikes a mobile home, and also causes one indirect death. Damage amounts to over $15 million (1995 USD, $20 million 2007 USD). [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1995|title=Event Report for Hurricane Opal|accessdate=2007-12-09 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~220890]
* June 20, 1996 – Minimal Tropical Storm Arthur crosses the Outer Banks with moderate surf and light rainfall, causing no significant damage. [cite web|author=Max Mayfield|year=1996|title=Tropical Storm Arthur Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-10|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1996arthur.html]
* July 12, 1996 – Hurricane Bertha makes landfall near Wilmington, destroying hundreds of structures and damaging thousands more, mostly from storm surge. Damage amounts to over $250 million (1996 USD, $325 million 2007 USD), about half of which from crop damage, and there is each one direct and one indirect death in the state. [cite web|author=Miles Lawrence|year=1996|title=Hurricane Bertha Preliminary Report |publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-10 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1996bertha.html] [cite web |author=National Climatic Data Center |year=1996 |title=Event Report for Hurricane Bertha |accessdate=2007-12-10 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~267684]
* August 29, 1996 – Hurricane Edouard begins impacting the state with high surf, which causes some overwash. [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1996|title=Event Report for Hurricane Edouard|accessdate=2007-12-10 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~267870]
* September 6, 1996 –
Hurricane Franmakes landfall near Wilmington with winds gusts peaking at 137 mph and a 10-foot storm surge. In North Topsail Beach and Carteret County alone, the hurricane damages or destroys 6,688 structures, while further inland, heavy rainfall causes river flooding. Across the state damage amounts to about $2.55 billion (1996 USD, $3.35 billion 2007 USD), becoming, at the time, the state's worst natural economic disaster. The hurricane causes a total of 14 deaths in the state, of which eight were indirect . [cite web|author=U.S. Department of Commerce |year=1997 |title=Hurricane Fran Service Assessment |publisher=NOAA |accessdate=2007-12-10 |url=http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/assessments/pdfs/franrpt.pdf|format=PDF]
* October 8, 1996 – The extratropical remnants of Tropical Storm Josephine cause some flooding after dropping light to moderate precipitation across the state. [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1996|title=Event Report for Tropical Storm Josephine |accessdate=2007-12-10 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~267965]
* July 24, 1997 – The remnants of Hurricane Danny re-intensify into a tropical storm over the northeastern portion of the state, producing moderate precipitation up to 12.3 inches (312 mm) in Albemarle. The rainfall causes two deaths from drowning in the western portion of the state. [cite web|author=Richard Pasch|year=1997|title=Hurricane Danny Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-13 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1997danny.html]
* August 27, 1998 – Hurricane Bonnie moves ashore near Wilmington as a strong Category 2 hurricane with a moderate storm surge and heavy rainfall from its slow movement across the state. A girl in Currituck County was killed when a large tree fell onto her home. The winds and rainfall cause heavy crop damage, and monetary damage in the state is estimated at about $480 million (1998 USD, $610 million 2007 USD). [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center |year=1998 |title=Event Report for Hurricane Bonnie |accessdate=2007-12-13 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~333681] [cite web |author=National Climatic Data Center |year=1998 |title=Event Report for Hurricane Bonnie (2) |accessdate=2007-12-13|url= http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~333696] [cite web |author=Lixion Avila|year=1998|title=Hurricane Bonnie Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-13|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1998bonnie.html]
* September 4, 1998 – The extratropical remnants of Hurricane Earl drop moderate rainfall while crossing the state.
* September 22, 1998 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine produces light rainfall in the state.
* September 29, 1998 – Former
Hurricane Georgesweakens to tropical depression status, later dropping light rainfall in the state.
