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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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