Remembering Hurricane Floyd

Disastrous flooding that followed Hurricane Floyd into North Carolina will be memorialized in one of the cities that caught the brunt of damage.

The National Weather Service is unveiling a commemorative sign Wednesday at City Lake in Rocky Mount, where the water level crested at nearly 18 feet above flood stage on Sept. 17, 1999.

The ceremony is part of the state's hurricane awareness week. Hurricane season starts Monday and Gov. Beverly Perdue said last week that tropical storms can bring weather-related problems from the mountains to the coast.

Perdue reminded residents this is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, which killed 52 people in North Carolina and caused more than $6 billion in damage.

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  • by Truth hurts on May 27, 2009 at 08:43 PM
    Who cares. That is the price you pay for living in North Carolina.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 27, 2009 at 08:43 PM
    Kathy I agree with you. We all do move on but we still have that memory. My parents moved from a home they had lived in for 50 years and resettled, both were in their 80s.
  • by This Dog Smokes Location: Greenville on May 27, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Kathy - I agree with both your comments.
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on May 27, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    Bosox - I do not believe you suffered through Floyd, otherwise, you would not have made such a flippant statement. Stick to talking about what you know, which is obviously not the victims of Floyd.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 27, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    This is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, which killed 52 people, and what makes that even more sad is that one of those 52 people was a close cousin of mine, who lived just outside of Windsor, one that I did lots of things with in my spare time. That has affected me for a long time. That is one of the few sad thoughts that comes up in the back of my mind all the way up to this day, and it's painful and hard pressed not having him around, but it's something we all have to deal with. That's life! Connie, none of my family has forgot Floyd. I hope that North Carolina will NEVER EVER have any kind of natural disaster like that EVER AGAIN. That statement covers from now until the revelation, whenever that may be.
  • by bosoxmug Location: roper on May 27, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    kathy 10 years --give it up and move on OR you can keep it like a cancer. We were all effected, but come on 10 years
  • by Connie Location: Washington on May 27, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    I don't think that anyone who went through it will ever forget it.
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on May 27, 2009 at 03:50 AM
    We don't need reminding by the likes of Bev Perdue. Do you think we ever forget? Maybe you have since it didn't affect you.

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