* August 30, 1999 – Hurricane Dennis parallels the state offshore, and five days later it executes a loop and makes landfall along
Cape Lookout National Seashoreas a strong tropical storm. The hurricane drops heavy rainfall peaking at 19.9 inches (506 mm) in Ocracoke, while its extended duration offshore causes localized severe beach erosion. The rainfall causes flooding along several rivers, which is compounded by the effects of Hurricane Floydjust weeks later. Damage in the state amounts to over $50 million (1999 USD, $60 million 2007 USD). [cite web|author=Jack Beven|year=2000|title=Hurricane Dennis Preliminary Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-13 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1999dennis.html] [cite web |author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1999|title=Event Report for Hurricane Dennis |accessdate=2007-12-13 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~366609]
* September 16, 1999 –
Hurricane Floydstrikes near Cape Fearwith a 10-foot (3 m) storm surge and wind gusts of up to 122 mph (197 km/h); the hurricane drops heavy rainfall of over 20 inches (500 mm), which causes record-breaking river flooding that is considered a 1 in 500 year event. Damage amounts to over $3 billion (1999 USD, $3.7 billion 2007 USD), with over 7,000 homes destroyed and another 56,000 damaged. The passage of the hurricane causes 35 direct deaths and 16 indirect deaths in the state, primarily from flooding. [cite web|author=U.S. Department of Commerce|year=2000|title=Hurricane Floyd Floods of September 1999|publisher=NOAA|accessdate=2007-12-13 |url=http://www.weather.gov/om/assessments/pdfs/floyd.pdf|format=PDF] [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1999|title=Climate-Watch, September 1999|accessdate=2007-12-22|url=http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/extremes/1999/september/extremes0999.html] Governor Jim Huntconsiders the hurricane "the worst disaster to hit North Carolina in modern times." [cite web|author=Federal Emergency Management Agency|year=2000|title=Approaching One Year, North Carolina Floyd Assistance More Than $1.9 Billion|accessdate=2007-12-14|url=http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=9089]
* September 21, 1999 – Tropical Storm Harvey crosses southern Florida, with its moisture producing light rainfall along the North Carolina coastline.
* October 18, 1999 – Hurricane Irene parallels the state's coastline just offshore, dropping further heavy rainfall to coastal regions. Some additional flooding is reported, and one indirect death occurs due to a traffic accident. [cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=1999|title=Event Report for Hurricane Irene |accessdate=2007-12-14 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~366791]
* September 12, 2000 – Rip currents from Hurricane Florence kill three people due to drowning.cite web|author=James Franklin|year=2000|title=Hurricane Florence Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2000florence.html]
* September 19, 2000 – The extratropical remnants of Hurricane Gordon track through the state, dropping light to moderate rainfall.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Tropical Cyclone Rainfall for the Southeast|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/tcsoutheast.html]
* September 23, 2000 – Tropical Depression Helene re-intensifies into a tropical storm over the northeastern portion of the state, producing moderate rainfall across much of the state which peaks at 8.31 inches (211 mm) in Longwood.
* June 13, 2001 – The remnants of
Tropical Storm Allisonenter the state as a subtropical depression and drops over 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall in the northeastern portion of the state; the rainfall results in 9 indirect deaths due to traffic accidents on slick roads.cite web|author=Stacy Stewart|year=2001|title=Tropical Storm Allison Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2001allison.html]
* August 8, 2001 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Barry drop light rainfall in the state's mountainous region.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Barry|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/barry2001.html]
* July 14, 2002 – Tropical Storm Arthur forms just offshore and drops light rainfall near the coast.
* September 10, 2002 – Tropical Storm Gustav strikes the Outer Banks with a 5-foot (1.5 m) storm surge and hurricane force wind gusts, causing minor damage.cite web|author=Jack Beven|year=2003|title=Hurricane Gustav Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2002gustav.shtml]
* September 15, 2002 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna drop moderate rainfall across much of the state, causing some flooding in Wilmington.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=2002|title=Event Report for Tropical Storm Hanna|accessdate=2007-12-01 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~470354]
* September 27, 2002 – The large wind field of what was once
Hurricane Isidoredowns trees and power lines across the western portion of the state, which blocks numerous roads.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=2002|title=Event Report for Tropical Depression Isidore|accessdate=2007-12-01 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~470365]
* October 11, 2002 – Tropical Storm Kyle makes landfall near Long Beach, spawning an F2 tornado in Pantego and a few weaker tornadoes. The passage of the storm results in about a dozen damaged or destroyed houses, but no deaths or injuries in the state.cite web|author=Stacy Stewart|year=2002|title=Hurricane Kyle Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2002kyle.shtml]
* July 2, 2003 – Tropical Depression Bill crosses the extreme western portion of the state. The storm drops locally heavy rainfall peaking at 9.7 inches (246 mm) in Transylvania County, with one fatality reported due to drowning.cite web|author=Lixion Avila|year=2003|title=Tropical Storm Bill Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2003bill.shtml?]
* July 26, 2003 – Tropical Depression Seven hits Georgia, dropping light rainfall in southern North Carolina.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Depression Seven (2003)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/td72003.html]
* September 2003 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Grace produce light rainfall across much of the state.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Grace|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/grace2003.html]
* September 4, 2003 – Rip currents from
Hurricane Fabiancause one drowning death near Cape Hatteras.cite web|author=Richard Pasch, et al.|year=2003|title=Hurricane Fabian Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-01|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2003fabian.shtml]
* September 12, 2003 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Henri move across the eastern portion of the state, dropping light rainfall.
* September 18, 2003 – Hurricane Isabel makes landfall at
Drum Inletwith winds of 105 mph (165 km/h) and causes three deaths in the state, one of which directly.cite web|author=Jack Beven & Hugh Cobb|year=2003|title=Hurricane Isabel Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2003isabel.shtml?] Damage in the state totals $450 million (2003 USD, $500 million 2007 USD), most of which in Dare County where thousands of homes are washed away.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=2003|title=Hurricane Isabel Event Report|accessdate=2007-12-02 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~508872] The storm surge produces a 2,000-foot (600 m) wide inlet on Hatteras Island, isolating Hatteras by road for two months.cite web|author=Fred Hurteau|year=2003|title=The Dynamic Landscape of the Outer Banks|publisher=Outer Banks Guidebook|accessdate=2006-12-05|url=http://www.outerbanksguidebook.com/dynamic.htm]
* August 3, 2004 – Hurricane Alex brushes the Outer Banks, producing strong waves and moderate storm surge flooding; one person is killed from the surf, and hundreds of vehicles and homes are flooded.cite web|author=James Franklin|year=2004|title=Hurricane Alex Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2004alex.shtml?]
* August 13, 2004 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie spawn an F2 tornado near Rocky Point, killing three people; the tornado also destroys 17 houses and severely damages 27 buildings.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=2004|title=Tropical Storm Bonnie Event Report|accessdate=2007-12-02 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548385]
* August 14, 2004 –
Hurricane Charleymoves ashore just southwest of the North Carolina/South Carolina border, resulting in moderate winds and about $50 million in damage (2004 USD, $55 million 2007 USD) as it tracks across the eastern portion of the state. [cite web|author=Richard Pasch, et al.|year=2004|title=Hurricane Charley Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2004charley.shtml]
* August 30, 2004 – Tropical Depression Gaston traverses the state, bringing moderate precipitation which causes some flooding.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2004|title=Event Report for Hurricane Gaston|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548423]
*September 8, 2004 – Former
Hurricane Francescrosses the western portion of the state, dropping very heavy rainfall peaking at 23.6 inches (599 mm) on Mount Mitchell. The rainfall causes widespread flooding, with many creeks and rivers surpassing flood stage; hundreds of homes and businesses are damaged or destroyed.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2004|title=Event Report for Hurricane Frances|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548461]
* September 17, 2004 – Former
Hurricane Ivantracks along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, dropping heavy rainfall up to 17 inches (432 mm) in Cruso as well as spawning 4 tornadoes in the state. The hurricane kills 8 people in the state,cite web|author=Stacy Stewart|year=2004|title=Hurricane Ivan Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/2004ivan.shtml] and causes severe flooding just 9 days after the previous cyclone tracked through the area; the flooding damage or destroy hundreds of buildings, and washes away several bridges.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2004|title=Event Report for Hurricane Ivan|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548501]
* September 25, 2004 – Heavy surf from
Hurricane Jeannekills a man to the east of Oak Island after he is thrown overboard from his boat.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2004|title=Event Report for Hurricane Jeanne|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548539] Three days later the storm's remnants cross the western portion of the state, causing the third flood in a month; the flood from Jeanne is less severe and of less duration than that from Ivan and Frances.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2004|title=Event Report for Hurricane Jeanne (2)|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~548546]
* June 12, 2005 – Tropical Depression Arlene passes west of the state, producing locally heavy rainfall peaking at 9.84 inches (250 mm) in Transylvania County.
* July 7, 2005 – The remnants of Hurricane Cindy spawn eight tornadoes in the state, including one near Harmony that damages or destroys over a dozen structures.cite web|author=Stacy Stewart|year=2006|title=Hurricane Cindy Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL032005_Cindy.pdf] cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2005|title=Event Report for Hurricane Cindy|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~588352]
* July 11, 2005 – Tropical Depression Dennis passes through Tennessee, with its large circulation dropping moderate to heavy precipitation in western North Carolina.
* August 30, 2005 – The remnants of
Hurricane Katrinaproduce moderate rainfall and gusty winds in the western portion of the state.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2005|title=Event Report for Hurricane Katrina|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~588569]
* September 14 – September 16, 2005 – Hurricane Ophelia drifts just offshore of the Outer Banks, dropping heavy rainfall peaking at 17.5 inches (445 mm) and causing $70 million (2005 USD, $74 million 2007 USD) in damage.cite web|author=Jack Beven & Hugh Cobb|title=Hurricane Ophelia Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-02 |format=PDF|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL162005_Ophelia.pdf]
* October 7, 2005 – Tropical Storm Tammy drops light rainfall in the southern portion of the state, and later combines with another disturbance to cause widespread flooding.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|year=2005|title=Event Report for Tropical Storm Tammy|url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~588585]
* October 23, 2005 – The outer rainbands of
Hurricane Wilmadrop over 3 inches (75 mm) of precipitation in the Outer Banks.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Wilma|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/wilma2005.html]
* June 14, 2006 – The remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto cross the state, producing heavy rainfall peaking at 7.16 inches (182 mm) in Raleigh; the rain causes one indirect death when a boy runs into a flooded drainage system and drowns.cite web|author=Lixion Avila & Daniel Brown|year=2006|title=Tropical Storm Alberto Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-04 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL012006_Alberto.pdf|format=PDF]
* September 1, 2006 – Tropical Storm Ernesto makes landfall on Oak Island and floods dozens of houses due to heavy rainfall; damage is estimated at over $20 million (2006 USD), primarily from crop damage.cite web|author=National Climatic Data Center|year=2006|title=Event Report for Hurricane Ernesto |accessdate=2007-12-04 |url=http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~ShowEvent~628447]
* May 7, 2007 – The precursor cyclone to Subtropical Storm Andrea produces rough waves along the state's coastline, causing moderate damage along the Outer Banks and killing four people in a boat offshore.cite web|author=Jamie Rhome, et al.|year=2007|title=Subtropical Storm Andrea Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-04 |url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL012007_Andrea.pdf|format=PDF]
* June 3, 2007 – As an extratropical cyclone Tropical Storm Barry crosses the eastern portion of the state and drops light rainfall.
* August 22, 2007 – Light rainfall occurs in association with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin passing through the area.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Erin|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-12-04|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/erin2007.html]
* September 9, 2007 – Tropical Storm Gabrielle moves ashore on the
Cape Lookout National Seashore, producing locally heavy rainfall but causing little damage.cite web|author=Daniel Brown|year=2007|title=Tropical Storm Gabrielle Tropical Cyclone Report|publisher=National Hurricane Center |accessdate=2007-12-04 |format=PDF|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/TCR-AL072007_Gabrielle.pdf]
* September 15, 2007 – The remnants of Hurricane Humberto drop light rainfall across much of the state before dissipating over the
Appalachian Mountains.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Humberto|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center |accessdate=2007-12-04 |url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/humberto2007.html]
* November 3, 2007 – Moderate winds from the extratropical remnants of Hurricane Noel leave about 6,000 people without power in the state. [cite web|author=Anne Leake|year=2007|title=Outer Banks Get Wind, Little Rain From Storm |publisher=WRAL.com |accessdate=2007-11-04|url=http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/1998320/]
* July 20, 2008 – Tropical Storm Cristobal passes just offshore, dropping light rainfall and causing minor flooding. [cite web|author=Estes Thompson|title=Tropical Storm Cristobal brushes NC coast|year=2008|publisher=Associated Press|accessdate=2008-07-22|url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gnYocoDdejbyeJxwRknvkqJ8hNIQD921TN8G6]
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